The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) has announced that public reviews of a draft Aluminum Truss and Tower Standard and a draft Photometric Reporting Standard are now being accepted.

The standards are projects of the Rigging Working Group and the Photometric Working Group, parts of the ANSI-accredited standards committee E1, Safety and Compatibility of Entertainment Technical Equipment and Practices. ESTA is the secretariat for Accredited Standards Committee E1, and provides administrative support to the committee. Membership in the working groups is open to all who are affected by standards-making in these areas, and who are willing to participate actively in the group's projects.

BSR E1.2, Entertainment Technology--Design, Manufacture, and Use of Aluminum Trusses and Towers, and BSR E1.9, Entertainment Lighting Luminaires--Presentation of Photometric Performance Data, will be available for public review until April 27. Public review and comment are being sought by ESTA so that the standards may reflect the consensus of informed opinion in the industry. Copies of the documents may be obtained from the ESTA website at or by contacting technical standards manager Karl Ruling at ESTA, 875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2302, New York, NY 10001; fax is 212/244-1502.