NFPA meeting Jan 14-16, 2004 open to the public

12/22/03 00:00:00    

By Michael Mealling

the NFPA meeting of the Technical Committee on Pyrotechnics is open to the general public, and guests can request permission to address the committee

the NFPA Technical Committee on Pyrotechnics has (among other areas) primary responsibility for model and high power rocketry, and the construction, launching, and other operations that involve model and high power rocket motors

Code responsibility include Model Rocketry (NFPA 1122); Manufacture of Model Rocket and High Power Rocket Motors (NFPA 1125); and High Power Rocketry (NFPA 1127)

additional details follow

from NFPA Technical Committee Meetings :

the Pyrotechnics committee will meet next on January 14-16, 2004 at

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale

1230 South Pine Island Road

(off the Pine Island Road exit on I-595 West)

Plantation, FL 33324

Phone: 1 954-472-2252

Fax: 1 954-472-2295

the meeting is open to the general public, NFPA membership is not required

from Regulations Governing Committee Projects :

3-3.2.3 Types of Meetings (excerpt)

Any cost burden for attendance and participation by a guest are the responsibility of the guest.

3-3.3.3 Participation

(a) Participation shall be limited to Members and the Staff Liaison, except that the request of a guest to address the TC or TCC on a subject relevant to a specific item under consideration shall be honored. Guests wishing to address the TC or TCC shall notify the Chair or Staff Liaison in writing at least 7 days before the meeting. The 7-day notice may be waived by the Chair. When a guest addresses the committee, equal opportunity shall be afforded those with opposing views. The Chair shall designate the time allotted for any such addresses.

from Technical Committee Members :

the Chair and Staff Liason can be reached at

James K. Lathrop, Chair, Pyrotechnics

Koffel Associates, Inc.

81 Pennsylvania Avenue Niantic, CT 06357

Guy R. Colonna, Staff Liason, Pyrotechnics

National Fire Protection Association

1 Batterymarch Park Quincy, MA 02169-7471

from Committees Soliciting Proposals :

(at present, the Pyrotechnics Committee is NOT soliciting proposals on any rocketry codes)

see also NFPA Proposals & Comments

from TIA and Errata :

Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) are amendments to an NFPA document processed in accordance with Section 5 of the Regulations Governing Committee Projects. They have not gone through the entire codes and standards-making process of being published in a ROP and ROC for review and comment. TIAs are effective only between editions of the Document. A TIA automatically becomes a proposal of the proponent for the next edition of the Document, as such it then is subject to all of the procedures of the codes and standards making process. Published in NFPA News and any further distribution of the document, and sent to NFCSS, after being issued by the Standards Council.

Errata are corrections issued to an NFPA document, published in NFPA News, the National Fire Codes Subscription Service (NFCSS), and included in any further distribution of the document.

(at present there are NO TIAs or ERRATA on any rocketry codes)

from Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments :

(at present there are NO proposed TIAs on any rocketry codes)

from Technical Document Interpretations :

Only NFPA members may request a Technical Document Interpretation

Responses to requests for interpretation are provided by NFPA staff on an informal basis. This allows a timely response that in almost all cases adequately addresses the need for information. A request for an interpretation may, however, be processed on a more formal basis if so desired. This involves balloting the responsible NFPA technical committee, and requires an extended processing time and may not result in an answer if consensus cannot be established. This is referred to as a “Formal Interpretation”, and it is used in only limited cases. Refer to Section 6 of the NFPA Regulations Governing Committee Projects.

from Join NFPA :

NFPA membership costs $135 a year

rocketry codes and relevant dates are as follows

from NFPA 1122 - Code for Model Rocketry :

Proposal Closing Date: (none scheduled)

Report on Proposals Mailing Date:

Comment Closing Date: 10/5/2001

Report on Comments Mailing Date:

Revised Edition Date: 2007

from NFPA 1125 - Code for the Manufacture of Model Rocket and High Power Rocket Motors :

Proposal Closing Date: (none scheduled)

Report on Proposals Mailing Date: 7/29/2005

Comment Closing Date: 10/7/2005

Report on Comments Mailing Date: 3/31/2006

Revised Edition Date: 2006

from NFPA 1127 - Code for High Power Rocketry :

Proposal Closing Date: (none scheduled)

Report on Proposals Mailing Date: 7/23/2004

Comment Closing Date: 10/1/2004

Report on Comments Mailing Date: 4/1/2005

Revised Edition Date: 2007

also see Codes and Standards for a Safer World

and Regulations Governing Committee Projects

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