Work Item
ASTM WK75535

Withdrawal of D7448-16 Standard Practice for Establishing the Competence of Laboratories Using ASTM Procedures in the Sampling and Analysis of Coal and Coke


This standard is being balloted for withdrawal with no replacement, reasoning as follows:The October 2020 subcommittee meeting discussed the continued obsolete references in D7448 to ISO/IEC 17025:2005. As Section 1.2 of D7448 notes, ISO 17025 shall be the governing document and yet the references in D7448 have not stayed current to ISO 17025.There were no volunteers to updated D7448 to reference the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025. Given that it has been 3 years without any request made to update D7448 to the current version of the referenced ISO document, the committee is taking that as a sign that the standard is no longer actively used and can be removed from current publication.It is understood that current D05 standards reference D7448. The subcommittees position is that the references to D7448 can stand and reference the withdrawn version of the standard. When those standards come due for review, it is recommended that references to D7448 be removed.


Developed by Subcommittee: D05.24

Committee: D05

Staff Manager: Melissa Marcinowski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 01-15-2021

Technical Contact: Kelly Olenyik

Item: 002

Ballot: D05 (21-03)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution