There are three standards open for public comment:
- ANSI/NIST ITL-1 2011. Updated 2015. Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information.
- ASTM E2927-16 Standard Test Method for Determination of Trace Elements in Soda-Lime Glass Samples Using Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for Forensic Comparisons.
- ASTM E3085-17 Standard Guide for Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy in Forensic Tape Examinations.
Public comment period closes Saturday June 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT.
Visit the Standards Documents Open for Public Comment section of the Status of Standards Documents Recommended for Inclusion on the OSAC Registry web page to gain access to the documents and learn how to make a public comment.
OSAC is part of an initiative by NIST and the Department of Justice to strengthen forensic science in the United States. The organization is a collaborative body of more than 500 forensic science practitioners and other experts who represent local, state, and federal agencies; academia; and industry. NIST has established OSAC to support the development and promulgation of forensic science consensus documentary standards and guidelines, and to ensure that a sufficient scientific basis exists for each discipline.
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