AWPA e-Newsletter: September 2023


2023 Fall Technical Committee Meetings


There's still time to register for the AWPA Fall Technical Committee Meetings which take place September 17-20 in Denver, Colorado at the Le Meridien Hotel.  The final meeting schedule is available on the meeting web page, and all proposals can be found on each Technical Committee's web page as well as in the Standards Development Platform (member login required).  Please visit the meeting web page:


2023 AWPA Book of Standards

Have you updated your copies of the AWPA Book of Standards? 
As a non-profit standards development organization, the proceeds from Book of Standards sales provide much-needed funding for our standards development process. Every treating plant, laboratory, specifier, and inspector should have a current edition on-hand, so please be sure to purchase updated copies each year to help AWPA cover the cost of standards development. If you don’t have the 2023 edition, your standards are already outdated! This edition is available in two versions:

A 688-page printed book which may be purchased online at the AWPA Store, or by mail or fax. Click here to download a printable order form.

A searchable online version which requires a paid subscription for access. Single-user and multi-user subscriptions are available for purchase through the AWPA store subscription page. After purchase, standards may be accessed online through the AWPA Standards Library.


New AWPA Members

Congratulations and welcome to our newest member!

Sarath Vega - Roseburg Forest Products

Liang Liang - University of Idaho

Nicole Butler - American Wood Protection Association


In Memoriam

It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of the following AWPA member and friend. On behalf of the membership, we extend our most sincere condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

Dr. H. Michael Barnes - Retired, Mississippi State University. Mike passed away on August 30, 2023. He was a member of AWPA since 1980, and was the recipient of the AWPA Award of Merit in 2004.


Fall 2023 Standards Activity

The deadline for proposals for the Fall 2023 cycle was July 5, 2023. All proposals have been posted to the applicable committee pages and the Standards Activity Web Page.  The deadline for comments on proposals using the Standards Development Platform and for the submission of presentations for the meeting was on August 29, 2023.  All proposals will be considered for letter ballot during AWPA's Fall Technical Committee Meetings which will take place September 17-20, 2023, in Denver, Colorado.  Letter ballots are expected to open in October and close in November, followed by the negative resolution process and recirculation ballots if necessary.


Nominations for AWPA Officers and Award of Merit

AWPA Officers, Executive Committee, and Nominating Committee:  In the next few months, AWPA members will be nominating individuals to serve as Officers, Executive Committee Members, or Nominating Committee Members for the 2024/2025 term. If you know of an eligible AWPA member that would serve AWPA well in these positions, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Kim Merritt or you may submit the nomination directly to AWPA.

AWPA Award of Merit:  Also, the deadline for nominations for the 2024 Award of Merit is December 1, 2023. Please consult the Award of Merit Policy and submit your nomination of a worthy individual to AWPA.


Upcoming AWPA Meetings

  • 2023 Fall Technical Committee Meetings
    Denver, Colorado / September 18-21, 2023

  • Winter 2024 Executive Committee Meeting
    Location to be determined / January 2024

  • 120th AWPA Annual Meeting
    Portland, Maine / April 29-May 2, 2024




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