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During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 1, Fire Code

 

  • 1-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 13, including any Related Portions of First Revision No. 112 passed.
  • 1-2 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 63 failed.
  • 1-3 Motion to Reject an identifiable Part of Second Revision No. 50 was not pursued.
  • 1-4 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 28 passed.
  • 1-5 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 29 passed.

 

NFPA 1 was passed with three amending motions. NFPA 1 COMPLETED.

 

During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®

 

  • 5000-1 Motion to Accept Committee Comment No. 1002 passed.
  • 5000-2 Motion to Accept Committee Comment No. 1001 failed.
  • 5000-3 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 3004 was not pursued.
  • 5000-4 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 3005 was not pursued.
  • 5000-5 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 5000 was not pursued .
  • 5000-6 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 5006 was not pursued.
  • 5000-7 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 2502, including any Related Portions of First Revision No. 2501 was not pursued.
  • 5000-8 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 7009 was not pursued .
  • 5000-9 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 7010 was not pursued.
  • 5000-10 Motion to Reject Second Correlating Revision No. 35 passed.
  • 5000-11 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 7513 failed.
  • 5000-12 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 68 failed.
  • 5000-13 Motion to Reject Second Correlating Revision No. 38, including any Related Portions of First Revision No. 1502 was not pursued.
  • A follow-up motion was made to return NFPA 5000 to the committee for further processing - failed.

 

NFPA 5000 was passed with two amending motions. NFPA 5000 COMPLETED.

The NFPA membership took to the floor today at the Annual Technical Meeting (aka the "Tech Session") to debate certified amending motions (CAMs) on numerous codes and standards, including NFPA 101. (The motions can be found in the Tech Session agenda here.) Here are the results of the voting:

  • CAM 101-1: FAILED - Physical violence mitigation objective remains in Ch. 4.
  • CAM 101-2: FAILED - Smoke detection for shutters in smoke partitions remains as published in 8.4.3.6 of the NFPA 101 second draft.
  • CAM 101-3: PASSED - Provision allowing two releasing operations for existing educational occupancy door locks to prevent unwanted entry in 15.2.2.2.4 deleted.
  • CAM 101-4: PASSED - Provision restricting existing educational occupancy door locks to prevent unwanted entry to one operation added to 15.2.2.2.4 (subject to technical committee/correlating committee ballot).
  • CAM 101-5: PASSED - Provision allowing two releasing operations for existing day-care occupancy door locks to prevent unwanted entry in 17.2.2.2.6 deleted.
  • CAM 101-6: PASSED - Provision allowing two releasing operations for existing business occupancy door locks to prevent unwanted entry in 39.2.2.2.2 deleted.
  • CAM 101-7: PASSED - Provision restricting existing business occupancy door locks to prevent unwanted entry to one operation added to 39.2.2.2.2 (subject to technical committee/correlating committee ballot).
  • CAM 101-8: FAILED - Maintains new provision for 40,000 sq-ft smoke compartments in new hospitals.
  • CAM 101-9: FAILED - Maintains new provision for 40,000 sq-ft smoke compartments in existing hospitals.
  • CAM 101-10: PASSED - Revises occupant load factor for business use from 100 sq-ft per person to 150 sq-ft per person in new business occupancies (subject to technical committee/correlating committee ballot).
  • CAM 101-11: PASSED - Adds new occupant load factors of 15 sq-ft per person and 30 sq-ft per person for collaboration rooms of varying sizes in new business occupancies (subject to technical committee/correlating committee ballot).
  • CAM 101-12: PASSED - Revises occupant load factor for business use from 100 sq-ft per person to 150 sq-ft per person in existing business occupancies (subject to technical committee/correlating committee ballot).
  • CAM 101-13: PASSED - Adds new occupant load factors of 15 sq-ft per person and 30 sq-ft per person for collaboration rooms of varying sizes in existing business occupancies (subject to technical committee/correlating committee ballot).
  • CAM 101-14: PASSED - Deletes new requirement for risk analysis for mass notification systems in new business occupancies that require a fire alarm system.
  • CAMs 101-15 through 101-25: NOT PURSUED - Maintains requirements for testing of integrated fire protection and life safety systems as published in the NFPA 101 second draft.

 

Note that where amendments delete new text, they will still be balloted by the technical committee and correlating committee. However, regardless of the ballots, the net result is the same: the text returns to that in the previous (2015) edition. So where an amendment passed deleting new text, we know the net result is previous edition text, no matter which way the balloting goes.

 

It was great to watch firsthand such an important aspect of the NFPA standards development process. Voices were heard, and the direction of NFPA 101 was definitely influenced here in Boston. I'd like to personally thank Standards Council Member Bonnie Manley, who served as Presiding Officer for the NFPA 101 portion of the Tech Session, NFPA 101 Correlating Committee Chair Bill Koffel, who managed the correlating and technical committee positions, and the following technical committee chairs and members who represented (or were ready to represent) their respective committees on the various issues: Vic Dubrowski, Jim Lathrop, Joe Jardin, Howard Hopper, Amy Murdock, Mike Crowley, and Dave Collins. These dedicated volunteers, and the NFPA members who attended the session, are the ones who make the system work. THANK YOU!

(If you ever wondered, this is the view from the platform... Looking good NFPA!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you found this special edition of #101Wednesdays to be informative, and that I'll see you all again next week when I return with our "regularly scheduled programming." Until then, stay safe!

 

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During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®

 

  • 101-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 3011 failed.
  • 101-2 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 2509 failed.
  • 101-3 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Correlating Revision No. 30, including any Related Portions of First Revision No. 2002 passed.
  • 101-4 Motion to Accept an Identifiable Part of Public Comment No. 185 passed.
  • 101-5 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Correlating Revision No. 32 passed.
  • 101-6 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Correlating Revision No. 50 passed.
  • 101-7 Motion to Accept an Identifiable Part of Public Comment No. 192 passed.
  • 101-8 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 111 failed.
  • 101-9 Motion to Reject Second Correlating Revision No. 34, including any Related Portions of First Revision No. 3508 failed
  • 101-10 Motion to Accept an Identifiable Part of Public Comment No. 161 passed.
  • 101-11 Motion to Accept an Identifiable Part of Public Comment No. 161 passed.
  • 101-12 Motion to Accept an Identifiable Part of Public Comment No. 166 passed.
  • 101-13 Motion to Accept an Identifiable Part of Public Comment No. 166 passed.
  • 101-14 Motion to Reject Second Correlating Revision No. 60 passed.
  • 101-15 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 3007 was not pursued.
  • 101-16 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 2009 was not pursued.
  • 101-17 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 2010 was not pursued.
  • 101-18 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 4019 was not pursued.
  • 101-19 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 4020 was not pursued.
  • 101-20 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 4021 was not pursued.
  • 101-21 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 4022 was not pursued.
  • 101-22 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 6016 was not pursued.
  • 101-23 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 6017 was not pursued.
  • 101-24 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 5505 was not pursued.
  • 101-25 Motion to Reject Second Correlating Revision No. 24, including any Related Portions of First Revision No. 1007 was not pursued.
  • With the passage of motions 101-10 and 101-12, a follow up motion was made to move the text to Table 7.3.1.2 - passed.
  • With the passage of motions 101-11 and 101-13, a follow up motion was made to move the text to Table 7.3.1.2 - passed.

 

NFPA 101 was passed with 12 amending motions. NFPA 101 COMPLETED.

During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 730, Guide for Premises Security

 

  • 730-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 16 failed. 

 

NFPA 730 was passed with no amending motions. NFPA 730 COMPLETED.

Charles R. Wright of Omaha, NE, receives NFPA's Special Achievement Award from Standards Council chair Kerry Bell.


Every year, NFPA's Standards Council recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the organization in the development of codes and standards. This morning at the Technical Meeting in Boston, awards were presented to 17 individuals.

 

The Standards Council presented its Special Achievement Award to Charles Wright, who was recognized for his active role with the Hazardous Materials Response Personnel committee project. He is one of the original members of the Committee and has served in a variety of capacities during his membership over the last 30 years, including Secretary and Task Group Leader for multiple Committee projects.

 

Mr. Wright served as the Task Group Leader for the development of NFPA 1072, Standard for Hazardous Materials/ Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications. He was also honored for his leadership, dedication and collective contributions to the hazardous materials emergency response and training communities over the last 50+ years. He has has come to be known as the "Father of the APIE (Analyze, Plan, Implement, Evaluate) Process”: the organizational framework for NFPA 472, 473 and 1072.

 

The following individuals received Committee Service Awards for their dedication to NFPA's standards development process:


Mark W. Allen
Beacon Medaes, Rock Hill, S.C.
Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on Piping Systems (1986 – present)

 

Richard H. Barton
N. Hunt Moore & Associates, Inc., Collierville, Tenn.
Technical Committee on Solvent Extraction Plants (1997 – present; Chair since 2006)

 

Armand V. Brandao
FM Approvals, Norwood, Mass.
Technical Committees on:

  • Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems (2007 – 2014)
  • Foam (2007 – 2012)
  • Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation (2003 – present; Chair since 2006)
  • National Fuel Gas Code (1992 – 1996)

 

Michael A. Crowley
JENSEN HUGHES, Houston, Tex.
Correlating Committee on Health Care Facilities (2012 as Chair – present)
Technical Committees on:

  • Alternative Approaches to Life Safety (2014 – present)
  • Health Care Facilities – Fundamentals (1996 – present; Chair 1999 – 2012)

Building Code and Safety to Life Technical Committees on:

  • Means of Egress (2004 – present)
  • Health Care Facilities (1985 – present)

 

John J. Foley, III
JENSEN HUGHES, Atlanta, Ga.
Correlating Committee on Flammable and Combustible Liquids (2006 – present)
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:

  • Fundamentals (2004 – present)
  • Tank Storage and Piping Systems (1996 – present)
  • Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (1992 – present)

 

Stephen J. King
Babylon, N.Y.
Correlating Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment (2006 – present)
Fire and Emergency Services protective Clothing and Equipment Technical Committees on:

  • Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment (1997 – present; Chair since 2006)
  • Respiratory Protection Equipment (1997 – 2008)
  • Special Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment (1997 – 2003)

 

John Lake
City of Gainesville, Gainesville, Fla.
Technical Committees on:

  • Manufactured Housing (2006 as Chair – present)
  • Fire Code (2004 – present)
  • Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Systems (2000 – present)

Building Code and Safety to Life Technical Committee on Assembly Occupancies (2003 – present)
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Technical Committee on Private Water Supply Piping Systems (2001 – present)

 

John A. LeBlanc
FM Global, Norwood, Mass.
Correlating Committees on:

  • Combustible Dusts (2015 – present)
  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems (2013 – present)
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids (2005 – present)

Technical Committees on:

  • Hazardous Chemicals (2016 – present)
  • Explosion Protection Systems (2009 – present)
  • Finishing Processes (2009 – present)
  • Aerosol Products (1992 – present)

Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:

  • Fundamentals (2005 – present; Chair 2005 – 2006)
  • Operations (1997 – present)
  • Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (1992 – present; Chair since 2006)

 

Alan Lipschultz
HealthCare Technology Consulting LLC, North Bethesda, Md.
Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on Medical Equipment (1977 – present; Chair 2007 – 2015)

 

David B. Mohile
Medical Engineering Services, LLC, Inwood, W.Va.
Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on Piping Systems (1989 – present; Chair 2002 – 2012)

 

Gregory G. Noll
Hildebrand & Noll Associates Inc., Lancaster, Pa.
Correlating Committee on Professional Qualifications (2012 – present)
Professional Qualifications Technical Committee on Industrial Fire Brigade Personnel Professional Qualifications (1997 – 2009)
Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Response Personnel (1986 – present, Chair since 2007)

 

Alfredo M. Ramirez
UL LLC, Northbrook, Ill.
Correlating Committee on Flammable and Combustible Liquids (2004 – present)
Technical Committees on:

  • Fire Doors and Windows (2015 – present)
  • National Electrical Code Panel 1 (2005 – 2008)
  • Automotive and Marine Service Stations (2004 – present; Chair since 2007)
  • Uniform Fire Code (2003 – 2006)

Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:

  • Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (2013 – present)
  • Fundamentals (2004 – present)
  • Operations (2004 – present)
  • Tank Storage and Piping Systems (2004 – present)

 

John L. Ritzmann
Consultant, Alexandria, Va.
Technical Committees on:

  • LP-Gases at Utility Gas Plants (1993 – 2016; Chair 2005 – 2012)
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gases (1992 – 2001)

 

Robert B. Sheffield
International ATMO, Inc., San Antonio, Tex.
Correlating Committee on Health Care Facilities (2012 – 2014)
Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on Hyperbaric and Hypobaric Facilities (1997 – present; Chair 2007 – 2014)

 

Walter N. Vernon, IV
Mazzetti, San Francisco, Calif.
Correlating Committee on Health Care Facilities (2012 – 2014)
Technical Committees on:

  • National Electrical Code Pane 15 (2016 – present)
  • National Electrical Code Panel 17 (2000 – 2002)
  • Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on Electrical Systems (1992 – present; Chair 2007 – 2014)

 

Christopher J. Wieczorek
FM Global, Norwood, Mass.
Correlating Committee on Flammable and Combustible Liquids (2006 – present)
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:

  • Fundamentals (2005 as Chair – present)
  • Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (2005 – present)

During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 285, Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components

 

  • 285-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 3, including any Related Portions of First Revision No. 8 failed.

 

NFPA 285 was passed with no amending motions. NFPA 285 COMPLETED.

During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire

 

  • 2112-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision Nos. 76 and 52 failed.

 

NFPA 2112 was passed with no amending motions. NFPA 2112 COMPLETED.

During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 1951, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue

 

  • 1951-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 66 passed.
  • 1951-2 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 67 not pursued.
  • 1951-3 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 68 not pursued .
  • 1951-4 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 58 not pursued.
  • 1951-5 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 59 not pursued.
  • 1951-6 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 80 not pursued.
  • With the passage of 1951-1 a follow-up motion was made to return NFPA 1951 to the committee for further processing - passed.

 

NFPA 1951 was passed with two amending motions. NFPA 1951 COMPLETED.

During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions

 

  • 1403-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 7 failed.

 

NFPA 1403 was passed with no amending motions. NFPA 1403 COMPLETED.

During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 1144, Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire

 

  • 1144-1 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Revision No. 18, including any Related portions of First Revision No. 2 passed.

 

NFPA 1144 was passed with one amending motion. NFPA 1144 COMPLETED.

During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code

 

  • 99-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 79 passed.
  • 99-2 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Revision No. 306 passed.
  • 99-3 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Revision No. 305 passed.
  • 99-4 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Revision No. 305 passed.
  • 99-5 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 107, including any Related Portions of First Revision No. 109 failed.
  • 99-6 Motion to Reject an Identifiable Part of Second Correlating Revision No. 10 failed.

 

NFPA 99 was passed with four amending motions. NFPA 99 COMPLETED.

During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code

 

  • 59-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 17 failed.

 

NFPA 59 was passed with no amending motions. NFPA 59 COMPLETED.

During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code

 

  • 54-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 94 passed.
  • 54-2 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 84 failed.
  • 54-3 Motion to Accept Public Comment Nos. 93, 89 and 86 failed.
  • 54-4 Motion to Accept Public Comment Nos. 90, 82 and 85 failed.
  • 54-5 Motion to Accept Public Comment Nos. 81 and 83 failed.
  • 54-6 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 87 failed.
  • 54-7 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 12 failed.

 

NFPA 54 was passed with one amending motion. NFPA 54 COMPLETED.

During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines

 

  • 37-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 16 failed.

 

NFPA 37 was passed with no amending motions. NFPA 37 COMPLETED.

At today's NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) in Boston, NFPA members are considering changes to the following 13 documents: 

  • NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines
  • NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code
  • NFPA 59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code
  • NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code
  • NFPA 1144, Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire
  • NFPA 1403,  Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions
  • NFPA 1951, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents
  • NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire
  • NFPA 285, Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components
  • NFPA 730, Guide for Premises Security
  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®
  • NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code®
  • NFPA 1, Fire Code

 

Stay tuned for the final results on each document.

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