Formal Interpretation of AWPA Standards
In most cases, the language in AWPA Standards is clear and easily understood. Occasionally, however, there may be a misunderstanding or a perceived conflict in the AWPA Standards. These concerns can normally be explained informally after consultation with AWPA Staff or knowledgeable Technical Committee Members.
When there appears to be a conflict between AWPA Standards or the content of a Standard is unclear and the issue cannot be resolved informally, Section 13 of the AWPA Technical Committee Regulations allow for a formal interpretation process. Listed below are the formal interpretations which have been issued by AWPA.
(March 2006) Request for interpretation of A5-05 Method 5 Sections 7 and 8 (Determination of Chloride for Calculating Pentachlorophenol in Wood) by the Missouri Department of Agriculture
(March 2009) Request for interpretation of P9-06 Section A regarding co-solvents by Forest Products Research Laboratory LLC. NOTE: Consensus not reached by interpretation panel, therefore, the issue was referred to Subcommittee P-3 on 22 April 2009.
(May 2009) Request for interpretation of P9-06 Section A regarding co-solvents by The Pacific Wood Preserving Companies. NOTE: Consensus not reached by interpretation panel, therefore, the issue was referred to Subcommittee P-3 on 26 June 2009.
(July 2006) Request for interpretation of T1-06 Section/Table 8.4.1 (Processing Limitations for Solid Wood Poles) by Texas Electric Cooperatives.