Western Pallet Magazine April 2016 - Page 12

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WPA in the News

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WPA in the News

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APRIL 2016

NWPCA Staff Serves as Industry Experts to International Code Council for Fire Code Updates

NWPCA staff along with several representatives from Brambles recently served as industry experts and informational resources to committee members of the International Code Council (ICC) technical committee as they considered a proposal to update their International Fire Code on the outdoor storage of wood pallets.

The proposal received unanimous committee support and will be published as a ICC Committee Recommendation and distributed for public comment. After a review of public comments, a final balloting process will occur at the Final Action Hearing (October 17-21 in Kansas City, MO), where the entire voting membership of ICC will participate.

ICC is one of two standard-setting organizations that develops fire codes that govern facilities across the United States. The other organization, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is currently under public comment period for a similar proposal submitted by NWPCA.

For further information, contact Dr. Brad Gething, NWPCA Director of Science & Technology Integration, at 703-519-6104