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Feature: Participation by Federal Agencies in
Voluntary Consensus Standards Bodies

by Paul Gill, William W. Vaughan, and Stephen Lowell

In My Opinion: Blurring the Boundaries
by Nelson L. Milder

HowTo: Members Only
by Len Morrissey

Plain Talk for a New Generation
Comments from ASTM President Jim Thomas

Word From the Chairman
Remarks from Harvey P. Hack

Letters to the Editor

Tech News
Photoluminescent Standards
Roof-Drainage Systems
Architectural Metal Roof Systems
Sound Impact of Floors
ISO Zinc Standards
Consumer Product Testing
Sensory Evaluation Seminar
Guidance for Geomembrane Installation
Self-flowing Castable Refractories
Soccer Helmets

Global Notebook:
News on Standardization Around the Nation and the World

"People": Member Profile Jane Miner

Nominations Sought for Consumer Products Standardization Award

Millane and Turner Receive ASTM
Cavanaugh Award

Slate of Board Candidates Nominated

Calendar of ASTM Meetings
Approved ASTM Standards Actions

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This month’s feature authors, Paul Gill, William Vaughan, and Steve Lowell, have noticed a misunderstanding on the part of many federal agencies and their employees regarding their participation in standards development activities. In implementing Public Law 104-113, the practical concerns of federal participation in these private sector activities can be complex. The authors, experienced in federal participation in private sector standards development, provide a roadmap of the participation policies of the law.