Committees

Participating on one (or more) of our active committees is one of the top benefits of NASSCO membership.  Make a real difference in our industry by getting involved!

This group monitors local, state and federal legislation, grant programs and requirements that affect the business opportunities of NASSCO members. It also identifies ways in which NASSCO can collaborate with other organizations.

2021-2022 Goals:

  1. Advance NASSCO’s Federal Policy Recommendations through meetings and other communications with Congressional leaders and federal agencies
  2. Increase Committee participation and Sewer System Heroes Campaign engagement on NASSCO.org by 10% over 2020/2021

Committee Chair: Chase Dehne | chase.dehne@pipelogix.com

Co-Chair: Steve Dye | sdye@nexusgr.com

NASSCO’s Grouting Committee, also known as ICGC, educates sewer engineers and owners about this unique and highly versatile process and promotes chemical grouting as a safe, economical and effective means to reduce groundwater infiltration into sewer collection systems.

2021-2022 Goals:

  1. Develop curriculum for ITCP-Grouting course
  2. Conduct third-party research on grouting materials to determine standardized testing method, acrylamide/MBA ratio variance, longevity of acrylamide grout at 95/5 ratio, and how variance from ratio effects lifespan of grout
  3. Develop Material Safety Training Document
  4. Develop educational tool based on White Paper on Grout Test Cell Research Findings
  5. Support other NASSCO Committees on matters of grouting, including curriculum content for Workforce Development Committee

Committee Chair: John Manijak | jmanijak@michels.us

Co-Chair: Ray Bahr | ray.bahr@americanchemicalgroutco.com

The purpose of this committee is to develop and or update safety manuals and other NASSCO documents to provide NASSCO members with the latest in health and safety requirements as required by local state and federal regulatory agencies.

2021-2022 Goals:

  1. Develop safety videos on the topics of styrene monitoring equipment and confined space entry for sanitary sewer manholes
  2. Conduct a webinar on styrene monitoring equipment in partnership with NASSCO’s Technical Advisory Council
  3. Continually update NASSCO members and the industry on important safety topics by providing content on NASSCO.org, distributing eBlasts, and answering industry questions, when qualified, via safety@nassco.org
  4. Support other NASSCO committees on matters of health and safety, including the Pipe Rehab Committee’s oversight of Phase 3 CIPP study from TTC

Committee Chair: Tad Powell | Tpowell@hazenandsawyer.com

Co-Chair: Dennis Piven | dpivin@aegion.com

Members of this committee aid NASSCO in the evolution of the condition assessment of sewer infrastructure. They also recommend technical programs that educate and encourage participation by owners, engineers and operators resulting in nationally endorsed standards.

2021-2022 Goals:

  1. Continue implementation of PACP™, LACP™ and MACP™ Version 8
  2. Publish and promote NASSCO QA/QC Guidelines
  3. Finalize production of two educational videos: “Introduction to PACP” and “PACP for Asset Management”
  4. Finalize “PACP Risk Management” Online Course
  5. Support other NASSCO committees on matters of infrastructure assessment, including the Government Relations Committee roll-out of Crossbore Guidelines

Committee Chair: Michelle Beason | mbeason@nationalplant.com

Co-Chair: Tanya Stephen | tdsconsulting@rogers.com

This group develops industry standards and specifications along with the overview of all rehabilitation processes that promote the use of technologies for lateral rehabilitation with high levels of quality assurance/quality control.

2021-2022 Goals:

  1. Develop an educational video on lateral rehabilitation technology
  2. Update NASSCO Specification Guidelines for lateral lining
  3. Update NASSCO’s Lateral Overview Document
  4. Monitor Plumbing Codes
  5.  Support other NASSCO Committees on matters of laterals, including curriculum content for Workforce Development Committee

Committee Chair: Brendan Doyle | brendand@bldllc.net

Co-Chair: Ron Robichaux | ron@undergroundeyes.net

The significant amount of manhole rehabilitation in the industry has necessitated the establishment of this committee, Manhole Rehabilitation, which is responsible for developing standards for manhole assessment and rehabilitation.

2021-2022 Goals:

  1. Work with NASSCO staff and other committees to update manhole content for ITCP and MACP training materials
  2. Develop a matrix detailing differences, advantages and methodologies of rehab technologies for manhole structures
  3. Produce an educational video on manhole rehabilitation 
  4. Support other NASSCO Committees on matters of manhole rehab, including curriculum content for Workforce Development Committee

Committee Chair: Don Rigby | donald.rigby@gmail.com

Co-Chair: Karol Giokas | kgiokas@rjnmail.com

This committee's purpose is to promote safety and knowledge by education of processes, equipment and tools for industry-specific tasks.

 2021-2022 Goals:

  1. Update NASSCO Jetter Safety Video
  2. Develop Specification Guidelines for pipe cleaning prior to CIPP or coating
  3. Support other NASSCO Committees on matters of O&M, including providing curriculum content to Workforce Development Committee

Committee Chair: David Hamberlin | david.hamberlin@hydromaxusa.com

Co-Chair: Jerry Weimer | jerryweimerconsulting@gmail.com

This committee's purpose is to promote the use of all Pipe Rehab technologies for industry applications, which includes reviewing general matters concerning the industry including legislative, technical and quality issues, providing support for and work with the NASSCO staff and Board to promote programs that educate the public on pipe rehab issues and benefits, and develop and support programs.

2021-2022 Goals:

  1. Support Phase 3 CIPP Emission Study 
  2. Create educational video on spiral wound technology
  3. Develop a white paper on features and benefits of all pipe rehabilitation technologies

Committee Chair: Bill Moore | wmoore@aocaliancys.com

Co-Chair: Chris Lind | wmoore@aoc-resins.com

This committee is responsible for researching current tools and techniques of pressure pipe assessment and rehabilitation, with a goal to establish standards to assess and rehabilitate force mains and water lines.

2021-2022 Goals:

  1. Develop a White Paper on Pressure Pipe Technology with a focus on Force Mains
  2. Prepare and deliver an industry-wide educational webinar on pressure pipe rehabilitation with a focus on force mains
  3. Develop a performance-based specification guideline for the rehabilitation of force mains using CIPP
  4. Develop a matrix highlighting different needs requirements (crews, equipment, service connections, etc.) between water and force mains
  5. Support other NASSCO committees on matters of pressure pipe, including assistance with the Infrastructure Assessment Committee’s PACP training materials for Pressure Pipe Codes

Committee Chair: Joanne Carroll | jcarroll@subtegic.com

Co-Chair: Jason Walborn | Jason.Walborn@gcinc.com

This committee meets and works with all software vendors to establish and implement uniform programs that incorporate PACP®/MACP®/LACP®. This group also reviews revisions from time to time and makes adjustments and recommends amendments, as necessary.

 2021-2022 Goals:

  1. Review PACP/LACP/MACP Version 8 and prepare for implementation
  2. Plan for import/export data exchange using SQLite
  3. Develop a document that explains changes between PACP Versions 6 and 7 inspections; prepare a similar document for Versions 7 and 8 when 
  4. Build relationships with asset management software vendors to encourage involvement with NASSCO
  5. Support other NASSCO Committees on matters of software, including curriculum content for Workforce Development Committee

Committee Chair: James Burn | james.burn@gmblueplan.ca

Co-Chair: Billy Johnston | billy@nassco.org

A recently-formed NASSCO Committee designed to fill the skilled trade gap through the promotion of underground infrastructure careers to young professionals, veterans, and other groups.

2021-2022 Goals:

  1. Working with other NASSCO Committees, develop an outline for curriculum on trenchless rehabilitation industry trades
  2. Create relationships with SkillsUSA State directors to understand acceptance of curriculum outline
  3. Partner with SkillsUSA to use existing apprenticeship programs as a guide for a working curriculum, and develop course content for trenchless rehabilitation technicians
  4. Partner with other trade associations including but not limited to WEF, NASTT, NUCA, and AWWA to extend workforce development initiatives

Committee Chair: Jacob Trapani | jacob@bldllc.net

Co-Chair: Cori Criss | cori@itpipes.com