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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 Start Printed Page 32578fire 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 PM 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 standards.

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 18A-P*Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation5/27/2005
NFPA 25-2002Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems5/27/2005
NFPA 51-2002Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes5/27/2005
NFPA 58-2004Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code5/27/2005
NFPA 59-2004Utility LP-Gas Plant Code3/3/2006
NFPA 68-2002Guide for Venting of Deflagrations5/27/2005
NFPA 70-2005National Electrical Code®11/4/2005
NFPA 85-2004Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code5/27/2005
NFPA 204-2002Standard for Smoke and Heat Venting5/27/2005
NFPA 385-2000Standard for Tank Vehicles for Flammable and Combustible Liquids5/27/2005
NFPA 471-2002Recommended Practice for Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents5/27/2005
NFPA 472-2002Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents5/27/2005
NFPA 473-2002Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents5/27/2005
NFPA 551-2004Guide for the Evaluation of Fire Risk Assessments5/27/2005
NFPA 560-2002Standard for the Storage, Handling, and Use of Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization and Fumigation5/27/2005
NFPA 720-2005Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Warning Equipment in Dwelling Units5/26/2005
NFPA 900-2004Building Energy Code5/27/2005
NFPA 1005-P*Standard on Professional Qualifications for Marine Fire Fighting for Land-Based Fire Fighters5/27/2005
NFPA 1037-P*Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Marshal5/27/2005
NFPA 1041-2002Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications5/27/2005
NFPA 1051-2002Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications5/27/2005
NFPA 1061-2002Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Safety Telecommunicator5/27/2005
NFPA 1141-2003Standard for Fire Protection in Planned Building Groups9/23/2005
NFPA 1144-2002Standard for Protection of Life and Property from Wildfire9/23/2005
NFPA 1402-2002Guide to Building Fire Service Training Centers5/27/2005
NFPA 1403-2002Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions5/27/2005
NFPA 1451-2002Standard for a Fire Service Vehicle Operations Training Program5/27/2005
NFPA 1521-2002Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer9/30/2005
NFPA 1600-2004Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs5/27/2005
NFPA 1901-2003Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus3/31/2006
NFPA 1961-2002Standard on Fire Hose5/27/2005
NFPA 1962-2003Standard for the Inspection, Care and Use of Fire Hose, Couplings and Nozzles; and the Service Testing of Fire Hose3/10/2006
NFPA 1964-2003Standard for Spray Nozzles3/10/2006
NFPA 2001-2004Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems5/27/2005
* 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, Massachusetts, 02269.
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Dated: May 27, 2005.

Hratch G. Semerjian,

Acting Director.

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[FR Doc. 05-11118 Filed 6-2-05; 8:45 am]