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Code Alert: West Virginia, 07 July 2010



As of July 1, 2010 the State of West Virginia adopted the 2008 NEC without amendment. This adoption will further enhance electrical & fire safety with the expansion of Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters 210.12(b) (AFCI) throughout the home and the added safety provision of Tamper Resistant Receptacles 406.11 to protect children from electrical shock.

The State of West Virginia should be applauded for their leadership in fire and electrical safety to ensure the citizens in their state have the same protection from electrical hazards as the rest of the country.

Contact: don.iverson@nema.org