Code Alert: North Dakota, 22 June 2010
The North Dakota State Electrical Board will conduct a public hearing to address proposed new rules and amendments to the 2011 N.D. Wiring Standards. The purpose of the proposed new rules and amendments is to adopt the 2011 NEC. The following are highlights of the proposed new rules and amendments:
24-02-01-08(5) – A greater than one hundred ampere but less than two hundred ampere main house panel shall be installed using ungrounded conductors sized for the proper ampacity. The panel or panels shall contain provisions for a minimum of thirty full-sized branch circuit spaces.
24-02-01-10.1(4) – Energized electrical panels that have been submerged need to be de-energized to prevent loss of life and property.
24-02-01-01 – Clarifies wiring of HVAC, motors, etc. controls regardless of voltage.
24-02-01-10.1(4) – Add language when to de-energize electrical panel when submerged in water.
Public Hearing will be July 14, 2010 at 1:15 PM at the Red River Room, State Capital, Bismarck, North Dakota.