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National Fire Codes: Request for Comments on NFPA Technical Committee Reports

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AGENCY:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) revises existing standards and adopts new standards twice a year. At its November Meeting or its May Meeting, the NFPA acts on recommendations made by its technical committees.

The purpose of this notice is to request comments on the technical reports that will be presented at NFPA's 2001 May Meeting. The publication of this notice by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of NFPA is being undertaken as a public service; NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend any of the standards referenced in the notice.

DATES:

The National Electrical Code® is published in a separate Report on Proposals and is available about July 14, 2000. Comments received on or before October 27, 2000 will be considered by the National Electrical Code Panels before NFPA takes final action on the proposals.

Twenty-seven reports are published in the 2001 May Meeting Report on Proposals and will be available on July 28, 2000. Comments received on or before October 6, 2000 will be considered by the respective NFPA Committees before final action is taken on the proposals.

ADDRESSES:

The 2001 May Meeting Report on Proposals and the NEC® Report on Proposals are available and downloadable from NFPA's Website—www/nfpa.org or by requesting a copy from the NFPA, Fulfillment Center, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, MA 02322. Comments on the reports should be submitted to Casey C. Grant, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9101.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Casey C. Grant, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269-9101, (617) 770-3000.

Background

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) develops building, fire, and electrical safety codes and standards. Federal agencies frequently use these codes and standards as the basis for developing Federal regulations concerning fire safety. Often, the Office of the Federal Register approves the incorporation by reference of these standards under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR Part 51.

Revisions of existing standards and adoption of new standards are reported by the technical committees at the NFPA's November Meeting or at the May Meeting each year. The NFPA invites public comment on its Report on Proposals.

Request for Comments

Interested persons may participate in these revisions by submitting written data, views, or arguments to Casey C. Grant, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9101. Commenters may use the forms provided for comments in the Reports on Proposals. Each person submitting a comment should include his or her name and address, identify the notice, and give reasons for any recommendations. Comments received on or before October 6, 2000 for the 2001 May Meeting Report on Proposals or October 27, 2000 for the NEC® Report on Proposals will be considered by the NFPA before final action is taken on the proposals.

Copies of all written comments received and the disposition of those comments by the NFPA committees will be published as the 2001 May Meeting Report on Comments by March 30, 2001, or April 16, 2001 for the NEC® Report on Comments, prior to the May Meeting.

A copy of the Report on Comments will be sent automatically to each commenter. Action on the reports of the Technical Committees (adoption or rejection) will be taken at the May Meeting, May 13-17, 2001 in Anaheim, California, by NFPA members.

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Dated: July 6, 2000.

Karen H. Brown,

Deputy Director.

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2001 May Meeting Report on Proposals

Doc No.TitleAction
NFPA 15Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire ProtectionP
NFPA 40Standard for the Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Motion Picture FilmP
NFPA 70National Electrical CodeP
NFPA 80ARecommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire ExposuresP
NFPA 96Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking OperationsP
NFPA 231DStandard for Storage of Rubber TiresW
NFPA 268Standard Test Method for Determining Ignitibility of Exterior Wall Assemblies Using a Radiant Heat Energy SourceR
NFPA 271Standard Method of Test for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption CalorimeterP
NFPA 288Standard Method of Fire Tests of Floor Door AssembliesN
NFPA 301Code for Safety to Life from Fire on Merchant VesselsP
NFPA 306Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on VesselsP
NFPA 407Standard for Aircraft Fuel ServicingP
NFPA 409Standard on Aircraft HangarsP
NFPA 414Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting VehiclesP
NFPA 495Explosive Materials CodeP
NFPA 498Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting ExplosivesR
NFPA 502Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access HighwaysP
NFPA 513Standard for Motor Freight TerminalsW
NFPA 655Standard for Prevention of Sulfur Fires and ExplosionsP
NFPA 704Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency ResponseC
NFPA 1081Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional QualificationsN
NFPA 1124Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, and Storage of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic ArticlesC
NFPA 1125Code for the Manufacture of Model Rocket and High Power Rocket MotorsC
NFPA 1142Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire FightingC
NFPA 1710Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire DepartmentsN
NFPA 1720Standard on Volunteer Fire Service DeploymentN
NFPA 2112Standard on Flash Fire Protective Garments for Industrial PersonnelN
NFPA 2113Standard on Selection, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Flash Fire Protective GarmentsN
 P = Partial revision; W = Withdrawal; R = Reconfirmation; N = New; C = Complete Revision
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