The Committee is composed of five members, four of whom are chosen from the oil industry, and the other from the general profession. The method of review of papers which come before the committee is outlined. Before a paper containing a new name of formational rank or higher is approved for publication, the paper must fulfill certain requirements. It must contain (a) an adequately described section, (b) evidence of mappability, and (c) knowledge of the lateral and vertical variations of the unit. By these stringent rules the committee hopes to forestall many nomenclature problems which have arisen from inadequate presentation of data. It is hoped that authors will keep these criteria in mind when publishing additions or amendments to the stratigraphic nomenclature of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.

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