Project Initiation Notification System (PINS)

ANSI Updates,

ANSI Procedures require notification of ANSI by ANSI-accredited standards developers (ASD) of the initiation and scope of activities expected to result in new or revised American National Standards (ANS). Early notification of activity intended to reaffirm or withdraw an ANS and in some instances a PINS related to a national adoption is optional. The mechanism by which such notification is given is referred to as the PINS process. 

Directly and materially affected interests wishing to receive more information or to submit comments are requested to contact the standards developer directly ( within 30 days of the publication of this announcement. 

ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) 


BSR/ACCT 03-202X, Challenge Course and Zip Line Standards (revision of ANSI/ACCT 03-2019) 

Stakeholders: Challenge course (including aerial adventure course, ropes course, ziplines, zip tour) designers, engineers, installers, inspectors, trainers, owners, operators, government agencies, and end-users (participants/patrons). Those involved in not-for-profit, for-profit, educational, and therapeutic applications could be affected by these standards. 

Project Need: The continued popularity, increased use, and growing diversity of designs, structures, and uses in the industry creates a pressing need to address changes in technology, equipment, training, and operational practices to assure continued useability by all materially affected parties. Specific areas to be addressed are participant connection systems, zip-line braking systems and requirements, language and term consistency within the standards, and requirements for structures. 

Scope: The revision will address facilities used for any purpose including amusement, recreation, team development, therapy, and education. Topics may include ground anchor requirements, zip line landing areas and braking systems, exotic fibers used as structures, and other operational, training, and design criteria.