New Balloted Work Plans and Information and Operations Guide Updated
Work Plans for the following technical committees were balloted, accepted, and uploaded. Please visit the links to review:
The Information and Operations Guide was updated with a new anti-harassment policy. Please visit the link to review:
Field Test Volunteers Needed
The following committees are in need of States to participate in field evaluations:
Copyright information has been added to the Information and Operations Guide, all Technical Committee Work Plans, Standard Practice for Audits, and more.
Technical Committee Leadership Updates and Vacancies
Concrete Coating Systems (CCS) - Now Accepting Applications
For manufacturers with an interest in the AASHTO NTPEP
Concrete Coating Systems (CCS) product evaluation program, the opportunity to
participate is now available on a first come, first serve basis.
Information regarding the new work
plan, and corresponding fees schedule, can be found in the links below:
Should your organization be interested in submitting a
system, contact Vince Glick (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As many of you may already know, the AASHTO Product Evaluation List (APEL) offers evaluations for innovative patented and/or proprietary materials, products, and devices. The program has been seeing a considerable uptick in use over the past couple of years, and as such, we wanted to make sure that everyone is aware of the data which is available to them.
This highlight only products/data that have been added to the APEL website over about the last year. APEL provides three categories of data: AASHTO Evaluated Products; DOT Evaluated Products; and State Proprietary Products. You can learn more about each category by reviewing the FAQ section of the APEL website. As the Liaison for this group, you can also contact Jonathan Sirianni, email@example.com, directly with any questions or concerns you have.
Below is a list of products with data available to view directly on the APEL website. Please let Jonathan know if you need any assistance with viewing this data.
AASHTO Evaluated Products:
DOT Evaluated Products:
State Proprietary Products (Only 2019 Submissions to Date):
As mentioned previously, the list provided here is only the more recent submissions to APEL, so be sure to visit http://apel.transportation.org/ to view the entirety of the products for which data is available to you. If you have products that your DOT has evaluated, or that you are utilizing on certifications, please reach out to Jonathan so he help you through the process of making this information available to your fellow state members.
Ballots are out
Ballots were sent out on March 25 for the following:
The due date for your response is Monday, April 15th, 2019.
Tennessee DOT adopts NTPEP audits for Thermoplastic Pipe, Corrugated Metal Pipe, Reinforcing Steel, Elastomeric Bridge Bearings, and Guardrail
Tennessee DOT has adopted the use of NTPEP audits as a requirement for Thermoplastic Pipe, Corrugated Metal Pipe, Reinforcing Steel, Elastomeric Bridge Bearings, and Guardrail. These requirements are spelled out in "Approval Procedure Documents" found at https://www.tn.gov/tdot/materials-and-tests/producer-list.html As stated in these documents, "NTPEP certification will be required by December 31, 2018 to remain on the Producer List."
VTrans Adopts Formal NTPEP Requirements for Geotextiles
VTrans has now formally adopted NTPEP as a requirement for Geotextiles. While it was required elsewhere, this is the first formal requirement within its specifications. This requirement has taken effect via their general special provision linked below (Section 720).
Ballots were sent out on August 8 for the following:
The due date for your response is Friday, August 24th, 2018.
Ballots are out
Ballots were sent out on July 7 for the following:
The due date for your response is Monday, July 30th, 2018.May 2018
APEL is officially part of NTPEP
At the 2018 Spring Meeting, the AASHTO Board of Directors approved a resolution to bring APEL under the NTPEP structure. APEL will continue to operate as it has, keeping the apel.transportation.org website, and processes intact. The APEL Council has been renamed the "APEL Task Force."