IEEE SCC18, a Standards Coordinating Committee of the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board is seeking new members. The scope of IEEE SCC18 is to review and coordinate the instructions of IEEE Technical Committees (TCs) to establish the IEEE position of IEEE representatives to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Committees and Code Making Panels (CMPs).
IEEE SCC18 does not develop standards. It provides IEEE representation to the NFPA codes and the standards making process, develops IEEE positions, and casts IEEE directed votes on NFPA proposals to the following NFPA CMPs and TCs:
- NFPA 70, National Electrical Code
- NFPA 70A, National Electrical Code Requirements for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
- NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance
- NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
- NFPA 73, Standard for Electrical Inspections for Existing Dwellings
- NFPA 79, Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery
The Committee is currently seeking user members that can also serve as IEEE External Representatives (ERs) in the capacity of Principal or alternate members of NFPA CMPs or TCs, as there are currently a number of vacant positions. A "user" is defined by NFPA as: "A representative of an entity that is subject to the provisions of the standard or that voluntarily uses the standard." IEEE may only submit users as determined by NFPA to be IEEE representatives to NFPA CMPs and TCs, NFPA evaluates all nominees based on their employer (funding source). (Consulting engineers may be classified as users.)
IEEE and IEEE-SA membership are requirements for IEEE SCC18 membership. Prospective members must be sponsored by an IEEE society, department or committee in which they are actively involved. All members are required to participate in SCC18 meetings (a total of 2 meetings in a 3-year NEC revision cycle), letter ballots, and may occasionally be asked to participate in Task Groups. Ad Hoc Task Groups to review changes to other NFPA documents are formed from the membership and typically meet via conference call. ERs must attend all meetings of the NFPA technical committee they are a member of.