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New NFPA Standards now code in MN

Postby Heimkes Paul » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:01 am

FYI - New NFPA Standards effective today (June 11, 2012) in MN:

The following NFPA Standards have now been updated through the State Rules process and are now referenced in the 2007 Minnesota State Building, Mechanical, and Fire Codes. These updated Standards are now considered part of the current code(s):

• NFPA 11 (2002 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2005 edition).
• NFPA 11A-99 is deleted.
• NFPA 12 (2000 edition is deleted and replaced with references 2008 edition).
• NFPA 12A (2004 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2008 edition).
• NFPA 13 (2002 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2010 edition).
• NFPA 13R (2002 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2010 edition).
* NFPA 14 (2003 edition is deleted and replaced with references to the 2007 edition)
Note that this manual is only available on-line through NFPA (hard copies not sold)
• NFPA 20 (2003 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2010 edition).
• NFPA 25 (2002 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2008 edition).
• NFPA 30 (2003 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2008 edition).
• NFPA 30A (2003 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2008 edition).
• NFPA 58 (2004 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2011 edition).
• NFPA 72 (2002 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2010 edition).
• NFPA 2001 (2004 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2008 edition).
• NFPA 1123 (2000 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2006 edition).
• NFPA 1126 (2001 edition is deleted and replaced with references to 2006 edition).

All permit applications/plans submitted on or after this date - to any municipality in MN - must now be designed to these newer NFPA Standards.
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Re: New NFPA Standards now code in MN

Postby the man » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:31 am

So are you going to make sure that all citys get a copy of them?
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Re: New NFPA Standards now code in MN

Postby Heimkes Paul » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:15 am

The state has never done that before. I guess I would not expect them to do that now either. Historically, the state had always provided cities with a copy of the new MSBC (to cities that have adopted the code). That never included all associated standards or other manuals though (e.g.; I-codes, ASTM, ACI, NFPA, etc.). I can't tell you if this will or will not continue though now that everything (MN Rules/MSBC) is free on-line.

As with everything in the code world, most code and standards manuals are available for sale from the respective organization, or on-line with that organization (if you are a member). In the case of NFPA, if you are a member, you have on-line access to all of their codes and standards. In the case of MN Rules (all 22 parts that make up the MSBC), you can view all of these for free on the DLI website.

As the administrative authority for a community, a Building Official should be monitoring the code adoption process (national and state) and be aware of potential adoption dates so that they can budget appropriately for code manuals/organizational membership. This is really the only way you/they can be sure to have the proper manuals/tools to do the job.

Obviously, there can and will be issues with the adoption processes, but this is nothing new here in MN; it's been going on in this state since 1972.
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