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At its April 7-8, 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered an appeal regarding the issuance of a proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) No. 1162 on section 625.17(B) of the 2014 edition of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code. The Standards Council has issued its final decision on this appeal as follows: Final Decision #15-1, on Council agenda item 15-4-5-d The NFPA Standards Council is a 13-person committee appointed by the NFPA Board of Directors that oversees the Association's codes and standards development activities, administers the rules and regulations, and acts as an appeals body. The Council administers about 250 NFPA... Continue reading
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The 2015 NFPA Standards Directory is now available for download. The Directory contains standards development information such as: An introduction to the NFPA standards development process the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards,Technical Meeting Convention Rules, and other procedures NFPA's members of the Board of Directors, Standards Council, and advisory committees Committee projects and scopes, revision cycle schedules for processing committee reports Download a free copy of the NFPA Standards Directory (PDF, 2.4 MB), your guide to NFPA’s standards development process. Continue reading
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The April issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Proposed TIAs seeking public comments on NFPA 2 and NFPA 33 Errata issued on NFPA 70E and 5000 Standards Council April 2015 Agenda 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 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
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials, is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 33, Proposed TIA No. 1179, Referencing C.2.1 of the proposed 2016 edition. Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the May 15, 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
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code®: NFPA 70E, Errata 70E-15-1, referencing 110.2(C)(2)(c), 130.7(C)(15)(A), (B) and Table Notes, Table 130.7(C)(16), and Table H.3(b) of the 2015 edition. Issuance date: March 10, 2015 NFPA 5000, Errata 5000-15-1, referencing Table 7.4.1 on the 2015 edition. Issuance date: March 26, 2015 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 following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code, is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 2, Proposed TIA No. 1178, Referencing 18.3.3 of the proposed 2016 edition. Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the May 15, 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 NFPA Standards Council will be meeting on April 7-8, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At this meeting, some of the topics the Council will address include: an appeal on a proposed TIA to NFPA 70 the issuance of proposed TIAs on NFPA 1, NFPA 58, NFPA 70, NFPA 72, NFPA 101A, NFPA 400, NFPA 1221, NFPA 1917, NFPA 1999 new projects/documents on accelerant detection canines; structural firefighting guide; aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) response to incidents/accidents at public air shows; and compentencies for responders to incidents of flammable liquids in transport-high hazard flammable trains (HHFT). consideration of requests... Continue reading
The First Draft Reports for NFPA documents in the Annual 2016 revision cycle are now available. Review the First Draft Reports for use as background in the submission of public comments. The deadline to submit a public comment through the online system on any of these documents is May 15, 2015. Some of the proposed NFPA documents with First Draft Reports in the Annual 2016 revision cycle are as follows: NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems NFPA 56, Standard for Fire... Continue reading
Five NFPA Standards, reporting in the Fall 2015 revision cycle, have been issued by the NFPA Standards Council as Consent Standards: NFPA 102, Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures NFPA 115, Standard for Laser Fire Protection NFPA 551, Guide for the Evaluation of Fire Risk Assessments NFPA 1405, Guide for Land-Based Fire Departments that Respond to Marine Vessel Fires NFPA 1984, Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting Operations NFPA 102, NFPA 115 and NFPA 1405 did not receive any Public Comments, and the Technical Committees determined that no further revisions were needed to the... Continue reading
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and NFPA 111, Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 13, Proposed TIA No. 1165, referencing 17.2.3.5.6, A.17.2.3.5, and A.17.3.3.5, of the proposed 2016 edition NFPA 111, Proposed TIA No. 1175, referencing Table 4.2.2., of the proposed 2016 edition Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the April 17, 2015 closing date. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the Secretary,... Continue reading
NFPA documents in the Annual 2017 revision cycle are now accepting public input through NFPA's online submission system. To submit public input using the online submission system, select the document from the list of NFPA codes and standards or search for documents available for public input using the search feature. Once on the document information page of a specific document, select "The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals)" to begin the process. The system automatically pulls in text and shows any changes. You can submit input or start and save your work before... Continue reading
The NFPA Board of Directors appointed two new members to serve on NFPA’s Standards Council for a three-year term effective January 1, 2015: Patricia A. Gleason of McLean, VA and Gary S. Keith, of Norwood, MA. Patricia A. Gleason is currently the President and COO of the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI), which operates certification programs for over 50 types of safety and protective products used by millions of workers in the fire & emergency services industry. In this position, she serves on the Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as Chair of the ANSI Conformity Assessment... Continue reading
As we continue to enhance our standards development site, NFPA looks for ways to make it easier for the public to get involved and participate in our standards development process. A feature in the standard development site is the capability for the public to “View Public Inputs” and “View Public Comments” after all submissions have been completed. For documents in the Fall 2016 revision cycle that received public inputs, links are now available to “View Public Inputs” on each Next edition tab of the document information pages under the category “First Draft”. You will be asked to sign-in or create... Continue reading
The Second Draft Reports for 35 NFPA documents in the Annual 2015 revision cycle are now available. Some of the proposed NFPA documents with Second Draft Reports are as follows: NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Ssytems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code NFPA 73, Standard for Electrical Inspections for Existing Dwellings NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening... Continue reading
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 1, NFPA 58, NFPA 101A, NFPA 400, NFPA 1221, and NFPA 1917 are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 1, proposed TIA No. 1173, referencing various sections, 2015 edition NFPA 58, proposed TIA No. 1167, referencing 6.4.2.1 and 6.4.3, 2014 edition NFPA 70, proposed TIA No. 1168, referencing 625.44, 2014 edition NFPA 101A, proposed TIA No. 1166, referencing 7.5.4A, 2013 and proposed 2016 editions NFPA 400, proposed TIA No. 1172, referencing Table 5.2.1.1.3 and 5.2.1.2 through 5.2.1.10.1, 2013 edition NFPA 400, proposed TIA No. 1174, referencing Table 5.2.1.1.3 and... Continue reading
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The December special edition of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: NFPA goes completely digital for online submissions of public input and comments NFPA seeking comments on a proposed TIA on NFPA 1999 to help protect first responders from Ebola virus 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
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NFPA is seeking public review and comment on a proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) on NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations, 2013 edition. This TIA proposes to revise design and performance criteria of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and address the risk of exposure to the Ebola virus threat. The TIA follows work conducted by several organizations and federal agencies that recognized the need for a national PPE standard to protect emergency first responders against the Ebola Virus and other liquid-borne pathogens. The organizations include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization, the... Continue reading
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 1, Fire Code, and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code: Flammable and Combustible Liquids NFPA 1, Errata 1-15-1, referencing 2.2, Table 6.1.14.4.1(a) and (b), 13.3.1.6, 13.7.2.13.2.1, 14.11.3.3, 18.5.2, 18.5.3, 20.1.2, 20.1.5.12, 25.1.1, 25.3, 25.4, A.3.3.164.2, and A.13.3.2.9.1 of the 2015 edition. Issuance date: December 15, 2014 NFPA 101, Errata 101-15-4, referencing 12.2.5.3, 17.2.11.1.2, 20.4.3, Table 22.1.6.1, Table 22.4.4.2.1, Table 23.1.6.1, 40.2.5.3.2, 42.2.2.3.1, 42.2.2.6.2, 42.2.2.9.2, 42.2.4, 42.7.4, A.8.8, and A.24.1.1.2 of the 2015 edition. Issuance date: December 15, 2014 An errata is a correction issued to an NFPA Standard, published in NFPA News, Codes... Continue reading
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, and NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles: Flammable and Combustible Liquids NFPA 30, Errata 30-15-1, referencing Figure 16.4.1(b), Table 16.5.2.1 and Note 4; and Table 16.5.2.3, Note 5 of the 2015 edition, issuance date: December 11, 2015 NFPA 1192, Errata 1192-15-1, referencing 3.3.39* of the 2015 edition, issuance date: December 11, 2015 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
January 5th, 2015 marks a major milestone in the enhancement of NFPA’s online platform: the first Public Input closing date for which all materials will be submitted online. Beginning with the 44 Fall 2016 NFPA Standards, paper submissions will no longer be accepted. By utilizing a completely online platform, NFPA will facilitate wider and easier participation in the development of its Standards. As an organization, this transition is yet another step forward as NFPA continues to promote a digital first approach focused on solution-based products and services. Thank you to all NFPA participants for embracing the enhancements and NFPA’s online... Continue reading
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The December issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: New document, NFPA 1986, seeking public input Proposed TIA seeking public comment on NFPA 72 Council seeks public comment on two new projects: Fire-based community healthcare provider (FBCHP) program and SCAM of rescue tools Standards Council preliminary minutes and decision available TIAs issued and not 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... Continue reading
At its October 2014 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council voted to approve the development of a new committee and new document on Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems. The Council directed that a call for members interested in serving on the proposed new Technical Committee be published. NFPA staff will return to the Council with a proposed startup roster and a proposed committee scope. Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems: Submit online application Note: You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using this system. To maintain consensus, all... Continue reading
At its October 2014 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered and reviewed the following new projects and is seeking public review and comment by the February 1, 2015 deadline: Fire-based community healthcare provider (FBCHP) program Selection, care, and maintenance (SCAM) of rescue tools Anyone interested in commenting on these new projects, should include the following information: resources on the subject matter, the names of those interested in participating on the Committee (if established), the names of other organizations actively involved with this subject, and whether there is a need for such a project. Submit your comments to the Codes and... Continue reading
The NFPA Standards Council met on October 28-29, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. At the meeting, some of the following items were addressed by the Council: an appeal on a proposed TIA to NFPA 70, 2014 edition on 517.41(E) issuance of proposed TIAs on NFPA 70, 400, 1851, 1951, and 1971 new projects/documents on hybrid, gas, and fire water droplet systems; fire-based community healthcare provider (FBCHP) program. consideration of a request from the Committee to enter new document, NFPA 1986, Standard on Respiratory Protection Equipment for Technical and Tactical Operations, into revision cycle. consideration requests from Committees to change revision cycle... Continue reading
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The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, is being published for public review and comment: Proposed TIA No. 1163, Reference: 29.3.8.1.1(New) of the 2013 and proposed 2016 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the January 16, 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