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#21069 - 01/27/03 09:43 AM Who and When Adopts The NEC?  
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What are the rules concerning adoption of the NEC?

I am aware of areas that are still using earlier editions (some 1990 and earlier) and it seems to me that they are not up to date!

Why is this??

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#21070 - 01/27/03 11:30 AM Re: Who and When Adopts The NEC?  
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Brick, NJ USA
Here in NJ, we are still using the '99 NEC
Our State lawmakers (DCA) are the adopting agency, as they include various "codes" within the State Uniform Construction Code.

We (Lic Electrical Contractors & Inspectors) have to take mandatory continuing ed classes and seminars; the 2002 is used for the classes and seminars. We "work" with the '99.
Confusing? Yes.

To make it more interesting, "old" permits are subject to the NEC that was in effect at the time the permit was issued. Sometimes, you have to dig out the "96, '93' 90 editions.



#21071 - 01/27/03 01:45 PM Re: Who and When Adopts The NEC?  
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Boston, Massachusetts USA
Isn't it also true that 3rd party inspection is normal in your State, and with some unusual competition between inspection agencies?

I have heard about some issues where certain rules are sometimes ignored, just to keep clients from moving on to another agency.

Which agencies are recognized in your area?

Are you with one of them?

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#21072 - 01/27/03 10:19 PM Re: Who and When Adopts The NEC?  
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Boonton, NJ

Here in northern NJ I know of 3 different 3 party inspection agencies. There is BIU, Garden State, and Middle department. In southern NJ there is Ocean County Electrical Inspection Agency. These agencies have been around for many years. Plus the state Department of Comunity (DCA)Affairs can also do inspections. If my town doesn't have their own inspector, they would then let the job go out to bid. The 3rd party agencies would bid against one another and they would have to bid lower than the goverment to get the job. The DCA sets the fees and the 3rd party people have to either match or beat the price. The lowest bidder gets the job for a 4 year period. (I believe it is 4 years.) However no matter how good (or bad) the 3rd party is, they still have to meet the state's Uniform Construction Code. (UCC) I myself have been hired by the town, so I am not attached to any 3rd party agency.

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