- Administrative edits and clarifications that may occur as often as quarterly.
- Substantive changes (e.g. 2.1, 2.2) that may occur as often as once a year.
- Major revisions (e.g. 2.0, 3.0) that may occur no more frequently than once every two years.
The actual pace and scope of change within this framework is very much driven by the community through feedback from participants and Technical Advisors, with the STARS Steering Committee having final authority over the content of the Technical Manual.