February 23, 2021

DEADLINE: March 24, 2021.  AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of a draft standard method performance requirements (SMPR) for Chlorates/Perchlorates.  

The draft SMPRs represent the stakeholder panel deliberations. In accordance with AOAC standard developing procedures, the draft document must be posted for an open public comment period.

Open for 30-Day Public Comment Period

Comment Process

The working group comment period opens on February 22, 2021 and closes on March 24, 2021.  Comments will be compiled and reviewed, and the documents may be revised, if necessary, based on comments received.

AOAC requests that the following guidelines be observed in providing comments:

1.   For specific comments, please state the line number and/or range of line numbers in each document for which the comment applies.

2.   Provide rationale as to why the editor should consider the comment.

3.   Please specify if the comment is an editorial, content, or disagreement comment.

a.   Editorial comments provide additional clarification or correct typographical errors. Please suggest alternative wording or typographical corrections.

b.   Content-related comments provide technical clarity and comprehensiveness. Please suggest the appropriate technical language.  Documents will be reviewed by AOAC for technical accuracy and clarity.

c.     Disagreement comments reflect a perspective on content documented/undocumented in the drafts. Please provide language that document the perspective or position.

4.  All comments are due March 24, 2021.  The AOAC editorial team will address all questions and reserves the right to not to accept comments received after the deadline.

  • Click here to view the Chlorates/Perchlorates draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR).

To provide comments to the draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR):

Click to provide comments on the draft Standard Method Performance Requirements for Chlorates/Perchlorates

or copy & paste link in browser: https://form.jotform.com/210401964703145

For general information on how to provide comments, contact Delia Boyd, Senior Manager at dboyd@aoac.org or via telephone: 301-924-7077 ext. 126.