Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight August 24 2016

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W EEKLY EDITION AUG 24, 2016 P AGE 2 Call for Comment on International Working Agreement Concerning Nonsewered Waste Systems …continued Creation of the IWA and New International Standard Over the course of a week, some 70 professionals from around the world conferred to develop the IWA, which is the first part of the lengthy process that will lead to a new international standard recognized by the International Standards Organization (ISO). The IWA is now complete, and it has been provided to Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) around the world for comment. This is a necessary first step toward tr ansforming the IWA into an ISO standard. The entire ISO process will take about three years to complete. What is a TAG? Each country that has applied to participate in the process has its own Technical Advisory Group or TAG. The PSAI's Board of Directors has voted to have the PSAI Executive Director participate on the US TAG on behalf of the PSAI, and she has been accepted by ANSI to do so. Consequently, Karleen will be working with other US experts on the official US response to the IWA as well as on othe r tasks that will be involved with the creation of the new standard. The US gets just one vote on the US TAG, and Karleen will be working with her colleagues to make sure the ultimate document consists of language that best represents the expertise of the PSAI's members. Let Your Voice be Heard! As a PSAI Member, you are invited to read the IWA and provide comments to Karleen ( karleenk@psai.org ) for inclusion in PSAI's response. You can download and read the IWA here and provide comments on this form . Plea se contact Karleen if you have any questions. The deadline for submitting feedback is Tuesday, August 30 at 5:00 pm Central time . Registration for the Nuts and Bolts Educational Conference Opens August 31 The schedule is coming together for this year's Nuts and Bolts Educational Conference in New Orleans – and we anticipate a strong program. C lick here for an updated schedule of events . Click here to reserve your hotel room at the New Orleans Downtown Marriot t at the Convention Center – or call 504 - 613 - 2879 and ask for the PSAI group rate.

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