NFPA 70B Update

NETA World StaffSpecifications & Standards, Winter 2022 Specifications & Standards

The NFPA 70B Committee met via online video calls to review the public inputs on the Second Draft. This meeting was held between April 25–29 2022. Several task groups held side meetings — some late at night and others very early in the morning — to complete the proposed responses to each input.

Balloting for the Second Draft 70B closed on August 16, 2022. The report on balloting will be issued November 2, 2022. The committee will be scheduling meetings after this time.

The Motions Committee Report (NITMAM) will close on November 30, 2022. A report on this will be posted January 11, 2023. Although there are no scheduled meetings at this time, I anticipate a meeting sometime in the spring or summer of 2023.

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 member of the NETA Board of Directors, NETA’s Principal Representative to the NFPA 70B Committee, and serves as a member of various NETA committees.