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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.



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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 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 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 25—2002Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems5/27/2005
NFPA 30—2003Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code11/29/2004
NFPA 30A—2003Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages11/29/2004
NFPA 30B—2002Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products11/29/2004
NFPA 32—2004Standard for Drycleaning Plants11/29/2004
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 40—2001Standard for the Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Film11/29/2004
NFPA 58—2004Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code5/27/2005
NFPA 59—2004Utility LP-Gas Plant Code5/27/2005
NFPA 68—2002Guide for Venting of Deflagrations5/27/2005
NFPA 72—2002National Fire Alarm Code®11/5/2004
NFPA 77—2000Recommended Practice on Static Electricity11/29/2004
NFPA 80A—2001Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures11/29/2004
NFPA 85—2004Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code5/27/2005
NFPA 86—2003Standard for Ovens and Furnaces11/29/2004
NFPA 88A—2002Standard for Parking Structures11/29/2004
NFPA 101A—2004Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety11/29/2004
NFPA 101B—2002Code for Means of Egress for Buildings and Structures11/29/2004
NFPA 130—2003Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems11/29/2004
NFPA 150—2000Standard on Fire Safety in Racetrack Stables11/29/2004
NFPA 258—2001Recommended Practice for Determining Smoke Generation of Solid Materials11/29/2004
NFPA 262—2002Standard Method of Test for Flame Travel and Smoke of Wires and Cables for Use in Air-Handling Spaces11/29/2004
NFPA 265—2002Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile Coverings on Full Height Panels and Walls11/29/2004
NFPA 268—2001Standard Test Method for Determining Ignitibility of Exterior Wall Assemblies Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source11/29/2004
NFPA 287—2001Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Flammability of Materials in Cleanrooms Using a Fire Propagation Apparatus (FPA)11/29/2004
NFPA 288—2001Standard Method of Fire Tests of Floor Fire Door Assemblies Installed Horizontally in Fire Resistance Rated Floor Systems11/29/2004
NFPA 291—2002Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants11/5/2004
NFPA 301—2001Code for Safety to Life from Fire on Merchant Vessels11/29/2004
NFPA 407—2001Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing11/29/2004
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NFPA 490—2002Code for the Storage of Ammonium Nitrate11/29/2004
NFPA 556—*PGuide on Methods for Evaluating Fire Hazard and Fire Risk of Vehicular Furnishing11/29/2004
NFPA 655—2001Standard for Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions11/29/2004
NFPA 664—2002Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities11/29/2004
NFPA 704—2001Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response11/29/2004
NFPA 853—2003Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fuel Cell Power Plants11/29/2004
NFPA 1081—2001Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional Qualifications11/29/2004
NFPA 1125—2001Code for the Manufacture of Model Rocket and High Power Rocket Motors11/29/2004
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 1600—2004Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs5/27/2005
NFPA 1901—2003Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus3/31/2006
NFPA 1911—2002Standard for Service Tests of Fire Pump Systems on Fire Apparatus4/1/2005
NFPA 1914—2002Standard for Testing Fire Department Aerial Devices4/1/2005
NFPA 1915—2000Standard for Fire Apparatus Preventative Maintenance Program4/1/2005
NFPA 2001—2004Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems5/27/2005
NFPA 2112—2001Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire11/29/2004
NFPA 2113—2001Standard on Selection, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire11/29/2004
*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, MA 02269.
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Dated: November 15, 2004.

Hratch Semerjian,

Acting Director.

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[FR Doc. 04-25734 Filed 11-18-04; 8:45 am]