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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 behalf the dates listed with 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 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 pm local time on the closing date indicated would be acted on by the Committee. The MFPA will consider any proposal that it receives on or before the date listed with the codes or standard.

At a latter date, each NFPA Technical Committee will issue a report, which will include a copy of written proposals that have been received, and on 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: December 18, 2000.

Karen Brown,

Deputy Director.

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NFPA No.TitleProposal
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NFPA/IAPMO UMCUniform Mechanical Code2/1/2001
NFPA/IAPMO UPCUniform Plumbing Code2/1/2001
NFPA 1-2000Fire Prevention Code6/8/2001
NFPA 10-1998Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers1/5/2001
NFPA 11-1998Standard for Low-Expansion Foam1/5/2001
NFPA 11A-1999Standard for Medium- and High-Expansion Foam Systems1/5/2001
NFPA 12A-1997Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems1/5/2001
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 22-1998Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection7/6/2001
NFPA 30B-1998Code for the Manfuacture and Storage of Aerosol Products1/5/2001
NFPA 42-1997Code for the Storage of Pyroxylin Plastic1/5/2001
NFPA 50A-1999Standard for Gaseous Hydrogen Systems at Consumer Sites6/28/2001
NFPA 50B-1999Standard for Liquefied Hydrogen Systems at Consumer Sites6/28/2001
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 54-1999National Fuel Gas 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 70B-1998Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance1/5/2001
NFPA 79-1997Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery1/5/2001
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 88A-1998Standard for Parking Structures1/5/2001
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NFPA 90A-1999Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems1/5/2001
NFPA 90B-1999Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems1/5/2001
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 Buildings and Structures3/30/2001
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 170-1999Standard for Fire Safety Symbols1/5/2001
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 230-1999Standard for the Fire Protection of Storage7/6/2001
NFPA 232-2000Standard for the Protection of Records1/5/2001
NFPA 252-1999Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies12/28/2001
NFPA 256-1998Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Roof Coverings7/6/2001
NFPA 259-1998Standard Test Method for Potential Heat of Building Materials7/6/2001
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 Spaces1/5/2001
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 299-1997Standard for Protection of Life and Property from Wildfire1/5/2001
NFPA 302-1998Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft12/28/2001
NFPA 318-2000Standard for the Protection of Cleanrooms1/5/2001
NFPA 415-1997Standard on Airport Terminal Buildings, Fueling Ramp Drainage, and Loading Walkways1/5/2001
NFPA 432-1997Code for the Storage of Organic Peroxide Formulations1/5/2001
NFPA 434-1998Code for the Storage of Pesticides1/5/2001
NFPA 480-1998Standard for the Storage, Handling and Processing of Magnesium Solids and Powders1/5/2001
NFPA 481-2000Standard for the Production, Processing, Handling, and Storage of Titanium1/5/2001
NFPA 485-1999Standard for the Storage, Handling, Processing, and Use of Lithium Metal1/5/2001
NFPA 490-1998Code for the Storage of Ammonium Nitrate1/5/2001
NFPA 497-1997Recomended Practice for Classification of Flammable Liquids, Gases or Vapors and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas7/6/2001
NFPA 499-1997Recommended Practice for Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Processing Plants7/6/2001
NFPA 501-2000Standard on Manufactured Housing1/5/2001
NFPA 501A-2000Standard for Fire Safety Criteria for Manufactured Home Installations, Sites, and Communities1/5/2001
NFPA 505-1999Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Conversions, Maintenance, and Operation1/5/2001
NFPA 550-1995Guide to the Fire Safety Concepts Tree2/16/2001
NFPA 610-P*Recommended Practice for Safety of Montorsports Venues7/6/2001
NFPA 651-1998Standard for the Machining and Finishing of Aluminum and the Production and Handling of Aluminum Powders
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 1001-1997Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications1/5/2001
NFPA 1021-1997Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications1/5/2001
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 1584-P*Recommended Practice for a Fire Department Rehabilitation Program1/5/2001
NFPA 1901-1999Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus12/28/2001
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 1962-1998Standard for the Care, Use, and Service Testing of Fire Hose Including Coulines and Nozzles3/30/2001
NFPA 1964-1998Standard for Spray Nozzles (Shutoff and Tip)3/30/2001
* Proposed NEW drafts are available from NFPA's Website— or may be obtained from NFPA's Codes and Standards Administration, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
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