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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®: NFPA 70, Errata 70-14-4, referencing 517.18(A) Exception No. 2 and 690.13(A) Exception, issuance date: July 29, 2014 An errata is a correction issued to an NFPA Standard, published in NFPA News, Codes Online, and included in any further distribution of the document. Continue reading
The Second Draft Reports for NFPA documents in the Fall 2014 revision cycle are now available. Some of the proposed NFPA documents with Second Draft Reports are as follows: NFPA 12, Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems NFPA 16, Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code NFPA 600, Standard on Industrial Fire Brigades NFPA 701, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films... Continue reading
The NFPA Standards Council will be meeting on August 11-14, 2014 at NFPA Headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts. At this meeting, some of the topics the Council will address include: appeals on the issuance of NFPA 1, NFPA 54, and NFPA 101 issuance of the Annual 2014 documents with Certified Amending Motions issuance of proposed TIAs on NFPA 1, NFPA 10, NFPA 37, NFPA 45, NFPA 58, NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, NFPA 85, NFPA 99, NFPA 101, NFPA 102, NFPA 400, NFPA 402, NFPA 1192, NFPA 1952, NFPA 1963, NFPA 5000 new projects/documents on selection, care, and maintenance of tactical operations... Continue reading
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 1951, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents, and NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 1951, proposed TIA No. 1158, referencing 5.2.4(8) (New), 8.16.4.2, and A.8.16.4.2 (New) of the 2013 edition NFPA 1971, proposed TIA No. 1159, referencing 5.4.4(8)(New), 8.27.4.2 and A.8.27.4.2(New) of the 2013 edition Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the August 22, 2014 closing date. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA... Continue reading
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The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, is being published for public review and comment: Proposed TIA No. 1156, Reference: 650.3 of the 2014 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the August 22, 2014 closing date. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the Secretary, Standards Council by the closing date. Continue reading
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The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, is being published for public review and comment: Proposed TIA No. 1157, Reference: 517.41(E) of the 2014 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the August 22, 2014 closing date. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the Secretary, Standards Council by the closing date. Continue reading
During the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) held on June 11-12, 2014, the following 12 NFPA codes and standards in the Annual 2014 and Fall 2013 cycles were presented for action to the NFPA membership: NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems NFPA 731, Standard for the Installation of Electric Premises Security Systems NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles NFPA 720, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment NFPA 59,Utility LP-Gas Plant Code NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas... Continue reading
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®: 5000-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 2 thereby retaining First Draft text Passed. 5000-2 Motion to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code® 5000-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 2 thereby retaining First Draft text Passed. 5000-2 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Correlating Revision No. 6, thereby recommending First Draft text Not Pursued. 5000-3 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 115 and any related portions of related First Revision No. 434, thereby recommending previous edition text Passed. 5000-4 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 25 Passed. 5000-5 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 71 and any... Continue reading
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®: 101-1 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Correlating Revision No. 4, thereby recommending First Draft text Failed. 101-2 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 20 and any related portions of First Revisions, Reject Second Revisions No. 22, No. 24 and No. 23, thereby deleting the new section, corresponding annex and references Failed. 101-3 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 123 and any related portions of First Revision No. 427, thereby recommending previous edition text Passed. 101-4 Motion... Continue reading
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®: 101-1 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Correlating Revision No. 4, thereby recommending First Draft text Failed.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 703, Standard for Fire Retardant—Treated Wood and Fire-Retardant Coatings for Building Materials: 703-1 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Revision No. 2 and any related portions of First Revision No. 3, thereby deleting new sections 4.1.1.1, 4.1.1.6 and 4.1.1.7 Failed. 703-2 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Revision No. 2, thereby recommending First Draft text Failed. 703-3 Motion to Accept an Identifiable Part of Public Comment No. 4 Failed. NFPA 703 was passed with 0 amending motions. NFPA 703... Continue reading
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 703, Standard for Fire Retardant—Treated Wood and Fire-Retardant Coatings for Building Materials: 703-1 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Revision No.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code: 99-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 5, thereby recommending First Draft text Passed. NFPA 99 was passed with 1 amending motion. NFPA 99 COMPLETED. Continue reading
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®: 70E-1 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Revision No. 37, thereby recommending First Draft text Not Pursued. NFPA 70E® was passed with 0 amending motions. NFPA 70E® COMPLETED. Continue reading
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code: 54-1 Motion to Accept an Identifiable Part of Public Comment No. 72 Failed. 54-2 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 12 and any related portions of First Revisions No. 68 and No. 69, thereby deleting the new section and corresponding annex Passed. NFPA 54 was passed with 1 amending motion. NFPA 54 COMPLETED. Continue reading
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code: 99-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 5, thereby recommending First Draft text Passed. NFPA 99 was passed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®: 70E-1 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Revision No. 37, thereby recommending First... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code: 54-1 Motion to Accept an Identifiable Part of Public Comment No. 72 Failed. 54-2 Motion to Reject Second... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code: 59-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 9 Not Pursued. NFPA 59 was passed with 0 amending motions. NFPA 59 COMPLETED. Continue reading
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During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 720, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment 720-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 14 Not Pursued. 720-2 Motion to Accept an Identifiable Part of Public Comment No. 20 Not Pursued. NFPA 720 was passed with 0 amending motions. NFPA 720 COMPLETED. Continue reading
During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code: 59-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 9 Not Pursued. NFPA 59 was passed with 0 amending motions.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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During today's NFPA Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 720, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment: 720-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 14 Not Pursued.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
Attendees at this year's NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) are able to access a complete electronic version of the Tech Session agenda and First and Second Draft Reports of the NFPA Standards that will be addressed at the Tech Session.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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NFPA has issued the following formal interpretation on NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories using Chemicals: NFPA 45, Formal Interpretation 45-11-10, referencing 10.1.1, Table 10.1.1(a) and Table 10.1.1(b) of the 2011 edition, issuance date: May 28, 2014 Formal interpretations are for the purpose of providing formal explanations of the meaning or intent of the Technical Committee on any specific provision or provisions of any NFPA Standard in accordance with Section 6 of the Regulatons Governing the Development of NFPA Standards. Continue reading