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The February 2016 issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. Comments sought on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) to NFPA 101 and NFPA 5000 One day session for NFPA Technical Meeting Annual 2016 Second Draft Reports available Potential new project on stationary energy storage systems Comments sought on 9-1-1 Telecommunicators training guidelines NFPA 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... Continue reading
The Second Draft Reports for 23 NFPA Standards in the Annual 2016 revision cycle are available with a deadline to submit a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAM) of February 19, 2016. Some of these proposed Standards with... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®, and NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code®, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 101, proposed TIA No. 1217, referencing 11.8.5 of the 2015 edition NFPA 5000, proposed TIA No. 1218, referencing 33.3.4 of the 2015 edition Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the March 18, 2016 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
The Second Draft Reports for 23 NFPA Standards in the Annual 2016 revision cycle are available with a deadline to submit a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAM) of February 19, 2016. Some of these proposed Standards with Second Draft Reports are listed below: NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities NFPA 80A, Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and... Continue reading
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The 2016 edition of the NFPA Glossary of Terms (GOT) has been published and is available for FREE online. Visit www.nfpa.org/got to download your copy. The GOT is a list of the defined terms in all of NFPA's published codes, standards, guides and recommended practices. Over 15,000 terms are listed alphabetically and assembled into a free PDF available on the NFPA website. The document is used in a number of ways. It helps NFPA Technical Committees who are looking to define new terms or compare existing terms. It also helps members of the public who are interested in learning about... Continue reading
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The January 2016 issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. Reorganization of Supervising Station Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems Committee Comments sought on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) to NFPA 30B, 69, 400, and 1977 One day session for NFPA Technical Meeting Potential new project on stationary energy storage systems TIAs issued on NFPA 30B, 55, 59A, 80, 105, and 5000 Errata issued on NFPA 921 Standards Council service awards NFPA news in brief Committees soliciting public input Committees seeking members Committee meetings calendar Subscribe today! NFPA News is a free newsletter, and includes special... Continue reading
June 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - completion Mandalay Bay Convention Center Ballroom EFGHIJKL If you are a frequent participant of the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session), you have certainly noticed that the amount of motions presented has declined over recent... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at NFPA Conference & Expo
June 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - completion Mandalay Bay Convention Center Ballroom EFGHIJKL If you are a frequent participant of the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session), you have certainly noticed that the amount of motions presented has declined over recent years. In 2015 we ended the first day after only two hours. Before concluding, we asked what you thought of the many changes within the process and the Tech Session. Many of you expressed that you would have preferred to have a single, extended day session rather than two short days for Tech Session. We listened!!!! With the new Standards... Continue reading
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products, and NFPA 1977, Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 30B, proposed TIA No. 1198R, referencing 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.2.1, 7.2.2.1.1(new) and Table 7.2.3.1 on the 2015 edition NFPA 1977, proposed TIA No. 1216, referencing various sections of the proposed 2016 edition Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the February 19, 2016 closing date. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA and... Continue reading
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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, on January 5, 2016: NFPA 921, Errata 921-14-3, referencing Table 5.6.3.1 on the 2014 edition 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 NFPA Standards Council, upon request, at its December 2015 meeting has decided to reorganize the Technical Committee on Supervising Station Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems to include broader regional diversity and representation from all affected technologies. Representation is sought in all member classifications; specifically applicants with expertise and experience related to performance based communication technologies (e.g. digital alarm communicator systems, two-way radio frequency (RF) multiplex systems and one-way private radio alarm systems) and operation professionals with experience in central, proprietary and remote supervising stations. All existing members of the Committee, as well as other interested individuals, are asked to... Continue reading
At its December 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of several proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs). The following TIAs were issued by the Council on December 8, 2015: NFPA 30B, TIA 15-2, referencing 3.3.2 Aerosol Container NFPA 55, TIA 16-1, referencing 1.1.1 NFPA 59A, TIA 16-1, referencing various sections NFPA 80, TIA 16-1, referencing 19.4.4, 19.4.6, 19.5.2.3 and 19.5.3.3 NFPA 105, TIA 16-1, referencing 7.5.4, 7.5.5 NFPA 5000, TIA 15-7, referencing 7.4.3.6.5(5) Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) are amendments to an NFPA document processed in accordance with Section 5 of the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards... Continue reading
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The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code, is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 400, proposed TIA No. 1213, referencing Table 5.2.1.6 and Table 5.3.7 on the 2016 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the February 19, 2016 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
At its April 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council approved a new Technical Committee on Building Fire & Life Safety Directors. This committee is charged with the development of national standards relating to facility emergency action plans and criteria for building fire and life safety directors. The committee’s scope is: “This committee shall have primary responsibility for documents related to the duties, requirements, and competencies required of Building Fire and Life Safety Directors. This committee shall also have primary responsibility for the establishment of minimum requirements for emergency action plans addressing all-hazard emergencies within occupied structures having an occupant load... Continue reading
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The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 69, Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 69, proposed TIA No. 1211, referencing 7.2.3.1.2, 7.2.3.1.1(new), A.3.3.25, and Table C.1(a) on the 2014 edition NFPA 69, proposed TIA No. 1212, referencing Annex B.8(new) on the 2014 edition Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the February 19, 2016 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
NFPA is currently soliciting comments from interested organizations and individuals to gauge interest in the development of a standard addressing fire protection guidance for low pressure dispensing containers (“LPDCs”). LPDCs contain a liquid product, which may or may not be a flammable or combustible liquid, that is intended to be dispensed under pressure by means of a nonflammable (e.g., nitrogen) or flammable (e.g., liquefied petroleum gas - LPG) propellant. LPDCs are currently transported in interstate commerce as “Chemical Under Pressure” (e.g. UN3500 (Appendix A)) under the Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Fire protection guidelines for... Continue reading
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 52, Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code, NFPA 55, Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code, NFPA 68, Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting, NFPA 664, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities, and NFPA 780, Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 52, proposed TIA No. 1205, referencing 11.3.2.13.9 and 13.3.2.19.2(G) and (H), on the proposed 2016 edition NFPA 52, proposed TIA No. 1206, referencing 15.3.3.1.5, Figure 15.3.3.1.5, 15.3.3.1.6 and Section 15.3.3.6 on the... Continue reading
The NFPA Standards Council will be meeting on December 8-9, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. At this meeting, some of the topics the Council will address include: an appeal on a proposed TIA to NFPA 85 the issuance of proposed TIAs on NFPA 30B, NFPA 55, NFPA 59A, NFPA 80, NFPA 85, NFPA 105, and NFPA 5000 consideration of requests from Committees to change revision cycle schedules, committee scopes, and committee titles approval of Fall 2017 and Annual 2018 revision cycle schedules action on pending applications for committee memberships Read the full Council agenda for further information. The NFPA Standards... Continue reading
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The November 2015 issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. Read the latest NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter Comments sought on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) to NFPA 52 and NFPA 409 Errata issued on NFPA 13 and NFPA 2001 Potential new project on hanging and bracing of water-based fire protection systems Standards Council service awards NFPA news in brief Research and Analysis Reports 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... Continue reading
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council is in receipt of a New Project Initiation Request for the development of an ANSI Accredited Standard on hanging and bracing of water-based fire protection systems. The following topics of requirements are proposed for inclusion in a new hanging and bracing standard for: Automatic sprinkler systems; Watermist systems; Standpipe systems; Foam-water sprinkler systems; Fixed-spray systems; Fire pumps; Private fire service mains; and Water storage tanks. The proposed project seeks to address hanging and bracing requirements for a myriad of water-based systems, not merely sprinkler systems. Currently, Chapter 9 of NFPA 13 addresses... Continue reading
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, on October 29, 2015: NFPA 13, Errata 13-16-1, referencing Figures 16.3.1.3.1.1(A)(a) and (c) on the 2016 edition 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
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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, on October 26, 2015: NFPA 2001, Errata 2001-15-2, referencing 5.5.2.1(a) and (b) equations on the 2015 edition 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
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The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 409, Standard on Aircraft Hangars, is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 409, proposed TIA No. 1204, referencing 7.3.2 on the 2016 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the December 18, 2015 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
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 52, Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code, is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 52, proposed TIA No. 1203, referencing 15.2.11.1.3 on the proposed 2016 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the December 18, 2015 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
The Report of the Motions Committee addresses one Fall 2015 NFPA Standard with Certified Amending Motions that may be presented at the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) in Las Vegas, NV on June 15-16, 2016: NFPA 75, Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment This Report also identifies a list of 22 additional standards that were determined by the Motions Committee to be Consent Standards and, therefore, will be forwarded to the NFPA Standards Council for balloting. The final date to file an appeal on these Fall 2015 Consent Standards is October 31, 2015 Continue reading