Status of Technical Manuals Specifications and Standards 12/1993

Editor's note: The Defense Printing Office (as Navy Pubs is now called) has taken something of a break in their usual printing schedule. During the past 3 to 4 months, we have received almost no new military specifications and standards. Delivery has resumed within the past two weeks, so that next issue there should be more in-coming documents to report.

Quality Control/Assurance & Inspection
MIL-Q-9868A, Validation Notice 1, 7/23/93: Quality Program Requirements.

For those of you interested in quality, this validation notice means that the document was reviewed in July, 1993, and was found to still be valid for acquisition.

AREA 5962:
Microcircuits, Electronic
MIL-H-38534B, Amendment 1, 7/7/93: Hybrid Microcircuits, General Specification for.

Amendment 1 is 17 pages in length, and makes changes to pages 1, 8, 9, 11, 17, 26, 29, 37, 44, 45, 54, 55, 59, 63, and 70. It also adds a new appendix E, Quality Management Program (Option 4).
MIL-I-38535B, 6/1/93: Integrated Circuits (Microcircuits) Manufacturing, General Specification for.
This revision has marked margins to indicate changes from the previous issue. The changes are substantial.

AREA 5998:
Electrical/Electronic Assemblies; Boards, Cards and Associated Hardware
MIL-S-13949H, 3/31/93, and Amendment 1, 9/30/93: Sheet, Printed Wiring Board, General Specification for.

This is a complete revision of the specification for laminates and prepreg used in the fabrication of printed wiring for electrical and electronic circuits. The amendment replaces pages 3, 4, 11, and 12, and makes pen and ink changes to pages 13, 17, and 26.



ANSI-Z400.1: Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets.
Newly released.

ASTM-E1527, 3/15/93: Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process.
ASTM-E1528, 3/15/93: Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Transaction Screen Process.

ASTM, the American Society for Testing and Materials, is moving into the environmental standards arena, and has had tremendous success with this set of standards. These two documents present a definition of good commercial and customary practice in the U.S. for conducting environmental site assessments of commercial real estate for CERCLA contaminants and petroleum products. The standards are intended to permit a user to meet the CERCLA innocent landowner defense with regards to liability. We can expect to see more developments along these lines from this and other Standards Developing Organizations (SDO's).

IPC-SM-782A, 8/93: Surface Mount Design and Land Pattern Standard.
This is a complete revision of the document which provides information on land pattern geometries used for the surface attachment of electronic components.

SES's Standard for Standards is up for review. If you would like to see the draft, and perhaps make comment, please call Steve Lowell (703-756-2340).

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