Submitting Public Input & Comments

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NFPA has launched a comprehensive set of revisions to its current Regulations Governing Committee Projects, the Regulations Governing NFPA’s Standards Development Process.  These new regulations, which include changes to some familiar terms and adds some new terms, will be in effect for standards reporting in the Fall 2013 Revision Cycle and all subsequent revision cycles. NFPA's intent is to take advantage of web-based technology and to make its standards development process more convenient, efficient, and easy for participants to use. Read an overview of the new NFPA Regulations.

The development of new or revised NFPA Codes, Standards, Guides, or Recommended Practices (NFPA Standards) will continue to take place in two principal stages. Under the current regulations, those stages are known as the "Proposal Stage" and the "Comment Stage". Under the new regulations, the "Proposal Stage" has been renamed the "Input Stage"; the "Comment Stage" will operate much like the "Comment Stage" in the current regulations. 

revision cycle begins with a call for the public to submit proposed revisions ("Public Input", formerly called "Public Proposals").

Public Input Stage
NFPA accepts Public Input on documents via our online electronic submission system. To use the electronic submission system:

  • Choose a document from the list of NFPA codes and standards or use the search  feature in the upper right gray box to select a document.
  • Once you are on the document page, select the "Next Edition" tab.
  • Choose the link "The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input". You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using this system.
  • Follow the online instructions to submit your Public Input.   See instructions on how to use the electronic submission system (PDF, 119 KB)
  • Once a Public Input is saved or submitted in the system, it can be located on the "My Profile" page by selecting "My Public Input / Comments" in the left navigation bar. 

Comment Stage
NFPA accepts Public Comments on NFPA documents via our online electronic submission system. To use the electronic submission system:

  • Choose a document from the list of NFPA codes and standards or use the search feature in the upper right gray box to select a document.
  • Once you are on the document page, select the "Next Edition" tab.
  • Access the First Draft Report for use as background in the submission of comments. See instruction on how to use the First Draft Report
  • Choose the link "The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Comment". You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using this system.
  • Follow the online instructions to submit your Public Comment. See instructions on how to use the electronic submission system (PDF, 119 KB)
  • Once a Public Comment is saved or submitted in the system, it can be located on the "My Profile" page by selecting "My Public Input / Comments" in the left navigation bar

         
Part 1: Accessing the new online public input submission system

 


Part 2: Using the new public input submission system to revise text and submit a public input

Part 3: Using the new public input submission system to add new text or create a global revision

Part 4: Reviewing and updating your public input

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