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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 408, Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers, and NFPA 409, Standard on Aircraft Hangars: NFPA 408, Errata 408-10-1, referencing 1.2.3 of the 2010 edition, issued: July 14, 2015 NFPA 409, Errata 409-16-1, referencing 7.5.3 of the 2016 edition, issued: July 14, 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
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The July issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Comments sought on proposed TIAs to NFPA 85 and NFPA 5000 NEC® First Draft Report available for public comment submissions Errata issued on NFPA 68 and 85 Final results and transcripts from 2015 Tech Session Council award recipients Standards Showcase 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... Continue reading
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code, and NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code® ,are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 85, proposed TIA No. 1194, 2015 edition, referencing 8.4.2.1.1.2, 8.4.2.1.2.2, 8.4.3.2.2.3 and 8.4.3.2.3.4 NFPA 5000, proposed TIA No. 1193, 2015 edition, referencing 7.4.3.6.5(5) Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the August 21, 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
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code: 72-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment Nos. 172 and 124, thereby recommending previous edition text failed. 72-2 Motion... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
The First Draft Report for NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®, in the Annual 2016 revision cycle is now available. Review the First Draft Report for use as background in the submission of public comments. The deadline to submit a public comment through the online submission system is September 25, 2015. The deadline for paper submittals (submissions other than the online submission system) is August 21, 2015. The First Draft Report serves as documentation of the Input Stage and is published for public review and comment. The First Draft Report contains a compilation of the First Draft of the NFPA Standard,... Continue reading
Today at the McCormick Convention Center, Room N426abc attendees will have an opportunity to hear about the latest activities and ask questions about the standards development process. International Participation - 1:40-2:00 NFPA’s international direction NFPA Resources - 2:20-3:00 Library One... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
NFPA's proposed standard, NFPA 1858, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services, is seeking public input on its preliminary draft. The preliminary draft allows the public to review and submit any suggested revisions prior to the publication as a First Draft Report. The deadline for submitting public input for this new standard is January 7, 2016. To submit a public input using the online submission system, select NFPA 1858 from the list of NFPA codes and standards. Once on the NFPA 1858 document information page, select the link "The next edition of... 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 the closing date has passed and all submissions have been completed. For documents in the Annual 2016 revision cycle that received public comments, links are now available to “View Public Comments” on each Next edition tab of the document information pages under the category “Second Draft”. You will... Continue reading
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The June issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Standards Showcase being held on June 23 NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) agenda Errata issued on NFPA 1, 241, and 400 New project on fire control of structures based upon fire dynamics Review of upcoming changes to NFPA 13 Discussion of three proposed changes to NFPA 72 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... Continue reading
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 68, Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting, NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code, and NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations: NFPA 68, Errata 68-13-1, referencing 8.2.5 of the 2013 edition, issued: June 4, 2015 NFPA 85, Errata 85-15-1, referencing 9.4.6.13.1 of the 2015 edition, issued: June 4, 2015 NFPA 241, Errata 241-13-1, referencing 7.8, of the 2013 edition, issued: June 1, 2015 An errata is a correction issued to an NFPA Standard, published in NFPA News, Codes Online, and included in any further distribution of... Continue reading
If an NFPA Standard receives no Notice of Intent to Make a Motions (NITMAMs) that result in one or more Certified Amending Motions, the Standard is considered a Consent Standard. A Consent Standard is not presented at the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) and is, instead, forwarded directly to the NFPA Standards Council for issuance (See Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards, Section 4.5.2.5.). The following list of 27 Standards in the Annual 2015 revision cycle received no NITMAMs and have been issued by the Standards Council on May 26, 2015 as Consent Standards: NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code... Continue reading
At its April 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered and reviewed a new project on fire control of structures based upon fire dynamics and is seeking public review and comment by the June 15, 2015 deadline. Read additional information and justification for this new project submitted to the Council. Anyone interested in commenting on this new project, 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.... Continue reading
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This year's Tech Session will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL on June 24-25, 2015 during the NFPA Conference & Expo. NFPA will be providing wireless internet access during the Tech Session so attendees have the option of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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This year's Tech Session will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL on June 24-25, 2015 during the NFPA Conference & Expo. NFPA will be providing wireless internet access during the Tech Session so attendees have the option of downloading the agenda prior to or during the Tech Session. Other documentation such as First Draft Reports and Second Draft Reports can be viewed on the Next edition tab of each specific document information page. The links for the 11 specific NFPA Standards are listed below for your convenience. • Download the agenda for this year’s Tech Session. (PDF, 2.5... Continue reading
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Interested in hearing about the latest activities in codes and standards? The Standards Showcase is designed to be an interactive session giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions about the standards development process, hear about the new features of the NFPA Technical Meeting, hot issues such as new projects in development, and more. Attendees will also have an opportunity to interact with members of the NFPA Standards Council, engineering and other NFPA staff. All interested parties are invited to attend on Tuesday, June 23, at 1:30 pm in room N427BC at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago during NFPA's Conference... Continue reading
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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code: NFPA 400, Errata 400-13-2, referencing Table 5.2.1.5 Maximum Allowable Quantities (MAQ) of Hazardous Materials per Control Area in Health Care Occupancies of the 2013 edition. Issuance date: May 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
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 1, Fire Code: NFPA 1, Errata 1-15-2, referencing Table 60.4.2.1.5 Maximum Allowable Quantities (MAQ) of Hazardous Materials per Control Area in Health Care Occupancies of the 2015 edition. Issuance date: May 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
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The May issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Proposed TIAs seeking public comments on NFPA 13, NFPA 59A, NFPA 72, and NFPA 1971 Annual 2015 Motions Committee Report addressing 8 NFPA documents with certified amending motions Comments sought on new projects on arff response to air shows, competencies for responders to hhft, ems officer, fire control of structures, and hazardous waste disposal Issued TIAs on NFPA 1, 58, 70, 101A, and 400 Errata issued on NFPA 101 News in brief Committees soliciting public input Committees seeking members Committee meetings calendar Subscribe... Continue reading
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIAs) to NFPA 59A, Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 59A, Proposed TIA No. 1187, referencing various sections, of the proposed 2016 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the June 19, 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 four proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 13, Proposed TIA No. 1180, referencing 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 3.11.9, A.3.11.9, 9.3.5.12, A.9.3.5.12, A.9.3.5.12.1 and E.7, of the proposed 2016 edition NFPA 13, Proposed TIA No. 1183, referencing 5.6.3.3, Figure 5.6.3.4.2, Figure 5.6.3.3.3.2(new), 5.6.3.4, 5.6.4, A.5.6 and Table A.5.6.1.1, of the proposed 2016 edition NFPA 13, Proposed TIA No. 1184, referencing Tables A.5.6.3, A.5.6.4 and A.5.6.4.1, of the proposed 2016 edition NFPA 13, Proposed TIA No. 1185, referencing Table 9.2.6.3.1, A.9.2.6.3.1 and Table 9.2.6.5.3,... Continue reading
The following two proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 72, Proposed TIA No. 1188, referencing various sections on battery, of the 2013 edition NFPA 72, Proposed TIA No. 1189, referencing various sections on battery, of the proposed 2016 edition Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the June 19, 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 (TIAs) to NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 1971, Proposed TIA No. 1182, referencing 6.4.8 and A.6.4.8, of the 2013 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the June 19, 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 April 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council approved a new Technical Committee on Building Fire & Life Safety Directors and directed that a call for members be published. During the March 2014 meeting, the Council considered the request of the Technical Committee on Loss Prevention Procedures and Practices (TC) that NFPA establish a standard for professional practices for facility fire safety planning and fire safety directors. After review of all the material before it, the Council voted to publish a notice to solicit comments on the need for the project, its intended scope and breadth, information on resources... Continue reading
At its April 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council approved a new Technical Committee on Tactical Operations for Video Equipment and Cameras and directed that a call for members be published. The Council voted to approve the request of the IAB/HDSSC to develop a new project on the selection, care, and maintenance of tactical operations video equipment. NFPA and UL have agreed to partner to create standards relating to tactical video cameras and equipment. The Council directed that a call for members interested in serving on the proposed new Technical Committee be published. Staff will return to the Council with... Continue reading
At its April 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council approved a new Technical Committee on Facilities for Fire Training and Associated Props and directed that a call for members be published. The Council voted to approve the request of the Technical Committee on Fire Service Training to create a new Technical Committee on Facilities for Fire Training and Associated Props and to transfer the responsibility for NFPA 1402, Guide to Building Fire Service Training Centers, to this new Technical Committee. The Council directed that a call for members interested in serving on the proposed new Technical Committee be published. Staff... Continue reading