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28 February Tennessee

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The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention, has adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code with an effective date of October 1, 2018. Rule 0780-02-01-.02 Adoption by Reference is amended by deleting the rule in its entirety and substituting the following, so that, the new rule shall read as follows:

Unless otherwise provided by applicable law or the provisions of this chapter, the required minimum standards for materials, installations, use of facilities, equipment, devices and appliances conducting, conveying, consuming or using electrical energy in, or in connection with, any building, structure, or any premises located in the State of Tennessee shall be those prescribed in the National Electrical Code, 2017 edition, published by the National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169, effective October 1, 2018, except that:

(a)  Section 110.24, Available Fault Current shall be optional; and

(b) Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCls) shall be optional for bathrooms, laundry areas, garages, unfinished basements, which are portions or areas of the basement not intended as habitable rooms and limited to storage, work or similar area, and for branch circuits dedicated to supplying refrigeration equipment.

The updated rule also includes amendments to the following Chapters: 0780-02-01-.04 Inspections; 0780-02-01-.05 Permits; 0780-02-01-.07 Special Occupancies; 0780-02-01-.11 Dwelling Units; 0780-02-01-.15 Used Manufactured Homes; 0780-02-01-.20 Local Government Authorization to Perform Electrical Inspections; and 0780-02-01-.22 Boat Docks and Marinas.

The updated rule can be reviewed HERE. Additional information can be obtained at the Tennessee Division of Fire Prevention website HERE.

Contact: Bryan Holland, Bryan.Holland@nema.org


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