NFPA 75: Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment
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What is NFPA 75?
NFPA 75: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. This standard covers the requirements for the protection of information technology equipment and information technology equipment areas.
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What does NFPA 75 address?
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NFPA 75, 2013 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.
ROP Meeting Notice
ROP 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.
ROP Meeting Agenda
ROP Meeting Minutes
ROP Ballot
ROP Ballot
The ballots posted on this page are for public information only. Voting on ballots is permitted by committee members only. See NFPA Regulations Governing Committee Projects, Section 3.3.4.
Ballot (PDF, 703 KB)
Ballot Circulation (PDF, 91 KB)
Ballot Final (PDF, 80 KB)
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.
Report on Comments (ROC) (PDF, 767 KB)
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.
ROC Meeting Agenda
ROC Meeting Minutes
ROC Ballot
ROC Ballot
The ballots posted on this page are for public information only. Voting on ballots is permitted by committee members only. See NFPA Regulations Governing Committee Projects, Section 3.3.4.
Ballot (PDF, 343 KB)
Ballot Form (PDF, 133 KB)
Ballot Circulation (PDF, 49 KB)
Ballot Final (PDF, 49 KB)
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Proposed NFPA documents will be presented for action at the applicable Annual (June) Association Technical Meeting only when proper Amending Motions (Notice of Intent to Make a Motion - NITMAM) have been certified by the Motions Committee of the Standards Council as a proper amending motion. Documents that receive no motions will not be presented at the meeting and instead will be forwarded directly to the NFPA Standards Council for action on issuance. More about the codes and standards making process including NITMAM.
Motions Committee Report (PDF, 599 KB)
Proposed Tentative Interim Amendment
Proposed Tentative Interim Amendment
Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) proposed to the NFPA are published for public review and comment and also forwarded to the responsible Technical Committee and Technical Correlating Committee for processing.

Anyone may submit a comment on a proposed TIA by the closing date indicated below. To submit a comment (on company letterhead), please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the Secretary, Standards Council, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471.

The Technical Committee considers comments received by the date indicated before final action is taken on the proposed TIA. The Standards Council then reviews the technical committee's ballot results, the public comments, and any other information that has been submitted to determine whether to issue the TIA. Anyone wishing to address the Council should contact the Codes and Standards Administration Department.

A TIA is tentative because it has not been processed through the entire codes- and standards-making procedures. It is interim because it is effective only between editions of the document. A TIA automatically becomes a proposal of the proponent for the next edition of the document. As such, it then is subject to all of the procedures of the codes- and standards making process.

Association Technical Meeting
Final Results (PDF, 99 KB)
Transcript (PDF, 7 KB)
Archived revision information
NFPA 75, 2013 Edition: Archived Revision Information
View archived proposals, comments and other records related to the development of this edition.
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Formal Interpretations (FIs)
Formal Interpretations (FIs)
Formal Interpretations (FIs) provide formal explanations of the meaning or intent of any specific provision or provisions of any document in accordance with Section 6 of the Regulations Governing Committee Projects.

Download a Formal Interpretation request form (doc, 58 KB).

For previously issued Formal Interpretations (not listed below), e-mail the NFPA Library, or call +1 617 984-7445, or fax +1 617 984-7060.

Errata 75-13-1 (issued 5/22/2013) (PDF, 18 KB)
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