New projects and draft documents


The NFPA Standards Council has received the following new project request and is currently soliciting comments by November 6, 2020:

  • Mobile Food Establishments/Mobile Cooking Operations.  

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is considering the development of ANSI Accredited Standards in support of the mobile food establishment community, as well as the life safety inspection communities.  Standards development will include requirements to provide minimum fire and life safety provisions for mobile food establishments including design, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of the cooking equipment, systems and mobile unit.

    NFPA is seeking comments from all interested organizations and individuals to gauge whether support exists for standards development for mobile cooking establishments/mobile cooking operations.  Specifically, please submit your comments to the following:
  1. Are you, or your organization, in favor of the development of an NFPA Standard pertaining to minimum fire and life safety provisions for mobile food establishments?
  2. Please state your reason(s) for supporting or opposing such standards development.
  3. Are you or your organization interested in applying for membership on the Technical Committee if the Standards Council initiates development activities on the proposed project?  If yes, please submit an application, in addition to your comments in support of the project:  Submit online application*

Please submit all comments to Standards Administration, in support or opposition for standards development on mobile food establishments, by November 6, 2020. 

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How to submit a request for a new NFPA project

Download a new project initiation form (doc, 26 KB). Requests are forwarded to the NFPA Standards Council for a preliminary review. If deemed appropriate, the Council directs that a notice be published in NFPA News. This notice asks for information or resources on the subject matter, the names of those interested in participating on the Committee (if established), the names of other organizations actively involved with this subject, and whether there is a need for such a project. The Standards Council then reviews the proposed project/document and any public comments generated by the notice. If the Standards Council does determine the need for the proposed project it either assigns the project to an existing Technical Committee or establishes a new committee.


*Applications being accepted for purposes of documenting applicant interest in committee participation. Acceptance of applications by NFPA does not guarantee or imply the Standards Council will ultimately approve standards development activity on this proposed subject matter.