|Comment/Reply Periods (*)||Important Information Links|
|Comment Open:||9 July 2012|
|Comment Close:||30 July 2012|
|Close Time (UTC):||23:59 UTC||Public Comment Announcement|
|Reply Open:||31 July 2012||To Submit Your Comments (Forum)|
|Reply Close:||20 August 2012||View Comments Submitted|
|Close Time (UTC):||23:59 UTC||Report of Public Comments|
|Purpose (Brief):||The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Standing Committee on Improvements Implementation (SCI) has recommended adding a new section to the GNSO Operating Procedures outlining a procedure for a consent agenda as well as updating the GNSO Council Voting Results Table to bring it in line with the GNSO voting thresholds in the ICANN Bylaws which were recently updated as a result of the recent approval of the revised GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP).|
|Current Status:||As required by the ICANN Bylaws, a public comment forum is hereby initiated on the proposed changes.|
|Next Steps:||Following the closing of the public comment forum, the SCI will review the comments received; revise its recommendations, if deemed appropriate, and; submit these to the GNSO Council for its approval.|
|Staff Contact:||Marika Konings, Sr. Policy Director||Email:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose|
The GNSO Council requested the SCI on 20 February 2012 to develop a proposed process for a consent agenda. The SCI has reached consensus on the proposed procedure for a consent agenda and the proposed language to be incorporated in the GNSO Operating Procedures. The main elements of the proposed procedure for a consent agenda are:
The proposed provision to be included in the GNSO Operating Procedures can be found here [PDF, 40 KB]. In addition, the proposed provision can be reviewed as part of the proposed revised GNSO Operating Procedures [PDF, 670 KB] in section 4.9.
In addition, the GNSO Council Voting Results Table (Appendix 1 of the GNSO Operating Procedures) required updating, following the approval of the revised GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) and the subsequent modification of theICANN Bylaws, to include the new and modified voting thresholds linked to the revised GNSO PDP such as approval of aPDP Team Charter, termination of a PDP and modification/amendment of an approved PDP recommendation.
The revised GNSO Voting Results Table can be found here [PDF, 188 KB]. In addition, the proposed modifications can be reviewed as part of the proposed revised GNSO Operating Procedures in Appendix 1 [PDF, 670 KB].
As required by the ICANN Bylaws, the SCI is requesting community input on these proposed modifications to the GNSOOperating Procedures.
|Section II: Background|
|The Standing Committee on Improvements Implementation (SCI) was established by the GNSO Council on 7 April 2011 to be responsible for reviewing and assessing the effective functioning of recommendations provided by the Operational Steering Committee (OSC) and Policy Process Steering Committee (PPSC) and approved by the GNSO Council. For further information about the SCI and its activities, please see https://community.icann.org/display/gnsosci/Home.|
|Section III: Document and Resource Links|
|Section IV: Additional Information|
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