[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-1: ARIN Inter-RIR Transfers - Last Call

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Oct 19 19:34:57 EDT 2011

On Oct 19, 2011, at 7:17 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> I think you guys need to request a ruling from counsel as to whether
> language changes of this magnitude are permissible within the section 4
> portion of the PDP process as published. As I read the PDP, non-cosmetic
> change requires a return to the AC's docket, i.e. PDP section 2. 

Bill - 
  The requirement is that the AC must explain its changes to the
  policy text if the policy text sent to last call is different
  than what was put before the Public Policy meeting:

" 4.3 Last Call

The Advisory Council selects draft policies that have the support of the community and the Advisory Council and sends these draft policies to a last call for review and discussion by the community on the PPML. The last call period will be for a minimum of 10 days. The Advisory Council may decide that certain draft policies require a longer last call period of review, such as those that were revised based on comments received while the text was frozen. If the Advisory Council sends a draft policy to last call that is different from the frozen version, then the Advisory Council will provide an explanation for all changes to the text.

  Furthermore, the AC still retains the freedom to make changes even
  after last call is complete (during its last call review).  If any
  changes are made, the resulting text may be sent for an additional
  last call (and then to the Board of Trustees) or back to the docket
  for additional work, as the AC deems appropriate:

" 4.4. Last Call Review

Within 30 days of the end of last call the Advisory Council determines consensus for each draft policy by reviewing last call comments, revisiting its decision (the Advisory Council may take any action such as rewrite, merge, or abandon), and determining readiness for consideration by the Board of Trustees. If the Advisory Council modifies a draft policy, it will be sent to another last call or may be placed back on the docket of the Advisory Council for further development and evaluation.


John Curran
President and CEO

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