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New York, Jun 22, 2012

Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization.

AWWA Offers Webinar on Updates to EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule
ANSI accredited standards developer and organizational member the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host a webinar on Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 – What Your Utility Needs to Know on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The webinar will cover requirements for water utilities and laboratories for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR 3). UCMR3 was published in May 2012 and includes a number of significant changes from UCMR 2. This webcast will provide utilities and laboratories with key insights into how to begin planning, actions that can be taken now, and where to access relevant resources. The discussion will also include a presentation by EPA staff on the requirements of the rule, as well as an analysis of the rule as it applies to water utilities and to water utility laboratories. Alan Roberson, director of federal regulations at AWWA, will serve as moderator.

For registration and more information on this and other upcoming AWWA webinars, click here.

FCBA Course to Inform IT Industry of Possible Revisions to ITRs
The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) will host a continuing legal education course on possible revisions to the 1989 treaty on International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) on Thursday, June 28, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Bingham McCutchen LLP, located at 2020 K Street, NW, in Washington, DC.

The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), a treaty-writing conference scheduled for December 3-14, 2012, where ITRs will be revised, could significantly expand the jurisdiction and legal authority of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), potentially giving the United Nations agency greater influence over internet governance, as well as major telecoms issues such as accounting rates and termination charges for next generation networks, data privacy, cybersecurity, spam, and international mobile roaming.

The FCBA course will provide an overview of the ITU, WCIT, and ITRs, including a description of the structure of the current treaty and the WCIT preparatory process. Presentations will be made by U.S. government officials from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the AmDepartment of State. The course will also discuss the major substantive issues up for debate at the WCIT, and ample time will be allotted for an interactive Q&A session.

Click here to register online; click here to download the registration form.

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Applies for Accreditation as ANSI ASD
ANSI member the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has submitted an application for accreditation as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (ASD), with the proposed scope of standards activities for design, detailing, fabrication, placement, and construction of assemblies consisting of steel reinforcement and associated products for use in reinforced concrete and masonry construction.

For questions or to offer comments, contact CRSI’s Neal Anderson (847.517.1200; nanderson@crsi.org). Please submit your comments to CRSI by July 16, 2012, with a copy to jthompso@ansi.org.

CRSI’s proposed operating procedures are available here.

Florida Association of Sinkhole Stabilization Specialists Applies for Accreditation as ANSI ASD
ANSI member the Florida Association of Sinkhole Stabilization Specialists (FAS3) has submitted an application for accreditation as an ANSI ASD, with the proposed scope of standards activities that will impact and serve as regulations for conduct, workmanship, and business practices for engineers and contractors involved in the subsurface and foundation stabilization business.

For questions or to offer comments, contact FAS3’s Blake Tuomy (352.797.1100; btuomy@brackenengineering.com). Please submit your comments to FAS3 by July 23, 2012, with a copy to jthompso@ansi.org.

FAS3’s proposed operating procedures are available here.

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