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August 2015 DAC Revision

The Disciplinary Action Criteria was updated in August 2015 with the following editorial clarifications:

  • The definition of affiliated company has been clarified in the note at the bottom of page 5.
  • The language about the informal conference has changed in Part V, Section G on page 7.
  • The language about Termination under Severe Critical Faults on the Table of Disciplinary Actions on page 11 has been clarified.
  • The note at the bottom of the Table of Disciplinary Actions on page 11 has been updated.

Download the revised DAC here: DAC August 2015

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Advisory Committee CAS Information


The periodic 5-year review and revision of The SSPC/NACE Joint Applicator Certification Standard (SSPC-ACS 1/NACE No. 13) "Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification," is underway. This standard provides criteria for the education, training, experience, knowledge, and skills required by an Application Specialist to prepare and apply protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces of complex industrial structures. This standard may be used for certification of Application Specialists for other substrates or conditions, as considered appropriate by facility owners, contractors, or certifying agencies. It is the basis for SSPC's CAS program.

Draft revisions to this standard are being prepared by a joint task group comprised of SSPC and NACE members. The proposed revisions will be balloted to consensus committees within NACE and SSPC. If you are interested in joining the SSPC committee reviewing this standard, please contact Aimée Beggs, SSPC Standards Development Specialist at 412-288-6042 or email beggs@sspc.org.

For additional questions about CAS and the information found in the links below, please contact Joe Berish (berish@sspc.org).

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Current PCCP Advisory Committee Members

Steven E. SmithSuperior Maintenance Co.
Richard CapolupoPrime Coatings Inc.
Bob CohanAtlas Painting & Sheeting
Steven E. SmithSuperior Maintenance Co.
Robert BelisleJW Egan Painting
Steve CogswellBAE Systems
Bruce HenleyBrock Enterprises
Don HolleAbhe & Svoboda
Anthony KavourisAtlantic Painting Company
Tom KousisisAlpha Painting & Construction
Sergio FloresCor-Ray Painting
Gabe GonzalesVigor Industrial
Gary ManousAtsalis Bros Painting
Barry McCoySurface Technologies
Brad WildnerIntech Contracting, LLC.
James TaylorNewport News Shipbuilding
Rick SmithWheelblast, Inc.
Reagan SabelhausSabelhaus West
Sam ScaturoAlpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors
Scott RoystanModern Protective Coatings
Les PhillipsPhillips Industrial Service
Tom SchwerdtTexas DOT
Dan ZarateUS Navy Facilities
Bill CampbellCampbell Consulting Service
Tony SerdenesGPI
Mitch BlumMB Environmental Consulting
Bob MurphySherwin Williams
FTI Apprenticeship/Training IUPAT
Robert PortoFinishing Trades Institute
Union / Labor 
Angelo SerseIUPAT
SSPC - Ex Officio 
Michael DamianoDirector
Berish JoeCertification Specialist