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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 January and July meetings the NFPA Standards Council 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 November Cycle. 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:

Twenty-seven reports are published in the 2005 November Cycle Report on Proposals and will be available on January 7, 2005. Comments received on or before March 25, 2005, will be considered by the respective NFPA Committees before final action is taken on the proposals.

ADDRESSES:

The 2005 November Cycle 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 to the Standards Council for issuance in January and July of each year. Documents that receive an Intent to Make a Motion are automatically held for action at the NFPA's meeting in June of 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 March 25, 2005, for the 2005 November Cycle 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 November Cycle Report on Comments by September 16, 2005.

A copy of the Report on Comments will be sent automatically to each commenter. Reports of the Technical Committees on documents that do not receive an Intent to Make a Motion will automatically be forwarded to the Standards Council for action at its January 27, 2006, meeting. Action on the reports of the Technical Committees on documents that do receive an Intent to Make a Motion will be taken at the Start Printed Page 67706June 4-9, 2006, meeting in Orlando, Florida by NFPA members.

2005 November Meeting—Report on Proposals

[P = Partial revision; W = Withdrawal; R = Reconfirmation; N = New; C = Complete revision]

NFPA 10Standard for Portable Fire ExtinguishersC
NFPA 14Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose SystemsC
NFPA 31Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning EquipmentP
NFPA 37Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas TurbinesP
NFPA 51AStandard for Acetylene Cylinder Charging PlantsC
NFPA 70BRecommended Practice for Electrical Equipment MaintenanceP
NFPA 79Electrical Standard for Industrial MachineryP
NFPA 97Standard Glossary of Terms Relating to Chimneys, Vents, and Heat-Producing AppliancesW
NFPA 102Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane StructuresC
NFPA 211Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning AppliancesP
NFPA 289Standard Method of Fire Test for Room Fire Growth Contribution of Individual Fuel PackagesN
NFPA 418Standard for HeliportsC
NFPA 750Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection SystemsP
NFPA 804Standard for Fire Protection for Advanced Light Water Reactor Electric Generating PlantsC
NFPA 805Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating PlantsC
NFPA 901Standard Classifications for Incident Reporting and Fire Protection DataC
NFPA 914Code for Fire Protection of Historic StructuresC
NFPA 1401Recommended Practice for Fire Service Training Reports and RecordsC
NFPA 1404Standard for Fire Service Respiratory Protection TrainingC
NFPA 1405Guide for Land-Based Fire Fighters Who Respond to Marine Vessel FiresC
NFPA 1851Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Structural Fire Fighting Protective EnsemblesC
NFPA 1906Standard for Wildland Fire ApparatusC
NFPA 1912Standard for Fire Apparatus RefurbishingC
NFPA 1971Standard on Protective Ensemble For Structural Fire FightingC
NFPA 1976Standard on Protective Ensemble for Proximity Fire FightingW
NFPA 1983Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope and System ComponentsC
NFPA 1994Standard on Protective Ensembles for Chemical/Biological Terrorism IncidentsP
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Dated: November 10, 2004.

Hratch G. Semerjian,

Acting Director.

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[FR Doc. 04-25732 Filed 11-18-04; 8:45 am]

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