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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 Start Printed Page 64592Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9101. Proposals should be submitted on forms available from the NFPA Codes and Standards Administration Office or on NFPA's Web site at

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 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.

Document-editionDocument titleProposal closing date
NFPA 1-2003Uniform Fire Code1/5/2004
NFPA 10-2002Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers6/25/2004
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 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 18-1995Standard on Wetting Agents1/5/2004
NFPA 24-2002Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances11/5/2004
NFPA 52-2002Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicular Fuel Systems Code1/5/2004
NFPA 54-2002National Fuel Gas Code1/5/2004
NFPA 57-2002Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Vehicular Fuel Systems Code1/5/2004
NFPA 72-2002National Fire Alarm Code®11/5/2004
NFPA 73-2000Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings1/5/2004
NFPA 79-2002Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery6/25/2004
NFPA 80-1999Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows1/5/2004
NFPA 90A-2002Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems1/5/2004
NFPA 90B-2002Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems1/5/2004
NFPA 160-2001Standard for Flame Effects Before an Audience1/5/2004
NFPA 170-2002Standard for Fire Safety Symbols1/5/2004
NFPA 230-2003Standard for the Fire Protection of Storage1/5/2004
NFPA 251-1999Standard Methods of Tests of Fire Endurance of Building Construction and Materials1/5/2004
NFPA 253-2000Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source1/5/2004
NFPA 255-2000Standard Method of Test of Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials1/5/2004
NFPA 257-2000Standard on Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies1/5/2004
NFPA 269-2000Standard Test Method for Developing Toxic Potency Data for Use in Fire Hazard Modeling1/5/2004
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 Apparatus1/5/2004
NFPA 286-2000Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth1/5/2004
NFPA 291-2002Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants11/5/2004
NFPA 303-2000Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards1/5/2004
NFPA 307-2000Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves1/5/2004
NFPA 312-2000Standard for Fire Protection of Vessels During Construction, Repair, and Lay-Up1/5/2004
NFPA 318-2002Standard for the Protection of Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities1/5/2004
NFPA 484-2002Standard for Combustible Metals, Metal Powders, and Metal Dusts1/5/2004
NFPA 495-2001Explosive Materials Code1/5/2004
NFPA 498-2001Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Explosives1/5/2004
NFPA 505-2002Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Conversions, Maintenance, and Operation1/5/2004
NFPA 654-2000Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids1/5/2004
NFPA 730-P*Guide for Electronic Premises Security1/5/2004
NFPA 731-P*Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems1/5/2004
NFPA 750-2003Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems6/25/2004
NFPA 1000-2000Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification Systems1/5/2004
NFPA 1071-2000Standard for Emergency Vehicle Technician Professional Qualifications1/5/2004
NFPA 1123-2000Code for Fireworks Display1/5/2004
NFPA 1124-2003Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, Storage and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles1/5/2004
NFPA 1126-2001Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics before a Proximate Audience1/5/2004
NFPA 1145-2000Guide for the Use of Class A Foams in Manual Structural Fire Fighting1/5/2004
NFPA 1221-2002Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems1/5/2004
NFPA 915-2000Standard for Fire Apparatus Preventative Maintenance Program1/5/2004
NFPA 1982-1998Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS)6/25/2004
NFPA 1983-2001Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope and System Components1/9/2004
NFPA 2010-P*Standard on Aerosol Fire Extinguishing Systems1/5/2004
P* Proposed NEW drafts are available from NFPA's Web site— or may be obtained from NFPA's Codes and Standards Administration, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-7471.
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Dated: November 5, 2003.

Arden L. Bement, Jr.,


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[FR Doc. 03-28553 Filed 11-13-03; 8:45 am]