Modification of the Time Required for a Proposal to be Presented at the Public Policy Forum

Original Language Español Date Published 23/10/2019 Last Modified 26/10/2019
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Authors

Name: Edmundo Cázarez-López
Email: edmundo.cazarez@nic.mx
Organization: NIC México

Proposal Data

Policy Type: LACNIC
Id: LAC-2019-8
Last version: 3
Presentations:

Summary

This proposal seeks to modify LACNIC's Policy Development Process (PDP), extending the discussion period required for presenting a proposal at the Forum from one week to three weeks.

Rationale

In the run-up to the Policy Forum held during LACNIC 31, it became clear that LACNIC Staff did not have enough time to prepare the impact analysis for certain policy proposals submitted a week before the Forum. These proposals did not benefit from a longer discussion period on the mailing list or from the opinions of the Staff.
This proposal seeks to modify LACNIC's Policy Development Process (PDP), extending the discussion period required for presenting a proposal at the Forum from one week to three weeks.

Text

Current text:

3.1 Public Policy List.
- Only those subscribed to the Policy mailing list may submit a proposal.
- Open mailing list.
- Formal starting point and end point for policy discussions.
- Policy proposals may be received at any time.
- Proposals must be submitted using the online form available at https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/. Once a policy proposal has been reviewed, it will be assigned an identification code and sent to the discussion list. The maximum time allowed for reviewing and publishing the proposal on the Public Policy List must not exceed two weeks. This review will only address the text itself, not the merit of the proposal.
- Working Groups may only be summoned through this list.
- Every call for the creation of a working group must be supported by at least five (5) members of the Public Policy List.
- The call for the nomination of candidates to serve as PDP Chairs must be summoned through this list, with the process staggered every two years.
- Only topics and items discussed on the Public Policy List at least 1 week prior to the Public Policy Forum will be discussed at the Forum.
Proposed Text:
3.1 Public Policy List.
- Only those subscribed to the Policy mailing list may submit a proposal.
- Open mailing list.
- Formal starting point and end point for policy discussions.
- Policy proposals may be received at any time.
- Proposals must be submitted using the online form available at https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/. Once a policy proposal has been reviewed, it will be assigned an identification code and sent to the discussion list. The maximum time allowed for reviewing and publishing the proposal on the Public Policy List must not exceed two weeks. This review will only address the text itself, not the merit of the proposal.
- Working Groups may only be summoned through this list.
- Every call for the creation of a working group must be supported by at least five (5) members of the Public Policy List.
- The call for the nomination of candidates to serve as PDP Chairs must be summoned through this list, with the process staggered every two years.
- Only topics and items discussed on the Public Policy List at least 3 weeks prior to the Public Policy Forum will be discussed at the Forum.
- In the case of new versions of proposals already under discussion, the chairs of the PDP will decide whether to apply the requirement of a 3-week discussion period prior to the forum.

Additional Information

Immediate implementation once the proposal reaches consensus and is ratified by the Board.

Timetable

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References

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Public Comments by LACNIC Staff

LACNIC STAFF´S IMPACT ANALYSIS - Proposal LAC-2019-8 - versión 1

LACNIC Staff's Interpretation of the Proposal
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Applicability
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This proposal would apply for defining the anticipation with which a policy proposal must be published before it can be presented at the PPF.

Modifications to the current text
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This proposal would modify the final item of the PDP, sub-section “3.1. Public Policy List” as follows:

- Only topics and items discussed on the Public Policy List at least 45 calendar days prior to the Public Policy Forum will be discussed at the Forum.”

LACNIC Staff Comments
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(Comments are observations to help differentiate the changes presented by the proposal with respect to the current text of the Policy Manual)

1. The proposal modifies the period during which a proposal must be available for discussion on the Policy List before it can be presented at the next PPF, extending this period from one week to four.

2. When new policy proposals are received, LACNIC staff tries to publish them as quickly as possible so that their discussion can begin.

3. LACNIC events are scheduled months in advance. If several proposals are received one week prior to the PPF, it is difficult for each to receive enough attention under the terms of the current PDP.

4. If several proposals are received with so little anticipation prior to the PPF, it will not be possible to prepare their impact analyses in time for the event.

Official Sources
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In other RIRs:

- RIPE: Policy proposals are discussed on the Policy List according to their PDP.

- ARIN does not specify a minimum discussion period prior to a forum. Instead, a proposal must reach Draft Policy status, which requires an AC (Advisory Council) meeting. These meetings usually take place a month before the ARIN meeting.

- APNIC: A proposal must be discussed on the Policy List for at least four weeks before it can be presented at the Forum.

- AFRINIC: The Forum agenda must be announced at least two weeks prior to the Forum.

Impact of the policy on the registration system and address management
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This proposal would not require any changes to the registration system.

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