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AMPP is launching the full merge of the SSPC and NACE International Standards programs

  

If you have ever considered participating in the standards development process, now is an opportune time to do so. There are a wide range of opportunities within our Standards Committees (SCs). As a result of the merger, our existing SCs have expanded their portfolios to incorporate additional projects within Coatings and Surface Preparation. AMPP also has formed three new SCs to support additional coating industry standards projects:

SC 23 – Coating System Application, Maintenance, and Inspection

Develops and maintains standards, guides, and reports related to coating application, maintenance, and inspection processes and procedures.

SC 24 – EHS/Regulatory

Develops and maintains standards, guides, and reports related to relevant health, safety and environmental protection topics and federal regulations during surface preparation and coating application processes.

SC 25 – Accreditation Standards

Develops and maintains standards, guides, and reports related to standards for corporate accreditation as a qualified procedure for coating or lining application or inspection company.

To get started:

  • Create/update your AMPP profile to ensure AMPP has your current contact information
    • Access the ampp.org website
    • Scroll to the bottom of the home page. At the bottom right under “Support Sites” click on NACE International (presently, AMPP is still using the legacy NACE database). This opens the nace.org/home webpage.
    • Go to the top right corner of the home page and select “login.” If you have an existing NACE profile, login and skip to the next section, otherwise,
    • Select “create login”
    • Enter your information
    • You must enter an organization/company name for parent account in order to join and participate on Standards Committees. If your organization/company name is not included on the list of options, contact FirstService@ampp.org by email and provide your title, the name of your organization, the address, the phone number, and an email address for contact. AMPP First Service will add this information and notify you when your profile is updated.

Once you have completed your AMPP profile:

Need a list of assigned projects?

  • From the menu bar at the top of the page, click the Standards dropdown and select the “About NACE Standards” webpage.
  • You may download the Standards Committees List of Standards from the “New Standards Committees” section. Here you will find a complete list of the document projects assigned to each SC. You may search the spreadsheet for the former SSPC committee number(s) in the description column if desired. 
  • Upon joining an SC, you will be requested to identify an interest classification for each SC.

 

Committee participants can hold one of three “interest classifications”:

  • Producer: A member whose technical views are drawn from an organization that produces or sells materials, products, systems, or services covered in the SC scope.
  • User: A member whose technical views are drawn from an organization that purchases or is an end user of materials, products systems, or services, other than for household use, covered in the SC scope, provided that the member would not also be classified as a producer as it relates to the work of the SC.
  • General Interest: A member whose technical views are drawn from an organization that cannot be classified as either a Producer or a User. Examples include members whose technical views are drawn from consumer interest, academic, regulatory, or laboratory communities, or who are individuals whose participation is not being sponsored in any way by any other interest.

 

After joining an SC, the default role for SC participation is as an Observer. As an Observer, you may participate in standards projects, attend SC meetings, and comment on ballots (all comments must be addressed by the Document Project Manager). You will also be included on communications sent to/from the SC.                                                                                                    

If you wish to request Voting Membership for SC consensus ballots, send an email to Standards@ampp.org with your request, identifying all SCs for which you wish to request voting membership. This is not an immediate process, as all requests must be reviewed by the SC Chair to strive to maintain a balance of interest classifications and organization/company participation. The SC Chair will notify you when the change is implemented. As a Voting Member, you are expected to attend SC meetings and vote on ballots (all comments must be addressed by the Document Project Manager). You will also be included on communications sent to/from the SC and may participate in standards projects.

Benefits of participating in the development of standards are many and include sharing your knowledge while networking with your peers, establishing best practices that affect your company’s products and services, and gaining access to emerging technologies.

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