Dec 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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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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