Always consent state or local codes!!
I've noticed we've all been posting references from the '02 Code.
Also take in to consideration the age of the building you're working on
. What's not acceptable might have been "state of the art" at the time it was built. Nothing says a building built in 1960 has to meet the 2002 NEC.
Has anybody's Local AHJ adopted the 2002 NEC?
(So Cal, we're just switching from the basic '96 Code ('98 CEC) to the new '99 NEC ( 2001 CEC)
I don't want any of you to whip out your copy of the '02 Code...just to see the inspector smile