Summary of major changes to the Australian Wood Packaging Scheme (AWPCS) - Version 4.1

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Department of  Agriculture, Water and the Environment, December 2020

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General updates throughout:

  • Verified and updated document hyperlinks
  • Updated document table of contents
  • Updated section and Appendix numbering
  • Updated definitions table
  • Updated Appendix 4: Requirements for AWPCS sulfuryl fluoride fumigation providers
  • Updated Appendices 11 and 12 to revise facility certification fields

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Appendix 4: Requirements for AWPCS sulfuryl fluoride fumigation providers

  • 4.5 Prior to fumigation
  • the lowest measured temperature of the product or ambient air is used to calculate the sulphuryl fluoride dosage
  • the temperature of the product must be at least 20 degrees Celsius (including at the wood core) throughout the treatment

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Appendix 4: Requirements for AWPCS sulfuryl fluoride fumigation providers

  • 4.9 Sheet fumigation
    • for tarpaulin fumigation, use a tarp of highly resistant material such as vinyl coated nylon, or polyethylene sheeting of at least 0.15 millimetres (150 microns) thickness. All seams are to be sealed to create a gas-tight enclosure. Low edges of the tarp are to be weighted down, for example with sand
  • for sulfuryl fluoride, a fumigant of low water solubility, ground surrounding the structure is moistened with water to act as a barrier to the gas

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Appendix 4: Requirements for AWPCS sulfuryl fluoride fumigation providers

  • 4.12 Delivery of the fumigant
    • Information on the use of fans for gas distribution during gas distribution phase of fumigation has been added.
  • 4.13 Measuring and monitoring equipment
    • Equipment capabilities updated (<1-100 parts per million/grams per cubic meter)
    • Details on the maintenance and calibration of monitoring equipment including appropriate accreditation bodies updated
    • Recommended calibration instructions for temperature and gas concentration sensors updated
    • Recommended calibration instructions for data recording equipment updated

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Appendix 4: Requirements for AWPCS sulfuryl fluoride fumigation providers

  • 4.13 Measuring and monitoring equipment
    • Instruction for use of equipment with self-calibration abilities added

Pages 92-93 – Version 4.1

Appendix 11: Request for Certification Number Form

  • Form updated to improve facility certification fields

Pages 94-95 – Version 4.1

Appendix 12: Certification Program – Notification for change in facility

  • Form updated to improve facility certification fields
Last reviewed: 18 December 2020
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