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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
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The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, is being published for public review and comment: Proposed TIA No. 1160, Reference: 5.1.1.1 through 5.1.1.3(New), 5.1.2, A.5.1.1, A.5.1.1.1 through A.5.1.1.3(New), and A.5.1.2(1) of the 2014 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the October 14, 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 NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing: NFPA 4, Errata 4-15-1, referencing 5.1.3(4), issuance date: August 15, 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 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), is now accepting Public Input for its Annual 2016 revision cycle. To submit any proposed revision on NFPA 70 using paper submission, the deadline is October 3, 2014. Note: Paper submissions are any forms/submissions via email, fax, or mail that are not through the online submission system. The deadline for submissions of public input using the online submission system is November 7, 2014. To submit public input on NFPA 70 via the online submission system, select NFPA 70 from the list of NFPA codes and standards. Once on the NFPA 70 document information page,... Continue reading
Have you been involved in inspecting spray booths, spray areas, dip tanks or printing operations? Looking to join an active NFPA technical committee? If so, the Technical Committee on Finishing Processes responsible for NFPA 33, Spray Application of Flammable and Combustible Materials, and NFPA 34, Dipping, Coating and Printing Processes Using Flammable or Combustible Liquids, is looking for you! This very active Committee has just completed a significant revision of their documents that amongst other changes included a new chapter on membrane enclosures for temporary spraying of large work-pieces that cannot be sprayed in traditional spray booths and the addition... 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 Annual 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... Continue reading
The NFPA Standards Council acted on the issuance of documents in the Annual 2014 revision cycle and considered several appeals at its August 11-14, 2014 meeting. The NFPA Standards Council decisions have been issued and include the following: Final Decisions NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code Decision on Standards Council Agenda Item 14-8-2-a-1 NFPA 101, Life Safety Code® Decisions on Standards Council Agenda Items 14-8-4-d and f NFPA 720, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment Decision on Standards Council Agenda Item 14-8-57-a TIA No. 1133 on NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® Decision on Standards... Continue reading
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The August issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: Formal interpretation issued on NFPA 1851 Standards Council August agenda Fall 2014 Second Draft Reports available Errata issued on NFPA 70 and 921 Consent Standards 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 on the availability of Standards Council minutes, and other important news about NFPA’s standards development process. Continue reading
Three NFPA Standards, reporting in the Annual 2015 revision cycle, have been issued by the NFPA Standards Council as Consent Standards. NFPA 318, Standard for the Protection of Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities, NFPA 423, Standard for Construction and Protection of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities, and NFPA 1071, Standard for Emergency Vehicle Technician Professional Qualifications, did not receive any public comments and after holding a Second Draft meeting, the Technical Committee determined that no further second revisions were needed to the Standards. Following the appeal period on issuance of these Standards, no appeals were filed and the NFPA Standards Council acted on... Continue reading
Two NFPA Standards, reporting in the Fall 2014 revision cycle, have been issued by the NFPA Standards Council as Consent Standards. NFPA 1931, Standard for Manufacturer's Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders, and NFPA 1932, Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders, did not receive any public comments and after holding a Second Draft meeting, the Technical Committee determined that no further second revisions were needed to the Standards. Following the appeal period on issuance of these Standards, no appeals were filed and the NFPA Standards Council acted on the issuance of NFPA 1931... Continue reading
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NFPA has issued the following formal interpretation on NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting: NFPA 1851, Formal Interpretation 1851-14-01, referencing 8.1.4, of the 2014 edition, issuance date: August 5, 2014 Formal interpretations are for the purpose of providing formal explanations of the meaning or intent of the Technical Committee on any specific provision or provisions of any NFPA Standard in accordance with Section 6 of the Regulatons Governing the Development of NFPA Standards. Continue reading
The following list of Standards that reported in the Annual 2014 revision cycle, have been issued by the NFPA Standards Council as Consent Standards: Standards that did not receive NITMAMs: NFPA 3, NFPA 4, NFPA 30, NFPA 79, NFPA 86, NFPA 87, NFPA 88A, NFPA 90A, NFPA 90B, NFPA 99B, NFPA 220, NFPA 221, NFPA 302, NFPA 318, NFPA 484, NFPA 1521, NFPA 2113 (issued: April 29, 2014) Standards that did receive comments, Committee held Second Revision meeting, but received no NITMAMs: NFPA 30A, NFPA 30B (issued: March 28, 2014) Standards that did not receive Comments and Committee did not... Continue reading
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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®: NFPA 70, Errata 70-14-4, referencing 517.18(A) Exception No. 2 and 690.13(A) Exception, issuance date: July 29, 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 Second Draft Reports for NFPA documents in the Fall 2014 revision cycle are now available. Some of the proposed NFPA documents with Second Draft Reports are as follows: NFPA 12, Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems NFPA 16, Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code NFPA 600, Standard on Industrial Fire Brigades NFPA 701, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films... Continue reading
The NFPA Standards Council will be meeting on August 11-14, 2014 at NFPA Headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts. At this meeting, some of the topics the Council will address include: appeals on the issuance of NFPA 1, NFPA 54, and NFPA 101 issuance of the Annual 2014 documents with Certified Amending Motions issuance of proposed TIAs on NFPA 1, NFPA 10, NFPA 37, NFPA 45, NFPA 58, NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, NFPA 85, NFPA 99, NFPA 101, NFPA 102, NFPA 400, NFPA 402, NFPA 1192, NFPA 1952, NFPA 1963, NFPA 5000 new projects/documents on selection, care, and maintenance of tactical operations... Continue reading
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 1951, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents, and NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 1951, proposed TIA No. 1158, referencing 5.2.4(8) (New), 8.16.4.2, and A.8.16.4.2 (New) of the 2013 edition NFPA 1971, proposed TIA No. 1159, referencing 5.4.4(8)(New), 8.27.4.2 and A.8.27.4.2(New) of the 2013 edition Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the August 22, 2014 closing date. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA... 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. 1156, Reference: 650.3 of the 2014 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the August 22, 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: Proposed TIA No. 1157, Reference: 517.41(E) of the 2014 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the August 22, 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
During the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) held on June 11-12, 2014, the following 12 NFPA codes and standards in the Annual 2014 and Fall 2013 cycles were presented for action to the NFPA membership: NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems NFPA 731, Standard for the Installation of Electric Premises Security Systems NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles NFPA 720, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment NFPA 59,Utility LP-Gas Plant Code NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas... Continue reading