Work on the 2013 edition of NFPA 1600Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs” is well underway. The technical committee met in Orlando in late March, this year,  to continue the research and development of what will become the sixth edition of the standard. The technical committee is also asking for public input for new content or revisions to existing text.

In an article written by Donald L. Schmidt, ARM, CBCP, CBCLA, CEM and posted on the website, our readers may read more about how the NFPA 1600 Technical Committee tries to achieve a balance between writing prescriptive requirements and writing a standard that is widely applicable and not overly burdensome.

The committee is soliciting your input on the 2013 edition. But, meanwhile you can download the 2010 edition for free. (Click here)

You can submit your suggestions for additions or revisions online via NFPA’s Online Submission System. (Click here)

You can also download (Microsoft Word format), complete, and return a Document Proposal Form. (Click here)   Instructions for submitting the form via mail, fax, or email are included at the bottom of the form. The deadline for submissions is May 23, 2011.

The first draft of the 2013 edition is expected to be published for public review by December 23, 2011.

Once published, public comments on the draft will be accepted until March 2, 2012. Following the second round of public comments the committee will meet to finalize and vote on the draft prior to issuance by NFPA as early as November 2012.

This website thanks Mr. Schmidt for writing this article, and, asks that if applicable, this information would be forwarded to those PS-Prep strategy planning teams in your organization.

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