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.

Standard A5-05

(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

Standard P9-06

(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.

Standard T1-06

(July 2006)  Request for interpretation of T1-06 Section/Table 8.4.1 (Processing Limitations for Solid Wood Poles) by Texas Electric Cooperatives.