Cal-133 States

STATES WITH CALIFORNIA TECHNICAL BULLETIN-133

BUREAU OF HOME FURNISHINGS AND THERMAL INSULATION
3485 ORANGE GROVE AVE, NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA 95660-5595
TELEPHONE: (916) 574-2041
FAX: (916) 574-2449

JURISDICTIONS REQUIRING COMPLIANCE OF PUBLIC
OCCUPANCY FURNITURE WITH TECHNICAL
BULLETIN # 133 (July 2006)

The California Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation receives periodic inquiries regarding furniture flammability standards for public occupancies in the United States. The most commonly used flammability standard for public occupancy furniture in the United States is California Technical Bulletin 133 but each jurisdiction that enforces it does so per its own law and administrative policy. Also, each jurisdiction’s definition of public occupancies, specific regulatory language and methods of enforcement, may differ. Since our jurisdiction is limited to California, we refer manufacturers, suppliers, architects, interior designers, fire service officers and building code officials who inquire about other state’s laws to the appropriate jurisdiction outside California, when possible. Based on the Bureau’s best information, the following states and other jurisdictions outside California, have adopted Technical Bulletin 133 (T.B. 133) or a similar standard (ASTM E-1537) as a finished product, large open-flame standard for public occupancy furniture. Contact the appropriate state or jurisdiction to determine their requirements. The State of California cannot interpret another state’s regulations. And currently we are not performing fee-for-service tests for manufacturers or other states per California Technical Bulletin 133 except in unusual circumstances.

ILLINOIS
David B. Foreman, State Fire Marshal
Office of State Fire Marshal
Department of Administration
1035 Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-4259
(217) 785-0969
FAX (217) 785-1062
e-mail: info@sfm.state.il.us
http://www.state.il.us/osfm

MASSACHUSETTS
Stephen D. Coan, State Fire Marshal
Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office
Executive Office of Public Safety
Department of Fire Services
P.O. Box 1025, State Road
Stow, MA 01775
(978) 567-3111
FAX (978) 567-3121
e-mail: Steven.Coan@state.ma.us
http://www.mass.gov/dfs/osfm/exec/

MINNESOTA
Jerry Rosendahl, State Fire Marshal
Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division-Dept. of Public Safety
444 Cedar Street, Suite 145
St. Paul, MN 55101-5145
(651) 201-7200
FAX (651) 215-0525
Bob Dahm, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
e-mail: Robert.Dahm@state.mn.us
http://www.dps.state.mn.us/fmarshal/
fmarshal.html

NORTH CAROLINA
Jim Long, State Fire Marshal
Tim Bradley, Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal
North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI)
1202 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 661-5880
(800) 634-7854 (Toll Free)
FAX (919) 662-4414
http://www.ncdoi.com/osfm/Default.asp

OHIO
Stephen K. Woltz, Ohio State Fire Marshal
Ohio Dept. of Commerce
P.O. Box 525,
8895 E. Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614) 752-8200
FAX (614) 752-7213
e-mail: websfm@com.state.oh.us
http://www.com.state.oh.us/sfm

CITY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Joseph W. Murphy, Department Chemist
City of Boston Fire Department
Fire Prevention Division
115 Southampton Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 343-3527
FAX (617) 343-3604
e-mail: josephm.bfd@ci.boston.ma.us
http://www.cityofboston.gov/fire/divisions/
fire_prevention.htm

NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY PORT AUTHORITY
Larry Waxman, Procurement Contracts Manager (Furniture)
Port Authority of New York-New Jersey
67 West
#1 World Trade Center
New York, NY 10048
(212) 435-7000
FAX (212) 435-3954
http://www.panynj.gov

Note: Since other jurisdictions are not required to report to the Bureau their adoption of, or reference to, Technical Bulletin 133, this list may not be current and/or complete. Also, some contact information may not be current.

Further information regarding the adoption of this standard in jurisdictions outside the state of California may possibly be available from the following associations:

U.F.A.C.
Joseph J. Ziolkowski, Executive Director,
Upholstered Furniture Action Council (U.F.A.C.)
P.O. Box 2436
High Point, NC 27261
(336) 885-5065
FAX (336) 885-5072
e-mail: JoeZee@bellsouth.net
http://www.ufac.org

BIFMA International
Richard Driscoll, Technical Services Manager
Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA International)
2680 Horizon Drive, SE, Suite A1
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 285-3963
e-mail: rdriscol@bifma.org
http://www.bifma.org

Additional states and jurisdictions not on this list and unknown to the California Bureau may also be considering 133 adoption.

VOLUNTARY CODE CONSENSUS BODIES

Technical Bulletin 133 has also been adopted as a nationally-published voluntary code consensus furniture standard by the following organization, for potential adoption and use by any local or state fire safety jurisdiction. When this standard is cited, appropriate failure criteria must also be stated.

A.S.T.M. (published as A.S.T.M. E-1537)
American Society for Testing and Materials (A.S.T.M.)
100 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
(610) 832-9500
FAX (610) 832-9555
e-mail: service@astm.org
http://www.astm.org

Note that some state codes may refer to the A.S.T.M. version of the standard instead of Technical Bulletin No. 133. The California Bureau of Home Furnishings makes no claims or statements regarding statutes, regulations or their enforcement for jurisdictions outside our authority.

TEXAS

The State of Texas statute includes the federal Flammable Fabrics Act, which allows promulgation of regulations for flammability of residential furniture and bedding as well as other product areas (children’s sleepwear, clothing and carpets and rugs). For further information, contact the Texas residential consumer bedding and furniture program (see address below). Actual enforcement of any public occupancy furniture law similar to TB 133 may rest with the Texas Fire Marshal or the Texas Dept of Public Safety

Annabelle Dillard
TEXAS DEPT. OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES (DSHS)
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
512-834-6773 x 2316
FAX 512-834-6766
e-mail: Annabelle.Dillard@dshs.state.tx.us
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us

Additional information on public occupancy codes for furniture and bedding and a listing of current state fire marshals for the 50 states can also be obtained from either of the below associations:

N.A.S.F.M.
Karen Suhr, Governmental Affairs Coordinator
National Association of State Fire Marshals (N.A.S.F.M.)
1319 F Street, N.W. – Suite 301
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 737-1226
FAX (202) 393-1296
e-mail: govtaffairs@firemarshals.org
info@firemarshals.org
http://www.firemarshals.org

I.F.M.A.
International Fire Marshals Association (I.F.M.A.)
(formerly Fire Marshals Association of North America)
(Affiliated with National Fire Protection Association)
1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101
Quincy, MA 02269-9101
(617) 984-7424
FAX (302) 638-5712
e-mail: ifma@nfpa.org
http://www.nfpa.org

I.S.P.A.
International Sleep Products Association
501 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-8371
FAZ (703) 683-4503
Pat Martin, Exec. Director, Sleep Products Safety Council (SPSC)
Pmartin@sleepproducts.org
http://www.sleepproducts.org

Note: Copyrighted standards information must be purchased.

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