The following new projects were acted upon by the NFPA Standards Council at its April 2021 meeting:
Fire Protection of Cannabis Growing and Processing Facilities
At its April 2021 meeting, the Council voted to approve the request of Brian Lukus, City and County of Denver, Colorado, to develop a new standard to address fire protection of cannabis growing and processing facilities after review and deliberation of this request. NFPA staff is to provide the Committee Membership Task Group with recommendations for the initial roster of the responsible Technical Committee in preparation for the August Council meeting, and to present proposed scopes for the committee and project to the full Council in August, as well. In accordance with the Regulations, once the responsible Technical Committee is appointed, has developed a draft document, and agrees that the draft is ready for public input, the TC will then make a request to the Council to enter the draft into its initial revision cycle.
Individuals interested in applying to the Technical Committee on Fire Protection of Cannabis Growing and Processing Facilities (CGP-AAA) are encouraged to submit an online application. Application deadline for consideration at the August 2021 Council meeting is June 15, 2021.
Mobile Food Establishments/Mobile Cooking Operations
The Council voted to deny the request of Christopher Wagner, AmeriGas Propane, to develop a standard to address Mobile Food Establishments/Mobile Cooking Operations. After review and deliberation of this request, the Council wishes to remind that currently NFPA 1, NFPA 58 and NFPA 96 include requirements related to Mobile Food Establishments/Mobile Cooking Operations and encourages continued coordinated efforts across these projects to continue. Additionally, the Council extends its sincerest thanks to all those who submitted comments in response to the call for interest and applications for committee participation had the project proceeded.
How to submit a request for a new NFPA project
Download a new project initiation form (doc, 26 KB). 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.