ADVISORY

To: Head of Fire Departments
From: Stephen D. Coan, State Fire Marshal
Date: August 1, 2003
Re: BBRS Standards

At its July 8, 2003 monthly meeting, the Board of Building Regulations and Standards voted, by emergency, to update certain standards.

EMERGENCY AMENDMENT 780 CMR Appendix A-7-03-E1

The following "amendment by emergency action" updates certain NFPA reference standards listed in Appendix A of the current version of the 6th Edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code (780 CMR). The updating of these reference standards is done for the general welfare of the Commonwealth and its citizenry.

EXISTING REFERENCE STANDARD AND DATE AMENDED "BY EMERGENCY" REFERENCE STANDARD BY TITLE AND DATE
NFPA 11-1994NFPA 11-2002 "Low, Medium and High Expansion Foam"
NFPA 13-1996NFPA 13-2002 "Installation of Sprinkler Systems"
NFPA 13D-1994NFPA 13D-2002 "Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Mobile Homes"
NFPA 13R-1996NFPA 13R-2002 "Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies Up to Four Stories in Height"
NFPA 14-1995NFPA 14-2003 "Standpipe and Hose Systems"
NFPA 15-1996NFPA 15-2001 "Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection"
NFPA 16-1995NFPA 16-2003 "Deluge Foam-Water Sprinkler and Spray Systems"
NFPA 20-1996NFPA 20-1999 "Installation of Centrifugal Fire Pumps"
NFPA 22-1996NFPA 22-2002 "Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection"
NFPA 24-1995NFPA 24-2002 "Installation of Private Fire Service Mains"
NFPA 25-1995NFPA 25-2002 "Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems"
NFPA 30-1996NFPA 30-2000 "Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code"
NFPA 72-1996NFPA 72-2002 "National Fire Alarm Code"
NFPA 96-1998NFPA 96-2001 "Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations"
NFPA 231D-1994Now also part of NFPA 13-2002 "Installation of Sprinkler Systems"
NFPA 409-1995NFPA 409- 2001 "Aircraft Hangars"
NFPA 418-1995NFPA 418-2001 "Roof Top Heliport Construction and Protection"
NFPA 750-1996NFPA 750-2003 "Installation of Water Mist Fire Protection Systems"