The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a list of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and guides and their corresponding deadlines for public input in an effort to increase public participation in the amendment and development of NFPA fire safety codes. The closing dates for public input begin January 4, 2013, and end July 8, 2013. The affected standards and codes include those applicable to smoke-control systems, smoke and heat venting, sprinkler system installation, automotive fire apparatus, fixed aerosol fire-extinguishing systems, hazardous materials, and professional qualifications for fire and life safety educators. See Federal Register, November 13, 2012.