The Rules Revision Process is the method by which changes may be made to the United States Model Rocket Sporting Code (a.k.a. Pink Book). This process for a regular rules revision is detailed in Appendix F of the Pink Book and summarized as:
- An NAR member submits a Rule Change Proposal (RCP) form to the Rules Revision Chairman (RRC). There is no fee required.
- The RRC reviews the RCP to ensure it does not violate the Safety Code. The author may be contacted if changes to the RCP are required. The RRC will send the author an acknowledgment of receipt in a timely manner.
- RCPs are published on the RCP Forum where members may review and submit comments. NAR members vote on RCPs by submitting ballots through the RCP Forum.
- RCPs which receive a 2/3 majority are approved and are included in an upcoming Pink Book revision.
Standard Revision Cycle
September 1 – Deadline for RCPs to be received by RRC
October 1 – Deadline for RRC to acknowledge proposals received and accepted as is.
December 15 – Comment period open on the RCP Forum
April 15 – Comments period is closed on the RCP Forum
May 1 – Ballots published on the NAR RCP Forum
June 1 – Deadline to submit your ballot to the RCP Forum
June 15 – Voting results published on the RCP Forum and in the NAR Homepage News Section
July 1 – RCPs that pass go into effect for the new contest year and have no effect on Naram from the previous contest year
The deadline for each cycle is September 1. Proposals must be received by that date to be included in the cycle and, if approved, go into effect July 1 the following year.