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

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National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.




The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) revises existing standards and adopts new standards twice a year. At both its November Meeting and 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 November 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.


Thirty-five reports are published in the “2001 November Meeting Report on Proposals” and will be available on January 19, 2001. Comments received on or before March 30, 2001 will be considered by the respective NFPA Committees before final action is taken on the proposals.


The “2001 November Meeting Report on Proposals” is available and downloadable from NFPA's Website— or by requesting a copy from the NFPA, Fulfillment Center, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, MA 02322. Comments on the report 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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Casey C. Grant, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269-9101, (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.

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 comments 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 “Report 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 March 30, 2001 for the “2001 November Meeting 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 November Meeting Report on Comments” by September 21, 2001, prior to the November 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 by NFPA members at the November Meeting, November 13-17, 2001 in Dallas, Texas.

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Dated: December 18, 2000.

Karen Brown,

Deputy Director.

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2001 November Meeting

Report on Proposals

Doc. No.TitleAction
NFPA 25Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection SystemP
NFPA 37Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas TurbinesC
NFPA 51Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied ProcessesP
NFPA 68Guide for Venting of DeflagrationsC
NFPA 76Recommended Practice for the Protection of Telecommunications FacilitiesN
NFPA 99Standard for Health Care FacilitiesP
NFPA 99BStandard for Hypobaric FacilitiesP
NFPA 99CStandard for Gas and Vacuum SystemsP
NFPA 110Standard for Emergency and Standby Power SystemsC
NFPA 204Guide for Smoke and Heat VentingC
NFPA 266Standard Method of Test for Fire Characteristics of Upholstered Furniture Exposed to Flaming Ignition SourceW
NFPA 270Standard Test Method for Measurement of Smoke Obscuration Using a Conical Radiant Source in a Single Closed ChamberC
NFPA 471Recommended Practice for Responding to Hazardous Materials IncidentsP
NFPA 472Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials IncidentsC
NFPA 473Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials IncidentsP
NFPA 560Standard for the Storage, Handling, and Use of Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization and FumigationP
NFPA 902Fire Reporting Field Incident GuideW
NFPA 903Fire Reporting Property Survey GuideW
NFPA 904Incident Follow-up Report GuideW
NFPA 1041Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional QualificationsP
NFPA 1051Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional QualificationsC
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NFPA 1061Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Safety TelecommunicatorP
NFPA 1192Standard for Recreational VehiclesP
NFPA 1194Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks and CampgroundsP
NFPA 1402Guide to Building Fire Service Training CentersC
NFPA 1403Standard on Live Fire Training EvolutionsC
NFPA 1404Standard for a Fire Department Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus ProgramC
NFPA 1451Standard for a Fire Service Vehicle Operations Training ProgramC
NFPA 1500Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health ProgramC
NFPA 1521Standard for Fire Department Safety OfficerW
NFPA 1561Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management SystemC
NFPA 1852Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance on Open-Circuit SCBAN
NFPA 1961Standard for Fire HoseC
NFPA 1981Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for the Fire ServiceC
NFPA 1982Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS)C
(P=Partial revision; W=Withdrawal; R=Reconfirmation; N=New; C=Complete Revision)
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[FR Doc. 00-32673 Filed 12-21-00; 8:45 am]