[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 233 (Tuesday, December 3, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64068-64069]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-30709]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) revises 
existing standards and adopts new standards twice a year. At its Fall 
Meeting in November or its Annual Meeting in May, the NFPA acts on 
recommendations made by its technical

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committees. The purpose of this notice is to request comments on the 
technical reports which will be presented at NFPA's 1997 Fall 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.

DATES: Twenty-eight reports are published in the 1997 Fall Meeting 
Report on Proposals and will be available on January 31, 1997. Comments 
received on or before April 11, 1997 will be considered by the 
respective NFPA Committees before final action is taken on the 
proposals.

ADDRESSES: The 1997 Fall Meeting Report on Proposals is available from 
NFPA, Publications Department, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, MA 02322. Comments 
on the reports should be submitted to Arthur E. Cote, P.E., Secretary, 
Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, 
Massachusetts 02269-9101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Arthur E. Cote, P.E., Secretary, Standards Council, at above address, 
(617) 770-3000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Standards developed by the technical committees of the National 
Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have been used by various Federal 
Agencies as the basis for Federal regulations concerning fire safety. 
The NFPA standards are known collectively as the National Fire Codes. 
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 Fall Meeting in 
November or at the Annual Meeting in May each year. The NFPA invites 
public comment on its Report on Proposals.

Request for Comments

    Interested persons may participate in the revisions of these 
technical reports by submitting written data, views, or arguments to 
Arthur E. Cote, P.E., Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 
Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9101. The 
1997 Fall Report on Proposals will be available on CD-ROM (suitable for 
use only in Windows or Macintosh environments). It will also be 
available in the traditional print version. 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 April 11, 1997, for the 1997 Fall 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 1997 
Fall Meeting Report on Comments by September 26, 1997, prior to the 
Fall 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 Fall Meeting, November 17-19, 1997, 
in Kansas City, Missouri, by NFPA members.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272.

    Dated: November 26, 1996.
Samuel Kramer,
Associate Director.

                 1997 Fall Meeting: Report on Proposals                 
 [P = Partial revision; W = Withdrawal; R = Reconfirmation; N = New; C =
                           Complete Revision]                           
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           Doc. No.                       Title                Action   
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NFPA 10-1994..................  Standard for Portable      P            
                                 Fire Extinguishers.                    
NFPA 10R-1992.................  Recommended Practice for   W            
                                 Portable Fire                          
                                 Extinguishing Equipment                
                                 in Family Dwellings and                
                                 Living Units.                          
NFPA 12-1993..................  Standard on Carbon         P            
                                 Dioxide Extinguishing                  
                                 Systems.                               
NFPA 17-1994..................  Standard for Dry Chemical  P            
                                 Extinguishing Systems.                 
NFPA 17A-1994.................  Standard for Wet Chemical  P            
                                 Extinguishing Systems.                 
NFPA 25-1995..................  Standard for the           P            
                                 Inspection, Testing, and               
                                 Maintenance of Water-                  
                                 Based Fire Protection                  
                                 Systems.                               
NFPA 37-1994..................  Standard for the           P            
                                 Installation and Use of                
                                 Stationary Combustion                  
                                 Engines and Gas Turbines.              
NFPA 55-1993..................  Standard for the Storage,  P            
                                 Use, and Handling of                   
                                 Compressed and Liquefied               
                                 Gases in Portable                      
                                 Cylinders.                             
NFPA 58-1995..................  Standard for the Storage   P            
                                 and Handling of                        
                                 Liquefied Petroleum                    
                                 Gases.                                 
NFPA 59-1995..................  Standard for the Storage   P            
                                 and Handling of                        
                                 Liquefied Petroleum                    
                                 Gases at Utility Gas                   
                                 Plants.                                
NFPA 68-1994..................  Guide for Venting of       P            
                                 Deflagrations.                         
NFPA 101A-1995................  Guide on Alternative       P            
                                 Approaches to Life                     
                                 Safety.                                
NFPA 160-P *..................  Standard for the Use of    N            
                                 Flame Special Effects                  
                                 Before a Proximate                     
                                 Audience.                              
NFPA 256-1993.................  Standard Methods of Fire   P            
                                 Tests of Roof Coverings.               
NFPA 259-1993.................  Standard Test Method for   C            
                                 Potential Heat of                      
                                 Building Materials.                    
NFPA 266-1994.................  Standard Method of Test    P            
                                 for Fire Characteristics               
                                 of Upholstered Furniture               
                                 Exposed to Flaming                     
                                 Ignition Source.                       
NFPA 267-1994.................  Standard Method of Test    P            
                                 for Fire Characteristics               
                                 of Mattresses and                      
                                 Bedding Assemblies                     
                                 Exposed to Flaming                     
                                 Ignition Source.                       
NFPA 301-P*...................  Code for Safety to Life    N            
                                 From Fire on Merchant                  
                                 Vessels.                               
NFPA 650-1990.................  Standard for Pneumatic     C            
                                 Conveying Systems for                  
                                 Handling Combustible                   
                                 Materials.                             
NFPA 720-P*...................  Recommended Practice for   N            
                                 the Installation of                    
                                 Household Carbon                       
                                 Monoxide (CO) Warning                  
                                 Equipment.                             
NFPA 801-1995.................  Standard for Facilities    C            
                                 Handling Radioactive                   
                                 Materials.                             
NFPA 802-1993.................  Recommended Practice for   W            
                                 Fire Protection for                    
                                 Nuclear Research and                   
                                 Production Reactors.                   
NFPA 803-1993.................  Standard for Fire          P            
                                 Protection for Light                   
                                 Water Nuclear Power                    
                                 Plants.                                
NFPA 921-1995.................  Guide for Fire and         P            
                                 Explosion Investigations.              
NFPA 1201-1994................  Standard for Developing    C            
                                 Fire Protection Services               
                                 for the Public (will be                
                                 renumbered NFPA 1200).                 
NFPA 1962-1993................  Standard for the Care,     P            
                                 Use and Service Testing                
                                 of Fire Hose, Including                
                                 Couplings and Nozzles.                 
NFPA 1964-1993................  Standard for Spray         C            
                                 Nozzles (Shutoff and                   
                                 Tip).                                  
NFPA 8505-1992................  Recommended Practice for   P            
                                 Stoker Operation.                      
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* Proposed NEW drafts are available from the NFPA Standards             
  Administration Department, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.     


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