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+NFPA Journal+ recently interviewed officials from Minnesota's Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) regarding the possibility of home fire sprinkler requirements in their state. That possibility is seeming more like a reality.
This month, an administrative law judge concluded that DLI has the statutory authority to adopt requirements for installing automatic fire sprinkler systems in new single-family homes more than 4,500 square feet. DLI anticipates an effective date of Fall 2014. Read more about DLI's efforts in the January/February issue of +NFPA Journal.+</p>