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Standards Open for Comment

OSAC Proposed Standards (OSAC 2.0 Process)

The following "OSAC Proposed Standards" are being considered for the Registry. Please submit your comments on these draft standards and indicate whether they should be included on the OSAC Registry. To submit your feedback, complete the OSAC comment template and send it to forensics@nist.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 4, 2020.  


SDO Published Standards (OSAC 1.5 Process)

The following SDO published standards are being considered for the Registry.

Please submit your comments by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 4, 2020 on whether the following should be included on the OSAC Registry. 

  • ASTM E1388-17 Standard Practice for Static Headspace Sampling of Vapors from Fire Debris Samples. Submit your comments here
  • ASTM E1412-19 Standard Practice for Separation of Ignitable Liquid Residues from Fire Debris Samples by Passive Headspace Concentration with Activated Charcoal. Submit your comments here
  • ASTM E1413-19 Standard Practice for Separation of Ignitable Liquid Residues from Fire Debris Samples by Dynamic Headspace Concentration onto an Adsorbent Tube. Submit your comments here. 
  • ASTM E3189-19 Standard Practice for Separation of Ignitable Liquid Residues from Fire Debris Samples by Static Headspace Concentration onto an Adsorbent Tube. Submit your comments here.

Please submit your comments by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 1, 2020 on whether the following should be included on the OSAC Registry. 

  • ANSI/ASB Standard 032, Standards for a Bloodstain Pattern Analyst’s Training Program, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here. 
  • ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 089, Best Practice Recommendation for Facial Approximation in Forensic Anthropology, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here. 
  • ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Updated 2015, NIST Special Publication 500-290, Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information. Submit your comments here.
     
Created July 29, 2020, Updated September 1, 2020