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Public Comments

OSAC reviews and addresses all public comments received during the Registry open comment period. This feedback is taken into consideration when voting whether to include a standard on the OSAC Registry. After a standard is approved for the Registry, any public comments and how they were adjudicated are shared below.

Anthropology

  • ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 089, Best Practice Recommendation for Facial Approximation in Forensic Anthropology, First Edition, 2020 (added to the Registry September 7, 2021) | comment adjudication

Biology/DNA

  • ANSI/ASB Standard 018, Standard for Validation of Probabilistic Genotyping Systems, First Edition, 2020 (added to the Registry May 4, 2021) | comment adjudication
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 020, Standard for Validation Studies of DNA Mixtures, and Development and Verification of a Laboratory's Mixture Interpretation Protocol, First Edition, 2018 (added to the Registry May 12, 2020) | comment adjudication | supplemental comments
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 022, Standard for Forensic DNA Analysis Training Programs, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry September 1, 2020) | comment adjudication
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 023, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Isolation and Purification Methods, First Edition, 2020 (added to the Registry August 3, 2021) | comment adjudication
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 040, Standard for Forensic DNA Interpretation and Comparison Protocols, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry May 12, 2020) | comment adjudication | supplemental comments
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 110, Standards for Training in Forensic Serological Methods, First Edition, 2020 (added to the Registry August 3, 2021) | comment adjudication
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 115, Standard for Training in Forensic Short Tandem Repeat Typing Methods using Amplification, DNA Separation, and Allele Detection, First Edition, 2020 (added to the Registry August 3, 2021) | comment adjudication
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 116, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Quantification Methods, First Edition, 2020 (added to the Registry August 3, 2021) | comment adjudication 
  • OSAC 2020-S-0004, Standard for Interpreting, Comparing and Reporting DNA Test Results Associated with Failed Controls and Contamination Events (OSAC Proposed Standard added to the Registry June 1, 2021) | comment adjudication
  • OSAC 2020-N-0007, Best Practice Recommendations for the Management and Use of Quality Assurance DNA Elimination Databases in Forensic DNA Analysis (OSAC Proposed Standard added to the Registry April 6, 2021) | comment adjudication

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

  • ASB Technical Report 033, Terms and Definitions in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, First Edition, 2017 (added to the Registry June 3, 2020) | comment adjudication 

Crime Scene Investigation & Reconstruction

  • OSAC 2021-N-0015, Guiding Principles for Scene Investigation and Reconstruction (OSAC Proposed Standard added to the Registry September 7, 2021) | comment adjudication
  • OSAC 2021-N-0016, Standard for Initial Response at Scenes by Law Enforcement (OSAC Proposed Standard added to the Registry September 7, 2021) | comment adjudication

Dogs & Sensors

  • ASB Technical Report 025, Crime Scene/Death Investigation - Dogs and Sensors - Terms and Definitions, First Edition, 2017 (added to the Registry October 1, 2019) | comment adjudication 

Facial Identification

  • OSAC 2020-S-0002, Physical Stability of Facial Features of Adults (OSAC Proposed Standard added to the Registry June 1, 2021) | comment adjudication

Fire Debris

  • ASTM E1388-17 Standard Practice for Static Headspace Sampling of Vapors from Fire Debris Samples (added to the Registry December 1, 2020) | comment adjudication
  • ASTM E1412-19 Standard Practice for Separation of Ignitable Liquid Residues from Fire Debris Samples by Passive Headspace Concentration with Activated Charcoal (added to the Registry December 1, 2020) | comment adjudication 
  • ASTM E1413-19 Standard Practice for Separation of Ignitable Liquid Residues from Fire Debris Samples by Dynamic Headspace Concentration onto an Adsorbent Tube (added to the Registry December 1, 2020) | comment adjudication
  • ASTM E3189-19 Standard Practice for Separation of Ignitable Liquid Residues from Fire Debris Samples by Static Headspace Concentration onto an Adsorbent Tube (added to the Registry December 1, 2020) | comment adjudication
  • ASTM E3197-20 Standard Terminology Relating to Examination of Fire Debris (added to the Registry April 6, 2021) | comment adjudication
  • ASTM E3245-20e1 Standard Guide for the Systematic Approach to te Extraction, Analysis, and Classification of Ignitable Liquids and Ignitable Liquid Residues in Fire Debris Samples (added to the Registry May 4, 2021) | comment adjudication

Firearms & Toolmarks

  • ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 068, Safe Handling of Firearms and Ammunition, First Edition, 2020 (added to the Registry April 6, 2021) | comment adjudication

Footwear & Tire

  • ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 021, Best Practices for the Preparation of Test Impressions from Footwear and Tires, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry May 4, 2021) | comment adjudication
  • ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 049, Best Practice Recommendation for Lifting of Footwear and Tire Impressions, First Edition, 2020 (added to the Registry September 7, 2021) | comment adjudication 

Gunshot Residue Analysis

  • ASTM E1588-20 Standard Practice for Gunshot Residue Analysis by Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry (added to the Registry September 7, 2021) | comment adjudication

Medicolegal Death Investigation

  • ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 009, Best Practice Recommendations for the Examination of Human Remains by Forensic Pathologists in the Disaster Victim Identification Context, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry September 7, 2021) | comment adjudication

Seized Drugs

  • ASTM E1968-19 Standard Practice for Microcrystal Testing in Forensic Analysis for Cocaine (added to the Registry July 6, 2021) | comment adjudication

  • ASTM E1969-19 Standard Practice for Microcrystal Testing in Forensic Analysis for Methamphetamine and Amphetamine (added to the Registry July 6, 2021) | comment adjudication

  • ASTM E2125-19 Standard Practice for Microcrystal Testing in Forensic Analysis for Phencyclidine and its Analogues (added to the Registry July 6, 2021) | comment adjudication

  • ASTM E2329-17 Standard Practice for Identification of Seized Drugs (added to the Registry August 7, 2018) | comment adjudication | supplemental comments

  • ASTM E2548-16 Standard Guide for Sampling Seized Drugs for Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis (added to the Registry June 1, 2021) | comment adjudication | supplemental comments | subcommittee response

  • ASTM E2882-19 Standard Guide for Analysis of Clandestine Drug Laboratory Evidence (added to the Registry July 6, 2021) | comment adjudication

Toxicology

  • ANSI/ASB Standard 017, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2018 (added to the Registry June 18, 2019) | comment adjudication
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 036, Standard Practices for Method Validation in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry July 7, 2020) | comment adjudication
  • ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 037, Guidelines for Opinions and Testimony in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry November 5, 2019) | comment adjudication
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 053, Standard for Report Content in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2020 (added to the Registry March 2, 2021) | comment adjudication | HFTG supplemental comments | LTG supplemental comments 

Trace Evidence

  • ASTM E1967 Standard Test Method for the Automated Determination of Refractive Index of Glass Samples Using the Oil Immersion Method and a Phase Contrast Microscope (added to the Registry July 7, 2020) | comment adjudication
  • ASTM E2330-19 Standard Test Method for Determination of Concentrations of Elements in Glass Samples Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) for Forensic Comparisons (added to the Registry July 7, 2020) | comment adjudication
  • ASTM E2926-17 Standard Test Method for Forensic Comparison of Glass Using Micro X-ray Fluorescence (μ-XRF) Spectrometry (added to the Registry July 31, 2017) | LRC commentsadditional adjudication remarks | appealappeal decision | re-adjudication 
  • ASTM E2927-16e1 Standard Test Method for Determination of Trace Elements in Soda-Lime Glass Samples Using Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for Forensic Comparisons (added to the Registry June 5, 2018) | comment adjudication | LRC comments & subcommittee adjudication | STG comments & subcommittee adjudication
  • ASTM E3085-17 Standard Guide for Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy in Forensic Tape Examinations (added to the Registry September 11, 2018) | comments & adjudication | LRC comments & adjudication | appeal | appeal decisions
  • ASTM E3233-20 Standard Practice for Forensic Tape Analysis Training Program (added to the Registry November 3, 2020) | comment adjudication 
  • ASTM E3234-20 Standard Practice for Forensic Paint Analysis Training Program (added to the Registry November 3, 2020) | comment adjudication 
  • ASTM E3272-21 Standard Guide for Collection of Soils and Other Geological Evidence for Criminal Forensic Applications (added to the Registry September 7, 2021) | comment adjudication

Wildlife Forensic Biology

  • ANSI/ASB Standard 019, Wildlife Forensics General Standards, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry March 2, 2021) | comment adjudication
  • ANSI/ASB 029, Report Writing in Wildlife Forensics: Morphology and Genetics, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry March 2, 2021) | comment adjudication | subcommittee response
  • OSAC 2021-N-0001, Wildlife Forensics Method-Collection of Known DNA Samples from Domestic Mammals (OSAC Proposed Standard added to the Registry April 6, 2021) | comment adjudication

Interdisciplinary

  • ASTM E2917-19a Standard Practice for Forensic Science Practitioner Training, Continuing Education, and Professional Development Programs (added to the Registry November 5, 2019) | comment adjudication 
  • ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity Assessment—Requirements for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection (added to the Registry April 18, 2017) | comment adjudication | appeal | appeal decision 

Created June 12, 2017, Updated September 14, 2021