The First Draft Reports for NFPA documents in the Fall 2018 revision cycle are available. Review the First Draft Reports for use as background in the submission of public comments. The deadline to submit a public comment through the online system on any of these documents is November 16, 2017. These proposed NFPA Standards with First Draft Reports in the Fall 2018 revision cycle are as follows: NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems NFPA 16, Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals NFPA 52, Vehicular Natural Gas Fuel Systems Code NFPA 67, Guide on Explosion Protection for Gaseous Mixtures in Pipe Systems NFPA 69, Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance NFPA 82, Standard on Incinerators and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code NFPA 211, Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances NFPA 253, Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source NFPA 262, Standard Method of Test for Flame Travel and Smoke of Wires and Cables for Use in Air-Handling Spaces NFPA 265, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile or Expanded Vinyl Wall Coverings on Full Height Panels and Walls NFPA 276, Standard Method of Fire Test for Determining the Heat Release Rate of Roofing Assemblies with Combustible Above-Deck Roofing Components NFPA 286, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth NFPA 551, Guide for the Evaluation of Fire Risk Assessments NFPA 701, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films NFPA 801, Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials NFPA 914, Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures NFPA 1003, Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications NFPA 1005, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Marine Fire Fighting for Land-Based Fire Fighters NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications NFPA 1091, Standard for Traffic Control Incident Management Professional Qualifications NFPA 1402, Guide to Building Fire Service Training Centers NFPA 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting NFPA 1963, Standard for Fire Hose Connections NFPA 1975, Standard on Emergency Services Work Clothing Elements
The First Draft Report for the following two Standards were delayed and thus, have a revised public comment closing date of December 8, 2017:
NFPA 350, Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work Please note: The First Draft Report for NFPA 59A is delayed and posted at a later date with a revised public comment closing date.
At the August 2017 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered an appeal on NFPA 285 and voted to return the document to Committee for further processing. NFPA 285 is re-entering the process at Fall 2018 with a call for Public Comments based upon the existing First Draft Report. The public comment closing date is December 8, 2017.
NFPA 285, Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components
The First Draft Report serves as documentation of the Input Stage and is published for public review and comment. The First Draft Report contains a compilation of the First Draft of the NFPA Standard, First Revisions, Public Input, Committee Input, Committee Statements, and Ballot Results and Statements. Where applicable, the First Draft Report also contains First Correlating Revisions, Correlating Notes, and Correlating Input.