ASB Newsletter—October 30, 2020


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Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat

ASB Documents Open for Public Comment

The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress.

The public comment period has opened for:

  • 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)

The following document are also available for public comment:

  • ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition (Comment deadline: November 16, 2020)
  • ASB Standard 013, Standard for Friction Ridge Examination Conclusions, First Edition (Comment deadline: November 16, 2020)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 027, Standard for Training and Certification of Canine Detection of Humans: Patrol Canine Team, First Edition (Comment deadline: November 30, 2020)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Best Practice Recommendation 050, Best Practice Recommendation for Photographic Documentation of Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence, First Edition (Comment deadline: November 2, 2020)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Best Practice Recommendation 114, Best Practice Recommendations for Internal Validation of Software Used in Forensic DNA Laboratories, First Edition (ASB Comment deadline: November 26, 2020)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 125, Organizational and Foundational Standard for Medicolegal Death Investigation, First Edition (Comment deadline: November 2, 2020)
  • 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 132, Standard for Population Affinity Estimation in Forensic Anthropology, First Edition (Comment deadline: December 7, 2020)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 134, Standard for Analyzing Pathological Conditions and Anomalies in Forensic Anthropology, First Edition (Comment deadline: November 16, 2020)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Standard 137, Standard for Examination and Documentation of Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence, First Edition (Comment deadline: November 2, 2020)
  • ASB Standard 140, Standard for Training in Forensic Human Mitochondrial DNA Analysis, Interpretation, Statistical Evaluation, and Reporting, First Edition (ASB Comment deadline: November 2, 2020)
  • ASB Standard 146, Standard for Resolving Commingled Remains in Forensic Anthropology, First Edition (Comment deadline: November 16, 2020)

*Please note that comments on a recirculation 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.

 

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ASB Updates From ANSI Standards Action

To view a summary of items of interest to ASB members in the American National Standards Institute (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.