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AWWA Comment Period on the Revisions to AWWA C203 – Coal-Tar Protective Coatings and Linings for Steel Water Pipe

August 21, 2020

AWWA solicits public comments on all proposed new AWWA Standards, and on all proposed revisions, reaffirmations, or withdrawals of existing AWWA Standards. The referenced standards project is being considered for approval and the publication of this notice begins the 45-day public comment period for AWWA and ANSI. An electronic public review copy of the proposed standard can be obtained for review during the comment period by emailing ETS Support

Comments must be submitted in writing to the AWWA contact listed below no later than the last day of the comment period specified herein. Such comments shall be specific to the section(s) of the standard under review and include sufficient detail so as to enable the reader to understand the commenter's position, concerns and suggested alternative language, if appropriate.

AWWA Comment Period closes on October 5, 2020.

Send comments to:
Liz Ralph
303.347.6177 phone
303.795.7603 fax

The review copy will be edited for publication and may also be revised as appropriate based on any comments received during the public comment period. Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.

Final publication of the standard may take several months. When it is available, a notice will be published in the official notice section of Journal - American Water Works Association. The standard becomes an effective AWWA standard on the first day of the month following such publication in Journal - American Water Works Association

This standard provides the minimum requirements for coal-tar protective coatings and linings used in the water supply industry for buried steel water pipelines.

Major revisions made to the standard in this edition include the following:
1. Sec. 2 References, was updated.
2. The definition for applicator was added and the definition for constructor was deleted in Sec. 3 Definitions and the terms were switched out throughout the standard in order to clarify responsibilities. 
3. The description for outerwraps was slightly revised in Sec.
4. The title of Sec. 4.6 was changed.
5. Sec. 6.3 was modified to include affidavits from both the coal-tar manufacturer and the applicator.