I do not see anything in that post that changes my opinion.
The state can overrule the local inspector.
Chapter 166 of the General Laws of the State of Massachusetts Section 32 requires each city of town by ordnance to establish a position known as Inspector of Wires.
Inspector of wires not AHJ of wires.
I could be wrong (no kidding
) but as long as the inspectors are subservient to the state I do not see how the local inspector is "The Authority Having Jurisdiction"
The closest reference to the local inspector being an authority in the MEC is "authority enforcing the Code"
It seems they took pains not
to call the local inspector the AHJ
Could be just a difference of semantics.