NFPA 73: Standard for Electrical Inspections for Existing Dwellings
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What is NFPA 73?
NFPA 73: Document Scope
1.1.1 This code provides criteria that enable the identification of the hazardous conditions that are evident during a visual inspection of the electrical systems in existing one-family, and two-family, and multifamily dwellings, including mobile homes and manufactured homes. 1.1.2 This code does not define installation requirements that might be desired for convenience or utilitarian purposes.
This standard provides inspection and testing procedures and practices for evaluating the safety of installed electrical systems within and associated with existing one-family, and two-family, and multifamily dwellings, including mobile homes and manufactured homes. Official document scope
What does NFPA 73 address?
NFPA 73 provides criteria for identification of hazardous conditions that are evident during a visual inspection of the electrical systems including safety hazards, fire hazards, shock hazards, overheating conditions, physical deterioration, and abuse. Coverage includes everything from the service to outlets: feeder, and branch circuits; overcurrent protective devices; cables; flexible cords; and boxes and enclosures to GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms, receptacles, and appliances and utilization equipment.Table Of Contents.
NFPA 73, 2011 Edition: Archived Revision Information
Report on Proposals (ROP)
Report on Proposals (ROP)
Proposals can be submitted for text to be amended or included in NFPA Codes and Standards. Following the Call for Proposals period, the responsible Technical Committee or Panel holds a meeting to consider and act on all submitted proposals. The committee or panel may also develop its own proposals. A document known as the Report on Proposals (ROP) is prepared containing all the Public Proposals, Technical Committees' action on each Proposal, as well as all Committee-generated proposals. The ROP for the document in question is submitted for the approval of the responsible TC or Panel by a formal written ballot. If the ROP does not receive approval via written ballot 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 ROP is published and widely distributed and anyone may download or request a copy.
Report on Proposals (ROP) (PDF, 1001 KB)
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ROP Meeting Notice
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ROP Ballot
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Report on Comments (ROC)
Report on Comments (ROC)
Once the ROP becomes available, there is a 60-day comment period during which time anyone may submit a public comment on the proposed changes documented in the ROP. The committee or panel reconvenes at the end of the comment period and acts on all public comments. This committee or panel may also develop its own comments. As before, approval obtained via written ballot in accordance with NFPA's Regulations is required on all committee and panel actions. All of this information is compiled into a second Report, called the Report on Comments (ROC), which like the ROP, is published and made available for public review for a seven-week period.
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ROC Meeting Notice
ROC Meeting Notice
Note: Please contact the appropriate staff liaison (listed on the Technical Committee tab) for information on attending an NFPA Technical Committee meeting as a guest. Read NFPA"s Regulations Governing Committee Projects (Section 3.3.3.3) for further information.
September 23, 2009, teleconference
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ROC Ballot
ROC Ballot
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Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
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Association Technical Meeting
Consent document not presented at Association Technical Meeting. Document issuance: 6/1/2010.
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NFPA 73, 2011 Edition: Archived Revision Information
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Errata 11-1 (issued 7/30/2010) (PDF, 23 KB)
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