AWWA COMMENT PERIOD ON THE REVISIONS TO AWWA C213 – Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Coatings and Linings for Steel Water Pipe and Fittings December 17, 2021 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 January 31, 2022. Send comments to: Liz Ralph 303.347.6177 phone 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 Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.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 . SCOPE This standard describes the material and application requirements for fusion-bonded epoxy coatings and linings for steel water pipe, special sections, welded joints, connections, fittings, and appurtenances for steel water pipelines installed underground or underwater. MAJOR REVISIONS 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 to Sec. 3 Definitions. 3. Section 4 was updated with standardized wording and headings to be consistent with other coating and lining standards. 4. Sec. 4.2.1 Materials was updated with the latest Standards Council approved language. 5. A new Sec. 4.2.3 Safety was added to be consistent with other AWWA steel pipe coating and lining standards. 6. Section 4.4 Surface Preparation was modified to be consistent with other coating and lining standards. 7. The tables were moved to the sections in which they are referenced. 8. The minimum blast profile was increased (Sec. 220.127.116.11). 9. The maximum preheat temperature was increased (Sec. 18.104.22.168). 10. The thicknesses related to electrical continuity inspection levels were further defined in Sec. 5.5.2. 11. The minimum adhesion to the pipe was further defined in Sec. 5.5.3 and Table 3. 12. Sec. 5.5.4 Thickness was revised for consistency with other coating and lining standards. 13. Section 5.6.3 and 5.6.4 were modified to be consistent with language from other coating and lining standards. 14. Sec. 6.3 was modified to include affidavits from both the epoxy manufacturer and the applicator.