National Fire Codes: Request for Comments on NFPA Technical Committee Reports, 31325-31326 [2012-12779]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 102 / Friday, May 25, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology National Fire Codes: Request for Comments on NFPA Technical Committee Reports National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the availability of and request comments on the technical reports that will be presented at NFPA’s 2013 Annual Revision Cycle. DATES: Twenty-one reports are published in the 2013 Annual Cycle Report on Proposals and will be available on June 22, 2012. Comments received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before August 31, 2012 will be considered by the respective NFPA Committees before final action is taken on the proposals. ADDRESSES: The 2013 Annual Revision Cycle Report on Proposals is available and downloadable from NFPA’s Web site—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 Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169–7471. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169–7471, (617) 770– 3000. David F. Alderman, NIST, 301– 975–4019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Since 1896, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has accomplished its mission by advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, and education for safety related issues. NFPA’s National Fire Codes,® which holds over 290 documents, are administered by more than 244 Technical Committees comprised of approximately 7,800 volunteers and are adopted and used mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: throughout the world. NFPA is a nonprofit membership organization with approximately 70,000 members from over 70 nations, all working together to fulfill the Association’s mission. 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 that 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; 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: NFPA rules state that, 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 of 5:00 p.m. ET on or before April 5, 2013. Certified motions will be posted by May 3, 2013. Documents that receive notice of proper Amending Motions (Certified Amending Motions) will be presented for action at the Annual 2013 Association Technical Meeting. Documents that receive no motions will be forwarded directly to the Standards Council for action and issuance through a Consent Document Ballot by the end of May 2013. 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 www.nfpa.org, or contact NFPA Codes and Standards Administration. The purpose of this notice is to request comments on the technical reports that will be presented at NFPA’s 2013 Annual Revision Cycle. The publication of this notice by the National Institute of Standards and 31325 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. 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. Request for Comments Interested persons may participate in these revisions by submitting written data, views, or arguments, to Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169–7471. 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 by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before August 31, 2012 for the 2013 Annual 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 2013 Annual Cycle Report on Comments by February 22, 2013. 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 a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion will automatically be forwarded to the Standards Council for action on issuance. Action on the reports of the Technical Committees on documents that do receive a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion will be taken at the Association Technical Meeting, which is held at the NFPA Conference & Expo, June 10–13, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, by the NFPA membership. 2013 ANNUAL MEETING—REPORT ON PROPOSALS [P = Partial revision; W = Withdrawal; R = Reconfirmation; N = New; C = Complete Revision] NFPA NFPA NFPA NFPA NFPA NFPA 25 ........... 51B ......... 56PS ...... 58 ........... 70 ........... 77 ........... VerDate Mar<15>2010 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems ........................ Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work ......................................................... Standard for Fire and Explosion Prevention During Cleaning and Purging of Flammable Gas Piping Systems ... Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code ................................................................................................................................ National Electrical Code® ........................................................................................................................................ 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Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems ...................................................................... Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels ............................................................................................. Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports ...................................................................... Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Equipment ........................................................ Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways ........................................................... Guide for Emergency and Safety Operations at Motorsports Venues .................................................................... Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems ................................................................................. Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications ............................................................... Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications ............................................................................................... Standard for Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications ............................................................ Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner ..................................................... Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator ................................................................................. Code for Fireworks Display ...................................................................................................................................... Standard for Wildland Fire Management ................................................................................................................. Dated: May 21, 2012. Willie E. May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2012–12779 Filed 5–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XL85 Notice of Availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Replacement of NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, CA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS); Opportunity for comments. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 102 (Friday, May 25, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


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

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is 
publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection 
Association (NFPA) to announce the availability of and request comments 
on the technical reports that will be presented at NFPA's 2013 Annual 
Revision Cycle.

DATES: Twenty-one reports are published in the 2013 Annual Cycle Report 
on Proposals and will be available on June 22, 2012. Comments received 
by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before August 31, 2012 will be considered by the 
respective NFPA Committees before final action is taken on the 
proposals.

ADDRESSES: The 2013 Annual Revision Cycle Report on Proposals is 
available and downloadable from NFPA's Web site--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 Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 
Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-7471.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, 
Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 
02169-7471, (617) 770-3000. David F. Alderman, NIST, 301-975-4019.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Since 1896, the National Fire Protection 
Association (NFPA) has accomplished its mission by advocating 
scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, and 
education for safety related issues. NFPA's National Fire 
Codes,[supreg] which holds over 290 documents, are administered by more 
than 244 Technical Committees comprised of approximately 7,800 
volunteers and are adopted and used throughout the world. NFPA is a 
nonprofit membership organization with approximately 70,000 members 
from over 70 nations, all working together to fulfill the Association's 
mission.
    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 that 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; 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: NFPA rules state that, 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 of 5:00 p.m. ET on or before April 5, 2013. 
Certified motions will be posted by May 3, 2013. Documents that 
receive notice of proper Amending Motions (Certified Amending 
Motions) will be presented for action at the Annual 2013 Association 
Technical Meeting. Documents that receive no motions will be 
forwarded directly to the Standards Council for action and issuance 
through a Consent Document Ballot by the end of May 2013.

    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 www.nfpa.org, or contact NFPA Codes and 
Standards Administration.
    The purpose of this notice is to request comments on the technical 
reports that will be presented at NFPA's 2013 Annual Revision 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.

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.

Request for Comments

    Interested persons may participate in these revisions by submitting 
written data, views, or arguments, to Amy Beasley Cronin, Secretary, 
Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 
02169-7471. 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 by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before 
August 31, 2012 for the 2013 Annual 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 2013 
Annual Cycle Report on Comments by February 22, 2013. 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 a 
Notice of Intent to Make a Motion will automatically be forwarded to 
the Standards Council for action on issuance. Action on the reports of 
the Technical Committees on documents that do receive a Notice of 
Intent to Make a Motion will be taken at the Association Technical 
Meeting, which is held at the NFPA Conference & Expo, June 10-13, 2013 
in Chicago, Illinois, by the NFPA membership.

                2013 Annual Meeting--Report on Proposals
 [P = Partial revision; W = Withdrawal; R = Reconfirmation; N = New; C =
                           Complete Revision]
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NFPA 25......................  Standard for the Inspection,            P
                                Testing, and Maintenance of
                                Water-Based Fire Protection
                                Systems.
NFPA 51B.....................  Standard for Fire Prevention            P
                                During Welding, Cutting,
                                and Other Hot Work.
NFPA 56PS....................  Standard for Fire and                   P
                                Explosion Prevention During
                                Cleaning and Purging of
                                Flammable Gas Piping
                                Systems.
NFPA 58......................  Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code            P
NFPA 70......................  National Electrical                     P
                                Code[supreg].
NFPA 77......................  Recommended Practice on                 P
                                Static Electricity.

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NFPA 96......................  Standard for Ventilation                P
                                Control and Fire Protection
                                of Commercial Cooking
                                Operations.
NFPA 130.....................  Standard for Fixed Guideway             P
                                Transit and Passenger Rail
                                Systems.
NFPA 306.....................  Standard for the Control of             P
                                Gas Hazards on Vessels.
NFPA 403.....................  Standard for Aircraft Rescue            P
                                and Fire-Fighting Services
                                at Airports.
NFPA 412.....................  Standard for Evaluating                 P
                                Aircraft Rescue and Fire-
                                Fighting Foam Equipment.
NFPA 502.....................  Standard for Road Tunnels,              P
                                Bridges, and Other Limited
                                Access Highways.
NFPA 610.....................  Guide for Emergency and                 P
                                Safety Operations at
                                Motorsports Venues.
NFPA 780.....................  Standard for the                        P
                                Installation of Lightning
                                Protection Systems.
NFPA 1002....................  Standard for Fire Apparatus             P
                                Driver/Operator
                                Professional Qualifications.
NFPA 1021....................  Standard for Fire Officer               P
                                Professional Qualifications.
NFPA 1026....................  Standard for Incident                   P
                                Management Personnel
                                Professional Qualifications.
NFPA 1031....................  Standard for Professional               P
                                Qualifications for Fire
                                Inspector and Plan Examiner.
NFPA 1033....................  Standard for Professional               P
                                Qualifications for Fire
                                Investigator.
NFPA 1123....................  Code for Fireworks Display..            P
NFPA 1143....................  Standard for Wildland Fire              P
                                Management.
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    Dated: May 21, 2012.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-12779 Filed 5-24-12; 8:45 am]
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