DAR File No. 41584

This notice was published in the June 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 11) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Public Safety, Fire Marshal

Rule R710-7

Concerns Servicing Automatic Fire Suppression Systems

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 41584
Filed: 05/04/2017 07:36:24 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

This rule is authorized by Section 53-7-204. This rule adopts standards for the installation of various types of fire suppression systems not otherwise adopted in the statute. It establishes licensing requirements for the companies that install these systems, pursuant to Subsection 53-7-216(3): "the board shall by rule prescribe an application form and standards for licensure or certification qualification and for renewal and revocation." This rule also defines service tags and outlines maintenance requirements for these systems.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

This is a long standing rule that is well understood by the industry that it regulates. Industry and the public may address the Fire Prevention Board at any of their regularly scheduled meetings. No one has requested to be on the Board agenda in the last five years. No written communication for or against this rule has been received in the last five years.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The purpose of this rule is to establish regulations governing those concerns that service Automatic Fire Suppression Systems. This rule applies to systems regulated by the state adopted editions of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 12, Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems; NFPA, Standard 12A, Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems, 2009 edition; NFPA, Standard 12B, Halon 1211 Fire Extinguishing Systems, 1990 edition; NFPA, Standard 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems; NFPA, Standard 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems; NFPA, Standard 96, Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations; NFPA, Standard 2001, Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems. These standards are not adopted elsewhere in statute or rule. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

Public Safety
Fire MarshalRoom 302
MURRAY, UT 84123-2611

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Ted Black at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6352, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at tblack@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Coy Porter, State Fire Marshal

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2017/b20170601.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Ted Black at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6352, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at tblack@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.