This is part 1 of a two-part series. Register for part 2 here.
The stormwater industry currently lacks consistent standards for evaluating the performance of stormwater control measures (SCMs). There are state programs, particularly in New Jersey and Washington, that require testing and verification of technologies but they are limited in scope.
This gap is being addressed by ASTM, which has recently published two standards and which has several more standards under development. The Stormwater Testing and Evaluation of Products and Practices (STEPP) program has been working with ASTM on standards development and is preparing to launch a national program for trash capture device verification using a recently published standard.
Part 1 of this two part webinar series provides an overview of the ASTM standards development process, with the goal of giving stormwater managers confidence that requiring that these standards be followed will lead to beneficial outcomes for their program. It will also provide information that people interested in participating in ASTM will find useful, from a participants perspective. Finally, the course will also address stormwater standards in particular. This will include an update on recent progress and a discussion of future plans.
Upon successful completion of this course, attendees should be able to:
- Explain the ASTM process
- Explain how ASTM produces reliable standards
- Develop ASTM standards by participating effectively