Monday, November 3, 2008

Reminder to Ballot

Reminder to Ballot TMO497-2002:

Just a reminder that there is a ballot being sent out soon for the reaffirmation of the TMO497-2002, “Measurement Techniques Related to Criteria for Cathodic Protection on Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems”. If you are interested in voting on this TG 020 document you must go to the NACE Website and follow the instructions as shown below. This will have to be done by November 7, 2008.

This will be good practice for the SP0169-2002 revision when it comes out for vote (maybe later this year). You must first join the STG 05 or 35 committee, then sign up to vote (as shown below). Then you wait for NACE to send the revised or reaffirmation document to vote on. Again, there is a need for voters that are not in the “user/consumer” classification, so if possible sign up in another group of voters.

STEP 1: Please review the abstract by going to where you will view the NACE login page. You will be prompted to enter your user name and password. Once you have done so and are logged in, click on the tab in the upper right-hand corner titled “Committees.” Then, click on “Online Balloting” (on the right-hand column on this page). The next page you will see offers you Action Items, Results and a Logout option.
STEP 2: The next page you will see is TCC Balloting Home.

To join a voting list, click on the Action Items button. This will take you to a listing of open Ballots, Reballots, Review and Comments, and voting lists.

Under the heading “Join Ballot Voting Lists,” find the appropriate TG number and click “Respond.”

STEP 3: To review the abstract prior to responding, click on the document title link at the top of the page.

The abstract is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, which means you will need Acrobat Reader software on your computer. If you do not have it, you may download it FREE from the Adobe Web site,

STEP 4: After reviewing the abstract, you may join the voting list or decline to join by clicking the “Back” button at the top left corner of the screen and choosing “yes” or “no” on the TCC Ballot Response page. Please remember to indicate your classification.

Be sure to click on the SUBMIT RESPONSE button at the bottom of the page to submit your response.

After you have submitted your response, the TCC Response Confirmation page will appear stating that your response has been recorded. In addition, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your response.

Contact Daniela with any questions or problems with getting signed up to vote on this document.

Daniela Matthews
Technical Liaison/Editor
NACE International
Toll Free 1-800 797 NACE (6223)
Direct Tel: (281) 228-6287
Fax: (281) 228-6387

Thank you for help and attention to this matter. Please pass this information on to others!! Also we need comments on the blog site from all sides of the issue so we can all learn and challenge each other to be sure we get the best document possible!

Richard Norsworthy
Polyguard Products, Inc.