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 AWWA’s 30-day public comment period. An electronic public review copy of the proposed standard can be purchased for review during the comment period for $20 each. 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 is now closed. Review copies are no longer available. 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 Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.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 . SCOPE This standard describes the materials and application requirements for factory-applied, fusion-bonded polyethylene (FBPE) coating, to the exterior of steel water pipes and fittings. 1.1.1 Maximum temperatures. AWWA steel pipe coating standards are written for and based on the service temperature of potable water. Consult the manufacturer for conditions and limitations. 1.1.2 Conditions not described in this standard. This standard does not discuss the additional materials and procedures that may be required for difficult installation conditions, such as those encountered in the construction of submerged lines, casing pipe, or river crossings. The manufacturer should be consulted for specific recommendations when these conditions exist. MAJOR REVISIONS Major changes made to the standard in this revision include the following: 1. The title of the standard was changed to be consistent with other AWWA steel pipe coating standards. 2. The titles of Table 2 and 3 were revised to prequalification and quality control requirements to be consistent with other AWWA steel pipe coating standards. 3. A change to a standardized unit for the water vapor transmission test was made (Table 2). 4. Sec. 188.8.131.52 Protection from moisture, was revised. 5. An additional requirement was added to Sec. 184.108.40.206 Pipe ends, regarding rubber-gasketed joints. 6. A change in the cathodic disbondment test method and a change to a standardized unit was made (Table 2 and Sec. 220.127.116.11). 7. All existing wording in Sec. 4.7 Field Procedures was removed. The section now references AWWA C604. 8. Sec. 5 Verification was updated to match the new language being used in all coating standards. 9. An update was made to the peel test in Sec. 18.104.22.168 Adhesion. 10. A new section on visual inspection was added, Sec. 5.5.2. 11. A new rejection of adhesion tests was added (Sec. 22.214.171.124) to match new language being used in similar coating standards. 12. A new section on rejection of pipe was added (Sec. 5.6) to match new language being used in similar coating standards. 13. The section on packaging and shipping was revised (Sec. 6.2) to match new language being used in similar coating standards.