Work Item
ASTM WK73482

New Practice for Reporting Results and Opinions of Ignitable Liquids Analysis

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge and development of standards (test methods, guides, practices, classifications, and terminology) for, but not limited to, definitions, methods and standard reference materials for the collection, preservation, scientific examination, preparation and reports relating to physical evidence for forensic purposes; and the general practice of forensic science; and other areas as determined by the scope.
The activities of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees of ASTM and outside organizations having related interests.

Keywords

Conclusions; fire debris; forensic sciences; ignitable liquid; ignitable liquid residues; opinions; reports; results.:

Rationale

The OSAC Subcommittee for Fire Debris and Explosives has developed a new standard to guide a fire debris analyst how to report results and opinions of the forensic examination and analysis of fire debris and related evidence for the presence of ignitable liquids and ignitable liquid residues. There is currently no reporting results and opinions of ignitable liquids analysis document for fire debris analysis that has been generated through a consensus process. This standard is intended to fill that void. It is anticipated that the standard will be used by practitioners, forensic students or trainees, and members of the court.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

Details

Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 07-06-2020

Technical Contact: Lisa Windsor

Item: 005

Ballot: E30.01 (20-05)

Status: Will Reballot Item