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The April issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Proposed TIAs seeking comment on NFPA 1, 10, 58, 70E, 99, 101, 102, 400, and 5000 Four new projects seeking comment Wildland documents reorganized National Electrical Code schedule for Annual 2016 revision cycle Motions Committee Report for Annual 2014 documents TIAs issued from March Standards Council meeting 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... Continue reading
The Report of the Motions Committee addresses eight Annual 2014 documents with Certified Amending Motions for consideration at the Association Technical Meeting in Las Vegas on June 9-12, 2014: NFPA 54, NFPA 59, NFPA 70E, NFPA 99, NFPA 101, NFPA 703, NFPA 720, and NFPA 5000 This Report also addresses four documents with Certified Amending Motions from the Fall 2013 cycle: NFPA 37, NFPA 731, NFPA 750, and NFPA 1192; identifies a list of 18 Consent Documents receiving no NITMAMS and, therefore, will be forwarded to the NFPA Standards Council for balloting; and includes a list of NITMAMs that were... Continue reading
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 1, Fire Code, NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, NFPA 102, Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures, NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code, and NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code®, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 1, proposed TIA No. 1145, 2012 and proposed 2015 editions, referencing various sections NFPA 10, proposed TIA No. 1147, 2013 edition, referencing 2.2 and 5.6.1(61) NFPA 99, proposed TIA No. 1115, proposed 2015 edition, referencing... Continue reading
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The Annual 2016 revision cycle schedule for NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, has been posted. Some information relating to the revision cycle schedule is listed below: Submit public input via the online submission system until the closing date of November 7, 2014. Paper submission (any submission other than the online system) deadline is October 3, 2014. First Draft Report posting date is July 17, 2015. Second Draft Meetings will be held during the first two weeks in November 2015 with a meeting location change from Redondo Beach to San Diego, CA. Read the full Annual 2016 revision cycle schedule for... Continue reading
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, and NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 58, proposed TIA No. 1135, 2014 edition and proposed 2016 edition, referencing 6.25.3.3 NFPA 70E, proposed TIA No. 1128, proposed 2015 edition, referencing 130.7(C)(15)(A)(a) NFPA 70E, proposed TIA No. 1132, proposed 2015 edition, referencing 130.7(C)(10)(b)(1), Table H.3(a) and Table H.3(b) Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the May 16, 2014 closing date. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA... Continue reading
At its March 2014 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered and reviewed the following four new projects/documents and is seeking public review and comments by the June 23, 2014 deadline: Community risk reduction plan Offshore LNG facilities Professional practices for facility fire safety planning and fire safety directors Selection, care, and maintenance (SCAM) of wildland fire fighting clothing and equipment 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,... Continue reading
Read the NFPA Standards Council preliminary minutes to see the results of the items addressed at its meeting on March 3-4 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At its meeting, the Council considered some of the following items: issuance of proposed TIAs on NFPA 13, NFPA 25, NFPA 30A, NFPA 30B, NFPA 59A, NFPA 70, NFPA 99, NFPA 664, NFPA 780, NFPA 1981, NFPA 1982 consideration of an appeal on NFPA 11 regarding public inputs and comments submitted by the appellant consider a standard for professional practices for facility fire safety planning and fire safety directors consider a standard that assists... Continue reading
At its March 2014 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of several proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIA). The following TIAs on NFPA 13, NFPA 30A, NFPA 30B, NFPA 59A, NFPA 70, NFPA 99, NFPA 664, NFPA 1981 and NFPA 1982 were issued by the Council on March 3, 2014: NFPA 13, TIA 13-3, referencing Figure 17.2.1.4(f) NFPA 30A, TIA 15-1, referencing Table 12.6.2 NFPA 30B, TIA 15-1, referencing 5.15 and A.15(New) NFPA 59A, TIA 13-2, referencing Table 15.8.4.2 NFPA 70, TIA 14-3, referencing Table 820.154(a) NFPA 99, TIA 12-6, referencing 11.5.1.1.2 through 11.5.1.1.4 and A.11.5.1.1.2 through A.11.5.1.1.3 NFPA... Continue reading
The First Draft Reports for 36 NFPA documents in the Annual 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 May 16, 2014. Some of the proposed NFPA documents with First Draft Reports in the Annual 2015 revision cycle 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,... Continue reading
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The March issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Proposed TIAs seeking comment on NFPA 70, 101, 1192, and 5000 Errata issued on NFPA 13, 86, and 1123 Annual 2015 documents open for public comment How to submit a public comment Standards Council March 2014 agenda Important dates in the standards development process 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... Continue reading
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The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles, is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 1192, proposed TIA No. 1129, proposed 2014 edition, referencing 6.4.9 Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the April 18, 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 following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 70, proposed TIA No. 1133, 2014 edition, referencing 590.6(A)(1) Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the April 18, 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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NFPA has issued the following errata on the 2013 edition of NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems: NFPA 13, Errata 13-13-1 Reference: various sections Issuance: February 19, 2014 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 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. 1130, proposed 2015 edition, referencing 12.4.1, 13.4.1, A.12.4.1, A.13.4.1 NFPA 5000, proposed TIA No. 1131, proposed 2015 edition, referencing 16.4.1 and A.16.4.1 Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the April 18, 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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NFPA has issued the following errata on the 2011 edition of NFPA 86, Standard for Ovens and Furnaces: NFPA 86, Errata 86-11-1 Reference: A.6.2.5.3 Issuance: February 13, 2014 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 1123, Code for Fireworks Display: NFPA 1123, Errata 1123-14-1 Reference: 4.6.2.2 Issuance: February 12, 2014 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 will be meeting on March 3-4, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At this meeting, some of the topics the Council will address include: issuance of proposed TIAs on NFPA 13, NFPA 25, NFPA 30A, NFPA 30B, NFPA 59A, NFPA 70, NFPA 99, NFPA 664, NFPA 780, NFPA 1981, NFPA 1982 consideration of an appeal on NFPA 11 regarding public inputs and comments submitted by the appellant consider a standard for professional practices for facility fire safety planning and fire safety directors consider a standard for the use of consumer fireworks by the public consider a... Continue reading
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The February issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Annual 2016 documents open for public input NFPA 601 and 1407 issued as consent standards 2014 Standards Directory now available View submitted public input on Fall 2015 documents Errata issued on NFPA 58, 79, and 400 New Standards Council members appointed Important dates in the standards development process 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... Continue reading
NFPA documents in the Annual 2016 revision cycle are now accepting Public Input (formerly proposals) electronically through NFPA's Electronic Submission System (e-PI). The system will automatically pull in the text and show any changes in “track changes” and even saves your input. To submit input electronically, 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 page, select "The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals)" to begin the process. You can submit input or just start... Continue reading
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors appointed three new members to serve on NFPA’s Standards Council for a three-year term effective January 1, 2014: Kenneth E. Bush of Easton, MD, James R. Quiter of San Francisco, CA, and Chad E. Beebe of Lacey, WA. Kenneth E. Bush, FSFPE, has served as a Senior Fire Protection Engineer with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office since his graduation from the Fire Protection Engineering Program at the University of Maryland in 1976. He is largely responsible for the review of both construction and fire protection system plans, as well as... Continue reading
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, and NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code: NFPA 58, Errata 58-14-2, referencing 11.4.1.4 and A.5.2.4.5 of the 2014 edition, issuance date: January 27, 2014 NFPA 400, Errata 400-13-1, referencing Table 15.3.2.4.13.4(B) of the 2013 edition, issuance date: January 27, 2014 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 documents in the Annual 2014 revision cycle are accepting NITMAMs electronically through NFPA's electronic submission system (e-NITMAM). To submit a NITMAM electronically, select a document from the list of NFPA codes and standards or search for documents available for NITMAM using the search feature. Once on the document page, select "The next edition of this standard is now open for NITMAM" to begin the process. Review further instructions on how to use the e-NITMAM system. If you have any questions when using the submission system, please feel free to email us. A free webinar is also available on how... Continue reading
In accordance with 4.4.8.4 of the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards (Regs.) if no public comment is received, the Technical Committee shall determine by a ballot, supported by at least a majority vote, whether to hold a meeting to consider the development of Second Revisions for the Second Draft. If it is determined that no meeting shall be held, or if a meeting, having been held, results in no Second Revisions, the NFPA Standard shall be considered a consent standard. A notice of that fact shall be published, and the Standard shall be forwarded directly to the Standards... 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 recent feature added 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 2015 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... Continue reading
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2014 Standards Directory The 2014 NFPA Standards Directory is now available for download. The directory contains standards development information such as: An introduction to the NFPA standards development process Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards,Technical Meeting Convention Rules, and other procedures NFPA's members of the Board of Directors, Standards Council, management, and external relationships Committee projects and scopes, revision cycle schedules for processing committee reports Download a free copy of the NFPA Standards Directory (PDF, 2.7 MB), your guide to NFPA’s standards development process. Continue reading