The code reference he is quoting is 210.52 c2 out of the 07 nec, when I showed him the island wasn't fixed, he said "it was hard for one guy to move. The point is it can be moved by one guy without removing any part of the structure.
He needs re-education.'05 is the nearest code. roll it to another rm. and get the inspection. Or be a hard nose and take it over his head.Get it in writeing, that should slow him down.
edit: This is from the Newmexico, 2005 amendments. have him show you. this is your only 210.52 items.
"(8) 210.52 (A) (2) (3). Wall Space. Add: “Exception: Free-standing cabinets designed to be used as an eating or drinking bar where stools or chairs are pulled up to a counter top which extends at least 300 mm (1 foot) from the front of the cabinet, shall not be considered as wall space.
(9) 210.52 (C) (3). Peninsula counter spaces. Add: “At least one receptacle outlet shall be installed at each peninsular counter space, when the total length of the peninsular has a long dimension of six (6) feet, or greater and a short dimension of one (1) foot, or greater. A peninsular countertop is measured from the connection edge.”
(10) 210.52 (G) Basement and garages. Add: “Receptacle outlets must be installed a minimum of eighteen (18) inches above finished floor, in attached or detached garages
---is·land (lnd) n. 1. Abbr. Isl. or Is. or I. A land mass, especially one smaller than a continent, entirely surrounded by water. 2. Something resembling an island, especially in being isolated or surrounded, as: a. An unattached kitchen counter providing easy access from all sides.
2-A: It is unattached! this would be the 1st time i had ever seen this demand.