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AHJ Authority

Question asked by Andrew McDaniel on Feb 6, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2018 by Milton Werner

I work at a government facility which falls into a weird grey area it seems with NFPA.  My question though is in regards to the authority of the AHJ.  Does an AHJ have the authority to dismiss portions of NFPA, specifically 72?  It's in regards to sensitivity testing.  For the past 20+ years, instead of doing sensitivity tests on smoke detector's, they got it past to do cleaning instead.  This is part of our policy and procedure approved by the DOE based on what was submitted by our own AHJ.  Is this allowed?  Can the AHJ just throw a minimum requirement, which is sensitivity testing on SD's, out the window like that?

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