NFPA Journal - May/June 2013 - (Page 74)

Code Process 2.0 Rest in peace, ROPs and ROCs—NFPA’s new standards-development process is simpler, faster, and easier to use than ever. By KATHLEEN ROBINSON NFPA Standards Forum Tuesday, June 11, 1:30–5:30 p.m. Learn about the latest changes to the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards and the associated software under development at the NFPA Standards Forum at the NFPA Conference & Expo. Technical Committee members and anyone interested in the NFPA standards-development process will learn how easy it is to use this system, which will ultimately simplify not only committee meetings but also make the entire process more user-friendly. 74 NFPA JOURNAL MAY/JUNE 2013 THE DAYS OF THE ROP AND ROC—Report on Proposals and Report on Comments, respectively—are over. Those longtime pillars of the NFPA standards-development process have been replaced by First Draft Reports and Second Draft Reports. In fact, NFPA’s entire standards-development process has been re-engineered to not only take advantage of online technology, but also to make it easier for the public to participate in the process. It will also make life a little easier for those who use the codes and standards in their daily activities, such as building code officials and enforcers. Development of the new process began in 2010, when the Standards Council began analyzing existing procedures in hopes of making them more user friendly. In addition, we created a central web portal where all standards-development information and procedures could be located. A little more than two years later, the old process is on its way out and the new process has made its debut. NFPA 1965, Fire Hose Appliances, is the first NFPA standard issued under the revised procedures. Illustration: Rafael Ricoy

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - May/June 2013

NFPA Journal - May/June 2013
First Word
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Treasurer's Report
Work in Progress
Amping It Up
Drill Team
Working Together
Code Process 2.0
Routine Maintenance
Here, There, Everywhere
Section Spotlight
Expo Preview: Exhibitors' Showcase
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - May/June 2013