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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
At its October 2014 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of several proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs). The following TIAs on NFPA 70, NFPA 1951, and NFPA 1971 were issued by the Council on October 28, 2014: NFPA 70, TIA 14-7, referencing 517.41(E) NFPA 1951, TIA 13-3, referencing 5.2.4(8)(New), 8.16.4.2, and A.8.16.4.2(New) NFPA 1971, TIA 13-4, referencing 5.4.4(8)(New), 8.27.4.2 and A.8.27.4.2(New) 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 (Regulations Governing Committee Projects).They have not gone through the entire standards development... Continue reading
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The November issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Proposed TIA seeking public comment on NFPA 70 Fall 2014 Motions Committee Report Glossary of Terms 2014 edition available Public comment closing date for Fall 2015 documents 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
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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. 1162, Reference: 625.17(B) of the 2014 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the December 19, 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 2014 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. The 14,575 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 October issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Fall 2016 revision cycle documents open for public input New projects seeking public comment: fire training and associated props; and tactical video cameras and equipment NFPA 1616 and 1072 open for public input Standards Council approves new projects: Community risk reduction plans; and SCAM of wildland fire fighting protective clothing and equipment Call for nominations for committee awards 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,... Continue reading
The NFPA Standards Council will be meeting on October 28-29, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. At this meeting, some of the topics the Council will address include: appeal on a proposed TIA to NFPA 70 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. consider a request from the Committee to enter new document, NFPA 1986, Standard on Respiratory Protection Equipment for Technical and Tactical Operations, into revision cycle. Consider requests from Committees to change revision cycle schedules and committee scopes Read... Continue reading
At its August 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: Selection, care, and maintenance of tactical operations video equipment New committee on facilities for fire training and associated props 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... Continue reading
NFPA documents in the Fall 2016 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 in “track changes”. You can submit input or start and save... Continue reading
At its August 2014 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of several proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs). The following TIAs were issued by the Council on August 14, 2014: NFPA 1, TIA 12-2, referencing various sections NFPA 1, TIA 15-1 referencing various sections NFPA 10, TIA 13-1, referencing 2.2 and 5.6.1(61) NFPA 37, TIA 15-1, referencing 6.6.3 NFPA 70, TIA 14-4, referencing 520.45 NFPA 70, TIA 14-5, referencing 530.21(A) NFPA 70, TIA 14-6, referencing 590.6(A)(1) NFPA 70E, TIA 15-1, referencing 130.7(C)(10)(b)(1), Table H.3(a) and Table H.3(b) NFPA 85, TIA 11-1, referencing 8.9.2 NFPA 99, TIA 15-1, referencing 10.2.3.6(5)... Continue reading
The First Draft Reports for NFPA documents in the Fall 2015 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 on any of these documents is November 14, 2014. Some of the proposed NFPA documents with First Draft Reports in the Fall 2015 revision cycle are as follows: NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems NFPA 31, Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment NFPA 35, Standard for the Manufacture of Organic Coatings NFPA 52, Vehicular Gaseous Fuel... Continue reading
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The September issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Comments sought on proposed TIA to NFPA 1851 Standards Council issues decisions on Annual 2014 documents Fall 2015 First Draft Reports available and open for comment View public input submissions on Annual 2016 documents NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, public input closing dates Committee on Finishing Processes seeking enforcers TIAs issued and not issued from August Standards Council meeting Errata issued on NFPA 4 News in brief Committees soliciting public input Committees seeking members Committee meetings calendar Subscribe today! NFPA News is a... Continue reading