ASB Newsletter—December 11, 2020


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Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat

ASB Documents Open for Public Comment

The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress.

The public comment period has opened for:

  • Recirculation* – ASB Best Practice Recommendation 060, Guidelines for Barrel and Overall Length Measurements of Firearms, First Edition (Comment deadline, January 25, 2021)
  • ASB Best Practice Recommendation 107, Best Practice Recommendation for Measuring Trigger Pull of a Firearm and Estimating Its Uncertainty, First Edition (Comment Deadline, January 25, 2021)
  • ASB Best Practice Recommendation 142, Best Practice Recommendations for the Resolution of Conflicts in Friction Ridge Examination, First Edition (Comment Deadline, January 25, 2021)
  • ASB Best Practice Recommendation 143, Best Practice Recommendations for Technical Review in Friction Ridge Examination, First Edition (Comment Deadline, January 25, 2021)
  • ASB Best Practice Recommendation 144, Best Practice Recommendations for the Verification Component in Friction Ridge Examination, First Edition (Comment Deadline, January 25, 2021)

The following document are also available for public comment:

  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 061, Firearms and Toolmarks 3D Measurement Systems and Measurement Quality Control, First Edition (ASB Comment Deadline, January 14, 2021)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 098, Standard for Mass Spectral Data Acceptance in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition (Comment Deadline, January 18, 2021)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 113, Standard for Identification Criteria in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition (Comment Deadline, January 18, 2021)
  • ASB Standard 127, Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Charred Documents, First Edition (Comment Deadline, December 14, 2020)
  • ASB Standard 128, Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Liquid Soaked Documents, First Edition (Comment Deadline, December 14, 2020)
  • ASB Standard 139, Reporting DNA Conclusions, First Edition (Comment Deadline, January 18, 2021)

*Please note that comments on a re-circulation will only be accepted on revised sections of a document, comments made to text not revised from the original public comment period will not be accepted.

The documents, comment template, and additional information can be accessed through the Notification of Standard Development and Coordination portion of the ASB website.

 

Published Documents

To date, the ASB has published 44 Standards/Best Practice Recommendations (all approved as American National Standards by ANSI), and 3 Technical Reports. All ASB publications can be downloaded for free from the Published Documents portion of the ASB website.

 

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ASB Updates From ANSI Standards Action

To view a summary of items of interest to ASB members in ANSI Standards Action, visit the ANSI Standards Action Weekly Report folder on the ASB Workspace page. Please contact asb@aafs.org if you have difficulties logging on to the Workspace site.