Dear Standards Sponsor Representatives,
My name is Chris Hunter and I am the Chair of the IEEE-SA National
Fire Protection Association Standards Coordinating Committee (SCC18) that
reports to the IEEE-SA Standards Board. SCC18 is a Type 1 Standards
Coordinating Committee (SCC) and serves as a forum for the exchange of
information in its technical area of relevance. SCC18 does not develop
standards; the Committee is responsible for coordinating and establishing the
IEEE position on certain National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical
committees. The NFPA technical committees include NFPA 70, National Electrical
Code®, and NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®.
In order for SCC18 to assist IEEE representatives to NFPA
code-making panels in the formation of an IEEE position, it is vital for SCC18
to receive input from IEEE Sponsors/technical committees that have positions on
matters under consideration by NFPA. It is challenging for SCC18 committee
members to examine all aspects of NFPA document revisions to determine the
impacts on new or existing electrical/electronic technologies. SCC18 therefore
requests that each Sponsor/technical committee be aware that this activity is
ongoing and to either directly participate in the SCC18 committee or to periodically
review the NFPA material in order to ensure that your technology area is not
As you may be aware, the NEC® is currently being revised for the
2020 edition. Public Input has been submitted and will form the basis of the
necessary revisions. The PDF files of the NEC® Code-Making Panel Public Input
reports have been posted on the Document Information Page at www.nfpa.org/70next
and are available for public view.
It is suggested that these files be reviewed to determine
whether changes are being proposed that may affect your technology area. Please
feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss this
action and any future involvement with SCC18.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.