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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 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 p.m. 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 standard.

At a later date, each NFPA Technical Committee will issue a report, which will include a copy of written proposals Start Printed Page 43088that 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.

Document No./editionTitleProposal closing date
NFPA 1-2003Uniform Fire CodeTM1/5/2004
NFPA 11-2002Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam Systems8/1/2003
NFPA 11A-1999Standard for Medium- and High-Expansion Foam Systems8/1/2003
NFPA 12-2000Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems 6/27/2003NFPA 12
NFPA 13-2002Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems11/5/2004
NFPA 13D-2002Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes11/5/2004
NFPA 13E-2000Recommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems6/27/2003
NFPA 13R-2002Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height11/5/2004
NFPA 15-2001Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection12/31/2004
NFPA 24-2002Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances11/5/2004
NFPA 35-1999Standard for the Manufacture of Organic Coatings8/29/2003
NFPA 55-2003Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks6/27/2003
NFPA 59A-2001Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)6/27/2003
NFPA 76-2002Recommended Practice for the Fire Protection of Telecommunications Facilities6/27/2003
NFPA 72®-2002National Fire Alarm Code®12/31/2004
NFPA 99-2002Standard for Health Care Facilities6/27/2003
NFPA 99B-2002Standard for Hypobaric Facilities6/27/2003
NFPA 101®-2003Life Safety Code®10/17/2003
NFPA 102-1995**Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures10/17/2003
NFPA 110-2002Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems6/27/2003
NFPA 111-2001Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems6/27/2003
NFPA 225-P*Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard8/1/2003
NFPA 284-P*Standard Test Method for Mattresses for Correctional Occupancies1/5/2004
NFPA 291-2002Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants11/5/2004
NFPA 326-1999Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair8/29/2003
NFPA 329-1999Recommended Practice for Handling Releases of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases8/29/2003
NFPA 501-2003Standard on Manufactured Housing8/1/2003
NFPA 501A-2003Standard for Fire Safety Criteria for Manufactured Home Installations, Sites, and Communities8/1/2003
NFPA 1221-2002Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems1/5/2004
NFPA 520-1999Standard on Subterranean Spaces6/28/2002
NFPA 600-2000Standard on Industrial Fire Brigades6/27/2003
NFPA 601-2000Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention6/27/2003
NFPA 720-2003Recommended Practice for the Installation of Household Carbon Monoxide (CO) Warning Equipment6/27/2003
NFPA 850-2000Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Electric Generating Plants and High Voltage Direct Current Converter Stations6/27/2003
NFPA 851-2000Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Hydroelectric Generating Plants6/27/2003
NFPA 909-2001Code for the Protection of Cultural Resources6/27/2003
NFPA 914-2001Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures6/27/2003
NFPA 1003-2000Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professiona Qualificationsl6/27/2003
NFPA 1035-2000Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator6/27/2003
NFPA 1192-2002Standard on Recreational Vehicles6/27/2003
NFPA 1194-2002Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds6/27/2003
NFPA 1410-2000Standard on Training for Initial Emergency Scene Operations6/27/2003
NFPA 1452-2000Guide for Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Dwelling Fire Safety Surveys6/27/2003
NFPA 1581-2000Standard on Fire Department Infection Control Program6/27/2003
NFPA 1971-2000Standard on Protective Ensemble For Structural Fire Fighting10/31/2003
NFPA 1976-2000Standard on Protective Ensemble for Proximity Fire Fighting10/31/2003
NFPA 2010-P*Standard on Aerosol Fire Extinguishing Systems8/27/2003
NFPA 5000TM-2002Building Construction and Safety CodeTM10/17/2003
 P* Proposed NEW drafts may be downloaded from NFPA's Web site at​Codes/​Drafts.asp. They are also available from NFPA Codes and Standards Administration, 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101.
**NFPA 102-2006 is scheduled to become mainly an extract document, drawing its requirements from NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code ®, NFPA 101 ®, Life Safety Code ®, and NFPA 5000TM, Building Construction and Safety CodeTM. Proposals are especially encouraged on subjects not currently addressed in NFPA 1-2003, NFPA 101-2003, and NFPA 5000-2003.
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Dated: July 11, 2003.

Arden L. Bement, Jr.,


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[FR Doc. 03-18486 Filed 7-18-03; 8:45 am]