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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 (NEPA) 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 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 above address, and by phone (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 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 code or standards.

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 the 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 5, 2001.

Karen Brown,

Acting Director.

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NFPA No.TitleProposal closing date
NFPA 14-2000Standard for the Installation of Standpipe, Private Hydrants, and Hose Systems7/6/2001
NFPA 16-1999Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems7/6/2001
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 30A-2000Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages12/28/2001
NFPA 50A-1999Standard for Gaseous Hydrogen Systems at Consumer Sites6/28/2002
NFPA 50B-1999Standard for Liquefied Hydrogen Systems at Consumer Sites6/28/2002
NFPA 51B-1999Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work12/28/2001
NFPA 55-1998Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed and Liquefied Gases in Portable Cylinders7/6/2001
NFPA 80-1999Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows8/1/2001
NFPA 85-2001Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code6/28/2002
NFPA 86-1999Standard for Ovens and Furnaces12/28/2001
NFPA 86C-1999Standard for Industrial Furnaces Using a Special Processing Atmosphere12/28/2001
NFPA 88B-1997Standard for Repair Garages7/6/2001
NFPA 97-2000Standard Glossary of Terms Relating to Chimneys, Vents, and Heat-Producing Appliances7/6/2001
NFPA 105-1999Recommended Practice for the Installation of Smoke-Control Door Assemblies7/6/2001
NFPA 123-1999Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Underground Bituminous Coal Mines7/6/2001
NFPA 130-2000Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems7/6/2001
NFPA 140-1999Standard for 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 1Standard for Manufactured Home Sites, Communities, and Setups7/6/2001
NFPA 230-1999Standard for the Fire Protection of Storage7/6/2001
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
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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 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 295-1998Standard for Wildfire Control12/28/2001
NFPA 302-1998Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft12/28/2001
NFPA 497-1997Recommended Practice for the Classification of Flammable Liquids, Gases, or Vapors and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas7/6/2001
NFPA 499-1997Recommend Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas7/6/2001
NFPA 501-2000Standard on Manufactured Housing7/6/2001
NFPA 501A-2000Standard for Fire Safety Criteria for Manufactured Home Installations, Sites, and Communities7/6/2001
NFPA 551-P 1Guide for the Evaluation of Fire Risk Assessments6/28/2002
NFPA 720-1998Recommended Practice for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Fuel Gas Alarm Systems and Equipment7/6/2001
NFPA 750-2000Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems7/6/2001
NFPA 801-1998Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials7/6/2001
NFPA 1006-2000Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications7/6/2001
NFPA 1141-1998Standard for Fire Protection in Planned Building Groups12/28/2001
NFPA 1670-1999Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents6/28/2002
NFPA 1901-1999Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus9/28/2001
NFPA 1965-P 1Standard for Hose Connected Appliances12/28/2001
NFPA 1977-1998Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting12/31/2001
1 Proposed NEW drafts are available form NFPA's Website— or may be obtained form NFPA's Codes and Standards Administration, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
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[FR Doc. 01-17299 Filed 7-10-01; 8:45 am]