National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Proposes To Revise Codes and Standards, 66725-66728 [2010-27434]

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[FR Doc. 2010–27392 Filed 10–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Proposes To Revise Codes and Standards National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) proposes to revise some of its safety codes and standards and requests proposals from the public to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA 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. The NFPA process provides ample opportunity for public participation in the development of its codes and standards. All NFPA codes and standards are revised and updated every three to five years in Revision Cycles that begin twice each year and take approximately two years to complete. Each Revision Cycle proceeds according to a published schedule that includes final dates for all major events in the process. The code revision Process contains five basic steps that are followed for developing new documents as well as revising existing documents: Call for Proposals; Publishing the Report on Proposals (ROP); Call for Comments on the Committee’s disposition of the Proposals and publication of these SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66725 Comments in the Report on Comments (ROC); the Association Technical Meeting at the NFPA Conference & Expo; and finally, the Standards Council Consideration and Issuance of documents. Note: Anyone wishing to make Amending Motions on the Technical Committee Reports (ROP and ROC) must signal his or her intention by submitting a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion by the Deadline stated in the ROC. Certified motions will then be posted on the NFPA Web site. Documents that receive notice of proper Amending Motions (Certified Amending Motions) will be presented for action at the annual June Association Technical Meeting. Documents that receive no motions will be forwarded directly to the Standards Council for action on issuance. For more information on these new rules and for up-to-date information on schedules and deadlines for processing NFPA Documents, check the NFPA Web site at http://www.nfpa.org, or contact NFPA Codes and Standards Administration. Interested persons may submit proposals on or before the dates listed with the standards. ADDRESSES: Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169–7471. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, Standards Council, at above address, (617) 770–3000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: 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 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. When a Technical Committee begins the development of a new or revised NFPA code or standard, it enters one of two Revision Cycles available each year. The Revision Cycle begins with the Call for Proposals, that is, a public notice asking for any interested persons to submit specific written proposals for developing or revising a code or standard. The Call for Proposals is published in a variety of publications. Interested parties have approximately twenty weeks to respond to the Call for Proposals. Following the Call for Proposals period, the Technical Committee holds E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 66726 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 209 / Friday, October 29, 2010 / Notices a meeting to consider and accept, reject or revise, in whole or in part, all the submitted Proposals. The committee may also develop its own Proposals. A document known as the Report on Proposals, or ROP, is prepared containing all the Public Proposals, the Technical Committees’ action on each Proposal, as well as all Committeegenerated Proposals. The ROP is then submitted for the approval of the Technical Committee by a formal written ballot. If the ROP does not receive approval by a two-thirds vote calculated in accordance with NFPA rules, the Report is returned to the committee for further consideration and is not published. If the necessary approval is received, the ROP is published in a compilation of Reports on Proposals issued by NFPA twice yearly for public review and comment, and the process continues to the next step. The Reports on Proposals are sent automatically free of charge to all who submitted Proposals and each Committee member, as well as anyone else who requests a copy. All ROPs are also available for free downloading at http://www.nfpa.org. Once the ROP becomes available, there is a 60-day comment period during which anyone may submit a Public Comment on the proposed changes in the ROP. The Committee then reconvenes at the end of the comment period and acts on all Comments. As before, a two-thirds approval vote by written ballot of the eligible members of the Committee is required for approval of actions on the Comments. All of this information is compiled into a second report, called the Report on Comments (ROC), which, like the ROP, is published, and is made available for public review for a seven-week period. The process of public input and review does not end with the publication of the ROP and ROC. Following the completion of the Proposal and Comment periods, there is a further opportunity for debate and discussion through the Association Technical Meeting that take place at the NFPA Conference & Expo. The Association Technical Meeting provides an opportunity for the final Technical Committee Report (i.e., the ROP and ROC) on each proposed new or revised code or standard to be presented to the NFPA membership for the debate and consideration of motions to amend the Report. Before making an allowable motion at an Association Technical Meeting, the intended maker of the motion must file, in advance of the session, and within the published deadline, a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion. A Motions Committee appointed by the Standards Council then reviews all notices and certifies all amending motions that are proper. Only these Certified Amending Motions, together with certain allowable FollowUp Motions (that is, motions that have become necessary as a result of previous successful amending motions) will be allowed at the Association Technical Meeting. For more information on dates/ locations of NFPA Technical Committee meetings and NFPA Annual Association Technical Meeting, check the NFPA Web site at: http://www.nfpa.org/ itemDetail.asp?categoryID=822& itemID=22818. The specific rules for the types of motions that can be made are who can make them are set forth in NFPA’s Regulation Governing Committee Projects which should always be consulted by those wishing to bring an issue before the membership at an Association Technical Meeting. Interested persons may submit proposals, supported by written data, views, or arguments, to Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169–7471. Proposals should be submitted on forms available from the NFPA Codes and Standards Administration Office, or from NFPA’s Web site at http://www.nfpa.org. Each person must include his or her name and address, identify the code or standard, and give reasons for the proposal. Proposals received by 5 p.m. EDT/EDST on or before the closing date indicated with each code or standard would be acted on by the respective Committee, and then considered by the NFPA Membership at the Association Technical Meeting. Document title NFPA 17—2009 NFPA 17A— 2009. NFPA 20—2010 NFPA 36—2009 NFPA 51—2007 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Document— Edition Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems ............................................................................................. Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems ............................................................................................. 5/23/2011 5/23/2011 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection ................................................................. Standard for Solvent Extraction Plants ................................................................................................................ Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes. Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code .............................................................................................................. Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code ................................................................................................. Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities ........ Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance .......................................................................... 11/23/2010 5/23/2011 11/23/2010 5/23/2011 11/23/2010 11/23/2010 5/23/2011 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code .............................................................................................................. Recommended Practice on Static Electricity ....................................................................................................... Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives ..................................................................................... Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety .................................................................................................. 11/5/2010 5/23/2011 11/23/2010 11/23/2010 Standard for the Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives ................................. 11/23/2010 Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems ....................................................................................... 11/23/2010 Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems ............................................... 11/23/2010 Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems ................................................................... 11/23/2010 Standard on Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Soundstages, Approved Production Facilities, and Production Locations. Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard ................................................................................................ 5/23/2011 NFPA 52—2010 NFPA 55—2010 NFPA 61—2008 NFPA 70B— 2010. NFPA 72—2010 NFPA 77—2007 NFPA 80—2010 NFPA 101A— 2010. NFPA 105— 2010. NFPA 110— 2010. NFPA 111— 2010. NFPA 130— 2010. NFPA 140— 2008. NFPA 225— 2009. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:23 Oct 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposal closing date E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 5/23/2011 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 209 / Friday, October 29, 2010 / Notices WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Document— Edition NFPA 259— 2008. NFPA 260— 2009. NFPA 261— 2009. NFPA 270— 2008. NFPA 274— 2009. NFPA 289— 2009. NFPA 290— 2009. NFPA 301— 2008. NFPA 400— 2010. NFPA 402— 2008. NFPA 415— 2008. NFPA 424— 2008. NFPA 450— 2009. NFPA 472— 2008. NFPA 473— 2008. NFPA 495— 2010. NFPA 496— 2008. NFPA 498— 2010. NFPA 501A— 2009. NFPA 501— 2010. NFPA 555— 2009. NFPA 705— 2009. NFPA 909— 2010. NFPA 1001— 2008. NFPA 1122— 2008. NFPA 1127— 2008. NFPA 1144— 2008. NFPA 1221— 2010. NFPA 1404— 2006. NFPA 1500— 2007. NFPA 1582— 2007. NFPA 1851— 2008. VerDate Mar<15>2010 66727 Proposal closing date Document title Standard Test Method for Potential Heat of Building Materials ........................................................................... 5/23/2011 Standard Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture. Standard Method of Test for Determining Resistance of Mock-Up Upholstered Furniture Material Assemblies to Ignition by Smoldering Cigarettes. Standard Test Method for Measurement of Smoke Obscuration Using a Conical Radiant Source in a Single Closed Chamber. Standard Test Method to Evaluate Fire Performance Characteristics of Pipe Insulation ................................... 5/23/2011 5/23/2011 5/23/2011 5/23/2011 Standard Method of Fire Test for Individual Fuel Packages ............................................................................... 5/23/2011 Standard for Fire Testing of Passive Protection Materials for Use on LP-Gas Containers ................................ 5/23/2011 Code for Safety to Life from Fire on Merchant Vessels ...................................................................................... 11/23/2010 Hazardous Materials Code ................................................................................................................................... 11/23/2010 Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations ...................................................................................... 10/8/2010 Standard on Airport Terminal Buildings, Fueling Ramp Drainage, and Loading Walkways ............................... 11/23/2010 Guide for Airport/Community Emergency Planning ............................................................................................. 10/8/2010 Guide for Emergency Medical Services and Systems ......................................................................................... 11/23/2010 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents .... 11/23/2010 Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Explosive Materials Code ..................................................................................................................................... 11/23/2010 Standard for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment ....................................................... 5/23/2011 Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Explosives ..................................... 5/23/2011 Standard for Fire Safety Criteria for Manufactured Home Installations, Sites, and Communities ...................... 5/23/2011 Standard on Manufactured Housing .................................................................................................................... 5/23/2011 Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover ........................................................................ 11/23/2010 Recommended Practice for a Field Flame Test for Textiles and Films .............................................................. 5/23/2011 Code for the Protection of Cultural Resources Properties—Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship ......... 5/23/2011 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications .......................................................................................... 11/23/2010 Code for Model Rocketry ...................................................................................................................................... 11/23/2010 Code for High Power Rocketry ............................................................................................................................. 11/23/2010 Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire ................................................................ 11/23/2010 Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems ......... 11/23/2010 Standard for Fire Service Respiratory Protection Training .................................................................................. 5/23/2011 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program ........................................................... 11/23/2010 Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments .......................................... 11/23/2010 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. 11/30/2010 15:23 Oct 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 5/23/2011 66728 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 209 / Friday, October 29, 2010 / Notices * Proposed NEW document drafts are available from NFPA’s Web site—http:// www.nfpa.org, or may be obtained from NFPA’s Codes and Standards Administration, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169–7471. Dated: October 22, 2010. Harry S. Hertz, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. [FR Doc. 2010–27434 Filed 10–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Action Affecting Export Privileges; Orion Air, S.L. and Syrian Pearl Airlines: Orion Air, S.L., Canada Real de Merinas, 7 Edificio 5, 3′A, Eissenhower Business Center, 28042 Madrid, Spain; and Ad. de las Cortes Valencianas no 37, Esc. A Puerta 45 46015 Valencia, Spain; and Syrian Pearl Airlines, Damascus International Airport, Damascus, Syria, Respondents WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Order Renewing Temporary Denial of Export Privileges Pursuant to Section 766.24 of the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR Parts 730–774 (2010) (‘‘EAR’’ or the ‘‘Regulations’’), I hereby grant the request of the Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’) to renew for 180 days the Order Temporarily Denying the Export Privileges of Respondents Orion Air, S.L. (‘‘Orion Air’’) and Syrian Pearl Airlines (collectively, ‘‘Respondents’’), as I find that renewal of the temporary denial order (‘‘TDO’’ or the ‘‘Order’’) is necessary in the public interest to prevent an imminent violation of the EAR. I. Procedural History On May 7, 2009, then-Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement Kevin Delli-Colli signed an Order Temporarily Denying the Export Privileges of the Respondents for 180 days on the grounds that its issuance was necessary in the public interest to prevent an imminent violation of the Regulations. Pursuant to Section 766.24(a), the TDO was issued ex parte and was effective upon issuance. Copies of the TDO were sent to each Respondent in accordance with Section 766.5 of the Regulations and the Order was published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2009.1 Thereafter, on November 2, 2009, Acting Assistant Secretary Delli-Colli issued an Order 1 74 FR 24,786. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:23 Oct 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 renewing the TDO for an additional 180 days.2 On April 29, 2010, I renewed the TDO against the Respondents for an additional 180 days. That renewal was effective upon issuance and was published in the Federal Register on May 7, 2010.3 The current Order would expire on October 26, 2010, unless renewed in accordance with Section 766.24 of the Regulations. On October 5, 2010, BIS, through its Office of Export Enforcement (‘‘OEE’’), filed a written request for renewal of the TDO against the Respondents for an additional 180 days. A copy of this request was delivered to the Respondents in accordance with Section 766.5 of the Regulations. No opposition to renewal of the TDO has been received from either Orion Air or Syrian Pearl Airlines. II. Discussion A. Legal Standard Pursuant to section 766.24(d)(3) of the EAR, the sole issue to be considered in determining whether to continue a TDO is whether the TDO should be renewed to prevent an imminent violation of the EAR, as ‘‘imminent’’ violation is defined in Section 766.24. ‘‘A violation may be ‘imminent’ either in time or in degree of likelihood.’’ 15 CFR 766.24(b)(3). BIS may show ‘‘either that a violation is about to occur, or that the general circumstances of the matter under investigation or case under criminal or administrative charges demonstrate a likelihood of future violations.’’ Id. As to the likelihood of future violations, BIS may show that ‘‘the violation under investigation or charges is significant, deliberate, covert and/or likely to occur again, rather than technical and negligent[.]’’ Id. A ‘‘lack of information establishing the precise time a violation may occur does not preclude a finding that a violation is imminent, so long as there is sufficient reason to believe the likelihood of a violation.’’ Id. B. Findings As part of its initial TDO request, BIS presented evidence that on or about May 1, 2009, Orion Air re-exported a BAE 146–300 aircraft (tail number EC– JVO) to Syria, and specifically to Syrian Pearl Airlines, without the U.S. Government authorization required by General Order No. 2 of Supplement 1 to Part 736 of the EAR. The aircraft is subject to the Regulations because it 2 The November 2, 2009 renewal Order was effective immediately and was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2009 (74 FR 57,626). 3 75 FR 25,202. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contains greater than a 10-percent de minimis amount of U.S.-origin content. Orion Air engaged in this re-export transaction despite having been directly informed of the export licensing requirements by the U.S. Government. Moreover, Orion Air not only engaged in this conduct after having received actual as well as constructive notice of the applicable license requirements, but then sought to evade the Regulations and U.S. export controls by giving the U.S. Government false assurances that it would put the transaction on hold due to the U.S. Government’s concerns. BIS also produced evidence that the re-exported aircraft bore the livery, colors and logos of Syrian Pearl Airlines, a national of Syria, a Country Group E:1 destination; was flight capable; and under the terms of the lease agreement was to be based in and operated out of Syria during the lease term. The record also shows that the reexported aircraft currently remains in Syria under the control of Syrian Pearl Airlines. In addition to the unauthorized reexport described above, Acting Assistant Secretary Delli-Colli also concluded that additional violations were imminent based on statements by Orion Air to the U.S. Government in May 2009 that Orion Air planned to reexport an additional BAE 146–300 aircraft (tail number EC–JVJ) to Syria, and specifically to Syrian Pearl Airlines. This second aircraft was at the time undergoing maintenance in the United Kingdom, and remains located there. Moreover, the agreement between Orion Air and Syrian Pearl Airlines involved both aircraft being re-exported to Syria for Syrian Pearl Airlines’ use and benefit. Based on my review of the record, I find that the facts and circumstances that led to the issuance of the initial TDO and subsequent renewal Orders continue to show that renewal of the TDO for an additional 180 days is necessary and in the public interest to prevent an imminent violation of the EAR. Absent renewal of the TDO, there remains a substantial continued risk that the second aircraft will be reexported contrary to the Regulations, given that, inter alia, Orion Air acted with actual knowledge and took deceptive and evasive action. This finding alone would justify renewal. Additionally, there remains a substantial risk that, absent renewal of the TDO, the first aircraft, which remains in Syria, would be operated or disposed of in violation of the Regulations. Furthermore, renewal of the TDO is needed to give notice to persons and companies in the United E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Proposes To Revise 
Codes and Standards

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) proposes to 
revise some of its safety codes and standards and requests proposals 
from the public to amend existing or begin the process of developing 
new NFPA 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.
    The NFPA process provides ample opportunity for public 
participation in the development of its codes and standards. All NFPA 
codes and standards are revised and updated every three to five years 
in Revision Cycles that begin twice each year and take approximately 
two years to complete. Each Revision Cycle proceeds according to a 
published schedule that includes final dates for all major events in 
the process. The code revision Process contains five basic steps that 
are followed for developing new documents as well as revising existing 
documents: Call for Proposals; Publishing the Report on Proposals 
(ROP); Call for Comments on the Committee's disposition of the 
Proposals and publication of these Comments in the Report on Comments 
(ROC); the Association Technical Meeting at the NFPA Conference & Expo; 
and finally, the Standards Council Consideration and Issuance of 
documents.

    Note: Anyone wishing to make Amending Motions on the Technical 
Committee Reports (ROP and ROC) must signal his or her intention by 
submitting a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion by the Deadline 
stated in the ROC. Certified motions will then be posted on the NFPA 
Web site. Documents that receive notice of proper Amending Motions 
(Certified Amending Motions) will be presented for action at the 
annual June Association Technical Meeting. Documents that receive no 
motions will be forwarded directly to the Standards Council for 
action on issuance.

    For more information on these new rules and for up-to-date 
information on schedules and deadlines for processing NFPA Documents, 
check the NFPA Web site at http://www.nfpa.org, or contact NFPA Codes 
and Standards Administration.

DATES: Interested persons may submit proposals on or before the dates 
listed with the standards.

ADDRESSES: Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 
Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-7471.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, 
Standards Council, at above address, (617) 770-3000.

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 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.
    When a Technical Committee begins the development of a new or 
revised NFPA code or standard, it enters one of two Revision Cycles 
available each year. The Revision Cycle begins with the Call for 
Proposals, that is, a public notice asking for any interested persons 
to submit specific written proposals for developing or revising a code 
or standard. The Call for Proposals is published in a variety of 
publications. Interested parties have approximately twenty weeks to 
respond to the Call for Proposals.
    Following the Call for Proposals period, the Technical Committee 
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a meeting to consider and accept, reject or revise, in whole or in 
part, all the submitted Proposals. The committee may also develop its 
own Proposals. A document known as the Report on Proposals, or ROP, is 
prepared containing all the Public Proposals, the Technical Committees' 
action on each Proposal, as well as all Committee-generated Proposals. 
The ROP is then submitted for the approval of the Technical Committee 
by a formal written ballot. If the ROP does not receive approval by a 
two-thirds vote calculated in accordance with NFPA rules, the Report is 
returned to the committee for further consideration and is not 
published. If the necessary approval is received, the ROP is published 
in a compilation of Reports on Proposals issued by NFPA twice yearly 
for public review and comment, and the process continues to the next 
step.
    The Reports on Proposals are sent automatically free of charge to 
all who submitted Proposals and each Committee member, as well as 
anyone else who requests a copy. All ROPs are also available for free 
downloading at http://www.nfpa.org.
    Once the ROP becomes available, there is a 60-day comment period 
during which anyone may submit a Public Comment on the proposed changes 
in the ROP. The Committee then reconvenes at the end of the comment 
period and acts on all Comments.
    As before, a two-thirds approval vote by written ballot of the 
eligible members of the Committee is required for approval of actions 
on the Comments. All of this information is compiled into a second 
report, called the Report on Comments (ROC), which, like the ROP, is 
published, and is made available for public review for a seven-week 
period.
    The process of public input and review does not end with the 
publication of the ROP and ROC. Following the completion of the 
Proposal and Comment periods, there is a further opportunity for debate 
and discussion through the Association Technical Meeting that take 
place at the NFPA Conference & Expo.
    The Association Technical Meeting provides an opportunity for the 
final Technical Committee Report (i.e., the ROP and ROC) on each 
proposed new or revised code or standard to be presented to the NFPA 
membership for the debate and consideration of motions to amend the 
Report. Before making an allowable motion at an Association Technical 
Meeting, the intended maker of the motion must file, in advance of the 
session, and within the published deadline, a Notice of Intent to Make 
a Motion. A Motions Committee appointed by the Standards Council then 
reviews all notices and certifies all amending motions that are proper. 
Only these Certified Amending Motions, together with certain allowable 
Follow-Up Motions (that is, motions that have become necessary as a 
result of previous successful amending motions) will be allowed at the 
Association Technical Meeting.
    For more information on dates/locations of NFPA Technical Committee 
meetings and NFPA Annual Association Technical Meeting, check the NFPA 
Web site at: http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=822&itemID=22818.
    The specific rules for the types of motions that can be made are 
who can make them are set forth in NFPA's Regulation Governing 
Committee Projects which should always be consulted by those wishing to 
bring an issue before the membership at an Association Technical 
Meeting.
    Interested persons may submit proposals, supported by written data, 
views, or arguments, to Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, Standards 
Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-7471. 
Proposals should be submitted on forms available from the NFPA Codes 
and Standards Administration Office, or from NFPA's Web site at http://www.nfpa.org.
    Each person must include his or her name and address, identify the 
code or standard, and give reasons for the proposal. Proposals received 
by 5 p.m. EDT/EDST on or before the closing date indicated with each 
code or standard would be acted on by the respective Committee, and 
then considered by the NFPA Membership at the Association Technical 
Meeting.

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                                                             Proposal
     Document-- Edition             Document title         closing date
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NFPA 17--2009..............  Standard for Dry Chemical         5/23/2011
                              Extinguishing Systems.
NFPA 17A--2009.............  Standard for Wet Chemical         5/23/2011
                              Extinguishing Systems.
NFPA 20--2010..............  Standard for the                 11/23/2010
                              Installation of Stationary
                              Pumps for Fire Protection.
NFPA 36--2009..............  Standard for Solvent              5/23/2011
                              Extraction Plants.
NFPA 51--2007..............  Standard for the Design and      11/23/2010
                              Installation of Oxygen-
                              Fuel Gas Systems for
                              Welding, Cutting, and
                              Allied Processes.
NFPA 52--2010..............  Vehicular Gaseous Fuel            5/23/2011
                              Systems Code.
NFPA 55--2010..............  Compressed Gases and             11/23/2010
                              Cryogenic Fluids Code.
NFPA 61--2008..............  Standard for the Prevention      11/23/2010
                              of Fires and Dust
                              Explosions in Agricultural
                              and Food Processing
                              Facilities.
NFPA 70B--2010.............  Recommended Practice for          5/23/2011
                              Electrical Equipment
                              Maintenance.
NFPA 72--2010..............  National Fire Alarm and           11/5/2010
                              Signaling Code.
NFPA 77--2007..............  Recommended Practice on           5/23/2011
                              Static Electricity.
NFPA 80--2010..............  Standard for Fire Doors and      11/23/2010
                              Other Opening Protectives.
NFPA 101A--2010............  Guide on Alternative             11/23/2010
                              Approaches to Life Safety.
NFPA 105--2010.............  Standard for the                 11/23/2010
                              Installation of Smoke Door
                              Assemblies and Other
                              Opening Protectives.
NFPA 110--2010.............  Standard for Emergency and       11/23/2010
                              Standby Power Systems.
NFPA 111--2010.............  Standard on Stored               11/23/2010
                              Electrical Energy
                              Emergency and Standby
                              Power Systems.
NFPA 130--2010.............  Standard for Fixed Guideway      11/23/2010
                              Transit and Passenger Rail
                              Systems.
NFPA 140--2008.............  Standard on Motion Picture        5/23/2011
                              and Television Production
                              Studio Soundstages,
                              Approved Production
                              Facilities, and Production
                              Locations.
NFPA 225--2009.............  Model Manufactured Home           5/23/2011
                              Installation Standard.

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NFPA 259--2008.............  Standard Test Method for          5/23/2011
                              Potential Heat of Building
                              Materials.
NFPA 260--2009.............  Standard Methods of Tests         5/23/2011
                              and Classification System
                              for Cigarette Ignition
                              Resistance of Components
                              of Upholstered Furniture.
NFPA 261--2009.............  Standard Method of Test for       5/23/2011
                              Determining Resistance of
                              Mock-Up Upholstered
                              Furniture Material
                              Assemblies to Ignition by
                              Smoldering Cigarettes.
NFPA 270--2008.............  Standard Test Method for          5/23/2011
                              Measurement of Smoke
                              Obscuration Using a
                              Conical Radiant Source in
                              a Single Closed Chamber.
NFPA 274--2009.............  Standard Test Method to           5/23/2011
                              Evaluate Fire Performance
                              Characteristics of Pipe
                              Insulation.
NFPA 289--2009.............  Standard Method of Fire           5/23/2011
                              Test for Individual Fuel
                              Packages.
NFPA 290--2009.............  Standard for Fire Testing         5/23/2011
                              of Passive Protection
                              Materials for Use on LP-
                              Gas Containers.
NFPA 301--2008.............  Code for Safety to Life          11/23/2010
                              from Fire on Merchant
                              Vessels.
NFPA 400--2010.............  Hazardous Materials Code...      11/23/2010
NFPA 402--2008.............  Guide for Aircraft Rescue         10/8/2010
                              and Fire-Fighting
                              Operations.
NFPA 415--2008.............  Standard on Airport              11/23/2010
                              Terminal Buildings,
                              Fueling Ramp Drainage, and
                              Loading Walkways.
NFPA 424--2008.............  Guide for Airport/Community       10/8/2010
                              Emergency Planning.
NFPA 450--2009.............  Guide for Emergency Medical      11/23/2010
                              Services and Systems.
NFPA 472--2008.............  Standard for Competence of       11/23/2010
                              Responders to Hazardous
                              Materials/Weapons of Mass
                              Destruction Incidents.
NFPA 473--2008.............  Standard for Competencies        11/23/2010
                              for EMS Personnel
                              Responding to Hazardous
                              Materials/Weapons of Mass
                              Destruction Incidents.
NFPA 495--2010.............  Explosive Materials Code...       5/23/2011
NFPA 496--2008.............  Standard for Purged and           5/23/2011
                              Pressurized Enclosures for
                              Electrical Equipment.
NFPA 498--2010.............  Standard for Safe Havens          5/23/2011
                              and Interchange Lots for
                              Vehicles Transporting
                              Explosives.
NFPA 501A--2009............  Standard for Fire Safety          5/23/2011
                              Criteria for Manufactured
                              Home Installations, Sites,
                              and Communities.
NFPA 501--2010.............  Standard on Manufactured          5/23/2011
                              Housing.
NFPA 555--2009.............  Guide on Methods for             11/23/2010
                              Evaluating Potential for
                              Room Flashover.
NFPA 705--2009.............  Recommended Practice for a        5/23/2011
                              Field Flame Test for
                              Textiles and Films.
NFPA 909--2010.............  Code for the Protection of        5/23/2011
                              Cultural Resources
                              Properties--Museums,
                              Libraries, and Places of
                              Worship.
NFPA 1001--2008............  Standard for Fire Fighter        11/23/2010
                              Professional
                              Qualifications.
NFPA 1122--2008............  Code for Model Rocketry....      11/23/2010
NFPA 1127--2008............  Code for High Power              11/23/2010
                              Rocketry.
NFPA 1144--2008............  Standard for Reducing            11/23/2010
                              Structure Ignition Hazards
                              from Wildland Fire.
NFPA 1221--2010............  Standard for the                 11/23/2010
                              Installation, Maintenance,
                              and Use of Emergency
                              Services Communications
                              Systems.
NFPA 1404--2006............  Standard for Fire Service         5/23/2011
                              Respiratory Protection
                              Training.
NFPA 1500--2007............  Standard on Fire Department      11/23/2010
                              Occupational Safety and
                              Health Program.
NFPA 1582--2007............  Standard on Comprehensive        11/23/2010
                              Occupational Medical
                              Program for Fire
                              Departments.
NFPA 1851--2008............  Standard on Selection,           11/30/2010
                              Care, and Maintenance of
                              Protective Ensembles for
                              Structural Fire Fighting
                              and Proximity Fire
                              Fighting.
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    * Proposed NEW document drafts are available from NFPA's Web site--
http://www.nfpa.org, or may be obtained from NFPA's Codes and Standards 
Administration, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-7471.

    Dated: October 22, 2010.
Harry S. Hertz,
Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-27434 Filed 10-28-10; 8:45 am]
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