To maintain consistency with terminology used in the new Publication 408/2020, Initial Edition, descriptions for approximately 780 active pay items were revised. In most cases, the description revisions reflect synonymous terminology; for example, ‘bituminous’ was changed to ‘asphalt’. For informational purposes a tabulation of Revised Description Pay Items and associated currently active Pay Items has been placed in the ECMS File Cabinet. Please note: Pay item number, usage, and measurement are not impacted by the revised descriptions. The effective date for Revised Description pay items is February 28, 2020.

Projects populated with currently active pay items prior to the February 28, 2020, effective date may be let without revision. If pay items are populated after the effective date, revised description pay items must be used.