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  • July 17, 2015: Second Draft Reports posting date for Fall 2015 documents
  • July 17, 2015: First Draft Report posting date for NFPA 70National Electrical Code®
  • August 21, 2015: Public comment closing date for paper submission for NFPA 70National Electrical Code®
  • September 7, 2015: First Draft Reports posting date for Fall 2016 documents
  • September 25, 2015: Online submission of public comments for NFPA 70National Electrical Code®


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