Committee Draft for comments (CD) (FormCD)
At this point the document is submitted to the National Committees as a committee draft (CD) for comment. Availability of committee draft: 12 months.
The committee stage is the principal stage at which comments from national bodies are taken into consideration, with a view to reaching consensus on the technical content. National bodies shall therefore carefully study the texts of committee drafts and submit all pertinent comments at this stage.
As soon as it is available, a committee draft is circulated to all P-members and O-members of the technical committee or subcommittee for consideration, with a clear indication of the latest date for submission of replies. A period of 2, 3 or 4 months is available for national bodies to comment.