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.

2022-2023 Goals:

  1. Advance NASSCO’s Federal Policy Recommendations through meetings and other communications with Congressional leaders and federal agencies
  2. Increase Government Relations Committee participation and Sewer System Heroes Campaign engagement on NASSCO.org by 50% over 2021/2022 FY

Committee Chair: Rizwan Siddiqi 

Co-Chair: Chase Dehne 

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.

2022-2023 Goals:

  1. Update Sewergrouting.com
  2. Publish Test Cell White paper
  3. Organize and publish Test Cell Research Webinar
  4. Research standardized testing methods to determine the performance of acrylamide grout
  5. Develop curriculum and related materials for self-paced, online ITCP™ Grouting Course
  6. Support other NASSCO committees on matters of grouting, including Workforce Development curriculum

Committee Chair: John Manijak 

Co-Chair: Ray Bahr

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.

2022-2023 Goals:

  1. In partnership with NASSCO’s Technical Advisory Council, conduct a webinar on styrene monitoring equipment
  2. Develop safety video on the topic of styrene monitoring equipment
  3. In partnership with NASSCO’s Sewer Structure Rehabilitation Committee, develop safety video on the topic of confined space entry for sanitary sewer manholes
  4. 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
  5. Support other NASSCO committees on matters of health and safety, including the Pipe Rehabilitation Committee’s oversight of Phase 3 CIPP emissions study from TTC and Workforce Development curriculum

Committee Chair: Dennis Pivin

Co-Chair: Tad Powell

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.

2022-2023 Goals:

  1. Finalize content for “PACP™ for Asset Management – Module1” video
  2. Finalize content for “PACP™ for Asset Management – Module 2” video
  3. Finalize “PACP™ for Risk Management” Online Course
  4. Continue implementation of PACP™, LACP™ and MACP™ Version 8
  5. Support other NASSCO committees on matters of infrastructure condition assessment, including the Government Relations Committee roll-out of Crossbore Policy Guidelines and Workforce Development curriculum

Committee Chair: Michelle Beason

Co-Chair: Tanya Stephens

The International Relations Committee works with organizations such as CERIU and LAMSTT to train PACP™ in Quebec and South/Central America, respectively. The Committee also builds general awareness of NASSCO around the world.

2022-2023 Goals:

  1. In partnership with NASSCO staff, translate NASSCO Website and The NASSCO Training Source into Spanish
  2. Conduct two technical webinars in Spanish
  3. Establish a team to translate PACP™ materials, NASSCO website, The NASSCO Training Source and other technical resources into Portuguese to meet the growing demand in Brazil
  4. Begin working with other global organizations who set standards to develop common best practices for various technologies, especially CIPP
  5. Identify Spanish and Portuguese-speaking trainers in PACP™ and ITCP™
  6. In partnership with NASSCO staff, begin Spanish translations of technical resources including NASSCO’s Manual of Practice, PACP™ related documents, CIPP safety related documents, ITCP™ Manuals and presentations, PACP online re-certification, etc.

Committee Chair: Carlos Munera

Co-Chair: Luis Leon

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.

2022-2023 Goals:

  1. Develop an educational video on lateral and building pipe rehabilitation technology
  2. Update NASSCO Specification Guidelines for Lateral Lining
  3. Explore partnerships with IAPMO to develop educational opportunities for lateral and building pipe CIPP applications
  4. Develop guidelines and best practices for residential lateral and building pipe inspections to be used by plumbers, home inspectors and municipalities
  5. Support other NASSCO Committees on matters of laterals and building pipe, including Workforce Development curriculum

Committee Chair: Tom Bowman

Co-Chair: Chad Miller

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

 2022-2023 Goals:

  1. With help from NASSCO staff, update Jetter Video and present it in self-paced online certification modules
  2. Develop a NASSCO Specification Guideline on Siphon Cleaning and Assessment
  3. Develop a Specification Guideline for Cleaning CIP and Coatings
  4. Develop a Specification Guideline for chemical treatment of roots/grease
  5. Develop a Self-Paced Private Property Drain Cleaning Certification Program
  6. Support other NASSCO Committees on matters of O&M, including Workforce Development curriculum

Committee Chair: David Hamberlin

Co-Chair: Jerry Weimer

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.

2022-2023 Goals:

  1. Complete Phase 3 CIPP Emissions Study
  2. Deliver a white paper on the features and benefits of varying pipeline rehab technologies
  3. Develop an educational video on SAPL (Spray Applied Pipe Liner)
  4. Update the NASSCO Cured-in-Place Pipe Specification Guideline to better identify and explain UV-cure technology
  5. Support other NASSCO Committees on matters of pipe rehabilitation, including Workforce Development curriculum

Committee Chair: Chris Lind

Co-Chair: Eric Haenlein

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.

2022-2023 Goals:

  1. Host a webinar on the inspection and assessment of force mains
  2. Produce a video on rehabilitation for force mains
  3. Develop a white paper on pressure pipe technology with a focus on force mains
  4. Support other NASSCO Committees on matters of pressure pipe, including Workforce Development curriculum

Committee Chair: Jason Walborn

Co-Chair: John Mele

Manholes, catch basins, wet wells and other sewer structures require significant rehabilitation to keep the entire system operating at maximum capacity.

2022-2023 Goals:

  1. In partnership with NASSCO’s Health and Safety Committee, develop a Manhole Entry Safety Document
  2. Develop content on the topic of Manhole Entry Safety to be used by NASSCO’s Health and Safety Committee on the production of Confined Space Entry video
  3. Update NASSCO’s 2013 Manhole Rehabilitation Guideline Specification
  4. Continue updates to ITCP™ Manhole Rehabilitation
  5. Support other NASSCO committees on matters of sewer structure rehabilitation, including Workforce Development curriculum

Committee Chair: Karol Giokas

Co-Chair: Anthony Hughes

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.

 2022-2023 Goals:

  1. Finalize PACP™ Version 8 Data Dictionary
  2. Create and test initial PACP Version 8 SQLite Database
  3. Create PACP Version 8 evaluation methodology
  4. Continue building relationships with asset management software vendors to encourage involvement with NASSCO
  5. Support other NASSCO committees on matters of software, including Workforce Development curriculum

Committee Chair: James Burn

Co-Chair: Keith Carpenter

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.

2022-2023 Goals:

  1. Research and determine which demographic and psychographic targets NASSCO members should recruit to meet their current workforce demands
  2. Develop recruitment tools for NASSCO members to use for their own recruitment and retention programs
  3. Enlist the aid of NASSCO technical committees to further develop Trenchless Technology Certification Program curriculum
  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

Co-Chair: Nicole Little