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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 document is approved and the appeals phase is finalized, any public comments and how they were addressed are shared below.

Biology/DNA

  • 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).
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 022, Standard for Forensic DNA Analysis Training Programs, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry September 1, 2020).
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 040, Standard for Forensic DNA Interpretation and Comparison Protocols, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry May 12, 2020).
  • 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). 

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

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

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).

Fire Debris

  • ASTM E1388-17 Standard Practice for Static Headspace Sampling of Vapors from Fire Debris Samples (added to the Registry December 1, 2020). 
  • 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). 
  • 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). 
  • 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).  
  • ASTM E3197-20 Standard Terminology Relating to Examination of Fire Debris (added to the Registry April 6, 2021).

Firearms & Toolmarks

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

Seized Drugs

Toxicology

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

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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • ASTM E3085-17 Standard Guide for Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy in Forensic Tape Examinations (added to the Registry September 11, 2018).
  • ASTM E3233-20 Standard Practice for Forensic Tape Analysis Training Program (added to the Registry November 3, 2020).
  • ASTM E3234-20 Standard Practice for Forensic Paint Analysis Training Program (added to the Registry November 3, 2020).

Wildlife Forensic Biology

  • ANSI/ASB Standard 019, Wildlife Forensics General Standards, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry March 2, 2021).
  • ANSI/ASB 029, Report Writing in Wildlife Forensics: Morphology and Genetics, First Edition, 2019 (added to the Registry March 2, 2021).
  • 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). 

Interdisciplinary

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

Created June 12, 2017, Updated April 6, 2021