New projects and draft documents

Submit a request for a new project
Download a new project initiation form (doc, 26 KB).

Requests are forwarded to the NFPA Standards Council for a preliminary review. If deemed appropriate, the Council directs that a notice be published in NFPA News. This notice asks for information or resources on the subject matter, the names of those interested in participating on the Committee (if established), the names of other organizations actively involved with this subject, and whether there is a need for such a project. The Standards Council then reviews the proposed project/document and any public comments generated by the notice. If the Standards Council does determine the need for the proposed project it either assigns the project to an existing Technical Committee or establishes a new committee.

New projects

The following new committees/documents were approved by the Standards Council at its April 2017 meeting:

  • Electrical Inspections and Electrical Plan Review
    The Council approved the development of a project on electrical inspector professional qualifications.  The Council also approved the title of the project and committee scope as follows:

    Approved Committee Title: Technical Committee on Electrical Inspection Practices

    Approved Committee Scope: This Committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on the requirements for professional qualifications, professional competence, training, procedures, and equipment for electrical inspections and electrical plans examinations. 

    Submit an online application for the Committee on Electrical Inspection Practices
  • Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter Scenarios and Incidents
    The Council approved the request of Chief Otto Drozd, Orange County Fire Rescue Department to develop a standard for preparedness and response to active shooter scenarios and incidents.  The Council also approved the title of the project and committee scope as follows:

    Approved Committee Title: Technical Committee for Cross Functional Emergency Preparedness and Response

    Approved Committee Scope: This Committee shall have primary responsibility for documents relating to the preparedness, planning and response to cross functional, multi-discipline, and cross coordinated emergency events that are not already established by the NFPA. This includes all documents that establish criteria for the professional qualifications of those who are responsible for preparation, planning, exercising, and responding to cross functional, cross jurisdictional events.

Draft documents

The preliminary draft of a proposed new NFPA Standard is made available to allow the public to view the drafts and submit public input. These preliminary drafts are works in progress and as such have no official status. They are available solely for use in submitting public input and are not intended for any other use. 

Public input sought on the following preliminary drafts:

  • NFPA 1082, Standard for Facilities Safety Director Professional Qualifications: 7/28/2017
  • NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development: 6/28/2017
  • NFPA 1877, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Wildland Fire Fighting Clothing and Equipment: 6/28/2017