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Technical Meeting

The NFPA Technical Meeting is tentatively scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, with breaks as required. Under the NFPA rules, only Certified Amending Motions (with valid sign-in) and proper follow-up motions will be allowed for NFPA Standards processed in the Fall 2016 and Annual 2017 revision cycles. The Agenda for the meeting will be those Standards with Certified Amending Motions as indicated in the Report of the Motions Committee on Certified Amending Motions. The Report of the Motions Committee on Certified Amending Motions for the Fall 2016 revision cycle was available on October 3, 2016; and for the Annual 2017 revision cycle, the Report will be available on April 17, 2017.

Annual 2017 revision cycle
The Motions Committee Report on Standards in this cycle will be posted on the NFPA website no later than April 17, 2017. Following are the documents in the Annual 2017 revision cycle that could receive a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAM) and be presented for action at the 2017 NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston:

  • NFPA 1, Fire Code
  • NFPA 3, Recommended Practice for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems 
  • NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing
  • NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
  • NFPA 30A, Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages
  • NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines
  • NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code
  • NFPA 59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code
  • NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®
  • NFPA 87, Recommended Practice for Fluid Heaters
  • NFPA 90A, Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems
  • NFPA 90B, Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems
  • NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code
  • NFPA 99B, Standard for Hypobaric Facilities
  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®
  • NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction
  • NFPA 221, Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls
  • NFPA 301, Code for Safety to Life from Fire on Merchant Vessels
  • NFPA 318, Standard for the Protection of Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities
  • NFPA 402, Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations
  • NFPA 403, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports
  • NFPA 424, Guide for Airport/Community Emergency Planning
  • NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
  • NFPA 473, Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
  • NFPA 703, Standard for Fire Retardant—Treated Wood and Fire–Retardant Coatings for Building Materials
  • NFPA 790, Standard for Competency of Third-Party Field Evaluation Bodies
  • NFPA 791, Recommended Practice and Procedures for Unlabeled Electrical Equipment Evaluation
  • NFPA 1123, Code for Fireworks Display
  • NFPA 1143, Standard for Wildland Fire Management
  • NFPA 1144, Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire
  • NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles
  • NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program
  • NFPA 1582, Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments
  • NFPA 1801, Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service
  • NFPA 1936, Standard on Powered Rescue Tools
  • NFPA 1951, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents
  • NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting
  • NFPA 1992, Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies
  • NFPA 1994, Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents
  • NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing and Ensembles for Emergency Medical Operations
  • NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire
  • NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code®

Fall 2016 revision cycle
The Report of the Motions Committee addresses four Fall 2016 NFPA Standards with certified amending motions that may be presented at the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) in Boston, MA on June 4-7, 2017:

  • NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • NFPA 285, Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components
  • NFPA 730, Guide for Premises Security
  • NFPA 1403,  Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions

This Report also identifies a list of 32 additional standards that were determined by the Motions Committee to be Consent Standards and, therefore, will be forwarded to the NFPA Standards Council for balloting.  The final date to file an appeal on these Fall 2016 Consent Standards is November 1, 2016.  These documents are listed as follows:

  • NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing System
  • NFPA 18, Standard on Wetting Agents
  • NFPA 18A, Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation
  • NFPA 36, Standard on Solvent Extraction Plants
  • NFPA 56, Standard for Fire and Explosion Prevention During Cleaning and Purging of Flammable Gas Piping Systems
  • NFPA 96, Standard on Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations
  • NFPA 225, Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard
  • NFPA 252, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies
  • NFPA 257, Standard on Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies
  • NFPA 268, Standard Test Method for Determining Ignitibility of Exterior Wall Assemblies Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
  • NFPA 269, Standard Test Method for Developing Toxic Potency Data for Use in Fire Hazard Modeling
  • NFPA 275, Standard Method of Fire Tests for the Evaluation of Thermal Barriers
  • NFPA 287, Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Flammability of Materials in Cleanrooms Using a Fire Propagation Apparatus (FPA)
  • NFPA 385, Standard for Tank Vehicles for Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • NFPA 475, Recommended Practice for Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents/Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • NFPA 501, Standard on Manufactured Housing
  • NFPA 550, Guide to the Fire Safety Concepts Tree  
  • NFPA 655, Standard for Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions
  • NFPA 731, Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems
  • NFPA 909, Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties - Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship
  • NFPA 921, Guide for  Fire and Explosion Investigations
  • NFPA 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1072, Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1150, Standard on Foam Chemicals for Fires in Class A Fuels
  • NFPA 1401, Recommended Practice for Fire Service Training Reports and Records
  • NFPA 1616, Standard on Mass Evacuation and Sheltering Program
  • NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents
  • NFPA 1911, Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus
  • NFPA 1983, Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services
  • NFPA 1986, Standard on Respiratory Protection Equipment for Technical and Tactical Operations

The anticipated issuance date for these consent standards is November 11, 2016 with an effective date of December 1, 2016.

Regulations and agenda

Per the "Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards" (Section 4.5), only Certified Amending Motions (with valid sign-in) and proper Follow-up Motions will be allowed during the Technical Meeting for standards processed in the Fall 2016 and Annual 2017 revision cycles.

The agenda for the meeting in Boston will be those standards with Certified Amending Motions as indicated in the Report of the Motions Committee on Certified Amending Motions.


Per the NFPA bylaws, only NFPA Members of record 180 days before the opening of any Annual, Regular, Special, or Technical Meeting of the NFPA Membership who have duly registered and paid any registration fees for the meeting shall be entitled to vote at that meeting. Except as may be required by law or as may be provided in a Regulation or Standing Rule promulgated pursuant to Article 8 of these Bylaws, any action of the NFPA Voting Membership shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at the meeting.

Voting by proxy shall not be permitted, and the vote of each Voting NFPA Member shall be cast by that member individually.

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