NFPA has launched a comprehensive set of revisions to its current Regulations Governing Committee Projects, the Regulations Governing NFPA’s Standards Development Process. These new regulations, which include changes to some familiar terms and adds some new terms, will be in effect for standards reporting in the Fall 2013 Revision Cycle and all subsequent revision cycles. NFPA's intent is to take advantage of web-based technology and to make its standards development process more convenient, efficient, and easy for participants to use. Read an overview of the new NFPA Regulations.
The development of new or revised NFPA Codes, Standards, Guides, or Recommended Practices (NFPA Standards) will continue to take place in two principal stages. Under the current regulations, those stages are known as the "Proposal Stage" and the "Comment Stage". Under the new regulations, the "Proposal Stage" has been renamed the "Input Stage"; the "Comment Stage" will operate much like the "Comment Stage" in the current regulations.