Last Thursday I spoke with NYS about the code referencing, here is what is most likely to happen.
After a public session in july - giving the public a chance for their own say, the state will most likely adopt THEIR CODE in September. The Code will be official January 1st of 2006.
For 1&2 family dwellings with a service of 400 amps or smaller, the IBC (section 8) will be the governing code with reference to the 2002 NEC.
ALL OTHER INSTALLATIONS will reference the 2005 NEC.
Could it be any more confusing for electrical contractors?
Be prepared NYers as Arc Fault is coming our way.
For one and two family - Arc Fault to the 2002, for Multifamily - Arc Fault to the 2005.
BTW I was asked to sit on the NY State Electrical Committee, starting later this year.
I have to submit my letter by the 2nd week of April.
[This message has been edited by PCBelarge (edited 03-26-2005).]