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Code Alert: South Dakota, 08 June 2011

On June 7, 2011 The State of South Dakota voted to adopt the 2011 NEC. The effective date will be July 1, 2011 with the following exceptions:

(a) Article 100 definitions - remove the new word "machinery" from the definition of "equipment";
(b) Eliminate GFCI and AFCI requirement for life support equipment and like/similar equipment as determined by Authority Having Jurisdiction;
(c) Clarify section 334.10. Uses permitted. Type NM, Type NMC, and Type NMS cables may be used in the following structures:
(i) One- and two family dwellings and accessory structures;
(ii) Multifamily dwellings, farmsteads, and accessory structures of Types III, IV, and V construction except as prohibited in 334.12; and
(iii) Other structures permitted to be of Types III, IV, and V construction except as prohibited in 334.12. Cables shall be concealed within walls, floors, or ceiling that provide a thermal barrier of material that has at least a 15-minute thermal finish rating as identified in listing of fire-rated assemblies;

Contact: Don Iverson: don.iverson@nema.org


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