This year's NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) will be held at the Henry B. Gonzàlez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, on June 20, 2019, starting at 8:00 a.m. in the Stars at Night Ballroom. NFPA will be providing wireless internet access during the Tech Session so attendees have the option of downloading the agenda prior to or during the Tech Session. Also, documentation such as First Draft Reports and Second Draft Reports can be viewed on the Next Edition tab of each specific document information page.
The Tech Session is an important step in developing a complete record to assist the Standards Council in determining the degree of consensus achieved on proposed changes to NFPA Standards. During this meeting, NFPA members are given an opportunity to vote on proposed changes and members of the public can voice their opinions on these actions. Only NFPA members of record as of December 22, 2018 who are currently in good standing are eligible to vote at this meeting.
Below is the order of the NFPA Standards with motions eligible for presentation and action at the Tech Session:
- NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
- NFPA 302, Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft
- NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids
- NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems
- NFPA 502, Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways
- NFPA 1961, Standard on Fire Hose
- NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensemble for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting
- NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code
- NFPA 801, Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials
- NFPA 855, Standard for Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems
- NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®
The NFPA Technical Meeting, also known as "Tech Session," is an important element in the standards development process, ensuring that consensus is achieved on proposed changes to NFPA Standards prior to Standards Council review. During this meeting, supporters and opponents of certified motions voice their opinions and qualified NFPA members vote on proposed changes.