D02 December 2023 Committee Week

December 3, 2023 - December 8, 2023

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


You have the ability to register for multiple committee meetings, pay fees in advance, and receive a confirmation email. After registering, you will also receive emails regarding important information that will help you prepare for your meeting. One week before the meeting, you will receive your check-in QR code; this will help expedite your check-in on-site when picking up your badge at the ASTM Registration Area. You may register by selecting one of the committees below.


Event Details

Committee Information, Schedules & Registration


D02 Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants                       December 3 - 7

D03 Gaseous Fuels                       December 5 - 6

D19 Water                       December 4 - 6

E48 Bioenergy and Industrial Chemicals from Biomass                       December 6

E64 Stormwater Control Measures                       December 7 - 8

G02 Wear and Erosion                       December 6 - 7

Symposia & Workshop Registration

For more information about the workshops, please click on their webpage link below.

Workshop on Natural Gas Blended with Hydrogen: Analytic Challenges and Standardization

Workshop on Finite Element and Statistical Simulations for Galling, Erosion and Tribology in General

If you have questions regarding registration for the workshops, please contact ASTM Symposia Operations via email at or by calling +1 610-832-9522.

Hotel Information

All meetings will be held at The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130.

Hotel Reservations:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official D02 December Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than November 3rd, 2023. The ASTM rate is $199 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cutoff date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click here: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Reservations

The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. The government per diem rates are set by fiscal year, effective October 1 each year; you will be charged the prevailing rate at the time of the meeting, not at the time of booking. Find current rates in the CONUS by visiting GSA.GOV. The government per diem rate reservations may be made via our online reservation system, using the blue hyperlink above, select the Government option from the drop-down menu. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in. .

ADVANCED DEPOSIT/CANCELLATION POLICY: A deposit equal to one night's room and tax will be guaranteed to the card on file upon booking your reservation. Any cancellations made 15 days prior to arrival will not be charged a termination fee. Any reservation cancellations made 14 days or less prior to arrival will be charged the entire length of stay for the reservation.


ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent, they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

The D02 December Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings.

INTERNET: The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel offers wireless internet connection for a surcharge of $14.95 daily. Members of the Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Program will receive complimentary standard in-room internet access during their stay. To sign-up for Marriott Bonvoy or receive further information on the program, please visit: Join Marriott Bonvoy.

Pre-Meeting Checklist

Tips for Meeting Preparation:

  • Pre-register for Committee Meetings:
    • Saves time on-site for meeting check-in and badge retrieval 
    • Allows you to pay in advance for voluntary committee activity fees and/or any banquet events 
    • When you preregister online, you will receive emails regarding committee meetings, final announcements, and other information that will help you prepare for your meeting
    • If unable to pre-register prior to the meeting, registration and payment of fees/events are available on-site
  • Review the prior meeting minutes for current committee activities 
  • Review Ballot Closing Reports, especially those in which you have a particular interest
  • Review posted meeting agendas
  • Download material in preparation for the meeting
    • My Schedule (customize your schedule in an Excel file, highlighting meetings you would like to attend; can be used for multiple committees)
    • My Meetings Material (compile a ZIP File of your agendas, minutes, ballot items, closing reports and schedules
  • Review Online Training Modules offered prior to the meeting, these can be found on the ASTM Website at this link:
    • Plan to attend Committee Week Training Modules conducted by ASTM Staff
    • Check with your committee's leadership for committee specific training offered during the meeting
  • If you need copies made for your meeting or AV support, contact your Staff Manager four weeks prior to the meeting
  • Contact your Staff Manager if you have any questions.

Transportation & Directions

The hotel is located approximately 14.7 miles/23 minutes from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Although the hotel does not offer shuttle services, there are multiple options below for transportation.

PUBLIC TRANSIT:  Attendees taking a flight into the Louis Armstrong International Airport have the option to commute to the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel via the Jefferson Transit Authority (JET) or Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). Using the Airport Entrance Station, attendees can expect about an hour ride in total to the Canal stations for either transit option. The canal stations are about a minute walk to the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. To view more information regarding these options including, schedules, maps and stations, please visit: Louis Armstrong International Airport Transportation

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: From the Louis Armstrong International Airport, taxis, town cars, shuttles and ride share options are all available. Attendees can expect to pay about $35-$60 for a one-way trip to the downtown area, as well as the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. For more information on how to travel around the New Orleans area, please visit: New Orleans Transportation.

RIDESHARING PROGRAM: Transportation Network Providers (TNP), also referred to as a “rideshare” company, provide prearranged transportation through an app, connecting passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire. Lyft and Uber are TNP companies operating in New Orleans, LA. Uber and Lyft offer various discounts for new users. 

PARKING:  At The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, on-site, self-parking is available for $42 daily. Valet service is available for $52 daily.

Training Sessions

ASTM staff will provide several training sessions on various subjects to educate and assist officers, members and non-members of ASTM committees. Refreshments will be available at all training sessions. The following topics will be discussed:

Training Courses

Gasoline: Specifications, Testing, & Technology (Registration Required)

Tuesday, November 28th through Thursday, November 30th - 8:30am-5:00pm (EST)
Price: $1,599

This extensive class provides broad coverage of the specifications, testing, technology, and regulations related to gasoline. You'll learn about the different types and components of gasoline, octane, volatility, drivability, as well as product quality control throughout the motor gasoline product value chain. The course covers specifications related to gasoline, gasoline additives, oxygenates, the refining process, the quality and distribution of fuels, and much more.

The class is taught in a participatory atmosphere where questions and queries to the instructors and classmates are encouraged throughout the course. In addition to receiving the course presentation and notes. The attendee will receive copies of over 30 ASTM standards, test methods, product specifications, and practices related to gasoline and oxygenates.

Please click here to register.

Training Sessions and Committee Events

Workshop: Introduction to the Interlaboratory Study Program (ILS)  

Monday, December 4th – 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST)

This module is designed to familiarize members with the ILS Program, its features, benefits, capabilities, and the online registration process. Research Reports will also be specifically addressed during the session. This workshop will benefit anyone planning to run (or participate in) an interlaboratory study to generate a precision statement for a new or existing ASTM test method. Presented by ASTM ILS Staff.

Statistical Seminar: Why Ordinary Linear Regression should not be used to develop correlation between test methods that claim to measure the same property

Monday, December 4th – 5:00pm-6:00pm (EST)

This brief seminar will provide a simple overview on the common uses and fundamental assumptions behind Ordinary Linear Regression (OLR), followed by an explanation on why the ReXY-based technique in ASTM D6708 Practice for Statistical Assessment and Improvement of Expected Agreement Between Two Test Methods that Purport to Measure the Same Property of a Material should be used instead of OLR to develop correlation between two methods that claim to measure the same property. The D6708 process, inputs, outputs, and failure modes will be presented.

The Sydney  D. Andrews Scroll of Achievement Award Luncheon - Honoring Scott Fenwick

Tuesday, December 5th – 12:00pm-1:30pm (EST)

Honoring Scott Fenwick

ASTM Alliance for Empowering Women (AFEW) Networking Event

Tuesday, December 5th – 5:00pm-6:00pm

Open Workshop: Amplifying your Impact! In this Workshop we will explore how to navigate self-doubt and imposter syndrome, build your confidence, and find your voice through charismatic communication skills. 


ASTM Lab Services Program: ASTM Insight SQC Software 

Tuesday, December 5th – 5:00pm-6:00pm (EST)

ASTM Insight SQC: Staff will demonstrate our cloud based SQC solution, ASTM Insight SQC. The software solution is designed around ASTM D6299 and enables laboratories to meet regulatory requirements set forth in 40 CFR 1090. This session is essential for those who are new to industry or experienced individuals or companies looking to improve skill level and lab results.

ASTM Member Training and Q&A: Editorial Process Spotlight 

Wednesday, December 6th - 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST)

Meeting attendees are cordially invited to a special welcome and orientation session centered on welcoming all member participants, experienced and brand new! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other ASTM International meetings participants. This session will provide a very brief introduction to ASTM, the editorial process of handling ballots and publications, activities, process, electronic tools and international outreach that connect you to ASTM's global network of experts and information. There will also be ample time to ask any questions. This session provides new and experienced members and visitors a chance to connect at the Committee Week. This seminar will be presented by ASTM Staff.

ASTM Proficiency Testing Program & ASTM Training & eLearning Presentation

Wednesday, December 6th – 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST)

Learn how Training and Proficiency Testing Programs can help you improve proficiency with ASTM Standards and Test Methods! ASTM Training and eLearning offers award-winning continuing education courses and industry-leading online training programs. ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP) are statistical quality assurance programs that enable laboratories to evaluate and improve performance, and maintain and fulfill mandatory accreditation requirements. In addition, the ASTM Lab Services program will be on hand to discuss new offerings.

ASTM Staff Support Question & Answer Session  

ASTM Registration Desk

Stop by to speak with ASTM staff who are available to answer questions about ASTM systems and services. Members have access to electronic tools that facilitate your participation at any place, at any time. These tools prepare you for meetings, keep you informed, provide technical contact information, and ultimately enable your input to the consensus process. Staff will be on hand to "show you around" the website, provide information on registering work items, work item collaboration areas, submitting ballot items and online negative ballot resolutions, or simply help with administrative issues. Editorial Staff will also be available to provide assistance. Please feel free to drop in and ask questions!

Interlaboratory Studies (ILS) Question & Answer Session 

See signs for dates/times/locations specific to the Committee Week

In addition to the ILS Workshop schedule above, several ILS Q&A Sessions have been planned with ASTM ILS Staff. Please feel free to drop by and ask questions about, or brainstorm ideas for, your upcoming interlaboratory studies. ILS representatives will also be available to review the status of your current interlaboratory studies and help you plan the next steps. Sessions are open to all, and no appointments are needed

Complimentary Support Services

ASTM meetings offer on-site services from the ASTM staff. We provide photocopying service, audio/visual equipment, and a members' work area with complimentary internet computers during registration hours.


Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday-Wednesday: 7:00am- 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 2:00pm

ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM will provide computers with internet connections. This area will also be wireless for your laptop computer. You may visit the ASTM website, apply or renew your membership, order publications or check your email. The complimentary wireless service is limited to the members' work area and the meeting rooms.

Committee Voluntary Activity & Event Fees

Voluntary Activity Fees - Several ASTM committees collect a voluntary fee to support activities associated within the committee such as awards, social events, etc. Each committee determines the amount and encourages your contribution. The fee can be paid during registration or on-site using a credit card. This voluntary contribution is not an ASTM International society fee.

Special Events - If your committee is having an event and collecting fees to attend, you may pay this during registration or on-site using a credit card. Contact your staff manager or check in with the registration desk for questions. 

In the event you need a refund please refer to the following policies:

Special Event Fee: A refund for a special event fee, which includes banquet functions and/or committee activity, will be honored only if requested 5 business days prior to the event.

Activity Fee: A refund for an activity fee may be requested up to the last day of the event. 

You will see a refund on your credit card statement within 5 to 10 business days.

In order to request a refund, you can click the modify link provided in your confirmation email. Once in your registration you can deselect that fee and select continue and proceed with the modification or you can select “Cancel Registration.”

Members' Guest Hospitality Breakfast

ASTM International attendees' guests (spouses, significant others, travel companion etc.) are welcome to join us for breakfast Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am in the Rodrigue Gallery (1st Floor, Lobby Level) at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.


Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is in compliance with ADA standards. For more information about the physical features of the hotel's accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +1 504-525-2500.


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