NFPA 70B Committee Report

David Huffman, Power Systems Testing CompanyFall 2019 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

The NFPA 70B Committee met in Nashville, Tennessee, in March 2019 to continue working on the NFPA 70B chapters. The narrative and explanatory sections in each chapter were moved to an annex. 

While the current document title indicates that 70B is a recommended practice, it’s actually a guide. The work being done and keeping the word “should” in the recommended actions moves this document closer to a true recommended practice.

The committee is currently divided into task groups, each with assigned chapters. Task group reports are due to NFPA by August 2019.

Following this rewrite to make 70B a recommended practice, an additional rewrite with the objective of making 70B a standard will begin. The next meeting will be a pre-draft meeting in September 2019.

David Huffman has been with Power Systems Testing, a NETA Accredited Company, since January 1988 and is currently CEO. He graduated from California State University, Fresno, and is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in the state of California as well as a NETA Level IV Certified Technician. David is a NETA board member, NETA’s Principal Representative to the NFPA 70B Committee, and serves as a member of various NETA committees.