Symposia / General Information

D22 Air Quality
Event Name: April 2015 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.


The Symposium on Natural Occurrences of Asbestos (NOA) will be held Thursday April 30, 2015 and Friday May 1, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality, the symposium will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, California, following the April, 2015 standards development meetings of ASTM Committee D22.

Identified occurrences of NOA with the potential to affect workers and the general public continue to be discovered at an ever increasing rate, with many of the new occurrences being found in rock & soil that is not from expected ultra-mafic rock sources. The presence of NOA in rock and soil presents great challenges to parties involved in assessing and mitigating exposures to this hazardous material. The problems presented by NOA require specialists in multiple disciplines, including asbestos laboratory technical supervisors, toxicologists, epidemiologists, risk assessors, government regulators, industrial hygienists, environmental consultants, geologists, mineralogists and soil scientists. It is the goal of this proposed two-day conference to bring together the leading specialists from the various disciplines described above to discuss new information that has been recently discovered about NOA, and to delve deeply into the problems and complexities that NOA presents, in order to increase the knowledge and understanding of all who attend. The four sessions are:

  1. Occurrence and Geology of NOA/Field Assessment & Sampling
  2. Mineralogy of NOA/Laboratory Issues Related to Sample Preparation, Asbestos Definitions and Mineral Identification
  3. Epidemiological/Toxicological Issues of NOA
  4. Assessing Risk and the Effectiveness of Current Regulations Concerning NOA

The language of the symposium will be English.


Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes April 22, 2015. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

-the Thursday evening reception (cash bar)

Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions only.

All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the symposium.

All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at or 610-832-9678.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at, Tel: -610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Session Chair
Student Fee


Workshop attendees interested in receiving 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the workshop.


Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Conference Chair: Mark Bailey, Asbestos TEM Labs, Berkeley, CA, USA, Email:, tel: 510-704-8930, Co-Chair: Jim Millette, Millette Technical Consultants, Lilburn, GA, USA, Email:, tel: 770-662-8509.


All meetings will be held at the Marriott Anaheim, 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel directly at 714-750-8000. To make your hotel reservation online, visit: Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, call the hotel directly.

Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2015. ASTM rates are $159 single/double plus taxes and fees (when calling directly you must mention ASTM to receive a group rate). You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The Marriott Anaheim has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $138. Please refer to the ASTM International government block to make your reservation.

There is a 15% occupancy tax, a 2% Anaheim Tourism Improvement District Assessment, and a California State Tourism Fee of $0.70 per night.

When making your hotel reservation, please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Marriott Anaheim is in compliance with ADA standards.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

ADVANCE DEPOSIT: The Marriott Anaheim requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Marriott Anaheim Reservation Center sends confirmations by email.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Marriott Anaheim, notice of cancellation must be received prior to 6:00pm on day of arrival.

Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

INTERNET: The Marriott Anaheim provides internet access throughout the hotel at a cost of $12.95 per day.


The hotel is located approximately 12 miles/20 minutes from the John Wayne Airport and 35 miles/60 minutes from LAX. The hotel's phone number is 714-750-8000 and the general fax number is 714-750-9100. The web site for the hotel is Marriott Anaheim.

For information on the city of Anaheim visit the Anaheim Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at:

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Super Shuttle Service is available at the baggage claim terminal. The cost is $21 per person round trip from the John Wayne Airport and $32 per person round trip from LAX. Taxis cost approximately $35 from John Wayne Airport and $90 from LAX.

PARKING: Parking is available for $24 self-parking and $28 valet parking with in and out privileges.


Meeting schedules of Committees D22 is posted on the ASTM web site at and or contact the ASTM staff manager, Jeff Adkins at or tel: 610-832-9738.


Committee D22 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".