The First Draft Reports for NFPA 78, Guide on Electrical Inspections, and NFPA 1078, Standard for Electrical Inspector Professional Qualifications, are available. Review the First Draft Reports for use as background in the submission of public comments. NFPA's regional electrical code specialist, Jeff Sargent, discusses the development of these documents as well in this short video below.
To submit a public comment using the submission system, go directly to the specific document pages for NFPA 78 and NFPA 1078 or use the List of NFPA codes & standards to search for these Standards. Once on the specific page, select the link "Submit a Public Comment" to begin the process. You will be asked to sign-in or create a free account with NFPA before using this system. If you have any questions when using the system, a chat feature is available or contact us by email or phone at 1-800-344-3555.
The deadline to submit a public comment through the system is October 31, 2018.
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.