The International Organization for Standardization

With the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Lerner is a delegate and voting member on six ANSI-accredited hydrogen technologies Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) for:

• ISO/TC 197, Hydrogen Technologies
• ISO/TC 58, Gas cylinders
• ISO/TC 58/SC 2, Gas fittings
• ISO TC 58/SC 3, Cylinder design
• ISO/TC 58/SC 4, Operational requirements for gas cylinders
• ISO/TC 220, Cryogenic vessels

TC 58/SC3-United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Model Regulations (the UN Orange Book). These ISO standards are now replacing the US (DOT- Department of Transportation) and Canada (Canadian Transportation Agency) national standards. This process is in place, and being implemented. I am a voting delegate, representing the USA, as a U.S. ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Registered Expert. At any given time, there are roughly ten voting US delegates on a TAG representing and casting the votes for these global standards.

He is also a registered ANSI-accredited U.S. expert on four ISO Working Groups (WGs) in the hydrogen technologies sector:

• ISO/TC 197/WG 5, Gaseous hydrogen land vehicle refueling connection devices.
• ISO/TC 197/WG 22, Gaseous hydrogen fueling station hoses.
• ISO/TC 197/WG 23, Gaseous hydrogen fueling station fittings.
• ISO/TC 197/WG 24, Gaseous hydrogen fueling stations – General requirements.
• ISO/TC 197/WG, Gaseous hydrogen fueling dispensers – General requirements.

These WGs include hydrogen filling station components and their attachments to hydrogen powered vehicles for all participating countries.

ISO TC58/SC 3/ WG27's standards proposals are now replacing the US (DOT- Department of Transportation) and Canada (Canadian Transportation Agency) national standards. This process is in place, and being implemented. The Working Group presents the proposals to the TAG for ballot. Additionally, I am a US voting delegate, and vote on the proposals. At any give time, there are roughly ten registered ANSI (American National Standard Institute) voting delegates per TAG who cast the standards votes for the USA. 

He is a member of ISO/TC 220/TG 1 – Task Group (TG 1), which is responsible for the preparation and review of ISO 22103/Cryogenic vessels — Tanks for liquefied natural gas on-board storage — and operational requirements for automotive vehicles. TG 1 vote drafts and votes on the safety, performance, explosive prevention, transportation, construction, instruction, etc., standards for the USA. At any given time, there are roughly ten voting delegates. After global votes and comments and meetings, all participating countries– including China, India, Japan, Germany, Canada, France, and Russia– follow our standards. Additionally we report to the UN. For example: TC 58-United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Model Regulations (the Orange Book).