Letters to the Editor

Issue 6 and Volume 153.

NFPA 58 considerations This refers to Bill Manning’s “Rockets on the Rooftops” (Editor’s Opinion, March 2000). As a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council, I would normally be considered an NFPA “apologist.” However, I think my recorded vote on this topic makes me the ideal person to comment from an informed point of view. It is a matter of public record that I voted against the Standards Council’s decision with regard to LPG storage tanks on rooftops. To suggest that the NFPA process yielded to some pressure to make a code more marketable internationally is at best irresponsible. This was a very difficult ruling for the Council-and to misrepresent it plays to the lack of understanding your readers may have about how the process works. Most of the work in the NFPA process is done at the technical committee level. It is designed so that everyone…

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