ASTM Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals (W. Conshohocken, Pa.; has created a new task group, G01.06.08, to explore the cracking problems that materials exposed to hydrogen may encounter. The purpose of the new group is to review potential problems with hydrogen as an energy source and to develop test methods and other standards that deal with the issues involved in using hydrogen in conjunction with other materials. The first meeting will be held during the ASTM November Committee Week meeting in Washington, D.C., November 9-12. For more information, please contact group chair Robert Zawierucha at