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tween, and even within, wood species. For instance, there is a great deal
of difference between the properties of red oaks and white oaks. The
preservative treatment process increases the variability even more. Be-
cause of this variability, constant quality control by the treater and
quality assurance by the user are essential. This Guide will only be effec-
tive if each naval installation periodically conducts an overview of the
wood procurement program to determine the effectiveness of treaters,
inspection agencies, and inspection reports. Government overviews can
be accomplished through the use of trained government inspectors or by
contracting with one of the EFD recommended independent inspection
KEY leads the naval installation inspector through a series of decision
making steps to either accept or reject delivered products or to obtain a
more detailed inspection. The inspection process depends largely on the
presence of brands or marks on the products and on the inspection
reports submitted with the products. Products must be properly marked
and must have inspection reports.
LONG-FORM AND SHORT-FORM KEYS. There are two versions of
the KEY -- the long-form KEY and the short-form KEY. The steps are
the same in both forms, but the long-form KEY has more explanations
than the short-form KEY. Naval installation inspectors should use the
long-form KEY until they are thoroughly familiar with the inspection
process. Once inspectors are comfortable with the process, they may
want to use the short-form KEY which does not have detailed explana-
PART I. The KEY is divided into PARTS I and II. PART I is to help
any installation inspector perform certain observations that will lead to a
decision. The steps will lead the inspector to a decision to accept or
reject the products or to proceed to the next step. At the end of
PART I, if the inspector has not accepted or rejected the product, the in-
spector should proceed to PART II. If at any time during the inspection
the inspector has doubt concerning the product, the treatment, or the in-
dependent inspection agency report, the EFD Applied Biologist should
be consulted. Appendix A provides EFD Applied Biology contact per-
sons for treated wood.
PART II. This part of the inspection process should only be performed


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