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ASTM Stnds on Stormwater Controls

  • 1.  ASTM Stnds on Stormwater Controls

    Posted 09-23-2020 08:03 PM
    ASTM International to Host Organizational Meeting on Stormwater Control Measures
    September 8, 2020

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    ASTM International, a leading global standards organization, will host an organizational meeting to potentially launch a new activity that creates technical standards for stormwater control measures.  

    New stormwater management standards could support efforts to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff, create uniform testing, verification, and certification programs for stormwater control measures, unify varied stakeholders, and much more. 

    Manufacturers, users, trade associations, professional societies, government agencies, consumer groups, academia, engineers, and testers are driving this effort. They are interested in creating standards in areas such as laboratory performance methods, field monitoring practices, and installation and maintenance guides, among others.  

    This no-fee virtual meeting will take place on Oct. 1, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm EDT. Anyone interested in charting a path towards standards in this field should register with Frank McConnell, ASTM International technical committee operations manager, at [email protected]

    The meeting will:

    • Bring an array of industry experts together;
    • Identify specific standards needs;
    • Determine if ASTM International should formally launch a new activity; and, if so,
    • Develop and approve title, scope, and structure of a new technical committee. 

    In addition, the meeting will include an overview of ASTM International, background on stakeholder interest in standards development, and a review of initial areas to be considered. 

    McConnell notes that ASTM International stands ready to accommodate this new effort. With nearly 150 committees and more than 12,000 standards in its portfolio, ASTM International is one of the world's largest developers of globally recognized standards and related products and services. It provides a management system to develop standards for materials, products, systems, and services across many industries. 

    To learn more about the ASTM International process, visit https://www.astm.org/ABOUT/overview.html. To join, go to www.astm.org/JOIN.

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    Do EWRI members support this effort? Do folks think new ASTM standards will be helpful? Do members have time to participate in the process?

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    Media Inquiries:
     Dan Bergels, tel +1.610.832.9602; [email protected]
    Activity Contact: Frank McConnell, tel +1.610.832.9686; [email protected] 

    Release #11084

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    September 8, 2020

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    Michael Bloom P.E., M.ASCE
    Sustainability Practice Manager
    R.G. Miller Engineers, Inc.
    Houston TX
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