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Public Documents

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.

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 040, Standard for Forensic DNA Interpretation and Comparison Protocols, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry May 12, 2020) | comment adjudication | supplemental comments
  • 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 

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

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

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 July 6, 2021