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Code Alert: Massachusetts, 06 April 2010



Massachusetts Electrical Code 2011

The Massachusetts Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) recently called for proposals to the 2011 Massachusetts Electrical Code (MEC). The 2008 MEC is comprised of the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC) with 71 amendments and ten administrative rules. The BFPR is the promulgating authority for the MEC and has appointed the Massachusetts Electrical Code Advisory Committee (MECAC) to solicit proposals and to review the 2011 NEC Report on Proposals (ROP) and 2011 NEC Report on Comments (ROC). After MECAC has completed their review they will make recommendations to BFPR regarding possible amendments to the 2011 NEC.

The 2008 Massachusetts amendments are available online at; http://www.mass.gov/Eeops/docs/dfs/osfm/cmr/cmr_secured/527012.pdf

A proposal form is available at the Board of State Examiners of Electricians website at: http://www.mass.gov/Eoca/docs/dpl/boards/el/mass_electrical_code_proposal_form.pdf

All proposals must be received by the Massachusetts Electrical Code Advisory Committee by 5 P.M., EST, Friday, May 7, 2010, to be certain of consideration for the 2011 Massachusetts Electrical Code. Forms can be sent to: Frederic P. Hartwell, Secretary, Massachusetts Electrical Code Advisory Committee, and 60 North Whitney Street, Amherst, MA 01002-1815 or ON-LINE to: fhartwell@compuserve.com.

Contact: Gil Moniz_ gilmoniz@nema.org