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    First draft of the 2020 NEC has been posted and is open for comments

    Open for public comment until August 30, 2018. Get your input in while you can.

    https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-stand...ab=nextedition

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    The Terraview interface for submitting a Public Comment on the First Draft appears to be the same as what one would use for submitting a public input. Is that really all there is? There's no way to submitting comments directly in response to the "Committee Statement"?

    cheers, Wayne

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    I have not submitted one yet this round but last time you submit a comment just like you did a PI but you have to link your comment to an existing PI or other input. So you can only comment on something that has PI or committee input. In the substantiation, you can refer to the PI if you want to argue a point.

    It's also strange in that you have to read the first draft report in one window and submit comments in another window where you have NFPA 70 open. It's a rocky interface.

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    There also does not appear to be an easy way to comment on a PI that was rejected and did not make it into the first draft report.
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    Not directly. What you have to do is mark up the same change as the rejected PI, reference that PI, and in the substantiation put in the reasons why the PI should have been accepted. Not the best way I agree, but it's what they gave us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv_n00b View Post
    Not directly. What you have to do is mark up the same change asCMO the rejected PI, reference that PI, and in the substantiation put in the reasons why the PI should have been accepted. Not the best way I agree, but it's what they gave us.
    Appears to be an intentional attempt to keep the public out of the process. The number of comments for the last cycle were about 50% of the average for the previous few code cycles.

    They are already skirting the ANSI consensus rules with the way they are processing the PIs...they split the CMP into task groups that decide on the panel action, and then the complete CMP just rubber stamps the task group action. This method takes the intended panel diversity out of the system.
    Don, Illinois
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