“Are we at 80%?” The chair kept asking the Technical Committee during their meeting in late August.
The Technical Committee (TC) on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts (CMD-FUN) met to finish work on a preliminary draft to submit to the Standards Council. Their goal was to have a draft of a document that was close to completion, about 80%. This 80% was a milestone that the Committee set for themselves inorder to stay on track with the development of the new standard on the fundamentals of combustible dusts.
Driving this draft forward will allow the public to submit input and comments sooner for the Committee to consider, making this document stronger in the end.
All new documents must get approval from the Standards Council before entering into a revision cycle. This will allow the preliminary draft to enter into a revision cycle and to solicit input from the public. The Committee was able to get the preliminary draft submitted in time for the October Standards Council Meeting (Agenda Item 12-10-15).
Coming Soon: NFPA 652
Be prepared to submit your input to the draft on the fundamentals of combustible dusts, pending the Standard Council approval to enter into cycle.