eNews JANUARY 2010
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January Committee Week
Jan. 24-29, San Antonio, TX

April Committee Week
April 18-23, St. Louis, MO

May Committee Week
May 16-21, St. Louis, MO

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Asbestos Conference
Jan. 28-29, San Antonio, TX

Geosynthetic Materials
Jan. 29, San Antonio, TX

Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry
May 9-13, Sichuan Province, China

Knee Replacement Devices
May 18, St. Louis, MO

Bone Grafts
May 18, St. Louis, MO

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Training Courses

Aviation Fuels
Feb. 23-25, San Diego, CA
April 27-29, Conshohocken, PA

Coal Chemistry Technician Training
May 19-20, St. Louis, MO

Corrosion Testing
April 13-14, Akron, OH

Crude Oil
Feb. 8-10, New Orleans, LA

Diesel Fuels
March 16-18, Phoenix, AZ
April 20-22, New Orleans, LA

Fire Hazards in Oxygen Systems
March 23-24, San Diego, CA
May 18-19, Conshohocken, PA

May 11-13, Las Vegas, NV

Marine Fuels
May 11-13, Miami, FL

Phase I/Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
Feb. 2-4, Albuquerque, NM 
March 23-25, Conshohocken, PA
April 20-22, Phoenix, AZ

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for Commercial Real Estate
March 23-24, Las Vegas, NV   April 13-14, Orlando, FL
April 27-28, San Antonio, TX

May 4-6, New Orleans, LA

Property Condition Assessment
April 13-14, Phoenix, AZ

Regulatory Compliance for Flammability of Children's Sleepwear
April 15, New York, NY
May 19, Chicago, IL

Regulatory Compliance for Flammability of Upholstered Furniture/Mattresses/Bedding
May 4-5, Grand Rapids, MI

Regulatory Compliance for Flammability of Wearing Apparel
April 14, New York, NY
May 18, Chicago, IL

Risk-Based Corrective Action at Petroleum Release Sites
March 16-17, Pittsburgh, PA
May 11-12, Lansing, MI

Rubber Testing
March 10-11, Akron, OH

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HeadlineHEADLINES...This month's top stories

ASTM eNews Has a New Look

You will still find all of the top ASTM news, publications  and calendar listings, just in a new format. Also note that previous editions of ASTM eNews are always available in the ASTM eNews archive on the ASTM Web site.
ASTM Welcomes 2010 Chairman of the Board
Roger E. Stoller, Ph.D., is the 2010 chairman of the ASTM International board of directors. Stoller is a distinguished research staff member and the program manager for fusion reactor materials in the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Check out the January/February issue of SN to read a full-length interview with Roger as he begins his term as chair. 
ASTM CCR Cited as Patient Summary Record Standard
ASTM E2369, Standard Specification for Continuity of Care Record (CCR), has been included as a Patient Summary Record standard in the interim final rule of 45 CFR Part 170, "Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record of Technology," which was published on Dec. 30, 2009, by the Department of Health and Human Services. This rule represents the first step in an incremental approach to adopting standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria to enhance the functionality, utility and security of health information technology and to support its meaningful use. For more information on the CCR standard and Committee E31 on Healthcare Informatics, visit the ASTM Web site.
EPA Approves ASTM Methods for Water Testing
Test methods from 10 ASTM standards are among 25 analytical methods that the U.S. EPA has approved for determining contaminant concentrations in samples collected under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The standards are under the jurisdiction of Committee D19 on Water.  According to the Federal Register entry announcing the ruling, "This expedited approach provides public water systems, laboratories and primacy agencies with more timely access to new measurement techniques and greater flexibility in the selection of analytical methods, thereby reducing monitoring costs while maintaining public health protection." Visit the EPA Web site for more information.
Award Nominations Sought
ASTM is seeking nominations for the ASTM President's Leadership Award (deadline Feb. 1) and the Cavanaugh Memorial Award (deadline April 1). For more information, visit the ASTM Web site or contact
ASTM's Virtual Classroom
A total of nine one-hour online training workshops are available free of charge to all ASTM members. Visit the ASTM Web site for 2010 course schedules and to register.
CommitteeNews COMMITTEE NEWS . . . The latest from ASTM's technical committees

Security Fences

A new Committee F14 standard can be used to measure the resistance of security fence systems to forcible entries.[Full Story]

A revision to the Committee F15 crib standard includes the removal of provisions for drop sides in cribs. [Full Story]

Fire Exposure
Committee E05 welcomes participation in its activities for the development of two new standards on aspects of fire exposure.[Full Story]

Additive Manufacturing
A longstanding need to standardize terminology within the additive manufacturing industry has been met with a new standard from Committee F42. [Full Story]

Dimension Stone
A new Committee C18 standard covers petrography, which is routinely performed on dimension stone for many construction projects. [Full Story]

Specifying Color
Committee E12 is working closely with the Scandinavian Colour Institute to develop a standard based on the Institute's Natural Color System.[Full Story]

Nondestructive Testing
Committee E07 has approved three new standards on phased arrays, polymer matrix composites for aerospace applications and digital imaging. [Full Story]

Fretting Fatigue
Committee E08's new standard will help establish tests for fretting fatigue, an issue in a variety of mechanical, aeronautical and biomedical engineering systems and devices. [Full Story]

Unmanned Aircraft
ASTM has been selected by the U.S. FAA as one of the  organizations that will develop small unmanned aircraft system standards to support new FAA regulations. [Full Story]

Food Service

The U.S. Department of Defense, as well as architects, mechanical engineers and food service consultants who design commercial kitchens will be the primary users of a  new standard from Committee F26. [Full Story]

Steel Wire

Committee A01 has published a versatile new standard on steel wire and welded wire reinforcement. [Full Story]

Electrical Conductors

Committee B01 is developing three standards to cover silver-, nickel- and tin-coated flat conductors. [Full Story]

Nuclear Structural Materials
Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology will hold a workshop on embrittlement trend curves as part of their January meetings. [Full Story]

More GLOBAL NOTES . . . ASTM around the world

ASTM hosted five representatives from the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) at ASTM headquarters in early December. The CNIS delegation presented information about the Institute and the Chinese standardization system as well as standardization education initiatives in China.  ASTM staff then spoke to the group about ASTM's global outreach and academic programs.

 DID YOU KNOW? . . . Forensics
Movies and television shows on crime scene investigations and forensic sciences have continued to grow in popularity over the past few years. Most viewers probably never thought of the role standards play in this area. ASTM's forensics standards cover the scientific methodologies used in forensic investigations done in conjunction with criminal or civil legislation. There are ASTM forensics standards on criminalistics, digital and multimedia evidence, examiner education and training, and questioned documents, to name a few. Click here for a full list of ASTM forensic science standards. Also visit the ASTM Digital Library for information about the Journal of Forensic Sciences, which was published by ASTM from 1972 through 2005, and includes original investigations, observations, scholarly inquiries and reviews in various branches of the forensic sciences.
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