Who provides oversight of API (Americal Petrolium Institute)?

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API states all documents must identify changes. But API issues API specifications such as API 6A 20th and doesn't identify changes?

API states human error is not to be used as an example? But API lost our application twice, took 4 weeks to find out the balance? 3 request to get them to use me as the point of contact.

API approves the API Q1 9th training course but it the training material was so bad they allowed people to take the course a second time. But the second time was just as bad as the first. So was is "Human Error" or is API just good on telling companies what to do rather than than them becoming a leader by example. This is not a new concept.

When is API going to keep its standards as high as they put on companies?standards
 
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The American Petroleum Institute is a private nonprofit trade organization. Its support for the oil and gas sectors since 1919 has included hundreds of technical standards, as well as extensive political lobbying, campaign contributions and support of research studies designed to respond to other studies, such as for the health effects of exposure to benzene.

I'm not aware that it has any oversight at all. Given its nonprofit status and serious industry clout, this organization's (and that of its state-based Chapters) activities would be self regulated. I regret to hear about your troubles with them, but somehow I am not surprised.
 
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We need to distinguish the different API roles here in question: API, as a standards development body engages with Industry professionals for document development. And, no, API standards are not required to identify the changes from one edition to the next, just like ISO standards are not subjected to the same requirement.

As a certification body, API QR is subjected to oversight by ANAB for some programs, such as their ISO 9001 and 14001 certification schemes, but NOT for other programs such as API Q1, API Q2 and API MONOGRAMS.

Actually API acts as an accreditation body under the Center for Offshore Safety SEMS program, where they approve verification bodies to issue SEMS certificates.
 
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