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Standards Open for Comment

Published Standards Open for OSAC Registry Comment

The following SDO published standards are being considered for the OSAC Registry. Please submit your comments by 11:59 p.m. ET on January 31, 2022 on whether they should be included.  

Academy Standards Board (ASB)
  • ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition, 2021. Submit your comments here.
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 085, Standard for Detection Canine Selection, Kenneling, and Healthcare, First Edition, 2021. Submit your comments here.
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 088, General Guidelines for Training, Certification, and Documentation of Canine Detection Disciplines, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here.
  • ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 094, Postmortem Impression Recovery: Guidance and Best Practices for Disaster Victim Identification, First Edition, 2021. Submit your comments here.
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 130, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Amplification Methods for Subsequent Capillary Electrophoresis Sequencing, First Edition, 2021. Submit your comments here.
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 131, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Sequencing Using Capillary Electrophoresis, First Edition, 2021. Submit your comments here.
  • ANSI/ASB Standard 140, Standard for Training in Forensic Human Mitochondrial DNA Analysis, Interpretation, Comparison, Statistical Evaluation, and Reporting, First Edition, 2021. Submit your comments here.
ASTM
  •  ASTM E2451-21, Standard Practice for Preserving Ignitable Liquids and Ignitable Liquid Residue Extracts from Fire Debris Samples. Submit your comments here

OSAC Proposed Standards Open for Comment

The following draft OSAC Proposed Standards are being considered for submission to an SDO. The final draft provided to the SDO will be available on the OSAC Registry as an “OSAC Proposed Standard.” OSAC welcomes comments on whether the current draft is suitable for release to the SDO as well as suggestions for improvements in content and wording. To be considered, comments must be placed in the OSAC Comment Form and sent to comments [at] nist.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on January 31, 2022.

note: osac resource task group members are encouraged to comment on these standards by downloading the rtg comment table found on the internal website and submitting it to forensics [at] nist.gov in accordance with the registry approval process.

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

Standards Open for Comment at SDOs

SDOs are currently soliciting comments on the following forensic science standards.

Academy Standards Board (ASB)

To provide comments on the following ASB documents, download the comment template and return it to asb [at] aafs.org by the deadline. 

*Comments on a re-circulation will only be accepted on revised sections of a document. Comments made to text not revised from the original comment period will not be accepted. 

Looking for tips on the open comment process? 

Check out this article by Karen Reczek, FSSB NIST Ex Officio, on best practice recommendations for submitting comments on draft standards.

Created July 29, 2020, Updated January 14, 2022