7 CFR 1728.40 - Procedure for submission of a proposal.
(a) Written Request. Consideration of an item of material or equipment will be obtained by the sponsor through the submission of a written request in an original and five copies addressed to the Chairman, Technical Standards Committee “A” (Electric). The letter must include the catalog number or other identifying number or code as well as a description of the item. In the event that an item being submitted is also intended for consideration by Technical Standards Committee “A” (Telephone), a separate request must be made to the telephone committee. (See part 1755 of this chapter).
(b) Technical and Performance Data. Six copies of the specification of manufacture, drawings and test data must be submitted to the committee. Six copies of the performance history shall also be submitted unless RUS determines that such performance history is not reasonably available.
(c) Sample. One sample of the item must be submitted to the Chairman, Technical Standards Committee “A,” unless RUS waives the requirements of the sample. In case of large, bulky or extremely heavy samples, the sponsor should contact the Chairman, Technical Standards Committee “A” (Electric), at the above address, before any sample is shipped.
(d) Action on Proposal. RUS will inform a sponsor of the action taken on the sponsor's proposal.