New projects and draft documents


The following new projects were acted upon by the NFPA Standards Council at its August 2021 meeting:

  • Fire Protection of Cannabis Growing and Processing Facilities
    At the April 2021 Standards Council meeting, the Council approved the request of Bryan Lukus, City and County of Denver, Colorado, to develop a standard on the fire protection of cannabis growing and processing facilities. At the August 2021 meeting, the Council voted to approve a start-up roster and Chair of a balanced Technical Committee and the following scope for the Technical Committee on Fire Protection of Cannabis Growing and Processing Facilities (CGP-AAA):

    • Approved committee scope:  This Committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on the fire safety of facilities where the growing and processing of cannabis occurs.


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.


Preliminary Drafts of Standards

The preliminary draft of a proposed NFPA Standard is made available to allow the public to view the draft and submit public input.  These preliminary drafts are works in progress and are available online for use in the submission of public input and are not intended for any other use.

The following preliminary draft(s) are seeking public input:

  • NFPA 1321Standard for Fire Investigation Units, public input closing date: 1/5/2022