The American Wood Protection Association recently held its Fall Technical Meeting in San Antonio, TX on September 11-15. A number of the proposals considered at this meeting were significant issues for the industry. While we have not attempted to summarize all of the meeting activity, below is a summary of those topics that will impact you as producers.

All actions of the AWPA Technical Committees made during this Fall meeting were to authorize letter ballots on the issues described below. Letter ballots will be made in the following months and then the AWPA Executive Committee will have final approval at its meeting in early 2017. At that same meeting, the Executive Committee will determine the effective date of all changes. In recent years, the effective date has been the date of publication of the Book of Standards (expected late Spring 2017) but previously, it was typical that changes were effective immediately upon review by the Executive Committee.

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