Submitting Public Input & Comments

January 5th, 2015 marks a major milestone in the enhancement of NFPA’s online platform: the first Public Input closing date for which all materials will be submitted online.  Beginning with the 44 Fall 2016 NFPA Standards, paper submissions will no longer be accepted. By utilizing a completely online platform, NFPA will facilitate wider and easier participation in the development of its Standards. As an organization, this transition is yet another step forward as NFPA continues to promote a digital first approach focused on solution-based products and services.

Thank you to all NFPA participants for embracing the enhancements and NFPA’s online platform. 

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