Standards Activity, Updates, and Errata
There are currently no updates to the 2020 AWPA Book of Standards. However, note that AWPA's standards development process allows consideration of urgent or time-sensitive proposals in a special Spring Standardization cycle. If proposals are promulgated in the Spring, updates will be posted here.
There are currently no known errata for the 2020 AWPA Book of Standards.
Activity: Fall 2020 Standardization Cycle
The deadline for proposals for the Fall 2020 cycle was July 8, 2020. All valid and accepted proposals received by this deadline were considered during the 2020 AWPA Technical Committee Meetings, September 21-24, 2020. Letter ballots were issued on November 4, 2020 and are expected to close on December 4, 2020. If necessary, the negative resolution process and recirculation balloting will take place in December. The AWPA Executive Committee will perform its procedural and legal review prior to final ratification in January 2021. All revisions to standards resulting from ratified proposals will be effective upon publication of the 2021 AWPA Book of Standards with an anticipated release date in April or May 2021.
All interested parties are welcome to attend Technical Committee Meetings to discuss the proposals, or to submit written comments during the Committee review and/or General Committee ballot periods. The complete proposals are available to all AWPA members and are found on each committee's page within the members' section of this website. All other persons may request the text of the proposals for consideration during the current cycle by contacting AWPA and designating the exact serial number of each proposal (example: P07 or T24). Those who are not members of a committee considering a particular proposal during letter balloting may submit a Public comment by downloading and using the Public Comment Form (in Microsoft Word format).
Submission of Standardization Proposals
Proposals to create a new standard or to revise, reaffirm, or withdraw a standard may be submitted at any time. The deadline for each standardization cycle is 75 days prior to the commencement of the Technical Committee meetings. While there is no cost to submit a proposal for consideration during the Fall cycle, there may be costs associated with submitting a proposal for the Spring cycle and calling a special meeting of the committees with jurisdiction. Contact AWPA for more information. Click here to download a standardization proposal form in Microsoft Word format.
Past Proposal Summaries
Spring 2020 - (no activity)
Spring 2019 - (no activity)
Spring 2018 - (no activity)
Spring 2017 - (no activity)
Spring 2014 - (no activity)