SEMI International Standards
Standards New Activity Report Form (SNARF)
Date Prepared: 05/06/2021Revised (if Applicable):

Document Number: 6783
SNARF for: Line Item Revisions to SEMI S1-1015 Safety Guideline for Equipment Safety Labels

Originating Global Technical Committee: EH&S
Originating TC Chapter: North America
Task Force (TF) in which work is to be carried out: S1 Revision Task Force
Note: If a new task force is needed, also submit a task force organization form (TFOF)

1. Rationale:
a. Describe the need or problem addressed by this activity.
(Indicate the customer, what benefits they will receive, and if possible, quantify the impact on the return on investment [ROI] if the Document is implemented.)
As part of SEMI’s Five-Year review of SEMI S1, the S1 Revision TF identified some potential revisions that could be proposed for incorporation/update of the SEMI S1.

b. Estimate effect on industry.
4: Slight effect or effect not determinable
Sector or Company Information:

c. Estimate technical difficulty of the activity.
II: Some Difficulty - Disagreements on known requirements exist but developing consensus is possible

2. Scope:
a: Describe the technical areas to be covered or addressed by this Document development activity. For Subordinate Standards, list common concepts or criteria that the Subordinate Standard inherits from the Primary Standard, as well as differences from the Primary Standard:
Update of SEMI S1 including, but not limited to,
1. Footnote 7 (on page 11) shows “[1] National Electrical Manufacturers Association, 2101 L Street, N.W., #300, Washington, D.C. 20037, USA,”
Update: According to, NEMA’s address is “1300 17th St N #900, Arlington, VA 22209, USA”.
2. Footnote 8 (on page 11) shows, “8 National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269, USA; Telephone: 617.770.3000, Fax: 617.770.0700,”
Update: According to, the zip code should be “02169” (not “02269”). Also, the fax number of “617.770.0700” is no longer functional. Recommend just deleting the Fax number.
3. Footnote 10 (on page 12) shows, “10 U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., USA,”
Update: The website in footnote 10 is no good. In addition, the official name for “GPO” should be “U.S. Government Publishing Office” (not “U.S. Government Printing Office”). It looks like the updated URL for the bookstore is If you visit the bookstore website (, it states, “***ATTENTION***The United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) will permanently close its brick-and-mortar bookstore at 710 North Capitol Street NW in Washington, DC on January 4, 2021. Any inquiries can be directed to the Contact Center by dialing: 202-512-1800.” As such, I would recommend that we remove the reference to “Washington, D.C.”
4. Section A1-1.1 references “(See ANSI/NEMA Z535.3-1998 Informative Annex A for an example of symbol development guidelines”).
Update: “ANSI/NEMA Z535.3-1998” should be updated to “ANSI/NEMA Z535.3-2011 (R2017)”.
5. Consider proposal to revise German translation of “NOTICE”, from “HINWEIS” to “ACHTUNG” to align with pending revision in ANSI Z535.
At the ANSI Z535 Committee Meeting on March 4th, 2021, a proposal was made to update the German translation of the signal word “NOTICE”, from “HINWEIS” to “ACHTUNG”. This proposal was accepted by the ANSI Z535 Committee.

b: Expected result of activity
Line-item revision to an existing Standard or Safety Guideline

For a new Subordinate Standard, identify the Primary Standard here:

For Standards, identify the Standard Subtype below:

Miscellaneous (describe below):

3. Projected Timetable for Completion:

a: General Milestones
a. Activity Start: 05/01/2021b. 1st Draft by: 09/01/2021
c. (Optional) Informational Ballot by: d. Letter Ballot by: 10/01/2021
e. TC Chapter Approval By:04/01/2022

4. Liaisons with other Global Technical Committees/TC Chapters/Subcommittees/TFs:
List SEMI global technical committees, TC Chapters, subcommittees, or task forces in your or other Regions/Locales that should be kept informed regarding the progress of this activity. (Refer to SEMI Standards organization charts and global technical committee charters and scopes as needed.)

b. List any planned Type I Liaisons with external nonprofit organizations (e.g., SDO) that should receive Draft Documents from Standards staff for feedback during this activity and be notified when the Letter Ballot is issued (refer to Procedure Manual 7):

c. Intercommittee Ballots:
will not be issued

Identify the recipient global technical committee(s):

5. Safety Considerations:
The resulting document is expected:
to be a Safety Guideline

NOTE FOR "to be a Safety Guideline": When all safety-related information is removed from the Document, the Document is NOT technically sound and complete - Refer to Section 15.1 of the Regulations for special procedures to be followed.

NOTE FOR "NOT to be a Safety Guideline": When all safety-related information is removed from the Document, the Document is still technically sound and complete.

6. Intellectual Property Considerations:
a. For a new Standard or Safety Guideline and for any part to be modified or added in a Revision of published Standards and Safety Guidelines:
the use of patented technology is NOT required.

If "patented technology is intended to be included in the proposed Standard(s) or Safety Guideline(s) " is selected above, then also check one:

b. For Revision, Reapproval, Reinstatement, or Withdrawal of existing Standard(s) and Safety Guideline(s):
there is no known material patented technology necessary to use or implement the Standard(s) and Safety Guideline(s)

c. The body of the Document and any Appendices, Complementary Files, Related Information sections, or Various Materials that may or may not be a part of the Document by reference:
the incorporation of Copyrighted Item will NOT be required

NOTE FORthe use of patented technology or the incorporation of Copyrighted Item(s) is NOT required’: If in the course of developing the Document, it is determined that the use of patented technology or Copyrighted Item(s) is necessary for the Document, the provisions of Regulations 16 must be followed.

NOTE FORwill incorporate Copyrighted Item’: A copyright release letter must be obtained from the copyright owner prior to publication.

7. Comments, Special Circumstances:

8. TC Member Review:
is not required for this SNARF.

Member Review Start Date; None.
Member Review End Date: None.

NOTE FOR ‘TC Member Review’ is required by the Regulations for a period of at least two weeks
before approval of a new, or a major revision of an existing, Standard or Safety Guideline. (Refer to Regulations 8.2.1)

9. SNARF Approval Dates:
TC Chapter or GCS05/06/2021
Recorded in TC Minutes05/06/2021


10. SNARF Extension Dates:
TC Chapter Extension Granted on
Extension Expires on