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At its April 1, 2020 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council approved the committee restructuring for the NFPA 1Fire Code project. The Fire Code has a very broad scope which addresses a variety of hazards. Following issuance of the 2021 edition of NFPA 1, the project will be developed by three technical committees (Technical Committee on Fundamentals; Technical Committee on Building Systems and Special Occupancies; and Technical Committee on Special Equipment, Processes and Hazardous Materials) and a correlating committee (Fire Code Correlating Committee). The new, multiple committee structure allows for more focused engagement by industry experts.

NFPA is currently accepting online committee membership applications for these new committees. The deadline for submission of applications to be reviewed at the December 2020 Standards Council meeting is August 28, 2020. Anyone wishing to apply should first review the approved scopes and responsibilities below before submitting application:

  • Technical Committee on Fundamentals (FCC-FUN): Submit online application
    Committee scope: This committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on the basic goals, objectives, performance requirements, classification of occupancy, general safety requirements, building services, fire department access, and definitions for the purpose of providing safety to life and property from fire and explosion.
    Responsibility: 
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Chapters 1-11, 15 and 18
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Annexes A-D and Annex
  • Technical Committee on Building Systems and Special Occupancies (FCC-OCP): Submit online application
    Committee scope: This committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on building fire protection and life safety systems, construction operations, occupancy fire safety and definitions for the purpose of providing safety to life and property from fire and explosion.
    Responsibility:
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Chapters 3, 12-14, 16-17, and 19-39
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Annexes A and E
  • Technical Committee on Special Equipment, Processes, and Hazardous Materials (FCC-HAZ): Submit online application
    Committee scope: This committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on special equipment and processes in buildings, the storage, use and handling of hazardous materials indoors and outdoors, and definitions for the purpose of providing safety to life and property from fire and explosion.
    Responsibility:
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Chapters 3 and 40-75
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Annex A
  • Fire Code Correlating Committee (FCC-AAC): Submit online application*
    Committee scope: This committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on a Fire Prevention Code that includes appropriate administrative provisions, to be used with the National Fire Codes for the installation, operation, and maintenance of buildings, structures, and premises for the purpose of providing safety to life and property from fire and explosion.  This includes development of requirements for, and maintenance of, systems and equipment for fire control and extinguishment.  Safety to life of occupants of buildings and structures is under the primary jurisdiction of the Committee on Safety to Life.
    Responsibility:
    NFPA 1, Fire Code
    NOTE*:  Typically, correlating committee membership is limited to people with technical committee experience. If you are interested in serving on the correlating committee but have never served on an NFPA technical committee we encourage you to first apply to a technical committee.

 

The Council notes that the current committee responsible for the development of NFPA 1 is to complete its work through the issuance and effective date of the current processing cycle.  Council anticipates the disbanding of the current NFPA 1 committee and appointing the initial roster of the new committees at the December 2020 Council meeting.

 

NFPA 70, National Electrical Code<img src='https://community.nfpa.org/images/emojis/00ae.png' class='jive_emoji'/>The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, is being published for public review and comment:

Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the May 11, 2020 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.

The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, is being published for public review and comment:

Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the May 8, 2020 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.

The following errata on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®: and NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code; was issued on March 10, 2020:

 

  • NFPA 13, Errata 13-19-5, referencing 9.5.3.2.2 and Table 23.6.1 of the 2019 edition
  • NFPA 70, Errata 70-20-3, referencing 225.30 of the 2020 edition
  • NFPA 99, Errata 99-18-3, referencing 5.1.3.5.11.2 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 Standard.

The following four proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications; NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles; and NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, are being published for public review and comment:

 

  • NFPA 13, proposed TIA No. 1489, referencing Table 25.9.2.3.1 of the 2019 edition, closing date: 3/31/2020
  • NFPA 1006, proposed TIA No. 1488, referencing 10.3.1, 10.3.2, and 10.3.3 of the proposed 2021 edition, closing date 3/24/2020
  • NFPA 1192, proposed TIA No. 1490, referencing 1.3.3 of the 2021 edition, closing date: 4/16/2020
  • NFPA 1851, proposed TIA 1484, referencing various sections in Chapters 7, 11, 12, and Annex A, of the 2020 edition, closing date: 4/30/2020

 

Anyone may Submit a Comment on these proposed TIAs by the closing date indicated above.  Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the Secretary, Standards Council.

NFPA Standards DirectoryThe 2020 NFPA Standards Directory is now available for download. The directory contains standards development information, including:

  • an overview of the standards development process;
  • the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards, Technical Meeting Convention Rules, and other procedures;
  • members of NFPA's Board of Directors, Standards Council, Advisory Committees, and Committees (with scope and responsibilities); and
  • additional contact information and resources.

One of the most notable features of NFPA's standards development process is that it is a full, open, consensus-based process.  "Full consensus" means that anyone can participate and expect fair and equal treatment because safety is everybody's business.  The NFPA Standards Directory is your guide to NFPA's standards development process - download it for free today!

 

 

The following two proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code; and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, are being published for public review and comment:

NFPA 58, 2020 edition

  • NFPA 58, proposed TIA No. 1481, referencing 2.3.3, 5.2.8.3(C)(13), 11.3.4(B)(13), and N.1.2.3, 2020 edition
  • NFPA 70, proposed TIA No. 1479, referencing 800.100(B)(2) Informational Note and Informational Note Figure caption, 2020 edition

NFPA 70, 2020 editionAnyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the January 29, 2020 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 1, 2018 edition

NFPA has issued the following errata on November 26, 2019 for the 2018 editions of NFPA 1Fire Code, and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code:

 

An errata is a correction issued to an NFPA Standard, published in NFPA News, Codes Online, and included in any further distribution of the Standard.NFPA 101, 2018 edition

NFPA 1500, 2018 editionThe following two proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) on the 2018 and proposed 2021 editions to NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program, are being published for public review and comment:

 

 

Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the January 6, 2020 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 101, 2018 edition

NFPA has issued the following errata on the 2018 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code; and the 2020 edition of NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting:

 

  • NFPA 101, Errata 101-18-3, referencing A.8.3.3.2.2, issued on November 18, 2019
  • NFPA 1851, Errata 1851-20-1, referencing 8.1.7, 8.1.7.1, 8.1.7.2, A.8.1.7, 12.3.3.1, A.12.3.3.1, and B.1.2.1 of the 2020 edition, issued on October 30, 2019

    NFPA 1851, 2020 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 Standard.

NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, is accepting public input for the Annual 2022 revision cycle (2023 edition).

 

To submit public input through NFPA's online submission system, go directly to the NFPA 70 document information page or use the search feature on the List of NFPA codes & standards. Once on the NFPA 70 page, select "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.  The system shows any changes made by the submitter in legislative text and provides the option to submit the public input right away or save it for later completion before the September 10, 2020 closing date.

We are here to assist!  If you have any questions when using the online submission system, a chat feature is available or contact us by email or phone at (800) 344-3555 (select 4).

 

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 following two proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 59A, Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG); and NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems, are being published for public review and comment:

  • NFPA 59A, proposed TIA No. 1471, referencing 5.3.2.12.1 and 19.8.4.2.2 of the 2019 edition, closing date: December 12, 2019
  • NFPA 130, proposed TIA No. 1475, referencing 11.1.2(1) of the 2020 edition, closing date: December 10, 2019


Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the closing date(s) listed above.  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 100% free, easy, and done through our online submission system.

 

The following Standards are accepting public inputs for their next revision cycles:

 

  • NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code
  • NFPA 55, Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code
  • NFPA 78, Guide on Electrical Inspections
  • NFPA 115, Standard for Laser Fire Protection
  • NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems
  • NFPA 302, Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft
  • 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 470, Hazardous Materials Standards for Responders (combining Standards NFPA 1072, NFPA 472, and NFPA 473)
  • NFPA 475, Recommended Practice for Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Program
  • NFPA 502, Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways
  • NFPA 556, Guide on Methods for Evaluating Fire Hazard to Occupants of Passenger Road Vehicles
  • NFPA 557, Standard for Determination of Fire Loads for Use in Structural Fire Protection Design
  • NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids
  • NFPA 780, Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems
  • NFPA 801, Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials
  • NFPA 820, Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities
  • NFPA 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems
  • NFPA 1000, Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification Systems
  • NFPA 1078, Standard for Electrical Inspector Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1082, Standard for Facilities Fire and Life Safety Director Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1140, Standards for Wildland Fire Safety (combining Standards NFPA 1051, NFPA 1141, NFPA 1143, and NFPA 1144)
  • NFPA 1142, Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting
  • NFPA 1145, Guide for the Use of Class A Foams in Fire Fighting
  • NFPA 1225, Standards for Emergency Services Communications (combining Standards NFPA 1061 and NFPA 1221)
  • NFPA 1990, Standard for Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Material and Emergency Medical Operations (combining Standards NFPA 1991, NFPA 1992, NFPA 1994, and NFPA 1999)
  • NFPA 2113, Standard on Selection, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire
  • NFPA 2500, Standard for Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents and Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services (combining Standards NFPA 1670, NFPA 1983, and NFPA 1858)

To submit a public input using the online 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 online 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.

NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®:

  • NFPA 70, Errata 70-20-1, referencing 700.16(B) of the 2020 edition, issued on October 10, 2019

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 three proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, and NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, are being published for public review and comment:

 

 

Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the November 7, 2019 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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