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An important stage in the development of an Australian Standard is the Public Comment period. The Public Comment period is usually open for two to three months. Anyone who feels they have something to contribute to a Draft Standard should use the Public Comment Period to provide their view on its provisions. All comments are considered in detail by the relevant Committee and, if necessary, further drafting is undertaken. Individual feedback will not be given by the Committee on the comments provided.
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|Get Draft||Draft Publication||Committee||Comment Close Date||Action|
|Download Draft||AS 1940:2017 AMD 1 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids||me-017 Flammable and Combustible Liquids||17-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS 4024.1604 Safety of machinery - Part 1604: Design of controls, interlocks and guarding - Emergency stop - Principles for design (ISO 13850:2017 (ED.3.0), MOD)||sf-041 Safety of Machinery||22-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 4133.0 Methods of testing rocks for engineering purposes - General requirements and list of methods||ce-009 Testing Of Soils For Engineering Purposes||10-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS 1301.430 Methods of test for pulp and paper - Method 430: Liner adhesion of corrugated board||pk-019 Methods of Test for Pulp and Paper||08-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 5339 Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure - Engineering/survey methods for use in situ in a reverberant environment||ev-010 Acoustics Community Noise||27-03-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 2927 The storage and handling of liquefied chlorine gas||ch-009 Safe Handling Of Chemicals||17-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 2699.2 Built-in components for masonry construction, Part 2: Connectors and accessories||bd-028 Masonry Wall Ties and Accessories||23-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 12220.127.116.11 Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes - Soil chemical tests - Determination of the organic matter content of a soil - Normal method||ce-009 Testing Of Soils For Engineering Purposes||10-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 5336 Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure - Precision methods for anechoic rooms and hemi-anechoic rooms||ev-010 Acoustics Community Noise||27-03-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS ISO 19111 Geographic information - Referencing by coordinates||it-004 Geographical Information/Geomatics||11-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 4024.1204 Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines, Part 1204: General requirements||sf-041 Safety of Machinery||29-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 5333.2 Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels of noise sources using sound pressure - Engineering methods for small, movable sources in reverberant fields, Part 2: Methods for special reverberation test rooms||ev-010 Acoustics Community Noise||27-03-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 2890.5 Parking facilities - On-street parking||ce-001 Parking Facilities||22-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 4439.2 Wastes, sediments and contaminated soils - Preparation of leachates - Zero headspace procedure||ch-035 Examination Of Wastes||02-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS 2885.2 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Welding||me-038 Petroleum Pipelines||08-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS 4129 Fittings for polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications||pl-006 Polyolefin Pipe Systems||16-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 4575 Gas appliances - Quality of servicing||ag-006 Gas Installation||06-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS 4024.1803 Safety of machinery - Part 1803: Safety distances and safety gaps - Minimum gaps to prevent crushing of parts of the human body||sf-041 Safety of Machinery||19-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS 4024.1302 Safety of machinery - Part 1302: Risk assessment - Reduction of risks to health from hazardous substances emitted by machinery - Principles and specifications for machinery manufacturers||sf-041 Safety of Machinery||17-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS 4024.1603 Safety of machinery - Part 1603: Design of controls, interlocks and guards - Prevention of unexpected start-up||sf-041 Safety of Machinery||18-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS 60079.13 Explosive atmospheres, Part 13: Equipment protection by pressurized room "p" and artificially ventilated room "v" (IEC 60079-13:2017 (ED 2.0), MOD)||el-014 Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres||16-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 2080 Safety glazing for land vehicles||me-055 Safety Glass For Land Transport||20-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 2699.1 Built-in components for masonry construction, Part 1: Wall ties||bd-028 Masonry Wall Ties and Accessories||23-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 5102.1 Performance of household electrical appliances - Swimming pool pump-units, Part 1: Measurement of energy consumption and performance||el-058 Energy Efficiency for Swimming Pool pumps||06-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 61347.2.7 Lamp controlgear, Part 2.7: Particular requirements for battery supplied electronic controlgear for emergency lighting (self-contained) (IEC 61347-2-7 Ed 3.0, 2011 MOD)||el-041 Lamps and Related Equipment||03-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 1218.104.22.168 Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes - Soil chemical tests - Determination of the sulfate content of a natural soil and the sulfate content of the groundwater - Normal method||ce-009 Testing Of Soils For Engineering Purposes||10-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 5335 Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure - Engineering methods for an essentially free field over a reflecting plane||ev-010 Acoustics Community Noise||17-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:201 Safety of toys - Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties||cs-018 Safety Of Childrens Toys||09-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 5333.1 Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure - Engineering methods for small movable sources in reverberant fields, Part 1: Comparison method for a hard-walled test room||ev-010 Acoustics Community Noise||27-03-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 3547 Breath alcohol testing devices||cs-077 Breath Alcohol Testing Devices||05-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 1301.014 Methods of test for pulp and paper - Method 014: Size classification of wood chips||pk-019 Methods of Test for Pulp and Paper||15-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 4817 Earned value management in project and programme management||mb-012 Project, programme and portfolio management||28-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 2773 Ultrasonic cleaners for health service organisations||he-023 Processing of Medical and Surgical Instruments||03-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS 5139 Electrical Installations - Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment||el-042 Renewable Energy Power Supply Systems & Equipment||03-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 1301.411 Methods of test for pulp and paper - Method 411: Water absorptiveness of paper and paperboard (Cobb test) (ISO 535:2014, MOD)||pk-019 Methods of Test for Pulp and Paper||27-03-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 2699.3 Built-in components for masonry construction, Part 3: Lintels and shelf angles (durability requirements)||bd-028 Masonry Wall Ties and Accessories||23-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS/NZS 4024.1701 Safety of machinery - Part 1701: Human body measurements - Basic human body measurements for technological design||sf-041 Safety of Machinery||19-04-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 4312 Atmospheric corrosivity zones in Australia||mt-014 Corrosion of Metals||03-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 1735.12 Facilities for persons with disabilities for lifts||me-004 Lift Installations||17-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 5330 Drying cabinets for reusable medical devices||he-023 Processing of Medical and Surgical Instruments||03-05-2019||Make a comment|
|Download Draft||AS 1742.14:2014 Amd 1 Manual of uniform traffic control devices, Part 14: Traffic Signals||ms-012 Road Signs And Traffic Signals||07-05-2019||Make a comment|
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