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The NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIA) on the 2019 edition of NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection.  These TIAs was issued by the Council on November 6, 2018:
  • NFPA 20, TIA 19-1, referencing 10.10.3.5, on the 2019 edition
  • NFPA 20, TIA 19-2, referencing 12.4.1.4, on the 2019 edition
NFPA has also issued the following errata on NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, and NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, with an issuance date of December 5, 2018:
  • NFPA 10, Errata 10-18-2, referencing Figure A.7.7.1.1(c) on the 2018 edition
  • NFPA 58, Errata 58-17-2, referencing 6.21.4, M.1 on the 2017 edition  
Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) are amendments to an NFPA Standard processed in accordance with Section 5 of the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards. They have not gone through the entire standards development process of being published in a First Draft Report and Second Draft Report for review and comment. TIAs are effective only between editions of the standard. A TIA automatically becomes a public input for the next edition of the standard and is then subject to all of the procedures of the standards development process. TIAs are published in NFPA News, Codes Online, and included in any further distribution of the standard after being issued by the Standards Council.    
An errata is a correction issued to an NFPA Standard, published in NFPA News, Codes Online, and included in any further distribution of the document.
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As California recovers from its worst wildfire season on record, the landmark report released in October by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) carries even more weight. NFPA Journal covered the release of the UN climate change report in the "International" sectionof Dispatches in its November/December issue.
The report paints a grim picture of a world plagued by more wildfires even if the most ambitious climate change goals are met. Researchers said the most at-risk areas include the United States, Canada, and the Mediterranean—areas where we've already been seeing intense wildfire activity in recent years. In the past several months alone, California has seen its largest ever wildfire, the Mendocino Complex fire, and its deadliest and most destructive, the Camp Fire. (The next issue of NFPA Journal will include comprehensive coverage of the Camp Fire.)
"We've spent decades now creating this problem," NFPA Wildfire Division Director Michele Steinberg told the magazine for its article on the UN report. "The impacts of climate change constitute a systemic global problem, and this report confirms what many fire and land management experts already knew."
Read the full UN report here.
Completely revised to support the reorganized standard,  the new Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook helps you implement the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 smoothly and efficiently.
In a major update, NFPA 13 has been fully reorganized by structuring the technical content in the order you need to do your job. The handbook provides essential know-how and support for all aspects of your work. It includes: 
  • checklists and worksheets that include a plans review feature from the AHJ perspective 
  • project workflow diagrams and flowcharts to illustrate the progress of a sprinkler project
  • decision trees on protection for storage to show how to choose the right sprinkler strategy for any facility
  • "Ask the AHJ" and FAQs to help installers avoid common errors
  • Designer's Corner features that take a deep dive into design topics
Steer clear of issues that could compromise sprinkler operation; obtain your copy of the new Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook.

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