If, within 30 days of your PINS announcement appearing in Standards Action, you receive any written comment(s) claiming that your proposed standard duplicates or conflicts with an existing ANS (or with another proposed ANS), you must work with the commenter(s) to organize a PINS Deliberation of representatives from the relevant stakeholder groups within 90 days of the comment deadline.
Typically held in the form of one or more teleconferences or in-person meetings, the deliberation must be concluded before you can proceed to submit a draft standard. (If the deliberation doesn't take place within the 90-day period but you can demonstrate that you've made a good faith effort to organize it, you can be excused from compliance with this requirement.)
Following the deliberation, you must convey the outcome in writing to the commenter(s) and to ANSI via a PINS Deliberation Report within 30 days. A sample PINS Deliberation Report can be found in Annex A of the ANSI PINS Process summary document.
While the outcome of the deliberation is not binding (unless agreed upon as such), participants are encouraged to develop a consensus on whether and how the project should proceed.
Once you submit the Deliberation Report, you may proceed with the submission of your draft standard (see Step 3).