Standards Activity, Updates, and Errata


On July 27, 2021, the AWPA Executive Committee ratified an update to Standard U1, Commodity Specification D as published in the 2021 AWPA Book of Standards.  The supplement is effective as of August 9, 2021. 

Click here to download the Supplement to AWPA Standard U1-21



There are currently no errata for the 2021 AWPA Book of Standards.


Activity:  Fall 2021 Standardization Cycle

The deadline for proposals for the Fall 2021 cycle was July 14, 2021.  All proposals received by the deadline were considered during AWPA's Fall Technical Committee Meetings which took place September 27-30, 2021 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  All proposals were authorized for committee letter ballots which were issued on October 19, 2021.  Balloting will close on November 18, 2021 or when a 60% return rate is achieved, whichever is later.


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 for online review and commenting in the Standards Development Platform.  Those who are not members of a committee considering a particular proposal during letter balloting (after committee meetings have occurred) may submit a public comment by downloading and using the Public Comment Form (in Microsoft Word format).

Summary of Fall 2021 Proposals


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 Fall standardization cycle is 75 days prior to the commencement of the Fall Technical Committee meetings.  While there is no cost to submit a proposal for consideration during the Fall cycle, there are administrative costs associated with submitting an urgent or time-sensitive proposal for the Spring cycle and calling a special meeting of the committees with jurisdiction.  Contact AWPA for more information.

Any person may submit a proposal to create, revise, reaffirm, or withdraw an AWPA Standard.  Such proposals must be submitted in accordance with AWPA's Technical Committee Regulations and at least 75 days prior to the commencement of the Fall Technical Committee Meetings.  AWPA Members have access to the AWPA Standards Development Portal to submit proposals and comment on proposals after they have been submitted.  The login for the portal is the same one members use on the main AWPA website. The article "How to Add a Proposal" will guide you through using the Standards Development Platform to add a proposal to a standard.  (Non-members will need to submit proposals by email using the standardization proposal form in Microsoft Word Format.)


Past Proposal Summaries

Summary of Spring 2021 Proposals

Summary of Fall 2020 Proposals

Spring 2020 - (no activity)

Summary of Fall 2019 Proposals

Spring 2019 - (no activity)

Summary of Fall 2018 Proposals

Spring 2018 - (no activity)

Summary of Fall 2017 Proposals

Spring 2017 - (no activity)

Summary of Fall 2016 Proposals

Summary of Spring 2016 Proposals

Summary of Fall 2015 Proposals

Summary of Spring 2015 Proposals

Summary of Fall 2014 Proposals

Spring 2014 - (no activity)

Summary of Fall 2013 Proposals

Summary of Spring 2013 Proposals

Summary of Fall 2012 Proposals

Summary of Spring 2012 Proposals

Summary of Fall 2011 Proposals

Summary of Spring 2011 Proposals

Summary of Fall 2010 Proposals

Summary of Spring 2010 Proposals

Summary of Fall 2009 Proposals

Summary of Spring 2009 Proposals

Summary of Fall 2008 Proposals

Summary of Spring 2008 Proposals

Summary of Fall 2007 Proposals

Summary of Spring 2007 Proposals

Summary of Fall 2006 Proposals