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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 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 codes 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 10-2002Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers6/25/2004
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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 14-2003“Standard for the Installation of Standpipe Private Hydrants and Hose Systems”6/25/2004
NFPA 15-2001Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection11/29/2004
NFPA 20-2003Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection12/31/2004
NFPA 24-2002Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances11/5/2004
NFPA 30B-2002Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products11/29/2004
NFPA 31-2001Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment6/25/2004
NFPA 33-2003Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials11/29/2004
NFPA 34-2003Standard for Dipping and Coating Processes Using Flammable or Combustible Liquids11/29/2004
NFPA 37-2002Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines6/25/2004
NFPA 40-2001Standard for the Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Film11/29/2004
NFPA 68-2002Guide for Venting of Deflagrations6/25/2004
NFPA 70B-2002Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance6/25/2004
NFPA 72-2002National Fire Alarm Code ®11/5/2004
NFPA 79-2002Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery6/25/2004
NFPA 85-2004Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code5/27/2005
NFPA 97-2003Standard Glossary of Terms Relating to Chimneys Vents and Heat-Producing Appliances6/25/2004
NFPA 150-2000Standard on Fire Safety in Racetrack Stables11/29/2004
NFPA 211-2003“Standard for Chimneys Fireplaces Vents and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances”6/25/2004
NFPA 232-2000Standard for the Protection of Records6/25/2004
NFPA 289-P*Standard Method of Fire Test for Room Fire Growth Contribution of Individual Fuel Packages6/25/2004
NFPA 291-2002Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants11/5/2004
NFPA 418-2001Standard for Heliports6/25/2004
NFPA 750-2003Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems6/25/2004
NFPA 804-2001Standard for Fire Protection for Advanced Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants6/25/2004
NFPA 901-2001Standard Classifications for Incident Reporting and Fire Protection Data6/25/2004
NFPA 1142-2001Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting8/13/2004
NFPA 1401-2001Recommended Practice for Fire Service Training Reports and Records6/25/2004
NFPA 1405-2001Guide for Land-Based Fire Fighters Who Respond to Marine Vessel Fires6/25/2004
NFPA 1500-2002Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program11/29/2004
NFPA 1582-2003Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments11/29/2004
NFPA 1583-2000Standard on Health-Related Fitness Programs for Fire Fighters11/29/2004
NFPA 1901-2003Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus3/31/2006
NFPA 1906-2001Standard for Wildland Fire Apparatus5/28/2004
NFPA 1911-2002Standard for Service Tests of Fire Pump Systems on Fire Apparatus4/1/2005
NFPA 1912-2001Standard for Fire Apparatus Refurbishing5/28/2004
NFPA 1914-2002Standard for Testing Fire Department Aerial Devices4/1/2005
NFPA 1915-2000Standard for Fire Apparatus Preventative Maintenance Program4/1/2005
NFPA 1982-1998Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS)6/25/2004
* 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, MA 02269.
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Dated: May 21, 2004.

Hratch Semerjian,

Acting Director.

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[FR Doc. 04-12185 Filed 5-27-04; 8:45 am]