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3/20/2017Broadcast Memo Upcoming Instrumentation ChangesHaving trouble viewing this email? Click hereTodd Stafford, Executive DirectorBroadcast MemoUpcoming Instrumentation ChangesAs many of you are aware, the electrical training ALLIANCE has beenupdating the instrumentation curriculum over the last few years. The newtextbook, Applied Science of Instrumentation, has been written and iscurrently in the queue to be printed. Along with the new textbook, twoadditional courses will join the Introduction to Instrumentation Module 1within the LMS. These courses represent the first 14 chapters of the newtextbook which comprises the knowledge needed to become aninstrumentation technician. These courses present the conventionalquestions and answers, as the former workbooks did, while adding anassortment of animations and video clips of actual classes to assist thestudent in their studies. Watch for a Train The Trainer (T T T) courserelated solely to this new text at NTI or at a regional session to beannounced in the coming months. Additionally, a training class is beingadded at NTI to demonstrate a variety of methods to instruct a hands oninstrumentation class.With these updates and additions, the relationship with Electric PowerResearch Institute (EPRI) has also been undergoing some updates. Due tomodifications in EPRI standards and requirements, the written exam willgo through a number of changes in the coming months. The first round ofchanges will begin April 1, 2017 and include: 1) increasing the passingscore for the written exam from 75 to 80%, 2) increasing the allotted timefor completion of the written test from 3 1/2 to 4 hours, and 3) changingthe exam to a CLOSED BOOK EXAM. However, the new written examwill have reference documents that may be used in place of the visual editor preview.jsp?agent.uid 1127473604167&format html&print true1/2

3/20/2017Broadcast Memo Upcoming Instrumentation Changesopen book policy. This document, which is basically a collection ofinformation (tables, charts, symbols, etc.) from the existing textbook, willbe provided with the exams when they are ordered. A preview of thereference document may be supplied to instructors for training purposes.For questions about these changes, or to request a preview copy of theresource document, please contact Jason Lunardini at 301.715.2312 or viaemail at [email protected] CONNECTED:electrical training ALLIANCE 5001 Howerton Way, Suite N, Bowie, MD 20715 301.715.2300 301.715.2301 www.electricaltrainingalliance.orgelectrical training ALLIANCE, 5001 Howerton Way, Suite N, Bowie, MD 20715SafeUnsubscribe {recipient's email}Update Profile About our service providerSent by [email protected] in collaboration withTry it free isual editor preview.jsp?agent.uid 1127473604167&format html&print true2/2

Technical Proficiency ExaminationTest Administration GuidelinesSeptember 2015 (Version 3.0)The following document contains the Technical Proficiency Examination TestAdministration Guidelines as adopted by the International Brotherhood of ElectricalWorkers (IBEW) and The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Manualof Guidelines for Instrument Certification.PurposeThe Test administration Guidelines defined in this manual are intended to provideinformation for an IBEW affiliated facility to offer the Instrument Certification programas implemented by the Electrical Training ALLIANCE. The following guidelinesoptimize the quality and the effectiveness of the IBEW/UA Instrumentation Certificationprogram by providing a reference guide path for facilities to offer and host the exams.ApplicabilityThese guidelines are intended to apply to the following IBEW facilities:1. A Local Joint Apprenticeship or Area Apprenticeship and Training Committee.2. IBEW Local Unions.3. IBEW signatory contractors.The following guidelines are intended for Instrument Certification when utilizing theEPRI Technical Proficiency Examination (TPE) process ONLY and should not replace oralter existing polices or procedures such as (but not limited to): Contract Language, EqualEmployment Opportunity (EEOC) or The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), orother applicable processes and/or procedures.The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), with major offices in Palo Alto, California,and Charlotte, North Carolina, was established in 1973 as an independent, nonprofitcenter for public interest energy and environmental research. EPRI brings together powerindustry members, interested parties, EPRI scientists and engineers, and other leadingexperts to work collaboratively on solutions to the challenges encountered in the electricpower generation and distribution industries. These solutions span nearly every area ofelectricity generation, delivery, and use, including health, safety, and environment.EPRI's members represent over 90% of the electricity generated and distributed in theUnited States. International participation represents nearly 15% of EPRI's total research,development, and demonstration program.

As applicable to the IBEW/UA Instrument Certification program, EPRI provides theoversight process to enable the IBEW and the UA to offer open, manageable certificationexams.For purposes of clarification, the written exam will be referred to as Part A and the handson performance exam will be referenced as Part B. Previously, the exams have beenreferred to as Level 1 and Level 2. To properly implement the exam process and coincidewith the requirements as specified by the EPRI TPE process, the exams have beenrelabeled as Part A and Part B.An individual must successfully complete the Cognitive (Written) Exam, Part A, and thePerformance (Hands-On) Exam, Part B, for EPRI to list an individual as proficient in thetasks associated with General Instrument Calibration process as defined by the TPEutilizing TPE IC04.01 – General Instrument, Calibration. IC04.01 provides the TaskAnalysis associated with General Instrument Calibration, defining both the knowledgeand skills required to perform these tasks.

Table of Contents1.0 Part A Certification, The Written (Cognitive) Exam1.1 The Exam1.1.1 Exam Format1.1.2 Scoring1.1.2.1 Exam Question Challenges1.1.3 Scheduling1.1.4 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Issues1.2 Exam Facilities1.2.1 Eligibility1.2.2 Exam Facility Requirements1.2.3 Electrical Training ALLIANCE Auditing1.3 Participant Eligibility1.3.1 Training1.3.2 Work Experience1.3.3 Other Methods1.3.4 Multiple Test Offerings1.4 Exam Proctor1.4.1 Responsibilities1.5 Exam Fees1.5.1 Exam Proctor Fees1.5.2 Individual Fees1.6 Records Database1.6.1 Local Requirements1.6.2 Electrical Training ALLIANCE Requirements1.7 Exam Revisions1.8 Certification Renewal1.8.1 Facility Renewal1.8.2 Individual Renewal1.9 Remediation1.9.1 Facility Requirements1.9.2 Individual Requirements

2.0 Part B Certification (The Performance Exam)2.1 The Exam2.1.1 Exam Format2.1.2 Scoring2.1.2.1 Exam Question and Performance Challenges2.1.3 Scheduling2.1.4 ADA Issues2.2 Exam Facilities2.2.1 Exam facility Requirements2.2.1.1 Facility Equipment and Device Requirements2.2.2 Electrical Training ALLIANCE Auditing2.3 Participant Eligibility2.3.1 Individual Eligibility2.3.2 Non IBEW Member Eligibility (Other Methods)2.4 Exam Administrator2.4.1 Responsibilities2.4.2 Qualifications2.4.3 Training2.4.4 Administrator Training2.4.5 EPRI Required Training2.4.6 Subject Matter Knowledge2.5 Exam Fees2.5.1 Exam Proctor Fees2.5.2 Individual Fees2.5.3 Certification Fee2.6 Records Database2.6.1 Local Requirements2.6.1.1 Calibration Equipment2.6.1.2 Devices2.6.1.3 Facility2.6.2 Electrical Training ALLIANCE Requirements2.7 Exam Revisions2.8 Certification Renewal2.8.1 Facility Renewal2.8.2 Individual Renewal2.9 Remediation2.9.1 Facility Requirements2.9.2 Individual Requirements

3.0 Host Facility Calibration Equipment and Device Requirements3.1 Calibration Equipment Requirements3.2 Device Requirements3.3 Substitutions3.3.1 Documentation Requirements3.3.2 Approval Process3.3.3 Customer Specific Requests4.0 Certification Renewal Form5.0 Certification Exam, Task Analysis6.0 Electrical Training ALLIANCE Audit Forms

1.0Part A Certification, The Written (Cognitive) Exam.1.1 The Exam1.1.1Exam Format: The Part A Exam Format consists of a 200multiple choice question, 3-1/2 hour exam. See Section 5.0,Certification Exam, Task Analysis, Cognitive Enabling Objectives.For each question on the exam, the participant is asked to clearlyindicate the correct choice on a “Scantron” answer sheet that isprovided as part of the test packet. The exam is an open bookexam. PUBLISHED ONLY multiple references may be usedduring the exam (no hand written notes). Each participant is tobring with them for the exam a #2 pencil (one or more) sharpenedfor use and a calculator. A calculator capable of being programmedto perform algorithms used to compute exam questions as aprogramming function of the calculator may not be used for theexam. In addition, calculators capable of storing and recallingexam formatted type questions may not be used. The Host Facilityis responsible for communicating to the participants the calculatorrequirements. The Host Facility is the final authority on calculatoreligibility and use during the exam based upon above statedrequirements.1.1.2Scoring: Scoring of the exam is performed by the ElectricalTraining ALLIANCE utilizing LXR and Scantron based software.The passing score, as defined for passing by the IBEW and UA, isset at 75%, or 150 or more correct answers per exam. Uponcompletion of the scoring process, each participant is contacteddirectly via mail with the results of the exam by the ElectricalTraining ALLIANCE.A participant who has successfully completed the exam willreceive a letter detailing their success and a certification credentialconsisting of an Instrument Certification card upon which theirName will be displayed. The certification card also contains theindividual’s certification status (Part A and/or Part B), certificationperiod and renewal date.A participant who has not successfully met the minimum score of75% will receive a letter stating their exam score and a detailed listof learning objectives identified as needing improvement asidentified by the LXR/Scantron scoring process from the ElectricalTraining ALLIANCE. This list of learning objectives (Section 5.0)and the related deficiencies and weaknesses also provide a methodfor the student to determine the areas in which he or she needs toseek additional training or remediation.

The Host Facility will receive, after Part A Exam Participants havebeen notified, a report stating the success or failure of allparticipants for the exam. The report details how each participantperformed upon each learning objective (Section 5.0) tested uponfor the exam.1.1.2.1 Exam Question Challenges: A Test Participant maysubmit a challenge to a test question by providing a writtendescription of the reasons why a question should not beallowed for scoring purposes. The written challenge to anexam question must be submitted at the time of the examand challenges will not be accepted at a later date. A formis included in the Proctor’s Test Administration Packet.The written challenge is collected by the exam proctor andsubmitted to the Electrical Training ALLIANCE with theexams for consideration and scoring.1.1.3Scheduling: To schedule an exam, a facility must fill out andsubmit to the Electrical Training ALLIANCE a “Test Host RequestForm”. The Electrical Training ALLIANCE requires a minimumof 30 days between the receipt of the Test Host Request Form andthe exam date being scheduled. The exam date, location, and HostFacility contact information will be displayed for public viewingon the Electrical Training ALLIANCE website.The form can be obtained by downloading it under the Schedule aTest tab from the Electrical Training ALLIANCE website ing/instrumentationcertification.A form may also be obtained by calling the Electrical TrainingALLIANCE and requesting a form be faxed to the sponsoringlocation. Contact Ruth Peacock at 301-715-2320 for moreinformation.1.1.4Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Issues: DisabilityRequest and Accommodation. All disability requests are reviewedby the Host Facility prior to the test date. Any necessary specialaccommodations are arranged by the host facility ahead of timewith the assistance of the Electrical Training ALLIANCE. If aparticipant arrives and requests special accommodation on the dayof the test, the Host Facility can not grant accommodation for theindividual requesting accommodation for the test beingadministered on that day. All requests for accommodation must besubmitted in writing for review and consideration prior to the testdate.

Should an individual show up on the day of the test and requestaccommodation, two options are available to the Host Facility. Theindividual can submit the request along with substantiation for therequested accommodation and, after review by the Host Facilityand the Electrical Training ALLIANCE, be scheduled for a test ata later date or the individual can sit for the test without specialaccommodation.Arrangements for persons with disabilities will be provided uponrequest, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA).Professional documentation in support of requests foraccommodation must be submitted to the host facility prior to thescheduled test date. No special requests for special accommodationcan be addressed on the test day.Applications must be accompanied by documentation of thedisability and an explanation of the need for theaccommodation(s). A letter from an appropriate professional (e.g.,physician, psychologist, occupation therapist, educationalspecialist) or evidence of prior diagnosis or accommodation (e.g.,special education services) may be included.Previous school records may also be submitted to document thedisability. Any professional providing documentation should haveknowledge of the disability, have diagnosed and/or evaluated thecandidate, or have provided accommodation previously.The letter must be on official stationery and include the followinginformation: Identification of the specific disability/diagnosis.The approximate date when the disability was firstdiagnosed/identified.A brief history of the disability.Identification of the test/protocols used to confirm thediagnosis.A brief description of the disability.A description of past accommodations made for the disability.An explanation of the need for the testing accommodation(s).Signature and title of the professional.

Requests for special accommodations will be reviewed by the HostFacility.If a candidate has already been granted accommodation, and thedisability remains the same for a second examination, you need notsubmit documentation again, however notification must beprovided by the test participant to the Host Facility thataccommodation is necessary must be made prior to the test date.This will allow for the Host Facility to review the necessarydocumentation and provide the appropriate accommodation asrequired.1.2 Exam Facilities1.2.1Eligibility: Any Local or Area JATC, Local Union, or IBEWsignatory contractor may schedule and host a Part A, WrittenExam, at their respective facility.1.2.2Exam Facility Requirements: Each Host Facility must haveadequate seating space arranged to accommodate all participantsfor the exam. The Exam Proctor has the right to assign seatingand/or request additional room for participants. A single proctormay administer the exam for up to 50 participants.The testing room must be an indoor facility suitable for testing, toinclude the following attributes:— Quiet, well-lit, properly ventilated with a comfortabletemperature and free from distractions to candidates.— Accessible to candidates with special needs.— A head table or podium at the front of the room.— A registration table.— Easy access to unlocked rest rooms with sufficient supplies.— Easy access to water fountain.— Large signs prominently posted making candidates aware of thelocation of the test.— A clock visible to all candidates, preferably at the front of theroom so that candidates can see it without turning their heads.There should be sufficient tables and space for the number ofcandidates registered. The following are recommended guidelinesfor seating candidates according to the listed table sizes/types:— 6-foot tables: No more than two candidates per table.— 8-foot tables: No more than three candidates per table.— Round tables: No more than one candidate per table. These maybe used, but are inefficient due to the requirement of only onecandidate per table.

— Desks: No more than one candidate per desk. Desks may beused only if their surface area is large enough to hold both the testbooklet and answer sheet. They should accommodate both lefthanded and right-handed candidates with equal comfort.The tables should have smooth writing surfaces and adequatespace to accommodate examination booklets and answer sheetswithout crowding.There must be an adequate supply of extra #2 sharpened pencilsfor candidates to use on test day.The chairs should be comfortable, with the chair height beingappropriate in relation to the tables used. Chairs with backs arepreferable to stools or benches without backs.Rest rooms should be located near examination rooms and shouldbe easy to find. Post directional signs if necessary.Room acoustics must be good. If the room is large, make sure thata microphone is available and that it works well. Candidates in theback of the room must be able to hear all verbal instructionsclearly.There must be adequate space for the proctor(s) to observecandidates easily.1.2.3Electrical Training ALLIANCE Auditing: The ElectricalTraining ALLIANCE reserves the right to visit and inspect anyHost Facility before, during and after the examination date andtime. The Electrical Training ALLIANCE also will perform andmaintain a random auditing procedure to visit and review selectedhost facilities before, during, and after the exams.1.3 Participant Eligibility, A candidate must provide identification (such as adriver’s license) on the day of the exam as proof of identification beforebecoming eligible to sit for the exam.1.3.1Training: An applicant may provide proof of attending andcompleting the Electrical Training ALLIANCE course“Fundamentals of Instrumentation and More”. Successfulcompletion of the course must be determined by the Host Facility.Successful completion of the Electrical Training ALLIANCEcourse, which provides instructional material on specified learningobjectives, is the only training method that will qualify anindividual to take the Instrument Certification, Part A Exam. An

equivalent training course offered by the UA, for members of theUA, is sufficient for qualifications of UA members.1.3.2Work Experience: An individual will also qualify to sit for thePart A Exam if they can demonstrate a minimum five yearspractical work history in Instrument Calibration. Calibrationexperience is the only experience accepted as a work historyrelated qualification. The host facility determines (see 1.6.1) thevalidity of an applicant’s work history. The Host Facility mustverify and deem this documentation submitted as acceptable inqualifying an individual under this method of qualification.1.3.3Other Methods: The Host Facility has the right to acceptapplications to sit for the exam from applicants not within theIBEW organizational structure. The Host Facility must determinethe acceptance or rejection of non IBEW test applicants basedupon procedures developed and implemented by the Host Facility.The Host Facility must determine and establish what proceduresare acceptable for this review process and implement thoseprocedures in a uniform manner to all exam applicants.A member of the United Association has the approval to attend anyexam session provided qualifications to sit for the exam are metand necessary documentation is provided to the Host Facility.Typically, this documentation would be provided by the local UAorganization. Members of any IBEW Local Union may attend anyoffered exam regardless of local union jurisdiction; provided thenecessary qualifications to sit for the exam are met and necessarydocumentation is provided to the Host Facility.Training Courses other than the one specified by the ElectricalTraining ALLIANCE may substitute for the training requirementsspecified; provided: a detailed outline, complete copy of coursematerials, lab exercises, and a breakdown of learning objectivesare provided to the Electrical Training ALLIANCE for review.Upon completion of the review by the Electrical TrainingALLIANCE the Host Facility will be notified if the coursesubmitted for review as a substitute training course has beenaccepted as a means of qualifying an individual.1.3.4Multiple Test Offerings: An individual may not apply nor takethe Part A Exam more than once within a six month period.

1.4 Exam Proctor1.4.1Responsibilities: The exam proctor will be obtained through theuse of an independent contractor by the Electrical TrainingALLIANCE. The proctor may not be someone affiliated with theIBEW. The proctor may have affiliation or previous partnershipwith the United Association and/or EPRI.The Exam Proctor will receive the exams from the ElectricalTraining ALLIANCE, oversee the exam process and return theexams to the Electrical Training ALLIANCE for scoring.Included in the Exam Proctor’s packet are specific instructionsabout administering the test. These instructions include specificdirections that are provided as a script that is to be read out loud tothe test participants. This script method ensures that all testparticipants are receiving the exact same instructions.1.5 Exam Fees1.5.1Exam Proctor Fees: The proctor is paid a salary for services asagreed by the Electrical Training ALLIANCE and the NationalInstitute for Testing and Certification (NITC). The ElectricalTraining ALLIANCE will invoice the Host Facility for servicesrendered for proctoring the test to the Host Facility.1.5.2Individual Fees: Individuals may or may not be charged an examfee as per Host Facility procedure.1.5.3Exam Fees: For each exam returned to the Electrical TrainingALLIANCE that has been opened, a fee of 20.00 will be assessed.The Host Facility will be invoiced for all opened exams that havebeen returned to the Electrical Training ALLIANCE.1.6 Records Database1.6.1Local Requirements: Host Facilities are required to maintain allrecords which are submitted to the Host Facility by individual testparticipants. Records submitted may consist of an applicant’s workhistory and/or training experience(s) to qualify an individual to sitfor the exam. Additional records are to be collected and maintainedby the Host Facility as to update and keep accurate records of thePart A, Host Facility responsibilities. The Host Facility may beasked to provide the documentation used to qualify an individualduring an auditing procedure. An audit may be conducted by amember of the Exam Committee at any time.

1.6.2Electrical Training ALLIANCE Requirements: The ElectricalTraining ALLIANCE will maintain a database showing the presentstatus of all individuals who participated in the examinationprocess. A public viewable database will be maintained by theElectrical Training ALLIANCE via the Electrical TrainingALLIANCE website ng/instrumentationcertification. The Electrical Training ALLIANCE website will beused to list individuals who have successfully completed the Part AExam.1.7 Exam Revisions: Exam revisions are created and submitted for the examprocess by the Electrical Training ALLIANCE and the UA. EPRI maintains arecord of the current exam in use which is available for the Electrical TrainingALLIANCE and the UA to alter or revise as determined by all parties. TheElectrical Training ALLIANCE is responsible to update and adapt the scoringprocedures to reflect current exam revisions. All modifications to examquestions are submitted to EPRI for updating of the master question database.1.8 Certification Renewal1.8.1Facility Renewal: Facilities are not required to submit for renewalto offer the Part A Exam. Additional, specific requirements may beadded to the Part A Host Facility responsibilities at any time.When additional requirements, not listed in current Manual ofGuidelines, are required of a Host Facility the additionalrequirements will be specified at the time a Host Facility submits aTest Host Request Form. The Electrical Training ALLIANCE willcoordinate with all Host Facilities, as soon as possible, of the needto change the Host Facility requirements.1.8.2Individual Renewal: An individual’s period of certification isdisplayed on their respective credentials. It is the individual’sresponsibility to keep his or her certification current. An individualthat holds a current certification for the Part A Exam may recertify at the Part A level. For individual recertification at Part A,see Section 4.0.Individuals that hold an expired credential for the Part A may alsorecertify at the Part A level provided their expired certificationperiod ending date and the current date has not exceeded a timeperiod of more than two years.There will be an assessment of 20.00 for each recertification.

1.9 Remediation2.01.9.1Facility Requirements: Host Facilities are encouraged to reviewthe reports supplied by the Electrical Training ALLIANCE thatdetail the performance of exam participants. Reports can bereviewed to determine concentrated areas of subject matter neededfor individuals to successfully complete the Part A Exam. Trainingcourses should be scheduled periodically by the Host Facility toprovide a path for an applicant to have received instruction basedupon the learning objectives tested for in the Part A Exam.1.9.2Individual Requirements: Individuals are encouraged toparticipate in training courses offered by or through the HostFacility. For Part A Exam participants that were not successful, itis encouraged for additional training to be attended within the sixmonth minimal waiting period between exam participation.Part B Certification, The Performance Exam.2.1 The Exam2.1.1Exam Format: The Part B Exam is a performance basedassessment tool. Participants will be asked Discussion questionsrelated to performance tasks and asked to calibrate three (3) of five(5) devices selected at random by the Exam Administrator.There is a three hour time period allowed for the Part B Exam.Each participant is to bring with them a #2 pencil (one or more)sharpened for use and a calculator for the exam. No calculatorcapable of being programmed to perform algorithms used tocompute exam questions, as a programming function of thecalculator, may be used for the exam. In addition, calculatorscapable of storing and recalling exam formatted type questionsmay not be used. The Host Facility is responsible forcommunicating to the participants the calculator requirements. TheExam Administrator is the final authority on calculator eligibilityand use during the exam based upon above stated requirements.2.1.2Scoring: Scoring of the exam is performed by the ExamAdministrator. At the completion of the exam the participants willbe notified whether he or she has passed or failed the exam. ThePart B Exam is a Pass or Fail Assessment based upon performancecriteria observed by the Exam Administrator and specified on thePart B Exam.

All exams are to be returned to the Electrical Training ALLIANCEat the completion of the scheduled exam period. Scores are notfinalized and registered until the Electrical Training ALLIANCEhas received the completed exams and awarded credentialing.A participant who has successfully completed the exam willreceive a certification credential consisting of an InstrumentCertification card upon which their Name will be displayed. Thecertification card also contains the individual’s certification status(Part A and/or Part B), certification period and the renewal datesfor these respective exams.2.1.2.1 Challenges: Challenges may be submitted for review to theIBEW/UA exam committee for review. At the completionof the Part B Exam, challenges must be written andprovided to the Exam Administrator on the same day theperformance exam is administered. Challenges will not beaccepted after the exam date.2.1.3Scheduling: To schedule an exam, a facility must fill out andsubmit to the Electrical Training ALLIANCE a “Test Host RequestForm”. Test dates must be requested a minimum of 30 days inadvance. The Electrical Training ALLIANCE will not approve testdates that are scheduled inside of the 30-day window, based on theday that the Electrical Training ALLIANCE receives the “TestHost Request Form”. The exam date, location, and Hosting Facilitycontact information will be displayed for public viewing on theElectrical Training ALLIANCE website.The form can be obtained by downloading it under the Schedule aTest tab from the Electrical Training ALLIANCE website ing/instrumentationcertification.A form may also be obtained by calling the Electrical TrainingALLIANCE and requesting a form to be faxed to you. For moreinformation, contact Ruth Peacock at 301-715-2320.Exams may be administered to test participants by the HostFacility “By Appointment Only”. Scheduling exams byappointment allows for multiple exams and participants based onan “as needed” requirement by the Host Facility.

2.1.4Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Issues: DisabilityRequest and Accommodation. All disability requests are reviewedby the Host Facility prior to the test date. Any ne

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