Work Item
ASTM WK81265

New Practice for Close Tolerance Pipe Slurrification (CTPS) Method to Replace, Rehabilitate, and Repair Existing Buried Asbestos Cement (AC) Pipe Systems

1. Scope

to create an ASTM standard that embodies the EPA's 1029 alternative work practice for replacing asbestos cement piping


pipe slurrification; asbestos cement pipe


In June of 2019 the US EPA approved an alternative work practice for digging up and replacing buried asbestos cement piping. The EPA had seen some pipe owners allow pipe bursting as a means of replacing these pipes but the EPA didn't like that the fact that the burst asbestos fibers were left free in the soil creating a bio hazard.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F36.20

Committee: F36

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 03-15-2022

Technical Contact: Norman Kampbell

Item: 002

Ballot: F36.20 (22-02)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution