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

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National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.




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 2005 May 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.


Forty-three reports are published in the 2005 May Meeting Report on Proposals and will be available on July 30, 2004. Comments received on or before October 8, 2004, will be considered by the respective NFPA Committees before final action is taken on the proposals.


The 2005 May Meeting Report on Proposals is available and downloadable from NFPA's Web site— or by requesting a copy from the NFPA, Fulfillment Center, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, Start Printed Page 30623Massachusetts 02322. Comments on the report should be submitted to Casey C. Grant, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, PO Box 9101, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9101.

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

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 October 8, 2004, for the 2005 May 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 2005 May Meeting Report on Comments by April 1, 2005, prior to the May 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 May meeting, May 22-26, 2004, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by NFPA members.

2005 May Meeting

Report on Proposals

(P = Partial revision; W = Withdrawal; R = Reconfirmation; N = New; C = Complete Revision)

NFPA 1Uniform Fire CodeTMP
NFPA 18Standard on Wetting AgentsC
NFPA 52Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicular Fuel Systems CodeC
NFPA 54National Fuel Gas CodeP
NFPA 57Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Vehicular Fuel Systems CodeW
NFPA 59AStandard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)C
NFPA 73Electrical Inspection Code for Existing DwellingsC
NFPA 90AStandard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating SystemsP
NFPA 90BStandard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning SystemsP
NFPA 92ARecommended Practice for Smoke-Control SystemsC
NFPA 101Life Safety Code®P
NFPA 160Standard for Flame Effects Before an AudienceC
NFPA 170Standard for Fire Safety SymbolsP
NFPA 203Guide on Roof Coverings and Roof Deck ConstructionsW
NFPA 220Standard on Types of Building ConstructionP
NFPA 221Standard for Fire Walls and Fire Barrier WallsC
NFPA 230Standard for the Fire Protection of StorageW
NFPA 251Standard Methods of Tests of Fire Endurance of Building Construction and MaterialsC
NFPA 253Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy SourceC
NFPA 255Standard Method of Test of Surface Burning Characteristics of Building MaterialsC
NFPA 269Standard Test Method for Developing Toxic Potency Data for Use in Fire Hazard ModelingW
NFPA 285Standard 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 ApparatusC
NFPA 286Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire GrowthC
NFPA 303Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and BoatyardsC
NFPA 307Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and WharvesC
NFPA 312Standard for Fire Protection of Vessels During Construction, Repair, and Lay-UpC
NFPA 318Standard for the Protection of Semiconductor Fabrication FacilitiesP
NFPA 484Standard for Combustible Metals, Metal Powders, and Metal DustsP
NFPA 495Explosive Materials CodeC
NFPA 498Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting ExplosivesC
NFPA 505Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Conversions, Maintenance, and OperationP
NFPA 654Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate SolidsC
NFPA 703Standard for Fire Retardant Impregnated Wood and Fire Retardant Coatings for Building MaterialsC
NFPA 730Guide for Premises SecurityN
NFPA 731Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security SystemsN
NFPA 1000Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification SystemsC
NFPA 1071Standard for Emergency Vehicle Technician Professional QualificationsC
NFPA 1123Code for Fireworks DisplayC
NFPA 1124Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, Storage and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic ArticlesC
NFPA 1126Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics before a Proximate AudienceC
NFPA 1145Guide for the Use of Class A Foams in Manual Structural Fire FightingC
NFPA 2010Standard on Aerosol Fire Extinguishing SystemsN
NFPA 5000Building Construction and Safety CodeTMP
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Dated: May 21, 2004.

Hratch Semerjian,

Acting Director.

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[FR Doc. 04-12186 Filed 5-27-04; 8:45 am]