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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
The following three 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 Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the June 19,... Continue reading
At its April 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 April 7, 2015: NFPA 1, TIA 15-2, referencing various sections NFPA 58, TIA 14-4, referencing 6.4.2.1 and 6.4.3 NFPA 70, TIA 14-8, referencing 625.17(B) NFPA 101A, TIA 13-1, referencing worksheet 7.5.4.A NFPA 400, TIA 13-3, referencing Table 5.2.1.1.3 and 5.2.1.2 through 5.2.1.10.1 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... Continue reading
The Report of the Motions Committee addresses eight Annual 2015 documents with Certified Amending Motions for consideration at the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) in Chicago on June 24-25, 2015: NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code NFPA 652, Standard on Combustible Dusts NFPA 1710, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the... Continue reading
At its April 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered and reviewed the following new projects and is seeking public review and comment by the June 15, 2015 deadline: Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) response to incidents/accidents at public air shows Competencies for responders to incidents of flammable liquids in transport-high hazard flammable trains (HHFT) Emergency medical services officer Fire control of structures based upon fire dynamics Hazardous waste disposal 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),... Continue reading
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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®: NFPA 101, Errata 101-15-5, referencing 14.3.4.4.1,16.6.3.4.5, 18.5.2.3, 19.5.2.3, 24.3.4.2.1, 26.3.4.6.1, 28.3.4.6.1, and 30.3.4.6.1 of the 2015 edition. Issuance date: April 17, 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
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