​​News and Announcements ​

September 2018

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."


​August 2018

​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).

https://outside.vermont.gov/agency/VTRANS/external/docs/construction/02ConstrServ/PreContract/2018SpecBook/2018-08-08%20-%202018_General_Special_Provisions.pdf


Ballots are out

Ballots were sent out on August 8 for the following:

  • HDPE-PIPE Work Plan --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • ERB Work Plan  --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • WMA Work Plan --contact Jonathan Sirianni, jsirianni@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.

The due date for your response is Friday, August 24th, 2018.


July 2018

​Ballots are out

Ballots were sent out on July 7 for the following:

  • NTPEP Information and Operations Guide (now including APEL) --contact Maribel Wong, mwong@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • RSCP Work Plan --contact Maribel Wong, mwong@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • SAPL Work Plan --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • EBB Work Plan  --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • SSC Work Plan  --contact Vince Glick, vglick@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • CCS Work Plan  --contact Vince Glick, vglick@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.

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."