George and Greg,
Thank you for the replies, however I think the question that the EC was trying to ask me, Is it OK to make the connection between the neutrals and GEC in the trough, or do you have to bring the GEC inside to each service panel through out the whole strip mall? BTW, we are still using the 2002 NEC,(I haven't even opened the 2005 yet.)
We will assume that the GEC is unspliced, but what about accessibility? If the POCO locks the trough is it still accessible? I think this was also one of his concerns.