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18 December - Pennsylvania
On December 10, 2009 the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) approved the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's final-omitted regulatory package adopting the 2009 versions of the International Code Council’s family of codes...
17 December - Delaware
The Delaware State Fire Prevention Commission promulgated the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC), with an effective of November 11, 2009. This regulation has the force and effect of law in the counties, cities, and political subdivisions of the...
30 October - Louisiana
Louisiana Will Implement 2008 National Electrical Code On October 2, 2009 Denise C. Jobe, Administrator for the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council announced that the official date for the implementation of the 2008 edition of the...
08 October - Michigan
The State of Michigan has adopted the 2008 NEC with an effective date of December 2, 2009. This adoption will enhance electrical safety with the expansion of arc-fault protection in residences, added applications of GFCI and protection for children...
28 September - Florida
Florida 2008 NEC Adoption The State of Florida begins implementation of the 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC) October 1, 2009 with one amendment to safety. The effective date for Rule 9B-3.047 which adopts by reference the glitch code changes to...
22 September - California
California’s HCD Begins Process to Adopt the 2008 NEC The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has filed its intent to adopt the 2008 National Electrical Code for buildings and structures that fall within its jurisdiction. Those...
21 September - Utah
Utah Changes Course It was reported here previously that Utah has drastically altered the way it adopts building codes. Until spring 2009, the Uniform Building Codes Commission was charged with adopting all of Utah’s construction codes, including...
01 September - South Carolina
A recent question addressed by the South Carolina Building Codes Council at their August 26, 2009 meeting concerned the language of the preamble for Chapter 33 of the 2006 Edition of the International Residential Code (IRC), which states the...
17 August - Indiana
The State of Indiana has adopted the 2008 NEC for other than one and two family dwellings. The code will become effective August 26, 2009. The Indiana Electrical Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from Builders, Manufactured housing...
14 August - Kentucky
The State of Kentucky has announced the adoption of the 2008 NEC which enhances protection of homes in Kentucky with additional AFCI protection and protection of children with tamper resistant receptacles. The citizens of Kentucky should be proud...
30 June - West Virginia
Charleston, WV. Fire Commissioners Meeting June 29, 2009 After a thorough review process of the 2008 NEC, the State of West Virginia Fire Commissioners voted unanimously to send the NEC without amendments to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule...
05 June - Indiana
On June 2, 2009 the Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission voted to adopt the 2008 NEC while deleting all Arc-Fault circuit protection and Tamper Resistant Receptacle requirements from the 2008 NEC. The Indiana Electrical Advisory...
29 May - Arizona
Phoenix Leads Arizona in Electrical Code Adoption On May 1, 2009 the City of Phoenix began enforcement of the 2008 National Electrical Code. The City officially adopted the 2008 NEC on April 1, 2009, with a 30-day delay in enforcement. By this...
28 May - Utah
Major changes in Utah Construction Codes Two significant decisions were made in the State of Utah in March 2009 that effect the construction in the State, including the electrical industry. First, at its March 11 meeting, the Utah Uniform Building...
26 May - West Virginia
The State of West Virginia Fire Commission will hold public hearings on the 2008 NEC and 2009 ICC Codes. Those who support the latest advancement of Electrical Safety should be in attendance to let their voice be heard. The meeting location is at...
11 May - Michigan
The Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, Bureau of Construction Codes, scheduled a public hearing for the adoption of the 2008 NEC. The State of Michigan Electrical Code Advisory Committee has recommended the expansions of AFCI’s...
20 April - West Virginia
Beckley, WV. April 17, 2009 Fire Commissioners Meeting. Advocates from the electrical and fire safety community were on hand to speak in favor for the adoption of the 2008 NEC without amendments. Even though there were individuals present, that...
13 April - Indiana
Over a period of eight months, the Electrical Advisory Committee completed the entire review of the overall Electrical code. The State of Indiana Department of Homeland Security deleted from the NEC (AFCI, Tamper Resistant Receptacles and GFCI)...
07 April - Florida
On March 31, 2009, the Florida Senate Committee on Community Affairs, Chaired by Senator Michael S. "Mike" Bennett, accepted a rewrite of proposed Senate Bill 2026 proposed by Senator Thad Altman, representing parts of Brevard, Orange, and Seminole...
06 April - South Carolina
South Carolina 2008 National Electrical Code®Adoption & Implementation On February 25,2009, Chairman Frank Hodge, Building Official for the City of Hilton Head Island, SC, presided and opened a meeting of the South Carolina Building Code Council to...
24 March - Pennsylvania
On March 9, 2009 the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council held its first meeting and will soon begin reviewing the 2009 ICC Codes. The Pennsylvania Construction Code is comprised of the following ICC Codes with...
23 March - New Jersey
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards has announced they will adopt the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC) on April 6, 2009. The 2008 edition of the NEC with amendments will replace the 2005 NEC as the...
24 February - Washington
The State of Washington adopted, and began enforcement of, the 2008 National Electrical Code, with amendments, on December 31, 2008. Significant amendments include limiting the requirement for arc fault circuit interruption protection only to...
23 February - Utah
Utah began enforcement of the 2008 National Electrical Code statewide beginning on January 1, 2009. In keeping with past electrical code adoptions, Utah adopted the NEC without amendments, including the expanded application of AFCI protection and...
11 February - Texas
San Antonio, Texas The City of San Antonio, Texas adopted the 2008 Edition of the National Electrical Code, as amended, on January 15, 2009 with an implementation date of April 1, 2009. The following amendments apply: Sec. 10-1403. Amendments Sec...
10 February - Tennessee
State Wide Residential Building Code for Tennessee The Nashville Business Journal has reported that Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen is apparently interested in the creation of an energy bill which would enact a statewide residential building code...
04 February - Florida
Florida Electrical Technical Advisory Committee The Florida Electrical Advisory Committee to the Florida Building Commission met in Melbourne, Florida at the Crown Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel on February 2, 2009 for their second review in a...
07 January - Tennessee
Tennessee Adoption of 2008 NEC In late November 2008 the Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Protection for the State of Tennessee announced that the 2008 Edition of the National Electrical Code® has been formally accepted by the...
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