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

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AGENCY:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) revises existing standards and adopts new standards twice a year. At its November meeting or 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 2004 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.

DATES:

Forty-three reports are published in the 2004 November Meeting Report on Proposals and will be available on January 23, 2004. Comments received on or before April 2, 2004, will be considered by the respective NFPA Committees before final action is taken on the proposals.

ADDRESSES:

The 2004 November Meeting Report on Proposals is available and downloadable from NFPA's Web site—http://www/​nfpa.org or by requesting a copy from the NFPA, Fulfillment Center, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, Massachusetts 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Casey C. Grant, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9101, (617) 770-3000.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

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 comment 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 Reports 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 April 2, 2004, for the 2004 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 2004 November Meeting Report on Comments by September 24, 2004, 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 at the November meeting, November 13-17, 2004, in Miami Beach, Florida, by NFPA members.

2004 November Meeting—Report on Proposals

NFPA 11Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam SystemsC
NFPA 11AStandard for Medium- and High-Expansion Foam SystemsW
NFPA 12Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing SystemsC
NFPA 13ERecommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe SystemsC
NFPA 35Standard for the Manufacture of Organic CoatingsC
NFPA 50Standard for Bulk Oxygen Systems at Consumer SitesW
NFPA 50AStandard for Gaseous Hydrogen Systems at Consumer SitesW
NFPA 50BStandard for Liquefied Hydrogen Systems at Consumer SitesW
NFPA 55Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders, and TanksC
NFPA 76Recommended Practice for the Fire Protection of Telecommunications FacilitiesP
NFPA 92BGuide for Smoke Management Systems in Malls, Atria, and Large AreasC
NFPA 99Standard for Health Care FacilitiesP
NFPA 99BStandard for Hypobaric FacilitiesC
NFPA 99CStandard on Gas and Vacuum SystemsP
NFPA 110Standard for Emergency and Standby Power SystemsP
NFPA 111Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power SystemsC
NFPA 214Standard on Water-Cooling TowersC
NFPA 225Model Manufactured Home Installation StandardN
NFPA 326Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or RepairC
NFPA 329Recommended Practice for Handling Releases of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and GasesC
NFPA 501Standard on Manufactured HousingP
NFPA 501AStandard for Fire Safety Criteria for Manufactured Home Installations, Sites, and CommunitiesP
NFPA 520Standard on Subterranean SpacesC
NFPA 600Standard on Industrial Fire BrigadesC
NFPA 601Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss PreventionC
NFPA 720Recommended Practice for the Installation of Household Carbon Monoxide (CO) Warning EquipmentC
NFPA 850Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Electric Generating Plants and High Voltage Direct Current Converter StationsC
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NFPA 851Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Hydroelectric Generating PlantsC
NFPA 909Code for the Protection of Cultural ResourcesC
NFPA 1003Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional QualificationsC
NFPA 1035Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety EducatorC
NFPA 1192Standard on Recreational VehiclesP
NFPA 1194Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks and CampgroundsP
NFPA 1410Standard on Training for Initial Emergency Scene OperationsC
NFPA 1452Guide for Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Dwelling Fire Safety SurveysC
NFPA 1561Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management SystemC
NFPA 1581Standard on Fire Department Infection Control ProgramC
NFPA 1936Standard on Powered Rescue Tool SystemsC
NFPA 1951Standard on Protective Ensemble for USAR OperationsC
NFPA 1977Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire FightingC
NFPA 1991Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials EmergenciesC
NFPA 1992Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials EmergenciesC
(P = Partial revision; W = Withdrawal; R = Reconfirmation; N = New; C = Complete Revision)
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Dated: November 5, 2003.

Arden L. Bement,

Director.

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[FR Doc. 03-28554 Filed 11-13-03; 8:45 am]

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