Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) are amendments to an NFPA Standard processed in accordance with Section 5 of the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards.

They have not gone through the entire standards development process of being published in a First Draft Report and Second Draft Report for review and comment. TIAs are effective only between editions of the Standard. A TIA automatically becomes a public input for the next edition of the Standard, as such is then subject to all of the procedures of the standards development process.  TIAs are published in NFPA News, NFCSS, and any further distribution of the Standard after being issued by the Standards Council.

TIA Requests
Requests for TIAs shall be submitted using the form below and providing a statement of the problem and a reason for the emergency nature requiring prompt action. The submitter must also provide the appropriate endorsements in writing of two members of the applicable technical committee or correlating committee. Completed request forms and endorsements shall be forwarded to the Secretary, Standards Council, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA  02169-7471. For further information, please contact Codes and Standards Administration.

Proposed TIAs Soliciting Comments

Proposed TIAs are published for public review and comment and also forwarded to the responsible Technical Committee and Technical Correlating Committee for processing.  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 on the issuance of a TIA should contact the  Codes and Standards Administration Department.
Anyone may submit a comment on a proposed TIA by the closing date indicated below.  To submit a comment, please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the  Secretary, Standards Council, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471.

The following proposed TIA(s) are soliciting public comments:



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