BSR E1.18, Standard for the selection, installation, and use of single- conductor portable power feeder cable systems for use at less than 601 volts nominal for the distribution of electrical energy in the entertainment and live-event industries, offers guidance on the selection, installation, and safe use of single-conductor portable power feeder cable systems used in the entertainment and live-event industries as power distribution systems. The review runs through 28 August 2006. The review will be over and the listing on the ESTA website will disappear as soon as the ending date shown on the website, August 29, starts. The draft standard and its supporting materials are available at

In addition to being asked to review the document to see if it offers adequate advice, reviewers are asked to look for protected intellectual property in the draft standard. ESTA does not warrant that its standards contain no protected intellectual property, but it also does not intend to adopt any standard that requires the use of protected intellectual property, unless that property is necessary for technical reasons and can be licensed and used by anyone without prejudice or preference for a reasonable fee. Any protected intellectual property in the document should be pointed out in the comments.

The BSR E1.18 draft standard is a project of the Electrical Power Working Group, part of ESTA's Technical Standards Program. The working group is seeking voting members in the dealer/rental company and general-interest interest categories. The working group has enough manufacturer and user members, and is not actively seeking members in these interest categories at this time. Membership in the working group is open to all who are affected by the work of the group. There is no fee, and membership in ESTA or any other organization is not a requirement, but voting members are required to attend meetings regularly and to vote on letter ballots. More information about joining the working group is available at

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Karl G. Ruling
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