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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.

Comment on a new project
Anyone interested in commenting on a new project is invited to do so in writing. Please include information on 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.

E-mail your comments, or mail to: Codes and Standards Administration, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471

The NFPA Standards Council considered and reviewed the following new projects and new committees and is seeking public review and comment by the February 1, 2015 deadline:

The following new committees/documents were approved by the Standards Council at its October 2014 meeting:

  • Hybrid, gas, and fire water droplet systems

    The Council considered the requests of William Reilly and Peter Thomas of Victaulic for NFPA to approve the development of a standard on hybrid, gas, and fire water droplet systems.  At the March 2013 Meeting of the Council, Mr. Reilly presented an initial request to the Council to develop a document on this subject.  The Council voted at the time not to approve this project finding that there was insufficient information to determine whether, and in what manner, this technology was appropriate for standards development and further noting that the Research Foundation was embarking upon a research project to identify more detailed information on this new system.  The Research Foundation has now completed and published its research on hybrid, gas and fire water droplet systems.  This report was presented to the Council for review with this renewed request for document development. 

    After review of all the material before it, the Council voted to approve the development of a new committee and new document on Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems.  The Council directed that a call for members interested in serving on the proposed new Technical Committee be published.  NFPA Staff will return to the Council with a proposed startup roster and a proposed committee scope.

    (Please select the link below to apply online to the applicable new committee. You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using this system.)