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Volume 11 • Number 4 April, 2007 will consider comments received by the date indicated below Committee Leadership before final action is taken on the proposed TIAs. (Please identify Conference the number of the TIA to which the comment is addressed.) The Standards Council will then review the technical committees’ The Committee Leadership Conference will be held on ballot results, the public comments, and any other information that Sunday, June 3, 2007, at the NFPA World Safety Congress has been submitted to determine whether to issue the TIAs at either its and Exposition® in Boston, Massachusetts. The registra- meeting on June 4, 2007 or July 24-27, 2007. Anyone wishing to address the tion for the Conference will start at 7:30 a.m. on June 3rd. Council should contact Codes and Standards Administration. The Committee Leadership Conference is held at each June Meeting. 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NFPA 55-2005 Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Com- Comments Sought pressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks Proposed Tentative Interim TIA Log No. 872 Amendments Reference: Table 6.3.1 Comment Closing Date: May 18, 2007 Submitter: Larry Fluer, Fluer, Inc. representing the Compressed The following Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) have been Gas Association proposed to NFPA. They are being published for public review and comment. Comments should be filed with the Secretary, Stan- 1. Make changes to Table 6.3.1 as follows: dards Council, by the date indicated below. See page 2 for Table 6.3.1 These proposed TIA have also been forwarded to the responsible Submitter’s Reason: The unit of measure for liquefied gases technical committees for processing. The technical committees has historically been incorporated into the Maximum Allow- able Quantity (MAQ) tables in terms of gallons as it has been conventional to think of ordinary liquids in terms of gallons. In addition, the use of the term “nonflammable gas” presents a problem to code users setting up a circumstance for conflict as the term “nonflammable gas” refers to a DOT classification INSIDE NFPA NEWS that can include gases with other hazards such as oxygen as well as inert gases such as argon or nitrogen. Comments Sought 1 From a practical standpoint the use of gallons as a unit of Committee Leadership Conference 1 measure for liquefied gases introduces an inconsistency into the concept due to the fact that unlike most liquids the den- Errata Issued 6 sity of liquefied gases varies widely. In commerce, liquefied TIA Issued 7 gases are packaged and distributed based on weight being Comments Sought on New Documents 8 used as the unit of measure. Revising the MAQ tables to Committee Calendar 12 reflect threshold quantities in terms with units of measure that are readily available from the commercial market will greatly simplify the use of the NFPA 55 Standard thereby making it more user friendly. To do so requires that a model be used as the basis for comparison. This approach was taken when thresholds were established to base certain health hazard Table 6.3.1 Maximum Allowable Quantity of Gases per Control Area (Quantity Thresholds for Gases Requiring Special Provisions) Unsprinklered Areas Sprinklered Areas No Gas Cabinet, Gas Cabinet, Gas No Gas Cabinet, Gas Cabinet, Gas Material Gas Room, or Room, or Gas Room, or Room, or Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Enclosure Enclosure Enclosure Enclosure Corrosive Gas Liquefied 68 kg (150 lb) 136 kg (300 lb) 136 kg (300 lb) 272 kg (600 lb) Nonliquefied 23 m3 (810 ft3) 46 m3 (1620 ft3) 46 m3 (1620 ft3) 92 m3 (3240 ft3) Cryogenic Fluid Flammable 0 L (0 gal) 170 L (45 gal) 170 L (45 gal) 170 L (45 gal)* Oxidizing 170 L (45 gal) 340 L (90 gal) 340 L (90 gal) 681 L (180 gal) Inert No limit No limit No limit No limit Flammable Gas 114 L (30 gal) 227 L (60 gal) 227 L (60 gal) 454 L (120 gal) Liquefied 68 kg (150 lb) 136 kg (300 lb) 136 kg (300 lb) 272 kg (600 lb) Nonliquefied 28 m3 (1000 ft3) 56 m3 (2000 ft3) 56 m3 (2000 ft3) 112 m3 (4000 ft3) Highly Toxic Gas 2.3 kg (5 lb) 4.5 kg (10 lb) Liquefied 0 kg (0 lb) 1.8 kg (4 lb) 0 kg (0 lb) 3.6 kg (8 lb) Nonliquefied 0 m3 (0 ft3) 0.6 m3 (20 ft3) 0 m3 (0 ft3) 1.1 m3 (40 ft3) Nonflammable Inert Gas Liquefied No limit No limit No limit No limit Nonliquefied No limit No limit No limit No limit Oxidizing Gas 57 L (15 gal) 114 L (30 gal) 114 L (30 gal) 227 L (60 gal) Liquefied 68 kg (150 lb) 136 kg (300 lb) 136 kg (300 lb) 272 kg (600 lb) Nonliquefied 43 m3 (1500 ft3) 85 m3 (3000 ft3) 85 m3 (3000 ft3) 170 m3 (6000 ft3) Pyrophoric Gas Liquefied 0 kg (0 lb) 0 kg (0 lb) 1.8 kg (4 lb) 3.6 kg (8 lb) Nonliquefied 0 m3 (0 ft3) 0 m3 (0 ft3) 1.4 m3 (50 ft3) 2.8 m3 (100 ft3) Toxic Gas Liquefied 68 kg (150 lb) 136 kg (300 lb) 136 kg (300 lb) 272 kg (600 lb) Nonliquefied 23 m3 (810 ft3) 46 m3 (1620 ft3) 46 m3 (1620 ft3) 92 m3 (3240 ft3) Unstable Reactive (Detonable) Gas, Class 3 or Class 4 Liquefied 0 kg (0 lb) 0 kg (0 lb) 0.5 kg (1 lb) 1 kg (2 lb) Nonliquefied 0 m3 (0 ft3) 0 m3 (0 ft3) 0.3 m3 (10 ft3) 0.6 m3 (20 ft3) Unstable Reactive (Nondetonable) Gas, Class 3 Liquefied 1 kg (2 lb) 2 kg (4 lb) 2 kg (4 lb) 4 kg (8 lb) Nonliquefied 1.4 m3 (50 ft3) 3 m3 (100 ft3) 3 m3 (100 ft3) 6 m3 (200 ft3) Unstable Reactive Gas, Class 2 Liquefied 114 L (30 gal) 227 L (60 gal) 227 L (60 gal) 454 L (120 gal) Nonliquefied 21 m3 (750 ft3) 43 m3 (1500 ft3) 43 m3 (1500 ft3) 85 m3 (3000 ft3) Unstable Reactive Gas, Class 1 Liquefied No limit No limit No limit No limit Nonliquefied No limit No limit No limit No limit Note: The maximum quantity indicated is the aggregate quantity of materials in storage and use combined. *A gas cabinet or exhausted enclosure is required. Pressure-relief devices or stationary or portable containers shall be vented directly outdoors or to an exhaust hood. (See 8.2.6.) 2 April, 2007 thresholds levels using a “chlorine index” as the model. A to justify or create a series of footnotes to address individual similar approach is proposed as a means to simplify the use of gases is to use an index system that establishes a standard- these tables. ized approach. The concept of using a widely distributed gas such as a chlorine index to establish the unit of measure has Flammable gases (liquefied): In the case of liquefied been established. By maintaining the use of chlorine as the flammable gases probably the most commonly encountered index to the table for toxic and corrosive properties and list- liquefied gas is LPG. Although LPG is not the subject of ing the threshold for liquefied gases as well as those that are NFPA 55, it can serve as the index gas for liquefied flam- nonliquefied eliminates the need for elaborate conversions in mable gases. As defined LPG can consist of propane, butane, units of measure using data that in many cases is not readily propylene or others either in a mixed or pure form. NFPA 58 available. Table B.1.2 (a) lists the approximate densities of commercial propane and butane at 60 degrees F as 4.20 and 4.81 pounds Highly Toxic Gas (liquefied). The weight threshold for per gallon respectively. Converting the 30 gallon quantity highly toxic liquefied gases is based on the use of an arsine to pounds and rounding up to the closest five pounds yields index. Arsine is a highly toxic gas with a specific volume of a quantity of 150 pounds on a weight basis. The density of 5.0 cubic feet per pound. The reduction in quantity from 5 to butane is greater than that of propane therefore represent- 4 pounds will correlate NFPA 55 with code changes currently ing the worst case where mixtures of propane and butane are approved for inclusion in the International Fire Code (IFC). involved. The result of converting the 30 gallon threshold to a 150 pound threshold is in keeping with the philosophical Inert gas (liquefied and nonliquefied). The term non- approach used with gases such as ammonia and chlorine as flammable gas is used to describe gases that may be other they appear in Table 6.3.1. than flammable, however, it is not a hazard category for the purposes of regulation. On the other hand, inert gases are Oxidizing gases (liquefied): The threshold level of 15 gal- defined within NFPA 55 and classified for the purpose of pro- lons for oxidizing gases can be expressed in terms of weight viding a listing in the table of maximum allowable quantities based on using any of a number of oxidizing gases as the per control area (MAQ). Although the MAQ is unlimited it baseline. However, given the fact that a single cylinder of clarifies that certain fundamental controls are to be applied chlorine (an oxidizing, corrosive and toxic gas) has been used as specified in Section 18.104.22.168 and the general provisions of as the baseline in Table 6.3.1 it is reasonable to use a single Chapter 7. Similarly, inert cryogens are regulated by Chapter cylinder of chlorine as the baseline for the establishment of 8; however, like those in the compressed state the MAQ is not quantity in for liquefied oxidizing gases as well. To test the limited. assumption a comparison was made to the 1500 cubic foot baseline maximum quantity for a non-liquefied gas using oxy- Emergency Nature: The tabular limits shown in NFPA 55 gen as the model. Using a specific volume for oxygen of 12.1 to establish Maximum Allowable Quantities per Control Area cubic feet per pound translates the 1500 cubic feet allowed for (MAQ) are to be extracted into NFPA 400, NFPA’s new Haz- the baseline MAQ to 125 pounds if this gas was considered ardous Materials Code. In addition, they are extracted into on a weight basis. The use of 150 pounds as a baseline quan- NFPA 5000 Building Construction Safety Code and NFPA 1 tity for liquefied oxidizing gases resolves the problem where UFC. Each of these codes is in the Annual 2008 code cycle. a single cylinder of chlorine would NOT trigger the require- However, NFPA 55 is in the Fall 2008 code cycle. This ments for Protection Level 4, but WOULD trip the Protection means that code changes approved by the Industrial and Med- Level 3 threshold where arguably the inherent health hazards ical Gas Technical Committee during the Fall 2008 code cycle of the gas may represent a greater concern for public safety will not be available for extract into NFPA 1, 400 and 5000 than do the physical hazards of the same gas. for several years resulting in a ripple effect with quantity limi- tations being chased through multiple codes that with revision It is recognized that this approach may appear to represent dates that precede the fundamental document from which the a major increase in the threshold for liquefied oxidizing extracts are made. gases; however, it brings the threshold levels into parity with those of liquefied flammable gases which may represent The concept of MAQ is new to the NFPA regulatory scheme. the greater hazard given the potential for fire and/or explo- NFPA 55 was probably the first special hazard standard to sion. The example using an oxygen index as the baseline gas correlate with NFPA 1 and 5000 regarding the regulatory shows that an increase is justified. By supporting the change approach and the use of Protection Level controls. Approval there is established a clear rationale that is based on practical of this TIA will serve to reconcile what could become confus- examples of materials commonly found in commerce which ing and conflicting differences between NFPA 1, 400, 5000 have generally been accepted for use as the threshold for an and 55 where inconsistencies would act as a detriment to code increased level of control. In addition, the use of weight as a users including those that enforce the use of these documents, unit of measure brings the code into sync with units typically the AHJ. used by the suppliers of these products thereby mitigating the need for elaborate conversions into units of measure not The determination of emergency nature for acceptance of a found in common use. Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) must be based on the evaluation of one or more of the specific factors listed in Sec- The MAQ for corrosive and toxic gases established in Table tion 5-2 of the Regulations Governing Committee Projects 6.3.1 of 810 cubic feet was based on a single 150 pound which may include one or more of the following:1 cylinder of chlorine. The preferred solution in lieu of trying 3 April, 2007 (a) The document contains an error or an omission that was (2) Transportation in cargo tank vehicles, whether fab- overlooked during a regular revision process. ricated by mounting cargo tanks on conventional truck (b) The document contains a conflict within the document or trailer chassis or constructed as integral cargo units in or with another NFPA document. which the container constitutes in whole, or in part, the (c) The proposed TIA intends to correct a previously stress member of the vehicle frame unknown existing hazard. (3)* Transfer equipment and piping, and the protec- (d) The proposed TIA intends to offer to the public a ben- tion of such equipment and the container appurtenances efit that would lessen a recognized (known) hazard or ame- against overturn, collision, or other vehicular accidents liorate a continuing dangerous condition or situation. (4) Vehicles and procedures under the jurisdiction of (e) The proposed TIA intends to accomplish a recogni- DOT shall comply with DOT regulations. tion of an advance in the art of safeguarding property or 9.1.2 This chapter does not apply to the following: life where an alternative method is not in current use or is (1) Cylinders and related equipment incident to their unavailable to the public. use on vehicles as covered in Section 6.21 and Chapter (f) The proposed TIA intends to correct a circumstance 11 in which the revised document has resulted in an adverse (2) Vehicles and procedures under the jurisdiction of impact on a product or method that was inadvertently DOT overlooked in the total revision process, or was without (3) The transportation of LP-Gas containers on vehicles adequate technical (safety) justification for the action. where the containers are used to fuel the vehicle or appli- ances located on the vehicle as covered in Section 6.21, In this instance Table 6.3.1 contains an error and omission Section 11.14, and Section 11.15 involved with the use of the term “nonflammable gas.” Non- (4)* LP-Gas systems used for engine fuel flammable gas is a term used by the US Department of Trans- portation and which includes gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, Submitter’s Reason: There was a change from the LP- argon and others. As crafted Table 6.3.1 was intended to Gas Code (Code), 2001 edition, to the 2004 edition that provide MAQ thresholds for inert gases as defined by the we feel did not go through the proper review. The 2001 Standard, and not nonflammable gases per se. In addition, edition, and several editions before that, had a section some of the more commonly encountered cryogenic fluids are stating that certain vehicles shall comply with DOT nitrogen, argon, and helium, all of which are inert gases as regulations. The 2004 edition says that these vehicles defined. Adding the inert gas categories will eliminate confu- are outside of the scope of the Code. A review of the sion. ROP and ROC finds no proposals or comments for this section of the text. There is a change shown in the 2004 The use of a chlorine index to establish MAQ thresholds for Preprint, showing the same text as in the 2001 edition liquefied toxic and corrosive gases overlooked the fact that but under a different heading stating non-applicability. chlorine is also an oxidizing gas. By correlating the liquefied Then, the 2004 edition has some text that differs from the oxidizing gas MAQ with chlorine correlates the tabular limits preprint. (A comment was accepted by the committee.) not only with chlorine but with oxygen. For a number of years we have been using the text in the 2001 edi- These correlations and the use of weight as a unit of measure tion and earlier as justification for our inspectors to look at several in the form of a TIA will resolve previously overlooked tech- items on trucks we inspect to make sure they comply with DOT nical problems while allowing the TIA to be used by extract rules. The way the Code was worded, it suggested that the Code serving other key NFPA codes and standards including NFPA was concerned that these vehicles comply with DOT regulations. 1, 400 and 5000. It gave us the authority to enforce the Code and, thereby, other requirements in documents referenced in it. 1 National Fire Protection Association 2006 Directory, NFPA Quincy, MA 2005, Part V Regulations and Procedures, Sec- When the text was changed to state that these vehicles are outside tion 5-2, Part V, page 57. of the scope of the Code, we lost the authority to inspect the trucks according to DOT requirements. We still look at these items, but it is now it is merely an advisory statement for the truck operators. NFPA 58-2004 Because of this change to the Code, we have lost the authority to Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code require that they fix items not in compliance with the DOT rules. TIA Log No. 875 As a result, the LP-Gas portions of the equipment are not inspected Reference: 9.1 very often by the agency with the authority to make problems get Comment Closing Date: May 18, 2007 fixed. Submitter: Richard G. Fredenburg, State of North Carolina, Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Our state’s Motor Carrier Enforcement officers, who enforce DOT requirements, inspect a very small portion of the LP-Gas indus- 1. Revise Section 9.1 of NFPA 58 to read: try vehicles. It is conceivable and probable that they never see a 9.1 Scope. majority of the trucks, as they have no system in place to look at 9.1.1 This chapter applies to containers, container all vehicles. It is more of a partial, random screening of vehicles appurtenances, piping, valves, equipment, and vehicles they happen to see on the road. Our inspectors make an attempt used in the transportation of LP-Gas, as follows: to inspect every delivery vehicle every year to correct safety and (1) Transportation of cylinders calibration issues. 4 April, 2007 As a result of this change to the Code, the effect on our inspec- 1. Add a new definition to Chapter 3 as follows: tion program was more than editorial. It changed the intent of the Back-vent system. An exhaust vent system designed to transport statement and our ability to require compliance with safety require- residual vapors from a sterilization chamber to a designated point ments. of termination outside of the building. Emergency Nature: This change to the LP-Gas Code falls under 2. Revise Section 11.5 as follows: Sections 5.2 (a) and 5.2 (f) of the NFPA Regulations Governing 11.5 Oxidizing Emission Control Devices.* Committee Projects. 11.5.1 General. 11.5.1 22.214.171.124 All interlocks and safeguards shall be in place 5.2 (a) reads, “The document contains an error or an omission that before sterilization begins. was overlooked during a regular revision process.” I submit that 11.5.2 126.96.36.199 Sterilization products that sit idle in the sterilization the entire change was completely overlooked during the revision or aeration room shall be periodically washed or vented. process in that is was not reviewed by the committee or even made 11.5.3 Ethylene oxide concentration in the sterilizer before the known to them. back vents shall be monitored to avoid venting high ethylene oxide concentrations to the oxidizing emission control device. 5.2 (f) reads, “The proposed TIA intends to correct a circumstance 11.5.4 188.8.131.52 Confined spaces shall be vented to the outside after in which the revised document has resulted in an adverse impact power loss. 11.5.5 Ethylene oxide lines shall not be purged to an on a product or method that was inadvertently overlooked in the oxidizing emission control device. total revision process, or was without adequate technical (safety) 11.5.6 184.108.40.206 Regular preventive maintenance shall be per- justification for the action.” This change had an adverse impact formed. on the method of conducting safety inspections in our state. No 11.5.2 Sterilizers equipped with back-vent systems connected to justification or substantiation for the change was ever presented to emission control devices. the committee. 220.127.116.11 Sterilizers equipped with a back-vent system connected to an oxidizing emission control device shall be in accordance with 18.104.22.168. NFPA 59-2004 22.214.171.124.1 Engineering controls shall be provided to ensure that Utility LP-Gas Plant Code residual ethylene oxide concentration at the entrance to the oxi- TIA Log No. 874 dizing emission control device does not exceed 25% of the lower Reference: 3.3.18 Utility Gas Plant flammable limit (0.75% by volume) as follows): Comment Closing Date: May 18, 2007 (1) The sterilization chamber shall be equipped with gas detection Submitter: Mike Osmundson, LExICON Propane Group to monitor the concentration of ethylene oxide within the steriliza- tion chamber. 1. Revise the definition of Utility Gas Plant to read: (2) A safety interlock shall be provided to prevent the back-vent 3.3.18 A plant that stores and vaporizes LP-Gas and that supplies system from opening if the concentration of ethylene oxide in the either LP-Gas or LP-Gas/air mixtures as a supplemental fuel along sterilization chamber exceeds the predetermined limits required by with natural gas or other fuel gas to a gas distribution system of 10 the operating procedures specified in 8.1.1. or more customers. (3)* Exhaust duct systems used to convey ethylene oxide vapors shall be in accordance with the mechanical code. Submitter’s Reason: Acceptance of this comment will avoid con- 11.5.3* Piping used to convey ethylene oxide to the steriliza- flicts between the scopes of NFPA 58 “LP-Gas Code” and NFPA tion process shall not be purged to an oxidizing emission control 59 “Utility LP-Gas Plant Code”. The scope of NFPA 59 depends device. chiefly on the definition of “Utility Gas Plant”. In recent editions of NFPA 59, this definition has been changed with the effect that 3. Add Annex notes to Annex A as follows: the scope of NFPA 59 now conflicts with the scope of NFPA 58. A.11.5 Oxidizing emission control devices can include catalytic converters, flares or other active sources of ignition. Emergency Nature: System owners, inspectors, and code A.126.96.36.199.1 Engineering controls can include computer and/or enforcement agencies need a clear dividing line between NFPA 58 programmable logic controllers and associated software and hard- and NFPA 59. The differences between the codes can and have ware that control the sterilization process, safety interlocks, purge caused design, installation, approval and jurisdictional problems systems, gas detection, and monitoring systems. The controls pro- for systems which appear to overlap the scopes of the codes. In vided are to ensure that the concentration of ethylene oxide at the addition, if there is an incident at a facility, proper application of point where it is released to the emission control device is reduced the codes could be an important issue. below 25% of its lower flammable limit. A.188.8.131.52.1(3) The mechanical code in use by the jurisdiction in which the installation is located is used to establish requirements NFPA 560-2007 design of the exhaust duct system. Requirements for the duct sys- Standard for the Storage, Handling, and Use of Ethylene Oxide tem can vary depending on the mechanical code in use as well as for Sterilization and Fumigation with the maximum concentration of ethylene oxide to be released TIA Log No. 873 to the duct system for any specific process. Reference: Chapter 3 and 11.5 Comment Closing Date: May 18, 2007 4. Add an informational reference to Annex C.1.1 as follows: Submitter: Randolph Viscomi, ARC Specialty Products Corporation NFPA 86, Standard for Ovens and Furnaces, 2007 Edition 5 April, 2007 5. Add an informational reference to Annex C2 as follows: Association include a majority of sterilization companies across NIOSH Alert: Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from the country as well as the primary supplier of ethylene oxide to the Explosions in Industrial Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Facilities. industry Arc Specialty Products. The output from the task group The report is available to the public through www.cdc.gov/niosh/ is submitted in the form of a Tentative Interim Amendment for homepage.html. consideration by the IMG TC members and the NFPA membership. The proposal represents the consensus of the task group and ful- Submitter’s Reason: On August 19, 2004 an explosion of eth- fills the request of the CSB. In addition, minor changes have been ylene oxide gas occurred at a sterilization facility in Southern made to existing text to further clarify the intent of the provisions California. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation to ensure that safeguards are operational as well as being present Board (CSB) investigated the explosion and in their written report before the sterilization process is begun. published recommendations in their findings as to the cause of the incident.1 The CSB is an independent federal agency charged Emergency Nature: The determination of emergency nature with investigating industrial chemical accidents. The agency’s for acceptance of a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) must be Board members are appointed by the president and confirmed by based on the evaluation of one or more of the specific factors listed the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical in Section 5-2 of the Regulations Governing Committee Projects accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as which may include one or more of the following: 2 well as inadequacies in safety management systems, regulations, (a) The document contains an error or an omission that was over- and industry standards. The Board does not issue citations or fines looked during a regular revision process. but does make safety recommendations to plants, industry organi- (b) The document contains a conflict within the document or with zations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and another NFPA document. EPA. The CSB had specific recommendations for consideration by (c) The proposed TIA intends to correct a previously unknown NFPA to reduce the potential for future explosions from the condi- existing hazard. tions determined to be in place at the time of the incident and the (d) The proposed TIA intends to offer to the public a benefit that applicable regulatory controls integral to the NFPA 560 standard. would lessen a recognized (known) hazard or ameliorate a continu- The recommendations cited (along with the internal CSB refer- ing dangerous condition or situation. ences) include the following points relevant to NFPA 560: (e) The proposed TIA intends to accomplish a recognition of an 1. Include references to NFPA 69, Standard on Explosion Preven- advance in the art of safeguarding property or life where an alter- tion Systems (CSB Reference 2004-11-I-R9). native method is not in current use or is unavailable to the public. 2. Include references to NFPA 86, Ovens and Furnaces (CSB Ref- (f) The proposed TIA intends to correct a circumstance in which erence 2004- 11-I-R9). the revised document has resulted in an adverse impact on a 3. Include references to include NIOSH Alert: Preventing Worker product or method that was inadvertently overlooked in the total Injuries and Deaths from Explosions in Industrial Ethylene Oxide revision process, or was without adequate technical (safety) jus- Sterilization Facilities (CSB Reference 2004-11-I-R9). tification for the action. Although it might be argued that there 4. Include requirements for appropriate safeguards: (2004-11-I- are other factors that justify the use of a TIA in this instance, the CA-R10) primary factor to consider is embodied in item (d) above – specifi- a. Real-Time chamber and /or effluent concentration monitoring cally: connected to alarms, interlocks, and/or fast acting control devices. (d) The proposed TIA intends to offer to the public a benefit that b. Post ignition deflagration detection and damage control devices. would lessen a recognized (known) hazard or ameliorate a con- During the Report on Comments (ROC) meeting of November tinuing dangerous condition or situation. 2006 to produce the 2007 edition of the standard the IMG TC The 2007 Edition of NFPA 560 represents the most current position issued a committee comment (#CC3, Item 560-1) to include a ref- of NFPA in the controls surrounding the sterilization process. This erence to NFPA 69 in Section 2.2 of the document. As this work document will likely be used by enforcement officials through- was complete it is not a portion of the TIA submittal. On May 6, out the country to address sterilization facilities that now exist as 2006 the Industrial and Medical Gas Technical Committee (IMG well as those that will be constructed within the next three to five TC) assigned the development of further technical provisions and years. Following the CSB recommendations will result in needed response to a task group and charged the group with the responsi- improvements to the standard and public safety will be enhanced bility of reviewing the CSB report within the Safety and Hazard as a result. Investigation Board, Report No. 2004-11-I-CA dated January 2006. context of NFPA 560. The task group consisted of members of the 1 Investigation Report, Sterigenics (4 employees injured), Sterigen- IMG TC including those with specific knowledge of the industry ics, Ontario CA, August 19, 2004, U.S. Chemical 2 National Fire Protection Association 2006 Directory, as well as with an in depth knowledge of the standards under the auspices of the technical committee. The task group invited par- NFPA Quincy, MA 2005, Part V Regulations and Pro- ticipation by others within the sterilization industry. Participants in cedures, Section 5-2, Part V, page 57. the task group included representation from the following contract sterilization companies: Sterigenics International, Inc.; Steris Inc.; Professional Contract Sterilization, Inc., and Sterilization Services Inc. In addition to the service providers the task group included Errata Issued representation from medical device manufacturers that sterilize devices manufactured in-house including BD Medical and Cobe The following errata have been issued. Copies of errata (if Sterilization Services, Inc which also provides contract steriliza- not published here) are available on the NFPA web site at tion services. The members of the Ethylene Oxide Sterilization http://www.nfpa.org/categoryList.asp?categoryID=842&URL; from the NFPA Fulfillment Center, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, MA 02322; or by calling 800-344-3555. 6 April, 2007 NFPA 31–2006 NFPA 1994–2007 Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Reference: Figure A.6.7.3 Terrorism Incidents Errata No.: 31-06-01 Reference: 184.108.40.206 Errata No.: 1994-07-02 1. In Figure A.6.7.3, the NOTE should read as follows: NOTE. All distances are measured from the nearest point of the air 1. In Section 220.127.116.11 revise the text to read as follows: inlet or draft vent terminal. 18.104.22.168 Class 3 glove materials shall be tested for puncture resis- tance as specified in Section 8.15, Puncture Resistance Test 1, and shall have a puncture resistance of not less than 19 11 N (2.5 lbf). NFPA 31–2006 Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment Reference: 7.5.9(1) Errata No.: 31-06-02 Issued Tentative Interim 1. Paragraph 7.5.9(1) should read as follows: Amendment (1) The tank shall be pitched toward the opening with a slope of not The following TIA was issued by the Standards Council at its less than 1/4 in. for every 5 ft of length (4 mm/m). Marcy 15, 2007 meeting. Copies of this TIA are also available from the NFPA Website at www.nfpa.org/codes/TIAs_Errata.asp; from the NFPA Fulfillment Center, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, MA NFPA 59A–2006 02322; or by calling 800-344-3555. Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) NFPA 1971-2007 Reference: 22.214.171.124(B) Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Errata No.: 59A-06-04 Fire Fighting Reference: 7.1.19 and 7.2.4 1. Revise text in 126.96.36.199(B) to read as follows: TIA 07-2 (NFPA 1971) 188.8.131.52 Usage. (SC 07-3-1) (A) The method of design described in 184.108.40.206 shall be used only (Log No.’s.869R) where the natural period, T, of the shop-built container and its sup- (See NFPA News Vol. 11 No. 10) porting system is less than 0.06 second. (B) If the natural period T is 0.6 0.06 or greater, 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 1. Delete 7.1.19 as follows: shall apply. [Garment outer shells and collar linings shall be individually tested for strength after washing as specified in Section 8.50, Breaking Strength Test and shall have a breaking strength of not less than NFPA 105–2007 623 N (140 lbf)]. Standard for the Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives 2. Add new 7.2.4 to read: Garment outer shells and col- Reference: 2.2 and 6.5.1 lar linings shall be individually tested for strength after Errata No.: 105-07-01 washing as specified in Section 8.50, Breaking Strength Test, and shall have a breaking strength of not less than 1. Revise section 2.2 as follows: 623 N (140 lbf). 2.2 NFPA Publications. National Fire Protection Association, 1 Bat- terymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471. NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm Code®, 2007 edition. NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, 2007 edition. Tentative Interim Amendment NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, 2004 edi- Not Issued tion. NFPA 92A, Standard for Smoke-Control Systems Utilizing Barriers The following TIA was not issued by the Standards Council at its and Pressure Differences, 2006 edition. March 15, 2007 meeting. 2. Revise section 6.5.1 as follows: NFPA 79-2007 6.5.1 Smoke dampers for dedicated and non-dedicated smoke Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery control systems shall be inspected and tested in accordance with TIA Log 871 NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations NFPA 92A, Reference: A.22.214.171.124.1.4 Standard for Smoke-Control Systems Utilizing Barriers and Pressure (See NFPA News Vol. 11 No. 1) Differences. 7 April, 2007 Standards Council News Comments Sought on Proposed New New Projects Approved Documents At its March, 2007 meeting the Standards Council approved the The Standards Council is requesting comments on the need to formation of a two new committees. develop the following documents: Emergency Communication Systems. Vessels Used for Emergency Operations other than Fire Fight- This Committee will report to the TCC on Signaling Systems. The ing proposed scope for this committee is as follows: The Marine Fire Fighting Vessels Committee is requesting to develop a new document for Vessels Used for Emergency Opera- PROPOSED SCOPE: This Committee shall have primary tions other than Fire Fighting. responsibility for documents on the installation and perfor- mance of emergency communications systems (including Recommended Practice to Measure the Performance of EMS mass notification systems) and their components. Systems The Emergency Medical Services is requesting to develop a new Confined Space Safe Work Practices. Recommended Practice to Measure the Performance of EMS Sys- This will be a new Technical Committee. The proposed scope for tems. this committee is as follows: Roof Calorimeter Standard PROPOSED SCOPE: This Committee shall have primary The Fire Test Committee is requesting to develop a new Roof responsibility for documents on safeguarding against fire, Calorimeter Standard. explosion, and health hazards associated with entry and work in confined and enclosed spaces. The Committee shall also NFPA is publishing this notice of receipt of the requests soliciting have primary responsibility for developing safe work prac- opinions on the need for the document(s), information on resources tices based upon hazard recognition, evaluation, and control available on the subject matter, the names of those interested for those occupancies with confined or enclosed spaces. The in participating in the document development, if approved, and safe work practices shall also address exit procedures from other organizations actively involved with this subject matter. the spaces. Responses should be sent to Codes and Standards Administration, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471. Anyone interested in serving on one of these committees or on any NFPA technical committee can download a form from NFPA’s web site at http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/PDF/TCApp.pdf or request a technical committee application form from Codes and Standards Call for Members Administration, NFPA, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471. The Committee on Aircraft Maintenance Operations is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 410, Standard on Aircraft Maintenance. New Documents/TCs Approved The Committee on Animal Housing Facilities is seeking mem- bers in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for The Standards Council, at its March 15, 2007 meeting, has NFPA 150, Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing approved the development of two new documents. Facilities. The Flash Fire Protective Garments Committee will be writing The Committee on Boiler Combustion System Hazards—Flu- a document(s) that would cover 1) design, manufacturing, testing, idized Bed Boilers is seeking members in all interest categories and certification of new single-use or limited-use flame-resistant except manufacturer. This Committee is responsible for chapters garments; and 2) selection, care, maintenance and use of single-use in NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code. or limited-use flame-resistant garments. The Committee on Boiler Combustion System Hazards—Fun- A new Technical Committee under the NEC Technical Correlating damentals is seeking members in all interest categories except Committee was established to address the subjects of Unlabeled manufacturer. This Committee is responsible for chapters in NFPA Electrical Equipment Evaluation and Third Party Field Evaluation 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code. Bodies. The Committee on Boiler Combustion System Hazards—Pul- Anyone interested in participating in the development of these verized Fuel Systems is seeking members in all interest categories documents or serving on any NFPA technical committee can down- except manufacturer and users. This Committee is responsible for load a Technical Committee form from NFPA’s web site at http:// chapters in NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards www.nfpa.org/assets/files/PDF/TCApp.pdf or request a form from Code. Codes and Standards Administration, NFPA, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471. The Committee on Boiler Combustion System Hazards—Single Burner Boilers is seeking members in all interest categories 8 April, 2007 except manufacturer. This Committee is responsible for chapters Public and NFPA 1250, Recommended Practice in Emergency Ser- in NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code. vice Organization Risk Management. The Committee on Boiler Combustion System Hazards— The Committee on Emergency Vehicle Mechanic Technicians Stoker Operations is seeking members in all interest categories Professional Qualifications is seeking members in all interest cat- except manufacturers and users. This Committee is responsible egories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1071, Standard for stoker material in NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems for Emergency Vehicle Technician Professional Qualifications. Hazards Code. The Committee on Explosives is seeking members in all interest The Committee on Combustible Metals and Metal Dusts is categories except manufacturers. This Committee is responsible seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturer and for NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code and NFPA 498, Standard user. The Committee is responsible for NFPA 484, Standard for for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Combustible Metals. Explosives. The Committee on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicular The Committee on Exposure Fire Protection is seeking members Fuel Systems Code is seeking members in the interest category of in all interest categories except manufacturers. This Committee is enforcer. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 52, Vehicular responsible for NFPA 80A, Recommended Practice for Protection Fuel Systems Code. of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures. The Committee on Chimneys, Fireplaces, and Venting Systems The Committee on Fine Aerosol Extinguishing Technology is for Heat-Producing Appliances is seeking members in the inter- seeking members in all interest categories except special experts. est categories of installer/maintainer, enforcing authority, and con- sumer. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 211, Standard for The Committee on Fire Department Ground Ladders is seek- Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances. ing members in all interest categories except manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1931, Standard for Manufac- The Committee on Electrical Equipment in Chemical Atmo- turer’s Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders; and NFPA spheres is seeking members in all interest categories. This Com- 1932, Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In- mittee is responsible for NFPA 496, Standard for Purged and Service Fire Department Ground Ladders. Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment; NFPA 497, Recommended Practice for the Classification of Flammable Liq- The Committee on Fire Department Rescue Tools is seeking uids, Gases, or Vapors and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations members in all categories except manufacturer. This Committee is for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas; and NFPA responsible for NFPA 1936, Standard on Powered Rescue Tools. 499, Recommended Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical The Committee on Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications Installations in Chemical Process Areas. is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional The Committee on Electrical Equipment of Industrial Machin- Qualifications; NFPA 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/ ery is seeking members in all interest categories except users or Operator Professional Qualifications; NFPA 1003, Standard for manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 79, Elec- Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications; and NFPA 1005, trical Standard for Industrial Machinery. Standard on Professional Qualifications for Marine Fire Fighting for Land-Based Fire Fighters. The Committee on Electrical Systems Maintenance is seeking members in all interest categories except special experts. This The Committee on Fire Marshal Professional Qualifications is Committee is responsible for NFPA 73, Electrical Inspection Code seeking members in all interest categories except users (fire mar- for Existing Dwellings. shals). This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1037, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Marshals. The Committee on Electronic Safety Equipment for Fire and Emergency Services is seeking members in the following interest The Committee on Fire Officer Professional Qualifications is categories: enforcer, labor, user and consumer. This Committee seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is is responsible for NFPA 1982, Standard on Personal Alert Safety responsible for NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Systems (PASS). Qualifications. The Committee on Emergency Medical Services Protective The Committee on Fire Risk Assessment Methods is seeking Clothing and Equipment is seeking members in the following members in all interest categories except special experts. The interest categories: enforcer, labor and user. This Committee is Committee is responsible for NFPA 550, Guide to the Fire Safety responsible for NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Concepts Tree and NFPA 551, Guide for the Evaluation of Fire Emergency Medical Operations. Risk Assessments. The Committee on Emergency Services Organization Risk The Committee on Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifi- Management is seeking individuals in all categories except cations is seeking members in all interest categories except enforc- enforcer and special expert. This Committee is responsible for ers, special experts, and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1201, Standard for Providing Emergency Services to the NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications. 9 April, 2007 The Committee on Flash Fire Protective Garments is seeking Standard for Health Care Facilities and NFPA 99B, Standard for members in all interest categories except manufacturer. Hypobaric Facilities. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame- Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against The Committee on Health Care Facilities—Mechanical Sys- Flash Fire; and NFPA 2113, Standard on Selection, Care, Use, and tems is seeking members in all interest categories, especially Maintenance of Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Indus- manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for chapters within trial Personnel Against Flash Fire. NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities. The Committee on Fundamentals is seeking members in the The Committee on Health Care Facilities—Medical Equipment following interest categories: enforcer and user. The Technical is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is Committee is responsible for portions of NFPA 30, Flammable and responsible for chapters within NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Combustible Liquids Code. Facilities. The Committee on Garages and Parking Structures is seeking The Committee on Health Care Facilities—Piping Systems members in all interest categories except manufacturer, special is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is experts, and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 88A, responsible for chapters within NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Standard for Parking Structures. Facilities and NFPA 99C, Standard on Gas and Vacuum Systems. The Committee on Handling and Conveying of Dusts, Vapors, The Committee on Hydrogen Technology is seeking members in and Gases is seeking members in all interest categories except all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for proposed special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 91, NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code. Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids; NFPA 654, Stan- The Committee on Incident Management Professional Quali- dard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Man- fications is seeking members in all interest categories. This ufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Committee is responsible for proposed NFPA 1026, Standard for Solids; and NFPA 655, Standard for Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications. Explosions. The Committee on Incinerators and Waste Handling Systems The Committee on Hazard and Risk of Contents and Furnish- is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturer. ings is seeking members in the interest categories of enforcer, This Committee is responsible for NFPA 82, Standard on Incinera- consumer, insurance, fire service, education, and manufacturer. tors and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 555, Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover; proposed NFPA 556, The Committee on Industrial and Medical Gases is seek- Guide for Identification and Development of Mitigation Strategies ing members in the enforcer category only. This Committee is for Fire Hazard to Occupants of Passenger Road Vehicles; and responsible for NFPA 51, Standard for the Design and Installa- proposed NFPA 557, Standard Fire Loads for Engineering Design tion of Oxygen–Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied of Structural Fire Resistance in Buildings. Processes; NFPA 51A, Standard for Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants; NFPA 55, Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of The Technical Correlating Committee on Health Care Facilities Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Station- is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is ary Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks; and NFPA 560, Standard for responsible for NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities. the Storage, Handling, and Use of Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization and Fumigation. The Committee on Health Care Facilities—Electrical Systems is seeking members in all interest categories, especially in the areas The Committee on Internal Combustion Engines is seeking of telecommunications. This Committee is responsible for chap- members in the interest categories of enforcer and user. This Com- ters within NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities. mittee is responsible for NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines. The Committee on Health Care Facilities—Fundamentals is seeking members in all interest categories, especially in the areas The Committee on Liquid Fuel Burning Equipment is seek- of health care systems, nursing homes and assisted living. This ing members in the interest categories of enforcer, insurance, and Committee is responsible for chapters within NFPA 99, Standard user. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 31, Standard for the for Health Care Facilities. Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment. The Committee on Health Care Facilities—Health Care Emer- The Committee on Loss Prevention Procedures and Practices gency Management and Security is seeking members in all inter- is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is est categories, especially in the areas of security. This Committee responsible for NFPA 600, Standard on Industrial Fire Brigades; is responsible for chapters within NFPA 99, Standard for Health and NFPA 601, Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Preven- Care Facilities. tion. The Committee on Health Care Facilities—Hyperbaric and The Committee on LP-Gases at Utility Gas Plants is seeking Hypobaric Facilities is seeking members in all interest catego- members in all interest categories except users. This Committee is ries. This Committee is responsible for chapters within NFPA 99, responsible for NFPA 59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code. 10 April, 2007 The Committee on Manufacture of Organic Coatings is seek- The Committee on Shipbuilding, Repair, and Lay-Up is seeking ing members in all interest categories except special expert. This members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible Committee is responsible for NFPA 35, Standard for the Manufac- for NFPA 312, Standard for Fire Protection of Vessels During Con- ture of Organic Coatings. struction, Conversion, Repair, and Lay-Up. The Committee on Manufactured Housing is seeking members The Committee on Solvent Extraction Plants is seeking mem- in all interest categories except enforcing authority. This Commit- bers in all interest categories except special expert. This Commit- tee is responsible for NFPA 501, Manufactured Housing; NFPA tee is responsible for NFPA 36, Standard for Solvent Extraction 501A, Manufactured Home Installation, Sites, and Communities; Plants. and NFPA 225, Manufactured Housing Installation. The Committee on Special Operations Protective Clothing The Committee on Marine Terminals is seeking new members and Equipment is seeking members in the following interest cat- in all interest categories except special interest. This Committee is egories: enforcer, labor, user, and consumer. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 307, Standard for the Construction and Fire responsible for NFPA 1951, Standard on Protective Ensemble for Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves. USAR Operations; NFPA 1975, Station/Work Uniforms for Fire and Emergency Services; and NFPA 1983, Standard on Life Safety The Committee on Merchant Vessels is seeking members from Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services. the commercial fishing industry and towing vessel industry. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 301, Code for Safety to Life The Committee on Static Electricity is seeking members in the from Fire on Merchant Vessels. categories of enforcer, insurance, and research/testing. This Com- mittee is responsible for NFPA 77, Recommended Practice on The Committee on Mining Facilities is seeking new members Static Electricity. in the user category, specifically the metal mining industry. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 120, Standard for Fire Preven- The Committee on Tank Leakage and Repair Safeguards is tion and Control in Coal Mines; and NFPA 122, Standard for Fire seeking members in the interest categories of equipment manu- Prevention and Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining and Metal Min- facturers and insurance. This Committee is responsible for NFPA eral Processing Facilities. 326, Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair; and NFPA 329, Recommended Prac- The Committee on Pre-Incident Planning is seeking new mem- tice for Handling Releases of Flammable and Combustible Liquids bers in all interest categories. The Committee is responsible for and Gases. NFPA 1620, Recommended Practice for Pre-Incident Planning. The Committee on Textile and Garment Care Processes is seek- The Committee on Public Emergency Service Communication ing members in all interest categories except users and manufac- is seeking members for the installer/maintainer category. This turers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 32, Standard for Committee is responsible for NFPA 1221, Standard for the Instal- Drycleaning Plants. lation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communica- tions Systems. The Committee on Transportation of Flammable Liquids is seeking members in the interest categories of insurance and manu- The Committee on Public Fire Educator Professional Qualifi- facturer. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 385, Standard cations is seeking members in all interest categories except labor for Tank Vehicles for Flammable and Combustible Liquids. and user. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1035, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety The Committee on Wastewater Treatment Plants is seeking Educator. members in all interest categories except manufacturer and special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 820, Standard The Committee on Public Fire Reporting Systems is seeking for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facili- members in all categories except manufacturers. This Committee ties. is responsible for chapters in NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm Code®. The Committee on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor The Committee on Public Safety Telecommunicator Profes- Mitigation is seeking members in the categories of user and sional Qualifications is seeking members in all interest categories. enforcer. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 18, Standard on This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1061, Standard for Pro- Wetting Agents; and NFPA 18A, Standard on Water Additives for fessional Qualifications for Public Safety Telecommunicator. Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation. The Committee on Road Tunnel and Highway Fire Protec- The Committee on Water-Cooling Towers is seeking members in tion is seeking members in the following categories: enforcers, all interest categories except insurance. This Committee is respon- researchers, and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA sible for NFPA 214, Standard on Water-Cooling Towers. 502, Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways. The Committee on Water Spray Fixed Systems is seeking mem- bers in the enforcing authority interest category. This Committee The Committee on Safety to Life—Educational and Day-Care is responsible for NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Sys- Occupancies is seeking members in all interest categories. The tems for Fire Protection. Committee is responsible for chapters in NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®. 11 April, 2007 The Committee on Wildfire Suppression Professional Qualifi- May cations is seeking members in all categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1051, Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter 1–3 Special Operations Protective Clothing and Professional Qualifications. Equipment, Colorado Springs, CO 7–9 Fixed Guideway Transit System, NFPA Headquarters, Anyone interested in serving on one of these committees or on Quincy, MA any NFPA technical committee can download a form from NFPA’s 10 TCC Professional Qualifications, San Diego, CA web site at http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/PDF/TCApp.pdf or 16–18 Electrical Equipment for Industrial Machiner, request a technical committee application form from Codes and Seattle, WA Standards Administration, NFPA, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, 22–24 Cultural Resources, Ottawa, Canada MA 02169-7471. June Minutes Available 3–7 NFPA World Safety Conference and Exposition®, The NFPA Standards Council met on March 14-15, 2007 in Boston, MA Miami, Florida. The minutes are posted on NFPA’s web site at 4 NFPA Standards Council, Conference Call http://www.nfpa.org/categoryList.asp?categoryID=835&URL. A 14–15 Manufactured Housing, Orlando, FL copy of the minutes of this meeting can also be obtained by writ- 26–28 Industrial and Medical Gases, Cincinnati, OH ing to Codes and Standards Administration, NFPA, One Battery- march Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471. July 9–10 Structural & Proximity Protective Clothing and Coming Events 17–19 Equipment, Portland, ME Vehicular Alternative Fuel Systems, Committee Calendar Redondo Beach, CA 23–24 TCC National Electrical Code, Las Vegas, NV April 24–27 NFPA Standards Council, Las Vegas, NV 11–12 TCC Building Code/Life Safety Code, Denver, CO September 16 Animal Housing Facilities, Conference Call 17–19 Hydrogen Technology, Detroit, MI 17–19 Uniform Fire Code, East Lansing, MI 23–27 Fire Investigations, Indianapolis, IN 26–28 Forest and Rural Technical Committee, 25–27 Electrical Equipment Maintenance, Portsmouth, VA Manchester, NH 26–28 Electronic Safety Equipment, Oklahoma City, OK 29-Oct 5 Electrical Safety in the Workplace, San Diego, CA October 3–4 NFPA Standards Council, San Diego, CA 8–11 Hazardous Chemicals, Seattle, WA Committees Soliciting Proposals The committees for the following documents are planning to begin preparation of their reports. In accordance with the Regulations Governing Committee Projects, committees are now accepting proposals for recommendations on content for the documents listed below. Proposals received by 5:00 p.m. ET on the closing date indicated will be acted on by the committee, and that action will be published in the committee’s report. Proposals must be submitted to Codes and Standards Administration on proposal forms available in the back of all NFPA documents or from NFPA headquarters. (NOTE: For information on specific committee meet- ing dates, contact Codes and Standards Administration, NFPA.) Copies of new document drafts are available from Codes and Standards Administration, NFPA, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471, or they may be downloaded from NFPA’s web site at http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=163&itemID=19006. If you need a current edition of a document, please contact NFPA, Fulfillment Center, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, MA 02322, or call 800-344-3555. Document No./ Proposal Meeting Edition Title Closing Date Reporting NFPA 2–P* Hydrogen Technologies Code 5/30/2008 F2009 NFPA 13–2007 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems 10/5/2007 A2009 NFPA 13D–2007 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes 10/5/2007 A2009 12 April, 2007 NFPA 13R–2007 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height 10/5/2007 A2009 NFPA 14–2007 Standard for the Installation of Standpipes and Hose Systems 5/25/2007 F2008 NFPA 24–2007 Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances 10/5/2007 A2009 NFPA 52–2006 Vehicular Fuel Systems Code 5/25/2007 F2008 NFPA 53–2004 Recommended Practice on Materials, Equipment and Systems Used in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres 5/25/2007 F2008 NFPA 55–2005 Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks 5/25/2007 F2008 †NFPA 70B–2006 Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance 5/30/2008 F2009 NFPA 72–2007 National Fire Alarm Code® 11/2/2007 A2009 NFPA 82–2004 Standard on Incinerators and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment 5/25/2007 F2008 NFPA 99–2005 Standard for Health Care Facilities 11/26/2007 A2009 NFPA 99B–2005 Standard for Hypobaric Facilities 11/26/2007 A2009 NFPA 99C–2005 Standard on Gas and Vacuum Systems 11/26/2007 A2009 NFPA 101A–2007 Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety 11/26/2007 A2009 NFPA 110–2005 Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems 11/26/2007 A2009 NFPA 111–2005 Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems 11/26/2007 A2009 NFPA 150–2007 Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities 5/25/2007 F2008 NFPA 211–2006 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances 5/25/2007 F2008 NFPA 214–2005 Standard on Water-Cooling Towers 5/30/2008 F2009 NFPA 225–2005 Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard 5/25/2007 F2008 †NFPA 255–2006 Standard Method of Test of Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials 11/26/2007 F2009 NFPA 291–2007 Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants 10/5/2007 A2009 NFPA 501–2005 Standard on Manufactured Housing 5/25/2007 F2008 NFPA 501A–2005 Standard for Fire Safety Criteria for Manufactured Home Installations, Sites, and Communities 5/25/2007 F2008 NFPA 750–2006 Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems 5/30/2008 F2009 †NFPA 850–2005 Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Electric Generating Plants and High Voltage Direct Current Converter Stations 5/30/2008 F2009 †NFPA 851–2005 Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Hydroelectric Generating Plants 5/30/2008 F2009 NFPA 914–2007 Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures 5/25/2007 F2008 †NFPA 1201–2004 Standard for Providing Emergency Services to the Public 11/26/2007 F2009 †NFPA 1250–2004 Recommended Practice in Emergency Service Organization Risk Management 11/26/2007 F2009 NFPA 1620–2003 Recommended Practice for Pre-Incident Planning 5/30/2008 F2009 NFPA 1670–2004 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents 5/25/2007 F2008 NFPA 1710–2004 Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments 11/26/2007 A2009 NFPA 1720–2004 Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments 11/26/2007 A2009 __________ P* Proposed new document † Change in proposal closing date or cycle 13 April, 2007
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