Adoption of the National Electric Code by States and Local Jurisdictions Now Available Online
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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
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Press release date: February 22, 2006
Online report to give up-to-date information on the adoption of the NEC
ROSSLYN, Va., February 22, 2006NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, announces the availability of a comprehensive online report showing the adoption of the NECŪ by states and major local jurisdictions. The National Electrical CodeŪ (NEC) is a set of rules and regulations that ensure the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment. It is the preeminent electrical installation code in the U.S. The NECŪ takes on real significance when it is adopted into law by states and local jurisdictions. However, the timing for adoption of installation codes is different by locals, and some locals adopt the NECŪ with state or local amendments. That results in different electrical codes being enforced in different parts of the U.S. NEMA's Field Representatives track the adoption of the NECŪ in their respective territories and have developed a report that identifies which electrical codes are enforced where.
For example, included in the report is that Seattle, WA, approved the 2005 Seattle Electrical Code on September 19, 2005; and that the state of Texas adopted 2005 NECŪ on July 1, 2005, however, each local municipal jurisdiction may amend the edition of the NECŪ adopted by the State. The NECŪ Adoption report can be conveniently viewed on the web, or downloaded as an Excel file. Both versions are updated as new information becomes available.
The NECŪ report is available to all NEMA members at no extra charge. Non-members can access the password-protected website at a minimal subscription fee. For more information, go to http://www.nema.org/stds/fieldreps/NECadoption/. In addition to the NEMA Field Representatives' involvement with the NECŪ and state and local adoption of electrical codes, they track the progress of state and local laws affecting the electroindustry in areas such as energy, environment, and product certification. For more information about the work of NEMA Field Representatives, including their monthly itineraries and past code alerts, can be found at http://www.nema.org/stds/fieldreps/. NEMA is the leading trade association in the United States representing the interests of electroindustry manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 430 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. Domestic shipments of electrical products within the NEMA scope exceed $100 billion.
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