AWPA e-Newsletter: May 2021



117th Annual Meeting

We are excited to announce that the 117th Annual Meeting is officially scheduled for July 27-29 in Nashville, Tennessee.  As soon as they're available, registration information for the event and hotel reservation instructions will be sent in a separate email announcement.  Please go ahead and reserve these dates in your calendar, and look for another email message from us in late May.  We are planning to offer attendees the option of meeting either in-person or online.  We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone again.


2021 AWPA Book of Standards

Did you know that most of the funding for AWPA’s standards development process comes from the sale of the AWPA Book of Standards?  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  If you don’t have the 2021 edition, your standards are already outdated!  This edition is available as a hefty 684-page printed book, a searchable read-only USB drive, or a printed book/USB combination.

To order online, visit the AWPA online store – please note that AWPA members must log in to the store to obtain discounted member pricing. If you prefer to order by mail or fax, a form may be downloaded by clicking this link.


Spring 2021 Standardization Activity

Three standardization proposals were received by AWPA for consideration that were marked urgent and/or time sensitive.  The AWPA Executive Committee reviewed these three proposals and allowed them to proceed.  During a special virtual/online meeting of Technical Committee T-4 on May 11, 2021, the committee authorized all three proposals to move forward with a letter ballot in the coming weeks. 

All three proposals are posted to the T-4 Committee Page (member login required), and the summary of proposals may be downloaded from the standards activity web page.


Note that the deadline for Fall 2021 Standardization Proposals is July 14, 2021.


Standards Scheduled for Automatic Withdrawal

All AWPA Preservative/Protectant standards must be reaffirmed within five years of the latest adoption or reaffirmation year.  The following AWPA “P” standards will be automatically withdrawn if not reaffirmed this year:  P35, P36, P55, P56, P57, P61, and P62.  Note that reaffirmation of “P” standards requires submission of performance data – please consult Guidance Document I for additional information.

All other classes of standards must be revised or, if no revisions are needed, reaffirmed within five years of the latest adoption, revision, or reaffirmation year.  The following standards will be automatically withdrawn if not revised or reaffirmed this year:  A16, A21, A68, A78, M3, M21, E10, E11, E14, E16, E19, E22, E23, E28, and E30.

A standardization proposal form may be downloaded from the AWPA Standards web page, but note that the deadline for proposals for the Fall 2021 standardization cycle is Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  All proposals timely received in the proper format will be considered during the Fall Technical Committee Meetings in Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 27-30, 2021.

New AWPA Members

Congratulations and welcome to our newest members!

  • David Jones, Timber Products Inspection
  • Anika MeadowsICC Evaluation Service, Inc.
  • Travis HixonKoppers performance Chemicals
  • Eryc GrissomGrid One Solutions
  • Christopher Eddy, Grid One Solutions


2021 AWPA Membership

Have you renewed your AWPA Membership for 2021?  The renewal period is winding down and you can renew online through the AWPA portal or by requesting an invoice. If you're not sure, you can log in to view your expiration data, or you can just ask us.

To renew online, visit the AWPA home page and click “AWPA Member Login” on the red bar at the top of the page.  (Note that if you have not logged in recently, you will need to reset your password using your email address as your username.)  Once your password is updated and you have logged in as a member, click the round profile icon in the top right corner and select ‘My Profile’. In your profile, choose the ‘Membership’ tab in the middle of the screen to see your current renewal option.  You can then complete the process by paying with a credit or debit card. You may also update your contact information, communication preferences, and view member pages and other information not available to non-members. 

If you need assistance or to request an invoice, please contact us.


2021 Regular Membership Dues are $275.  

TIME IS RUNNING OUT so be sure to renew now and ensure that youcontinue to receive the benefits of AWPA membership.



Thanks to all our members who participated in the General Election which closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.  The following 2021-2022 AWPA Officers and Executive Committee members were elected and will be installed during the 117th Annual Meeting in Nashville:

  • President: Patrick Stark
  • First Vice President: Kevin Archer
  • Second Vice-President: Andy Kudick
  • Third Vice President: Jay Hilsenbeck
  • Treasurer: Ken Laughlin
  • Three-Year Term Executive Committee Members: Jim Anderson and Navnit Upadhyay 


Also, the following AWPA members were elected to serve as members of the Nominating Committee along with the three most recent Past Presidents not currently serving on the Executive Committee:

  • Bill Abbott
  • Chris Barber
  • Paul Dandy
  • Mark Mankowski
  • Craig Mcintyre
  • Steve Shields


AWPA Meetings

  • 117th Annual Meeting: In-person/online

    Nashville, Tennessee / July 27-29, 2021

  • Summer Executive Committee Meeting:

    Nashville, Tennessee / July 27, 2021

  • 2021 Fall Technical Committee Meetings:

    Santa Fe, New Mexico / September 27-30, 2021