Reducing the last-call-for-comments period in LACNIC's Policy Development Process.

Original Language Español Date Published 13/06/2017 Last Modified 19/06/2017
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Authors

Name: Edmundo Cazarez-Lopez
Email: edmundo.cazarez@nic.mx
Organization: NIC México

Proposal Data

Policy Type: LACNIC
Id: LAC-2017-7
Last version: 2

Summary

This proposal seeks to streamline the Policy Development Process by reducing the time assigned to the last-call-for comments period.

Rationale

In practice, ‘idle’ times have often been observed during the last-call-for-comments period during which no comments are received regarding the proposal. The current process, however, establishes a 45-day waiting period for a proposal to reach the Board, even if no comments are received.

Text

Section 2 of the Policy Development Process currently in force.
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Modify the diagram corresponding to the Policy Development Process, changing the text that says “45 days - last comments period” to “30-day last-call-for-comments period.”
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Section 2.4 of the Policy Development Process currently in force.

Current text:
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If consensus is attained, the policy shall be published on the Public Policy List for the reception of public comments during a period of 45 days.
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Proposed text:
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If consensus is attained, the policy shall be published on the Public Policy List for the reception of public comments during a period of 30 days.
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Section 2.5 of the Policy Development Process currently in force.

Current text:
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During its first meeting after the 45-day period established for the reception of public comments, LACNIC's Board of Directors may:
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Proposed text:
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During its first meeting after the 30-day period established for the reception of public comments, LACNIC's Board of Directors may:
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Additional Information

It is expected that modifying the last-call-for-comments period by reducing it to 30 days will allow implementing more quickly the policies that reach consensus.

Timetable

Subject to the analysis to be conducted by LACNIC staff.

References

LACNIC's Policy Development Process.