The Technical Meeting will be held in an electronic format this year, with improvements based upon feedback from last year’s event. The NFPA Board of Directors has suspended the NFPA Technical Meeting Convention Rules (“Convention Rules”) and approved “Temporary NFPA Technical Meeting Convention Rules for 2021” (also referred to as the “Temporary 2021 Rules”), which will apply only for the 2021 Technical Meeting.READ MORE.
Should anyone wish to appeal the results of the Technical Meeting to the NFPA Standards Council, you may do so in accordance with the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards, found at www.nfpa.org/regs.
Important Notice and Update on CAM 13-34: NFPA has become aware that the display of CAM 13-34 is not accurately showing that footnotes b, c, d, and e are being deleted in their entirety, and that footnotes f and g are to be re-lettered, as appropriate. Accuracy of the actions to be considered by the membership are of the utmost importance to NFPA and therefore we have reposted the CAM in its entirety for your review should this not have been clear previously.
Withdrawal of CAMs 13-38 and 13-43: Subsequent to the posting of the Motions Committee Report, two Certified Amending Motions for NFPA 13 (specifically, CAM 13-38 and CAM 13-43) were requested to be withdrawn by their submitters. In accordance with the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standardsand the Temporary NFPA Technical Meeting Convention Rules for 2021, these CAMs were approved by the Motions Committee for withdrawal.
NFPA Volunteers Recognized for Outstanding Contributions
NFPA’s volunteers are a very important part of the standards development process. Typically, we recognize some of these outstanding individuals each year during the Tech Session to an audience of peers. Unfortunately, this year amidst the COVID-19 epidemic, we cannot be together to recognize them in person; therefore, the Standards Council and NFPA are taking this opportunity to announce the winners for recognition.
In the meantime, please note the following deadlines for standards eligible for action at the 2021 Technical Meeting:
Annual 2021 revision cycle and Emergency Response and Responder Safety (ERRS) Group 1 custom cycle:
October 7, 2020: The Report of the Motions Committee addresses two Fall 2020 Standards with Certified Amending Motions for consideration at the 2021 NFPA Technical Meeting: NFPA 318 and NFPA 501; and provides a list of NITMAMs that were not certified and a list of NITMAMs requested by the submitter to be withdrawn.