Softwood lumber; Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared (HS 4403); Other articles of wood (HS 4421); Quality (ICS 03.120), Wood technology processes (ICS 79.020)
Proposed Voluntary Product Standard 20-15, American Softwood Lumber Standard (2 page(s), in English)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting public comment on a proposed revision to Voluntary Product Standard (PS) 20‑15, American Softwood Lumber Standard. This standard, prepared by the American Lumber Standard Committee, serves the procurement and regulatory needs of numerous federal, state, and local government agencies by providing for uniform, industry-wide grade- marking and inspection requirements for softwood lumber. The implementation of the standard also allows for uniform labeling and auditing of treated wood and wood packaging materials. As part of a five-year review process, NIST is seeking public comment and invites interested parties to review the revised standard and submit comments.