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The December 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available.
In this issue:
  • New potential project on Fuel Gases Detection
  • Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments seeking comments on NFPA 72 and NFPA 291
  • Tentative Interim Amendments issued on NFPA 20
  • Errata issued on NFPA 72 and NFPA 1964
  • Committees seeking members
  • Committees seeking public input and public comment
  • Committee meetings calendar  
Subscribe today! NFPA News is a free, monthly codes and standards newsletter that includes special announcements, notification of public input and comment closing dates, requests for comments, notices on the availability of Standards Council minutes, and other important news about NFPA’s standards development process. 
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®:
  • NFPA 72, Errata 72-19-1, referencing Table A.18.4.4, A.24.12, and A.24.12.2, of the 2019 edition.  Issued: November 21, 2018  
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.
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code; NFPA 291, Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants; and NFPA 1221, Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems; are being published for public review and comment:
  • NFPA 58, proposed TIA No. 1399, referencing 6.4.3 of the 2017 edition, comment closing date: January 17, 2019 
  • NFPA 291, proposed TIA No. 1411, referencing 4.7.3 Equations a and b, of the 2019 edition, comment closing date: January 9, 2019
  • NFPA 291, proposed TIA No. 1412, referencing Table 4.10.1(b) of the 2019 edition, comment closing date: January 9, 2019
  • NFPA 1221, proposed TIA No. 1413, referencing 3.3.10, 9.6.2.3, 9.6.2.4, 9.6.2.5(new), and A.3.3.10 of the 2019 edition, comment closing date: January 17, 2019  
Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the closing dates listed above. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the Secretary, Standards Council by the closing date.
The NFPA Standards Council is in receipt of a New Project Initiation Request for the development of an ANSI Accredited Standard to establish requirements for fuel gases detection. Specifically, it is anticipated and requested that a standard be established for the selection, installation, operation, and maintenance of fuel gases warning equipment. If standards development is approved by the Standards Council, the standard may additionally address related topics as the Standard Council directs.
To assist the Standards Council in evaluating the proposal for new standards, NFPA is currently  soliciting comments to gauge whether support exists for fuel gases detection standards development. NFPA specifically seeks input on the following:
  • Are you, or your organization, in favor of the development of a new standard establishing standards for fuel gases detection, including criteria for the selection, installation, operation, and maintenance of fuel gases warning equipment?
  • Although the submitted request focused on residential applications, the use of fuel gases is not limited to those occupancies. Should the standard/project, if pursued, extend to other occupancies or be limited to residential properties?
  • Please state your reason(s) for supporting or opposing the proposed fuel gases detection standards development.
Please submit comments in support or opposition to standards development on fuel gases detection by February 1, 2019.
Additionally, NFPA would like to know if you or your organization is interested in applying for membership on the Technical Committee if standards development is approved by the Standards Council. If you are interested in  participating in standards development as a technical committee member,  please submit an application in addition to your comments. Applications may be submitted online at: Submit online application*.

The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for the 2019 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®, is being published for public review and comment:

 

 

Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the January 2, 2019 comment closing date. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the Secretary, Standards Council by the closing date.

NFPA NewsThe November 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available.
In this issue:
  • New project on Fuel Gases Detection
  • Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments seeking comments on NFPA 31, NFPA 130, NFPA 1964, and NFPA 1971
  • Standards seeking public input and public comment
  • Committees seeking members
  • Committee meetings calendar 
Subscribe today! NFPA News is a free, monthly codes and standards newsletter that includes special announcements, notification of public input and comment closing dates, requests for comments, notices on the availability of Standards Council minutes, and other important news about NFPA’s standards development process. 
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 1964, Standard for Spray Nozzles:
  • NFPA 1964, Errata 1964-18-1, referencing various sections in Chapters 4, 5, and 6, of the 2018 edition  
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.


The following two proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 31, Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment; and NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems, are being published for public review and comment:

 

 

Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the November 29, 2018 closing date. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the Secretary, Standards Council by the closing date.
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The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for the 2018 edition of NFPA 1964, Standard for Spray Nozzles, is being published for public review and comment:


Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the December 6, 2018 comment closing date. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the Secretary, Standards Council by the closing date.

One of the most notable features about NFPA’s standards development process is that it is a full, open, consensus-based process that encourages public participation in the development of its standards. A great way for your voice to be heard is to submit a Public Input (a suggested revision to a new or existing NFPA standard) during a Standard’s revision cycle. It is free, easy, and done through our  submission system.

 

The following Standards are accepting public input for their next revision cycle:

 

NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
NFPA, 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes
NFPA, 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies
NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances
NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products 
NFPA 40, Standard for the Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Film
NFPA 51B, Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work
NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®
NFPA 77, Recommended Practice on Static Electricity
NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
NFPA 86, Standard for Ovens and Furnaces
NFPA 88A, Standard for Parking Structures
NFPA 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety
NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives
NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
NFPA 150, Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code
NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations
NFPA 260, Standard Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture
NFPA 289, Standard Method of Fire Test for Individual Fuel Packages
NFPA 306, Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels
NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code
NFPA 484, Standard for Combustible Metals
NFPA 551, Guide for the Evaluation of Fire Risk Assessments
NFPA 610, Guide for Emergency and Safety Operations at Motorsports Venues
NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust
NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems
NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1221, Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems 
NFPA 1730, Standard on Organization and Deployment of Fire Prevention Inspection and Code Enforcement, Plan Review, Investigation, and Public Education Operations
NFPA 1852, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
NFPA 1917, Standard for Automotive Ambulances
NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services
NFPA 1989, Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Emergency Services Respiratory Protection

 

To submit a public input using the  submission system, go directly to the specific document information page by selecting the links above or by using the search feature on the List of NFPA codes & standards. Once on the document page, select the link "Submit a Public Input" to begin the process. You will be asked to sign-in or create a free  account with NFPA before using this system.


We are here to assist! 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.


Public input is a suggested revision to a proposed new or existing NFPA Standard submitted during the Input stage in accordance with Section 4.3 of the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards.

The Report of the Motions Committee addresses one Fall 2018 NFPA Standard with a certified amending motion that may be presented at the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) in San Antonio, TX on June 17-20, 2019:
  • NFPA 801, Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials
This report also identifies a list of 29 standards that have been determined by the Motions Committee to be Consent Standards and shall be forwarded to the Standards Council for balloting.  In accordance with 1.6.2(a) of the Regulations, a fifteen day appeal period follows the publication date of this Report in which one may file an appeal related to the issuance of the Consent Standards listed below. The filing deadline for such appeal is October 27, 2018
These Consent Standards are as follows:
  • NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems
  • NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals
  • NFPA 52, Vehicular Natural Gas Fuel Systems Code
  • NFPA 59A, Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • 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 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 285, Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components
  • NFPA 286, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth
  • NFPA 350, Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work
  • NFPA 402, Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations
  • NFPA 701, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films
  • NFPA 900, Building Energy Code
  • 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 1963, Standard for Fire Hose Connections
  • NFPA 1975, Standard on Emergency Services Work Clothing Elements
  • NFPA 2400, Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Used for Public Safety Operations
The anticipated issuance date for these Consent Standards is November 5, 2018 with an effective date of November 25, 2018.
In addition, the following four Standards had previously been designated as Consent Standards and issued by the Council:
  • NFPA 16, Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems, issued on May 5, 2018
  • NFPA 211, Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances, issued on July 26, 2018
  • NFPA 551, Guide for the Evaluation of Fire Risk Assessments, issued on March 15, 2018
  • NFPA 1965, Standard for Fire Hose Appliances, withdrawn on September 2, 2018
NFPA 1937, Standard for the Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Rescue Tools, is seeking public input on its preliminary draft. The preliminary draft allows the public to review and submit any suggested revisions prior to the publication of its First Draft Report. 
NFPA 1937 shall specify minimum requirements for the selection, care, maintenance, and record keeping of lifting bags, rescue tools, and struts that are compliant with NFPA 1936. This standard shall not specify requirements for other organizational programs such as the use of lifting bags, rescue tools, or struts for training or operations, because these programs are under the jurisdiction of other NFPA standards.
The deadline for submitting public input for this new standard is January 3, 2019
To submit a public input using the online submission system, go directly to the NFPA 1937 document information page or use the List of NFPA codes & standards. Once on the NFPA 1937 page, select the link "Submit a Public Input" to begin the process. You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online 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.
Public input is a suggested revision to a proposed new or existing NFPA Standard submitted during the Input stage in accordance with Section 4.3 of the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards.
NFPA has issued the following errata on the 2018 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code; and on the Second Draft Report (Fall 2018) to NFPA 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs:
  • NFPA 99, Errata 99-18-2, referencing various sections in Chapters 5 and 15 of the 2018 edition, issued on September 13, 2018
  • NFPA 1600, Errata on Second Draft Report, referencing Figure A.1.2, issued on September 14, 2018 
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.
The October 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free, monthly, codes-and-standards newsletter, is now available.
In this issue:
  • New project being explored on fire service personnel professional qualifications
  • Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments seeking comments on NFPA 59, NFPA 69, NFPA 221, NFPA 1971, and NFPA 5000
  • TIA issued on NFPA 72
  • Errata issued on NFPA 99 and NFPA 1600 Second Draft Report
  • Committees seeking members
  • Committees seeking public input and public comment
  • Committee meetings calendar   
Subscribe today! NFPA News is a free and includes special announcements, notification of public input and comment closing dates, requests for comments, notices on the availability of Standards Council minutes, and other important news about NFPA’s standards development process. 

The First Draft Reports for NFPA Standards in the Fall 2019 revision cycle are available. Review the First Draft Reports for use as background in the submission of public comments.


To submit a public comment using the  submission system, go to the specific document information page by using the List of NFPA codes & standards or the links provided in the list below. Once on the document 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 on any of these documents is November 15, 2018. Th proposed NFPA Standards with First Draft Reports in the Fall 2019 revision cycle are as follows:

 

  • NFPA 13E, Recommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems
  • NFPA 31, Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment
  • NFPA 56, Standard for Fire and Explosion Prevention During Cleaning and Purging of Flammable Gas Piping Systems
  • NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities
  • NFPA 75, Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment
  • NFPA 76, Standard for the Fire Protection of Telecommunications Facilities
  • NFPA 91, Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Particulate Solids
  • NFPA 115, Standard for Laser Fire Protection
  • NFPA 120, Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Coal Mines
  • NFPA 122, Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining and Metal Mineral Processing Facilities
  • NFPA 326, Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair
  • NFPA 329, Recommended Practice for Handling Releases of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases
  • NFPA 410, Standard on Aircraft Maintenance
  • NFPA 600, Standard on Facility Fire Brigades
  • NFPA 601, Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention
  • NFPA 664, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities
  • NFPA 730, Guide for Premises Security
  • NFPA 731, Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems
  • NFPA 804, Standard for Fire Protection for Advanced Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants
  • NFPA 805, Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants
  • NFPA 806, Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Electric Generating Plants Change Process
  • NFPA 853, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fuel Cell Power Systems
  • NFPA 950, Standard for Data Development and Exchange for the Fire Service
  • NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1051, Standard for Wildland Firefighting Personnel Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1071, Standard for Emergency Vehicle Technician Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1201, Standard for Providing Fire and Emergency Services to the Public
  • NFPA 1250, Recommended Practice in Fire and Emergency Service Organization Risk Management
  • NFPA 1405, Guide for Land-Based Fire Departments that Respond to Marine Vessel Fires
  • NFPA 1407, Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews
  • NFPA 1408, Standard for Training Fire Service Personnel in the Operation, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Thermal Imagers
  • NFPA 1410, Standard on Training for Emergency Scene Operations
  • NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program
  • NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1561, Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System and Command Safety
  • NFPA 1616, Standard on Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry Programs
  • NFPA 1620, Standard for Pre-Incident Planning
  • NFPA 1700, Guide for Structural Fire Fighting
  • NFPA 1931, Standard for Manufacturer's Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders
  • NFPA 1932, Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders
  • NFPA 1951, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents
  • NFPA 2010, Standard for Fixed Aerosol Fire-Extinguishing Systems

 

The First Draft Report for the following Standard was delayed and thus, has a revised public comment closing date of November 29, 2018:

 

  • NFPA 850, Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Electric Generating Plants and High Voltage Direct Current Converter Stations

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