NFPA 790, 791, and 1720 issued as consent standards

Blog Post created by debbiebaio Employee on Jul 3, 2013

In accordance with 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.

The Committee on Electrical Equipment Evaluation produced a First Revision Report for NFPA 790, Standard for Competency of Third-Party Field Evaluation Bodies, and NFPA 791, Recommended Practice and Procedures for Unlabeled Electrical Equipment Evaluation.  The Committee on Fire and Emergency Service Organization and Deployment – Volunteer produced a First Revision Report for NFPA 1720, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments.  These Standards sought Public Comments and no Public Comments were received. The Committees have determined that no further revisions are needed to the Standards. The proposed NFPA Standards, as revised in the First Draft Reports, shall be considered Consent Standards and, therefore, were forwarded directly to the Standards Council for action in accordance with Section 4.7.

NFPA 1720 was issued June 28, 2013 and NFPA 790 and 791 were issued July 5, 2013.