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14 August Tennessee

State of Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention, has published a Notice of Rulemaking Hearing for September 11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. The hearing will be located at 500 James Robertson Parkway, Room 1A, Nashville, TN 37243 and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM. Rule 0780-02-01-.02 Adoption by Reference shall be amended by deleting the rule in its entirety and substituting the following, so that, the new rule shall read as follows:

Unless otherwise provided by applicable law or the provisions of this chapter, the required minimum standards for materials, installations, use of facilities, equipment, devices and appliances conducting, conveying, consuming or using electrical energy in, or in connection with, any building, structure, or any premises located in this state shall be those prescribed in the National Electrical Code (NEC), 2017 edition, published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169.

The updated rule also includes amendments to the following Chapters: 

  • 0780-02-01-.04 Inspections 
  • 0780-02-01-.05 Permits
  • 0780-02-01-.07 Special Occupancies
  • 0780-02-01-.11 Dwelling Units
  • 0780-02-01-.15 Used Manufactured Homes                        
  • 0780-02-01-.20 Local Government Authorization to Perform Electrical Inspections
  • 0780-02-01-.22 Boat Docks and Marinas

The complete Notice of Rulemaking Hearing can be reviewed HERE. The hearing is open to the public and all stakeholders are invited to attend to give testimony on the proposed rules for electrical installations in the state of Tennessee.

Contact: Bryan Holland, Bryan.Holland@nema.org


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