Approved Products List Procedures

Approved Products List

The Approved Products List (APL) is a resource provided by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) that identifies materials, products, and suppliers that meet HDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, corresponding Special Provisions, and Standard Plans and are approved for use on HDOT projects.  The intent of the APL is to expedite the identification and acceptance of materials.  Items listed on the APL may be subject to traditional testing and sampling, or by referencing with the AASHTO National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP).

A.    APL Contractual Use

Contract documents specify the method of acceptance for materials. Although an APL listed item is compliant with HDOT Standard Specifications, contract documents may supersede Standard Specifications and the APL.  It is the responsibility of the Contractor to ensure that the proper means of acceptance is used.  At minimum, all materials used in a project shall be documented in accordance with the Materials Testing and Research Branch (MTRB) guidelines, regardless of APL listing.

B.    Product Submission and Approval Process

Submittal of products for inclusion into HDOT’s APL is the responsibility of the producer.  The submittal package should include:

The Quality Control Test Report should include data which shows that the product meets or exceeds the HDOT Standard Specification.  Additionally, the report should include the appropriate HDOT Standard Specification as well as relevant standards referred to in the specification.

Approval shall be subject to the appropriate HDOT sections’ annual internal review, and supplier must provide additional information if required. The approval process will depend on whether the products meet with HDOT Specifications or have been tested by NTPEP and meets with AASHTO or ASTM standards.

All requests shall be submitted electronically to the Materials Testing and Research branch by email to [email protected]. If product sample is submitted, it shall be submitted to the Materials Testing and Research Branch located at 2530 Likelike Highway, Honolulu, HI 96819.

C.    APL Listing Duration

All products listed on the APL are certified for three years. It is the producer/manufacturer’s responsibility to resubmit a Product Evaluation Request Form at least three months prior to the expiry date of their product. It is also the responsibility of the producer/manufacturer to ensure that their product meets the current HDOT Standard Specifications and corresponding Special Provisions.

D.    Random Testing and Auditing

HDOT reserves the right to sample materials on the APL for testing.  HDOT may sample material from the manufacturing plant, the project site, and other locations.  If a product is found not to meet the requirements of HDOT Standard Specifications and corresponding Special Provisions and Standard Plans, the result may lead to disqualification.

E.    Disqualification

Products that do not meet HDOT specifications may be removed from the APL at any time. These items will remain unlisted until a Product Evaluation Request is resubmitted and adherence to the specifications can be verified and the product has undergone satisfactory performance evaluation.

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