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Standards Open for Comment

OSAC Registry Approval Process

The following OSAC Proposed Standards are being considered for the OSAC Registry:

  • none currently

OSAC Legacy Process for Registry Approval

The following SDO published standards are being considered for the OSAC Registry. Please submit your comments by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 5, 2021 on whether they should be included:  

Biology/DNA

  • ANSI/ASB Standard 023, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Isolation and Purification Methods, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here.

  • ANSI/ASB Standard 110, Standards for Training in Forensic Serological Methods, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here.

  • ANSI/ASB Standard 115, Standard for Training in Forensic Short Tandem Repeat Typing Methods using Amplification, DNA Separation, and Allele Detection, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here.

  • ANSI/ASB Standard 116, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Quantification Methods, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here.

Fire Debris

  • ASTM E3197-20 Standard Terminology Relating to Examination of Fire Debris. Submit your comments here.
  • ASTM E3245-20 Standard Guide for Systematic Approach to the Extraction, Analysis, and Classification of Ignitable Liquids and Ignitable Liquid Residues in Fire Debris Samples. Submit your comments here.

Firearms & Toolmarks

  • ANSI/ASB Standard 068, Best Practice Recommendation for the Safe Handling of Firearms and Ammunition, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here.

Gunshot Residue

  • ASTM E1588-20 Standard Practice for Gunshot Residue Analysis by Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry. Submit your comments here.

Comments submitted, including the commenter's name and/or affiliation, will be made available to the public.

Created July 29, 2020, Updated January 12, 2021