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The August issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Formal interpretation issued on NFPA 1851 Standards Council August agenda Fall 2014 Second Draft Reports available Errata issued on NFPA 70 and 921 Consent Standards issued News in brief Committees soliciting public input Committees seeking members Committee meetings calendar Subscribe today! NFPA News is a free newsletter, and includes special announcements, notification of public input and comment closing dates, requests for comments, notices on the availability of Standards Council minutes, and other important news about NFPA’s standards development process. Continue reading
Three NFPA Standards, reporting in the Annual 2015 revision cycle, have been issued by the NFPA Standards Council as Consent Standards. NFPA 318, Standard for the Protection of Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities, NFPA 423, Standard for Construction and Protection of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities, and NFPA 1071, Standard for Emergency Vehicle Technician Professional Qualifications, did not receive any public comments and after holding a Second Draft meeting, the Technical Committee determined that no further second revisions were needed to the Standards. Following the appeal period on issuance of these Standards, no appeals were filed and the NFPA Standards Council acted on... Continue reading
Two NFPA Standards, reporting in the Fall 2014 revision cycle, have been issued by the NFPA Standards Council as Consent Standards. NFPA 1931, Standard for Manufacturer's Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders, and NFPA 1932, Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders, did not receive any public comments and after holding a Second Draft meeting, the Technical Committee determined that no further second revisions were needed to the Standards. Following the appeal period on issuance of these Standards, no appeals were filed and the NFPA Standards Council acted on the issuance of NFPA 1931... Continue reading
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NFPA has issued the following formal interpretation on NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting: NFPA 1851, Formal Interpretation 1851-14-01, referencing 8.1.4, of the 2014 edition, issuance date: August 5, 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
The following list of Standards that reported in the Annual 2014 revision cycle, have been issued by the NFPA Standards Council as Consent Standards: Standards that did not receive NITMAMs: NFPA 3, NFPA 4, NFPA 30, NFPA 79, NFPA 86, NFPA 87, NFPA 88A, NFPA 90A, NFPA 90B, NFPA 99B, NFPA 220, NFPA 221, NFPA 302, NFPA 318, NFPA 484, NFPA 1521, NFPA 2113 (issued: April 29, 2014) Standards that did receive comments, Committee held Second Revision meeting, but received no NITMAMs: NFPA 30A, NFPA 30B (issued: March 28, 2014) Standards that did not receive Comments and Committee did not... Continue reading
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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