Standard Specification for
Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting
Road and Paving Materials1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3666; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense.
1.1 This specification covers the minimum requirements for
field and laboratory personnel, for establishing and maintaining
a quality system, and establishes minimum qualifications for
agencies engaged in the testing and inspection of road and
1.2 Criteria are provided for evaluating the capability of an
agency to properly perform designated tests on road and paving
materials, and for establishing guidelines pertaining to an
agency’s organization, personnel, facilities, and quality system.
This specification may be supplemented by more specific
criteria, such as that in Specification E 329, and requirements
for particular projects.
1.3 This specification can be used as a basis to evaluate
testing or inspection agencies, or both, and is intended for use
for the qualifying or accrediting, or both, of testing or
inspection agencies, public or private, engaged in the testing
and inspection of road and paving materials.
1.4 Accreditation is required to comply with this standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the
safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the
responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 The following referenced documents are those that are
specifically mentioned in Specification D 3666. These referenced documents are not meant to be all-inclusive, as Specification D 3666 applies, as appropriate, to all test methods
under the jurisdiction of Committee D04.
2.2 ASTM Standards: 2
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