2002 NEC 760.2:
Abandoned Fire Alarm Cable. Installed fire alarm cable
that is not terminated at equipment other than a connector
and not identified for future use with a tag.
760.3(A) Spread of Fire or Products of Combustion. Section
300.21. The accessible portion of abandoned fire alarm
cables shall not be permitted to remain.
760.61(A) Plenum. Cables installed in ducts, plenums, and other
spaces used for environmental air shall be Type FPLP.
Abandoned cables shall not be permitted to remain. Types
FPLP, FPLR, and FPL cables installed in compliance with
300.22 shall be permitted.
These new restrictions show up in other Chapter 7 and 8 articles.
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant