eNews MARCH 2010
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April Committee Week
April 18-23, St. Louis, MO

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

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Antimicrobial Copper
April 21, St. Louis, MO

Sensory/Consumer Research
April 23, St. Louis, MO

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

Bone Grafts
May 18, St. Louis, MO

Knee Replacement Devices
May 18, St. Louis, MO

SRM/CRM Blending
May 18, St. Louis, MO

Fatigue Cracks
May 19, St. Louis, MO

Structural Life Forecasting
May 19, St. Louis, MO

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Training Courses

Aviation Fuels
April 27-29, Conshohocken, PA

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

Corrosion Testing
April 13-14, Akron, OH

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
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 11-13, 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
Resources for New Standards Development Activities   

ASTM often receives requests for new standards development activities ranging from a single standard to a new technical committee. A new section of the ASTM Web site offers guidance for those who would like to initiate a request for a new standards activity, and includes relevant sections such as a list of information that is needed in order to make a request, ASTM's three-tiered process for creating new activity, and the resources ASTM has available for such requests. This new section will also include case studies from newer ASTM committees developed in the past 10 years such as Light Sport Aircraft and Property Management Systems. View the new activity pages here.
Customize Your ASTM Meeting Schedules
ASTM members now have the option of building their own custom meeting schedules on the Web. Menu choices allow members to identify their committee(s) of interest, target specific meetings, and create a printable file that contains a personal schedule of meeting names, dates, times and locations. Log in through the "My ASTM" section of the Web site and select the "Create My Schedule" tab under Additional Resources to start building your personal meeting schedules today.
ASTM Scholarships
ASTM is currently seeking student nominees for the 2010 ASTM International Graduate Scholarship and the 2010 Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship. The application deadline for both scholarships is April 30. Visit the Student Awards section in the Students & Professors section of the ASTM Web site for more information.
ASTM's Virtual Classroom
A total of eight 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

Coal and Coke

A new D05 standard covers the use of a macro thermogravimetric analyzer for the determination of moisture, volatile matter and ash in analysis samples of coal and coke. [Full Story]

Unmanned Aircraft 
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has selected Committee F38 to develop industry standards for small unmanned aircraft systems.
[Full Story]

Green Meetings
Subcommittee E60.02 on Hospitality is addressing a wide variety of green meeting concerns in a series of proposed new standards.
[Full Story]

Industrial Fabrics
Subcommittee D13.19 has been renamed D13.19 on Industrial Fabrics and Metallic Reinforcements to reflect a new emphasis on reinforcement materials. [Full Story]

Steel Reinforcing Bars
A higher yield strength level has been added to A01's standard for low-alloy steel deformed and plain bars for concrete reinforcement.
[Full Story]

Antimicrobial Agents
Test methods that came out of talks between the EPA and the Copper Development Association during the registration of copper alloys as antimicrobial materials in 2008 are being developed as new E35 standards.
[Full Story]

A rim slip performance test for tires that has been done at the Nevada Automotive Test Center for more than 20 years has now become an ASTM standard. [Full Story]

Light Metals and Alloys
A new standard from Committee B07 provides an outline for how to do business when purchasing squeeze, thixocast or rheocast parts.
[Full Story]

Environmental Assessment
Committee E50 is working on a new standard for measuring LNAPL transmissivity, an important aspect of environmental assessment work. [Full Story]

Recycled Asphalt
A proposed new D18 standard is an important step in guiding federal, state and local highway agencies, contractors and material suppliers on the sustainable use of recycled asphalt pavement. [Full Story]

More GLOBAL NOTES . . . ASTM around the world

MOU with Serbia
ASTM has signed an official memorandum of understanding with the Institute for Standardization of Serbia. The MOU program promotes communication between ASTM International and national standards bodies worldwide, fostering awareness of the standardization systems of all parties involved. ASTM has signed 69 MOUs with national standards bodies. View more information about the ASTM MOU program.

 DID YOU KNOW? . . . Brain Injury Awareness
The Brain Injury Association of America has designated March Brain Injury Awareness Month as part of their yearlong, nationwide education campaign: "A concussion is a brain injury. Get the facts." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 3.8 million concussions related to sports and recreational activities occur in the United States each year. Wearing a proper fitting helmet that conforms to ASTM safety standards is one of the best ways to prevent brain injuries. ASTM Subcommittee F08.53 on Headgear and Helmets has developed standards on helmets for a variety of sports and recreational activities, including football, ice skating, skateboarding, bicycling and roller skating, BMX cycling, pole vaulting, martial arts, bull riding and horseback riding. Visit the ASTM site for more information on helmet standards.
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