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#81685 - 09/10/02 08:11 PM Adoption of 2002 NEC
Tom Baker Offline

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 31
Loc: Bremerton WA
States are starting to adopt the 2002 NEC. Its interesting to see what position they are taking with 2 issues:
NM cable over 3 floors
(this information is from an IAEI meeting and is belived to be correct)
Proposed to keep 1999 requirements on NM cable > 3 floors, wait and see what happens with 2005 NEC
Adoption of 2002 NEC end of January 2003
City of Seattle
Reviewing 2002 NEC and WAC rules
Supports use of NM cable > 3 floors
Will adopt 2002 NEC first quarter 2003

State of Oregon
Will adopt the 2002 NEC Oct 1, 2002
AFCI’s required for Hotels & Motels
Using 1999 NEC for NM cable

State of Alaska
Adopt 2002 NEC effective September 25, 2002.
Continuing education was 16 hours code for 2 year renewal, now will be 8 hours code, 8 hours industrial related
Some jobs are already under 2002 NEC depending on start date of job.

City of Anchorage, Alaska
Adopt the 2002 NEC “soon”.

State of Montana
Adopt 2002 NEC by Jan 2003. Local Jurisdictions to follow.
Adopt 2002 AFCI requirements and NM cable requirements

State of Idaho
Adopted 2002 NEC July 1, 2002.
Smoke detectors do not have to be on AFCI
1 year to 3 year licensing
16 hours continuing education to 24 hours, but can be 8 hours industrial

State of Utah
Will adopt the 2003 NEC January 1, 2003, with no amendments

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#81686 - 09/11/02 07:07 PM Re: Adoption of 2002 NEC
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA

NY State just adopted the 1999 NEC with amendments via the NY State Building Code (July 1, 2002) Before that we were oficially on the 1993 NEC (I believe). I have not heard any plans for adoption of the 2002 NEC.


#81687 - 09/11/02 07:52 PM Re: Adoption of 2002 NEC
nesparky Offline

Registered: 06/21/01
Posts: 650
Loc: omaha,ne
The state of Nebraska adopted the 2002 NEC effective 23 JULY 2002 with admendments.

1) 210.12 deleted. AFCI may be used but are not required.
2) 334.10 replaced the 2002 NEC language with the 1999 NEC language from 336-4.
3) 334.12 replaced the 2002 NEC language with the 1999 NEC language from 336-5.
4) 430.102 replace the 2002 NEC language with the 1999 NEC language from 430-102

IMHO a great set of changes

#81688 - 09/12/02 06:57 PM Re: Adoption of 2002 NEC
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ
Here in NJ we are still under the 1999 NEC. The 2002 is suppose to be adopted soon. ( I have been hearing this since the beginning of the year.)

#81689 - 09/16/02 08:45 PM Re: Adoption of 2002 NEC
Sean WB Offline

Registered: 09/15/02
Posts: 113
Loc: South TX
Here in the south under the SBCCI we are currently under 2002 As of September 1, 2002.
I would like to know what admendments are in store for us.
I did not get as think so badly as you shocked I did.

#81690 - 09/17/02 05:12 PM Re: Adoption of 2002 NEC
elecbob Offline

Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 142
Loc: WA
My experiance has been:
Washington State inspector required AFCI protection on bedroom receptacles even though permit issued prior to 12/31/01.
City of Seattle inspectors require AFCI protection on bedroom receptacles for service change-outs.
Both the above simply look for AFCI breakers in the panel. They did not investigate further.


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