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December 2000: State Requirements for NFPA, Building Codes and Authorities Having Jurisdiction

The chart below offers a quick overview of regulations affecting the fire sprinkler industry in individual states. It provides a summary of legislation and codes. This information was gathered by the American Fire Sprinkler Association and was published in the November 2000 edition of Sprinkler Age magazine. A survey was mailed to the Fire Marshal in each state.

The following questions were asked on the survey:

1 = Name of State

2 = What, if any, National Codes have been adopted by your state?

3 = What additional NFPA standards, if any, have been adopted by your state?

4 = What edition of NFPA 13 has been adopted by your state?

5 = If you haven't adopted the latest edition of NFPA 13, do you allow local jurisdictions to use the latest edition?

6 = Do you intend to adopt the international building code?

7 = Do you intend to adopt the international fire code?

8 = Has your state adopted NFPA 25?

9 = Have located jurisdictions in your state adopted NFPA 25?

10 = Does your state require a P.E. to do sprinkler design concepts? (i.e. identify occupancies and water supply)

11 = Does the Office of the State Fire Marshal have authority over all projects in the state or only over state-owned or state-financed projects?

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

NJ

BOCA ’96 amended

None

1994

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

All for Fire Code Enf.

NY

None

None

1991 ed. ref.

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

N/A

PA

BOCA 1999

None

None

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

None

CT

BOCA 1996 amended; NFPA 101 1997 amended

NFPA 13, 13D, 13R, 25

1999

--

--

--

Yes

--

Yes or NICET

State

NC

SBCCI ’94 amended

None

1996

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

--

No

All

CA

UBC, UFC, CBC, CFC, all amended

1999

1996

No

Unk

Unk

No

No

No

State

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