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National Fire Codes: Request for Proposals for Revision of Codes and Standards

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National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.




The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) proposes to revise some of its fire safety codes and standards and requests proposals from the public to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA fire safety codes and standards. The purpose of this request is to increase public participation in the system used by NFPA to develop its codes and standards. The publication of this notice of request for proposals 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.


Interested persons may submit proposals on or before the dates listed with the standards.


Casey C. Grant, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9101.

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Casey C. Grant, Secretary, Standards Council, at the above address, (617) 770-3000.

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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.

Request for Proposals

Interested persons may submit proposals, supported by written data, views, or arguments to Casey C. Grant, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9101. Proposals should be submitted on forms available from the NFPA Codes and Standards Administration Office.

Each person must include his or her name and address, identify the document and give reasons for the proposal. Proposals received before or by 5:00 PM local time on the closing date indicated would be acted on by the Committee. The NFPA will consider any proposal that it receives on or before the date listed with the codes or standard.

At a later date, each NFPA Technical Committee will issue a report, which will include a copy of written proposals that have been received, and an account of their disposition of each proposal by the NFPA Committee as the Report on Proposals. Each person who has submitted a written proposal will receive a copy of the report.

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Dated: July 6, 2000.

Karen H. Brown,

Deputy Director.

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NFPA NoTitleProposal closing date
NFPA 11-1998Standard for Low-Expansion Foam11/3/2000
NFPA 13-1999Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems1/5/2001
NFPA 13D-1999Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One-and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Home11/3/2000
NFPA 13R-1999Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height11/3/2000
NFPA 17-1998Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems1/5/2001
NFPA 17A-1998Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems1/5/2001
NFPA 20-1999Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection12/28/2001
NFPA 51B-1999Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work12/28/2001
NFPA 52-1998Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicular Fuel Systems Code1/5/2001
NFPA 55-1998Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed and Liquefied Gases in Portable Cylinders7/6/2001
NFPA 57-1999Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Vehicular Fuel Systems Code1/5/2001
NFPA 61-1999Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Products Facilities1/5/2001
NFPA 69-1997Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems1/5/2001
NFPA 72-1999National Fire Alarm Code1/5/2001
NFPA 79-1997Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery11/10/2000
NFPA 86-1999Standard for Ovens and Furnaces12/28/2001
NFPA 86C-1999Standard for Industrial Furnaces Using a Special Processing Atmosphere12/28/2001
NFPA 86D-1999Standard for Industrial Furnaces Using Vacuum as an Atmosphere12/28/2001
NFPA 97-2000Standard Glossary of Terms Relating to Chimneys, Vents, and Heat-Producing Appliances7/6/2001
NFPA 101-2000Code for Safety to Life from Fire in Building and Structures3/30/2001
NFPA 101B-1999Code for Means of Egress for Buildings and Structures9/15/2000
NFPA 130-2000Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems7/6/2001
NFPA 140-1999Standard on Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Soundstages and Approved Production Facilities7/6/2001
NFPA 211-2000Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances7/6/2001
NFPA 225-P*Standard for Manufactured Home Sites, Communities, and Setups1/5/2001
NFPA 252-1999Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies12/28/2001
NFPA 260-1998Standard Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture12/28/2001
NFPA 261-1998Standard Method of Test for Determining Resistance of Mock-Up Upholstered Furniture Material Assemblies to Ignition by Smoldering Cigarettes12/28/2001
NFPA 262-1999Standard Method of Test for Flame Travel and Smoke of Wires and Cables for Use in Air-Handling Spaces7/6/2001
NFPA 265-1998Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile Wall Coverings1/5/2001
NFPA 272-1999Standard Method of Test for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Upholstered Furniture Components or Composites and Mattresses Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter7/6/2001
NFPA 285-1998Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Flammability Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components Using the Intermediate-Scale, Multistory Test Apparatus12/28/2001
NFPA 415-1997Standard on Airport Terminal Buildings, Fueling Ramp Drainage, and Loading Walkways1/5/2001
NFPA 480-1998Standard for the Storage, Handling and Processing of Magnesium Solids and Powders1/5/2001
NFPA 485-1999Standard for the Storage, Handling, Processing, and Use of Lithium Metal1/5/2001
NFPA 505-1999Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Conversions, Maintenance, and Operation1/5/2001
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NFPA 651-1998Standard for the Machining and Finishing of Aluminum and the Production and Handling of Aluminum Powders1/5/2001
NFPA 705-1997Recommended Practice for a Field Flame Test for Textiles and Films1/5/2001
NFPA 750-2000Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems7/6/2001
NFPA 1122-1997Code for Model Rocketry1/5/2001
NFPA 1221-1999Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems1/5/2001
NFPA 1402-1997Guide to Building Fire Service Training Centers7/30/2000
NFPA 1403-1997Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions7/30/2000
NFPA 1451-1997Standard for a Fire Service Vehicle Operations Training Program7/30/2000
NFPA 1561-2000Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System7/30/2000
NFPA 1582-2000Standard on Medical Requirements for Fire Fighters and Information of Fire Department Physicians7/30/2000
NFPA 1911-1997Standard for Service Tests of Fire Pump Systems on Fire Apparatus1/5/2001
NFPA 1914-1997Standard for Testing Fire Department Aerial Devices1/5/2001
NFPA 1961-1997Standard for Fire Hose7/31/2000
NFPA 1999-1997Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations12/29/2000
NFPA 5000-P*NFPA Building Code11/9/2000
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[FR Doc. 00-17792 Filed 7-12-00; 8:45 am]