2003 ICC Electrical Code™First Printing: December 2002ISBN # 1-892395-77-0 (soft)ISBN # 1-892395-78-9 (e-document)COPYRIGH...
PREFACEIntroductionInternationally, code officials recognize the need for provisions in administering the National Electri...
Letter Designations in Front of Section NumbersIn each code development cycle, proposed changes to this code are considere...
ORDINANCEThe International Codes are designed and promulgated to be adopted by reference by ordinance. Jurisdictions wishi...
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TABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER 1 SCOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Section101 General . . . . . . . ...
viii 2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 1SCOPESECTION 101GENERAL101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the ElectricalCode–Administrative Provisi...
2 2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2DEFINITIONSSECTION 201GENERAL201.1 Scope. Unless otherwise expressly stated, the followingwords and terms shall, ...
4 2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 3ORGANIZATION AND ENFORCEMENTSECTION 301DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL INSPECTION301.1 Creation of enforcement agency. T...
6 2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 4PERMITS AND FEESSECTION 401GENERAL401.1 Permits required. Permits required by this code shall beobtained from the...
jurisdiction shall not be valid. The issuance of a permit basedon construction documents and other data shall not prevent ...
CHAPTER 5CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTSSECTION 501GENERAL501.1 Submittal documents. Construction documents, specialinspection and ...
The registered design professional in responsible charge shallbe responsible for reviewing and coordinating submittal docu...
CHAPTER 6APPROVALSECTION 601GENERAL601.1 Approved materials and equipment. All materials,equipment and devices approved by...
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CHAPTER 7INSPECTIONS AND TESTINGSECTION 701GENERAL701.1 General. The code official is authorized to conduct in-spections t...
702.2 Validity. Approval as a result of an inspection shall notbe construed to be an approval of a violation of the provis...
CHAPTER 8SERVICE UTILITIESSECTION 801GENERAL801.1 Connection of service utilities. No person shall makeconnections from a ...
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CHAPTER 9UNSAFE SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENTSECTION 901CONDITIONS901.1 Unsafe electrical systems. An electrical system that isuns...
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CHAPTER 10VIOLATIONSSECTION 1001UNLAWFUL ACTS1001.1 General. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm orcorporation to er...
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CHAPTER 11MEANS OF APPEALSECTION 1101GENERAL1101.1 Board of appeals established. In order to hear and de-cide appeals of o...
1103.6 Decisions. The board shall modify or reverse the deci-sionofthecodeofficialbyaconcurringvoteofthreemembers.1103.6.1...
CHAPTER 12ELECTRICAL PROVISIONSSECTION 1201GENERAL1201.1 Scope. This chapter governs the design and construc-tion of elect...
lowatts (kW), a peak optical density not greater than 0.50,and an average optical density not greater than 0.15 whentested...
CHAPTER 13REFERENCED STANDARDSThis chapter lists the standards that are referenced in various sections of this document. T...
Underwriters Laboratories333 Pfingsten RoadNorthbrook, IL 60062–2096ULStandard Referencedreference in codenumber Title sec...
INDEXAADMINISTRATIONAdditions, alterations and repairs . . . . . . . . . 102.1.3Change in occupancy. . . . . . . . . . . ....
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  1. 1. 2003 ICC Electrical Code™First Printing: December 2002ISBN # 1-892395-77-0 (soft)ISBN # 1-892395-78-9 (e-document)COPYRIGHT © 2002byINTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL, INC.ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This 2003 ICC Electrical Code™—Administrative Provisions is a copyrighted work owned by the In-ternational Code Council, Inc. Without advance written permission from the copyright owner, no part of this book may be repro-duced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, without limitation, electronic, optical or mechanicalmeans (by way of example and not limitation, photocopying, or recording by or in an information storage retrieval system). For in-formation on permission to copy material exceeding fair use, please contact: Publications, 4051 West Flossmoor Road, CountryClub Hills, IL 60478-5795 (Phone 800-214-4321).Trademarks: “International Code Council,” the “International Code Council” logo and the “ICC Electrical Code” are trademarks ofthe International Code Council, Inc.PRINTED IN THE U.S.A
  2. 2. PREFACEIntroductionInternationally, code officials recognize the need for provisions in administering the National Electrical Code®(NEC®). The ICCElectrical Code™—Administrative Provisions is designed to meet these needs through model code regulations. These administra-tiveprovisionscorrelatewithprovisionsintheInternationalCodesystemandarespecificallygearedtoelectricalcodeenforcement.This 2003 edition is fully compatible with all the International Codes (“I-Codes”) published by the International Code Council(ICC), including the International Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Existing Building Code,International Fire Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, ICC Performance Code, InternationalPlumbing Code, International Private Sewage Disposal Code, International Property Maintenance Code, International Residen-tial Code, International Urban-Wildland Interface Code and International Zoning Code.The ICC Electrical Code—Administrative Provisions provide many benefits, among which is the model code development pro-cess that offers an international forum for electrical professionals to discuss performance and prescriptive code requirements. Thisforum provides an excellent arena to debate proposed revisions. This model code also encourages international consistency in theapplication of provisions.DevelopmentThe 2000 ICC Electrical Code—Administrative Provisions was the culmination of an effort initiated in 1999 by a development com-mittee appointed by ICC and consisting of representatives of the three statutory members of the International Code Council: Build-ing Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) andSouthern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI). The intent was to draft a comprehensive set of regulations for administer-ing the NEC. Content of the administrative provisions of the International Codes was utilized as the basis for development. This2003 edition presents the code as originally issued, with changes approved through the ICC Code Development Process through2002. A new edition such as this is promulgated every three years.With the development and publication of the family of International Codes in 2000, the continued development and maintenanceof the model codes individually promulgated by BOCA (“BOCA National Codes”), ICBO (“Uniform Codes”) and SBCCI (“Stan-dard Codes”) was discontinued. The 2003 International Codes, as well as their predecessor —the 2000 editions, are intended to bethe successor set of codes to those codes previously developed by BOCA, ICBO and SBCCI.The development of a single set of comprehensive and coordinated family of International Codes was a significant milestone inthe development of regulations for the built environment. The timing of this publication mirrors a milestone in the change in struc-ture of the model codes, namely, the pending Consolidation of BOCA, ICBO and SBCCI into the ICC. The activities and servicespreviously provided by the individual model code organizations will be the responsibility of the Consolidated ICC.AdoptionThe ICCElectricalCode—AdministrativeProvisions isavailableforadoptionandusebyjurisdictionsinternationally.Itsusewithina governmental jurisdiction is intended to be accomplished through adoption by reference in accordance with proceedings estab-lishing the jurisdiction’s laws. At the time of adoption, jurisdictions should insert the appropriate information in provisions requir-ing specific local information, such as the name of the adopting jurisdiction. These locations are shown in bracketed words in smallcapital letters in the code and in the sample ordinance. The sample adoption ordinance on page v addresses several key elements of acode adoption ordinance, including the information required for insertion into the code text.MaintenanceThe ICC Electrical Code—Administrative Provisions is kept up to date through the review of proposed changes submitted by codeenforcing officials, industry representatives, design professionals and other interested parties. Proposed changes are carefully con-sidered through an open code development process in which all interested and affected parties may participate.The contents of this work are subject to change both through the Code Development Cycles and the governmental body that en-acts the code into law. For more information regarding the code development process, contact the Code and Standard DevelopmentDepartment of the International Code Council.While the development procedure of the ICC Electrical Code—Administrative Provisions assures the highest degree of care,ICC and the founding members of ICC—BOCA, ICBO, SBCCI—their members and those participating in the development of thiscode do not accept any liability resulting from compliance or noncompliance with the provisions because ICC and its foundingmembers do not have the power or authority to police or enforce compliance with the contents of this code. Only the governmentalbody that enacts the code into law has such authority.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS iii
  3. 3. Letter Designations in Front of Section NumbersIn each code development cycle, proposed changes to this code are considered at the Code Development Hearing by the ICC Electri-cal Code Development Committee, whose action constitutes a recommendation to the voting membership for final action on theproposed change. Proposed changes to a code section whose number begins with a letter in brackets are considered by a differentcode development committee. For instance, proposed changes to code sections which have the letter [B] in front (e.g., [B] 1202.9),are considered by the International Building Code Development Committee at the Code Development Hearing. Where this designa-tion is applicable to the entire content of a main section of the code, the designation appears at the main section number and title andis not repeated at every subsection in that section.The content of sections in this code which begin with a letter designation are maintained by another code development committeein accordance with the following: [B] = International Building Code Development Committee; [E] = International Energy Conser-vation Code Development Committee; [EB] = International Existing Building Code Development Committee; [F] = InternationalFire Code Development Committee; [M] = International Mechanical Code Development Committee; [P] = International PlumbingCode Development Committee; [PC] = ICC Performance Code Development Committee; [PM] = International Property Mainte-nance Code Development Committee; [RBE] = International Residential Code Building and Energy Development Committee;[RMP] = International Residential Code Mechanical/Plumbing Development Committee; [UW] = International Urban WildlandInterface Code Development Committee; and [Z] = International Zoning Code Development Committee.Marginal MarkingsSolid vertical lines in the margins within the body of the code indicate a technical change from the requirements of the 2000 edition.Deletion indicators ( ➡ ) are provided in the margin where a paragraph or item has been deleted.iv 2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
  4. 4. ORDINANCEThe International Codes are designed and promulgated to be adopted by reference by ordinance. Jurisdictions wishing to adopt the2003 ICC Electrical Code—Administrative Provisions as an enforceable regulation governing electrical systems should ensurethat certain factual information is included in the adopting ordinance at the time adoption is being considered by the appropriategovernmental body. The following sample adoption ordinance addresses several key elements of a code adoption ordinance, in-cluding the information required for insertion into the code text.SAMPLE ORDINANCE FOR ADOPTION OFTHE ICC ELECTRICAL CODE—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONSORDINANCE NO.________An ordinance of the [JURISDICTION] adopting the 2003 edition of the ICC Electrical Code—Administrative Provisions, regulatingand governing the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replace-ment, addition to, use or maintenance of electrical systems in the [JURISDICTION]; providing for the issuance of permits and collec-tion of fees therefor; repealing Ordinance No. ______ of the [JURISDICTION] and all other ordinances and parts of the ordinances inconflict therewith.The [GOVERNING BODY] of the [JURISDICTION] does ordain as follows:Section 1. That a certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the [TITLE OF JURISDICTION’S KEEPER OFRECORDS] of [NAME OF JURISDICTION], being marked and designated as the ICC Electrical Code—Administrative Provisions, aspublished by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Electrical Code of the [JURISDICTION], in the State of[STATE NAME] for regulating the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relo-cation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of electrical systems as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permitsand collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said ElectricalCode on file in the office of the [JURISDICTION] are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this or-dinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 2 of this ordinance.Section 2. The following sections are hereby revised:Section 101.1. Insert: [NAME OF JURISDICTION]Section 404.2. Insert: [APPROPRIATE SCHEDULE]Section 3. That Ordinance No. ______ of [JURISDICTION] entitled [FILL IN HERE THE COMPLETE TITLE OF THE ORDINANCE ORORDINANCES IN EFFECT AT THE PRESENT TIME SO THAT THEY WILL BE REPEALED BY DEFINITE MENTION] and all other ordi-nances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.Section 4. That if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitu-tional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The [GOVERNING BODY] hereby de-clares that it would have passed this ordinance, and each section, subsection, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact thatany one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses and phrases be declared unconstitutional.Section 5. That nothing in this ordinance or in the Electrical Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceed-ing impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, underany act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in Section 2 of this ordinance; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any char-acter be lost, impaired or affected by this ordinance.Section 6. That the [JURISDICTION’S KEEPER OF RECORDS] is hereby ordered and directed to cause this ordinance to be pub-lished. (An additional provision may be required to direct the number of times the ordinance is to be published and to specify that itis to be in a newspaper in general circulation. Posting may also be required.)Section 7. That this ordinance and the rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders and matters established and adoptedhereby shall take effect and be in full force and effect [TIME PERIOD] from and after the date of its final passage and adoption.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS v
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  6. 6. TABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER 1 SCOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Section101 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1102 Applicability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1CHAPTER 2 DEFINITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Section201 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3202 General Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3CHAPTER 3 ORGANIZATION ANDENFORCEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Section301 Department of Electrical Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . 5302 Duties and Powers of the Code Official . . . . . . . . . 5303 Certificate of Occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5CHAPTER 4 PERMITS AND FEES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Section401 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7402 Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7403 Conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7404 Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8CHAPTER 5 CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS . . . . 9Section501 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9502 Examination of Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9503 Design Professional in Responsible Charge. . . . . . 9504 Handling Submittals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10CHAPTER 6 APPROVAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Section601 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11602 Testing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11603 Alternative Engineered Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11CHAPTER 7 INSPECTIONS AND TESTING . . . . . 13Section701 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13702 Required Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13703 Testing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14CHAPTER 8 SERVICE UTILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Section801 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15CHAPTER 9 UNSAFE SYSTEMS ANDEQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Section901 Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17CHAPTER 10 VIOLATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Section1001 Unlawful Acts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191002 Notice of Violation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191003 Penalties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191004 Stop Work Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19CHAPTER 11 MEANS OF APPEAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Section1101 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211102 Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211103 Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21CHAPTER 12 ELECTRICAL PROVISIONS. . . . . . . 23Section1201 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231202 Provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231203 Existing Electrical Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24CHAPTER 13 REFERENCED STANDARDS . . . . . . 25INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS vii
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  8. 8. CHAPTER 1SCOPESECTION 101GENERAL101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the ElectricalCode–Administrative Provisions of [NAME OF JURISDICTION]and shall be cited as such and will be referred to herein as “thiscode.”101.2 Purpose. The purpose of this code is to provide mini-mum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property andpublic welfare by regulating and controlling the design, con-struction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation,and maintenance or use of electrical systems and equipment.101.3 Scope. This code shall regulate the design, construction,installation, alteration, repairs, relocation, replacement, addi-tion to, use or maintenance of electrical systems and equip-ment.SECTION 102APPLICABILITY102.1 General. The provisions of this code shall apply to allmatters affecting or relating to structures and premises, as setforth in Section 101.102.1.1 Existing installations. Except as otherwise pro-vided for in this chapter, a provision in this code shall not re-quire the removal, alteration or abandonment of, nor preventthe continued utilization and maintenance of, existing elec-trical systems and equipment lawfully in existence at thetime of the adoption of this code.102.1.2 Maintenance. Electrical systems, equipment, ma-terials and appurtenances, both existing and new, and partsthereof shall be maintained in proper operating condition inaccordance with the original design and in a safe, haz-ard-free condition. Devices or safeguards that are requiredby this code shall be maintained in compliance with the codeedition under which installed. The owner or the owner’s des-ignated agent shall be responsible for the maintenance of theelectrical systems and equipment. To determine compliancewith this provision, the code official shall have the authorityto require that the electrical systems and equipment be rein-spected.[EB] 102.1.3 Additions, alterations and repairs. Addi-tions, alterations, renovations and repairs to electrical sys-tems shall comply with the provisions of the InternationalExisting Building Code and this code, as applicable.[EB] 102.1.4 Change in occupancy. The provisions of theInternational Existing Building Code shall apply to allbuildings undergoing a change of occupancy.102.1.5 Moved buildings. Electrical systems and equip-ment that are a part of buildings or structures moved into orwithin the jurisdiction shall comply with the provisions ofthis code for new installations.102.2 Differences. Where, in any specific case, different sec-tions of this code specify different materials, methods of con-struction or other requirements, the most restrictive shallgovern. Where there is a conflict between a general require-ment and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shallbe applicable.102.3 Other laws. The provisions of this code shall not bedeemedtonullifyanyprovisionsoflocal,stateorfederallaw.102.4 Validity. In the event any part or provision of this code isheld to be illegal or void, this shall not have the effect of makingvoid or illegal any of the other parts or provisions thereof,which are determined to be legal; and it shall be presumed thatthis code would have been adopted without such illegal or in-valid parts or provisions.102.4.1 Segregation of invalid provisions. Any invalidpart of this code shall be segregated from the remainder ofthis code by the court holding such part invalid, and the re-mainder shall remain effective.102.5 Application of references. References to chapter or sec-tion numbers, or to provisions not specifically identified bynumber, shall be construed to refer to such chapters, sections orprovisions of this code.102.6 Referenced codes and standards. The codes and stan-dards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed inChapter 13 and such codes and standards shall be consideredpart of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent ofeach such reference. Where differences occur between provi-sions of this code and referenced codes or standards, the provi-sions of this code shall apply.Exception: Where enforcement of a code provision wouldviolate the conditions of the listing of the equipment or ap-pliance, the conditions of the listing and manufacturer’s in-structions shall apply.102.7 Appendices. Provisions in the appendices shall not ap-ply unless specifically referenced in the adopting ordinance.102.8 Subjects not regulated by this code. Where no applica-ble standards or requirements are set forth in this code, or arecontained within other laws, codes, regulations, ordinances orbylaws adopted by the jurisdiction, compliance with applicablestandards of nationally recognized standards as are approvedshall be deemed as prima facie evidence of compliance with theintent of this code. Nothing herein shall derogate from the au-thority of the code official to determine compliance with codesor standards for those activities or installations within the codeofficial’s jurisdiction or responsibility.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 1
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  10. 10. CHAPTER 2DEFINITIONSSECTION 201GENERAL201.1 Scope. Unless otherwise expressly stated, the followingwords and terms shall, for the purposes of this code, have themeanings indicated in this chapter.201.2 Interchangeability. Words used in the present tense in-clude the future; words in the masculine gender include thefeminine and neuter; the singular number includes the pluraland the plural, the singular.201.3 Terms defined in other codes. Where terms are not de-fined in this code and are defined in the International BuildingCode, International Energy Conservation Code, InternationalExisting Building Code, International Fire Code, Interna-tional Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, Inter-national Plumbing Code, International Private SewageDisposal Code, International Property Maintenance Code, In-ternational Residential Code, International Zoning Code orNFPA 70, such terms shall have meanings ascribed to them asin those codes.201.4 Terms not defined. Where terms are not defined throughthe methods authorized by this section, such terms shall haveordinarily accepted meanings such as the context implies.SECTION 202GENERAL DEFINITIONSAPPROVED. Approved by the code official or other authorityhaving jurisdiction.APPROVED AGENCY. An established and recognizedagency regularly engaged in conducting tests or furnishing in-spection services, where the agency has been approved by thecode official.CODE OFFICIAL. The officer or other designated authoritycharged with the administration and enforcement of this code,or a duly authorized representative.LISTED AND LISTING. Equipment, appliances or materialsincluded in a list published by a nationally recognized testinglaboratory, inspection agency or other organization concernedwith product evaluation that maintains periodic inspection ofthe production of listed equipment, appliances or materials,and whose listing states either that the equipment, appliances ormaterials meet nationally recognized standards, or has beentested and found suitable for use in a specified manner. Not alltesting laboratories, inspection agencies and other organiza-tions concerned with product evaluation use the same meansfor identifying listed equipment, appliances or materials. Somedo not recognize equipment, appliances or materials as listedunless they are also labeled. The authority having jurisdictionshall utilize the system employed by the listing organization toidentify a listed product.OCCUPANCY. The purpose for which a building, or partthereof, is utilized or occupied.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 3
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  12. 12. CHAPTER 3ORGANIZATION AND ENFORCEMENTSECTION 301DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL INSPECTION301.1 Creation of enforcement agency. The department ofelectrical inspection is hereby created and the official in chargethereof shall be known as the code official. The function of thedepartment shall be to assist the code official in the administra-tion and enforcement of the provisions of this code.301.2 Appointment. The code official shall be appointed bythe chief appointing authority of the jurisdiction.301.3 Deputies. In accordance with the prescribed proceduresof this jurisdiction and with the concurrence of the appointingauthority, the code official shall have the authority to appoint adeputy code official, the related technical officers, inspectors,plan examiners and other employees. Such employees shallhave powers as delegated by the code official.SECTION 302DUTIES AND POWERS OF THECODE OFFICIAL302.1 General. The code official is hereby authorized and di-rected to enforce the provisions of this code. The code officialshall have the authority to render interpretations of this code,and to adopt policies, procedures, rules and regulations in orderto clarify the application of its provisions. Such interpretations,policies, procedures, rules and regulations shall be in compli-ance with the intent and purpose of this code. Such policies andprocedures shall not have the effect of waiving requirementsspecifically provided for in this code.302.2 Rule-making authority. The code official shall have au-thority as necessary in the interest of public health, safety andgeneral welfare, to adopt and promulgate rules and regulationsand to designate requirements applicable because of local cli-matic or other conditions. Such rules shall not have the effect ofwaiving requirements specifically provided for in this code, orof violating accepted engineering methods involving publicsafety.302.3 Applications and permits. The code official is autho-rized to receive applications, review construction documentsand issue permits for the installation of electrical systems andequipment, inspect the premises for which such permits havebeen issued, and enforce compliance with the provisions of thiscode.302.4 Notices and orders. The code official is authorized to is-sue all necessary notices or orders in accordance with Chapter10 as are required to effect compliance with this code.302.5 Inspections. The code official shall make all of the in-spections necessary to determine compliance with the provi-sions of this code in accordance with Chapter 7.302.6 Identification. The code official shall carry proper iden-tification as required by Section 702.4.1.302.7 Right of entry. The code official is authorized to enterthe structure or premises at reasonable times to inspect or per-form the duties imposed by this code in accordance with Sec-tion 702.4.302.8 Department records. The code official shall keep offi-cial records of applications received, permits and certificatesissued, fees collected, reports of inspections, notices and ordersissued, and as required by this code, such records shall be re-tained in the official records for the period required for reten-tion of public records.302.8.1 Approvals and modifications. A record of approv-als and modifications granted shall be maintained by thecode official and shall be available for public inspection dur-ing business hours in accordance with applicable laws.302.8.2 Inspections. The code official shall keep a record ofeach inspection made, including notices and orders issued,showing the findings and disposition of each.302.8.3 Alternative methods or materials. The applica-tion for modification, alternative methods or materials, andthe final decision of the code official shall be in writing andshall be officially recorded in the permanent records of thecode official.302.9 Liability. The code official, officer or employee chargedwith the enforcement of this code, while acting for the jurisdic-tion in good faith and without malice in the discharge of the du-ties required by this code or other pertinent law or ordinance,shall not thereby be rendered liable personally, and is herebyrelieved from all personal liability for any damage accruing topersons or property as a result of any act or by reason of an actor omission in the discharge of official duties. Any suit insti-tuted against any officer or employee because of an act per-formed by that officer or employee in the lawful discharge ofduties and under the provisions of this code shall be defendedby the legal representative of the jurisdiction until the final ter-mination of the proceedings.The code official or any subordinate shall not be liable forcosts in any action, suit or proceeding that is instituted in pursu-ance of the provisions of this code; and any official, officer oremployee, acting in good faith and without malice, shall be freefrom liability for acts performed under any of its provisions orby reason of any act or omission in the performance of officialduties in connection therewith.SECTION 303CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY303.1 Use and occupancy. No building or structure shall beused or occupied until a certificate of occupancy has been pro-vided in accordance with the International Building Code.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 5áá
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  14. 14. CHAPTER 4PERMITS AND FEESSECTION 401GENERAL401.1 Permits required. Permits required by this code shall beobtained from the code official. Permit fees, if any, shall be paidprior to issuance of the permit. Issued permits shall be kept onthe premises designated therein at all times and shall be readilyavailable for inspection by the code official.401.2 Types of permits. An owner, authorized agent or con-tractor who desires to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, de-molish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or toerect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replaceelectrical systems or equipment, the installation of which isregulated by this code, or to cause such work to be done, shallfirst make application to the code official and obtain the re-quired permit for the work.Exception: Where repair or replacement of electrical sys-tems or equipment must be performed in an emergency situ-ation, the permit application shall be submitted within thenext working business day of the department of electrical in-spection.401.3 Work exempt from permit. The following work shallbe exempt from the requirement for a permit:1. Listed cord and plug connected temporary decorativelighting.2. Reinstallation of attachment plug receptacles, but not theoutlets therefor.3. Repair or replacement of branch circuit overcurrent de-vices of the required capacity in the same location.4. Temporary wiring for experimental purposes in suitableexperimental laboratories.5. Electrical wiring, devices, appliances, apparatus orequipment operating at less than 25 volts and not capableof supplying more than 50 watts of energy.Exemption from the permit requirements of this code shallnot be deemed to grant authorization for work to be done in vio-lation of the provisions of this code or other laws or ordinancesof this jurisdiction.SECTION 402APPLICATION402.1 General. The code official is authorized to receive appli-cations for and issue permits as required by this code.402.2 Application. Application for a permit required by thiscode shall be made to the code official in such form and detailas prescribed by the code official.. Applications for permitsshall be accompanied by such plans as prescribed by the codeofficial.402.3 Action on application. The code official shall examineor cause to be examined applications for permits and amend-ments thereto within a reasonable time after filing. If the appli-cation or the construction documents do not conform to the re-quirements of pertinent laws, the code official shall reject suchapplication in writing, stating the reasons therefor. If the codeofficial is satisfied that the proposed work conforms to the re-quirements of this code and laws and ordinances applicablethereto, the code official shall issue a permit therefor as soon aspracticable.402.4 Inspection required. Before a permit is issued, the codeofficial is authorized to inspect and approve the systems, equip-ment, buildings, devices, premises, and spaces or areas to beused.402.5 Time limitation of application. An application for apermit for any proposed work or operation shall be deemed tohave been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing, unlesssuch application has been pursued in good faith or a permit hasbeen issued; except that the code official is authorized to grantone or more extensions of time for additional periods not ex-ceeding 90 days each. The extension shall be requested in writ-ing and justifiable cause demonstrated.SECTION 403CONDITIONS403.1 Conditions of a permit. A permit shall constitute per-mission to conduct work as set forth in this code in accordancewith the provisions of this code. Such permission shall not beconstrued as authority to violate, cancel or set aside any of theprovisions of this code or other applicable regulations or lawsof the jurisdiction.403.2 Expiration. Every permit issued shall become invalidunless the work on the site authorized by such permit is com-menced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the work autho-rized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for aperiod of 180 days after the time the work is commenced. Thecode official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more ex-tensions of time, for periods not more than 180 days each. Theextension shall be requested in writing and justifiable causedemonstrated.403.3 Extensions. The code official is authorized to grant, inwriting, one or more extensions of the time period of a permitfor periods of not more than 90 days each. Such extensionsshall be requested by the permit holder in writing and justifi-able cause demonstrated.403.4 Posting the permit. Issued permits shall be kept on thepremises designated therein at all times and shall be readilyavailable for inspection by the code official.403.5 Validity. The issuance or granting of a permit shall not beconstrued to be a permit for, or an approval of, any violation ofany of the provisions of this code or of any other ordinance ofthe jurisdiction. Permits presuming to give authority to violateor cancel the provisions of this code or other ordinances of the2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 7
  15. 15. jurisdiction shall not be valid. The issuance of a permit basedon construction documents and other data shall not prevent thecode official from requiring the correction of errors in the con-struction documents and other data. The code official is alsoauthorized to prevent occupancy or use of a structure where inviolation of this code or of any other ordinances of this jurisdic-tion.403.6 Information on the permit. The code official shall issueall permits required by this code on an approved form furnishedfor that purpose. The permit shall contain a general descriptionof the operation or occupancy and its location and any other in-formation required by the code official. Issued permits shallbear the signature of the code official.403.7 Suspension or revocation. The code official is autho-rized to suspend or revoke a permit issued under the provisionsof this code wherever the permit is issued in error, on the basisof incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information; in violationof any ordinance, regulation or any of the provisions of thiscode; or if any one of the following conditions exist:1. The permit is used for a location or establishment otherthan that for which it was issued.2. The permit is used for a condition or activity other thanthat listed in the permit.3. Conditions and limitations set forth in the permit havebeen violated.4. There have been any false statements or misrepresenta-tions as to the material fact in the application for permitor plans submitted or a condition of the permit.5. The permit is used by a different person or firm than thename for which it was issued.6. The permittee failed, refused or neglected to complywith orders or notices duly served in accordance with theprovisionsofthiscodewithinthetimeprovidedtherein.7. The permit was issued in error or in violation of an ordi-nance, regulation or this code.SECTION 404FEES404.1 Payment of fees. A permit shall not be valid until thefees prescribed by law have been paid. Nor shall an amendmentto a permit be released until the additional fee, if any, has beenpaid.404.2 Schedule of permit fees. A fee for each permit shall bepaid as required, in accordance with the schedule as establishedby the applicable governing authority. The fees for electricalwork shall be as indicated in the following schedule.[JURISDICTION TO INSERT APPROPRIATE SCHEDULE]404.3 Work commencing before permit issuance. Any per-son who commences any work before obtaining the necessarypermits shall be subject to an additional fee established by thecode official, which shall be in addition to the required permitfees.404.4 Related fees. The payment of the fee for the construc-tion, alteration, removal or demolition for work done in con-nection with, or concurrently with, the work authorized by apermit shall not relieve the applicant or holder of the permitfrom the payment of other fees that are prescribed by law.404.5 Refunds. The code official is authorized to establish a re-fund policy.8 2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONSPERMITS AND FEES
  16. 16. CHAPTER 5CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTSSECTION 501GENERAL501.1 Submittal documents. Construction documents, specialinspection and structural observation programs, and other datashall be submitted in one or more sets with each application fora permit. The construction documents shall be prepared by aregistered design professional where required by the statutes ofthe jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed. Wherespecial conditions exist, the code official is authorized to re-quire additional construction documents to be prepared by aregistered design professional.Exception: The code official is authorized to waive the sub-mission of construction documents and other data not re-quired to be prepared by a registered design professional if itis found that the nature of the work applied for is such thatreviewing of construction documents is not necessary to de-termine compliance with this code.501.2 Information on construction documents. Constructiondocuments shall be drawn to scale upon suitable material. Elec-tronic media documents are permitted to be submitted whereapproved by the code official. Construction documents shall beof sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent ofthe work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to theprovisions of this code and relevant laws, ordinances, rules andregulations, as determined by the code official.501.2.1 Penetrations. Construction documents shall indi-cate where penetrations will be made for electrical systemsand shall indicate the materials and methods for maintainingrequired structural safety, fire-resistance rating andfireblocking.501.2.2 Load calculations. Where an addition or alterationis made to an existing electrical system, an electrical loadcalculation shall be prepared to determine if the existingelectrical service has the capacity to serve the added load.501.3 Site plan. The construction documents submitted withthe application for permit shall be accompanied by a site planshowing to scale the size and location of new construction andexisting structures on the site, distances from lot lines, the es-tablished street grades and the proposed finished grades; and itshall be drawn in accordance with an accurate boundary linesurvey. In the case of demolition, the site plan shall show con-struction to be demolished and the location and size of existingstructures and construction that are to remain on the site or plot.The code official is permitted to waive or modify the require-ment for a site plan where the application for permit is for alter-ation or repair or where otherwise warranted.SECTION 502EXAMINATION OF DOCUMENTS502.1 General. The code official shall examine or cause to beexamined the accompanying construction documents and shallascertain by such examinations whether the construction indi-cated and described is in accordance with the requirements ofthis code and other pertinent laws or ordinances.502.2 Approval of construction documents. When the codeofficial issues a permit, the construction documents shall be ap-proved, in writing or by stamp, as “Reviewed for Code Compli-ance.” One set of construction documents so reviewed shall beretainedbythecodeofficial.Theothersetshallbereturnedtotheapplicant, shall be kept at the site of work and shall be open to in-spection by the code official or the authorized representative.502.2.1 Previous approvals. This code shall not requirechanges in the construction documents, construction or in-stallation of electrical systems or equipment for which alawful permit has been heretofore issued or otherwise law-fully authorized, and the construction of which has beenpursued in good faith within 180 days after the effective dateof this code and has not been abandoned.502.2.2 Phased approval. The code official is authorized toissue a permit for the installation of part of an electrical sys-tem before the construction documents for the electricalsystem have been submitted, provided that adequate infor-mation and detailed statements have been filed complyingwith pertinent requirements of this code. The holder of suchpermit shall proceed at the holder’s own risk with the build-ing operation and without assurance that a permit for the en-tire system will be granted.SECTION 503DESIGN PROFESSIONAL INRESPONSIBLE CHARGE503.1 General. Where it is required that documents be pre-pared by a registered design professional, the code official shallrequire the owner to engage and designate on the permit appli-cation a registered design professional who shall act as the reg-istered design professional in responsible charge. If thecircumstances require, the owner shall be permitted to desig-nate a substitute registered design professional in responsiblecharge who shall perform the duties required of the originalregistered design professional in responsible charge. The codeofficial shall be notified in writing by the owner if the registereddesign professional in responsible charge is changed or is un-able to perform the duties.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 9
  17. 17. The registered design professional in responsible charge shallbe responsible for reviewing and coordinating submittal docu-ments prepared by others, including phased and deferredsubmittalitems,forcompatibilitywiththedesignofthesystem.SECTION 504HANDLING SUBMITTALS504.1 Deferred submittals. For the purposes of this section,deferred submittals are defined as those portions of the designthat are not submitted at the time of the application and that areto be submitted to the code official within a specified period.Deferral of any submittal items shall have the prior approvalof the code official. The registered design professional in re-sponsible charge shall list the deferred submittals on the con-struction documents for review by the code official.Submittal documents for deferred submittal items shall besubmitted to the registered design professional in responsiblecharge, who shall review them and forward them to the code of-ficial with a notation indicating that the deferred submittal doc-uments have been reviewed and that they have been found to bein general compliance with the design of the system. The de-ferred submittal items shall not be installed until their designand submittal documents have been approved by the code offi-cial.504.2 Amended construction documents. Work shall be in-stalled in accordance with the reviewed construction docu-ments, and any changes made during construction which arenot in compliance with the approved construction documentsshall be resubmitted for approval as an amended set of con-struction documents.504.3 Retention of construction documents. One set of ap-proved construction documents shall be retained by the codeofficial for a period of not less than 180 days from date of com-pletion of the permitted work, or as required by state or locallaws.10 2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONSCONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
  18. 18. CHAPTER 6APPROVALSECTION 601GENERAL601.1 Approved materials and equipment. All materials,equipment and devices approved by the code official shall beconstructed and installed in accordance with such approval.601.1.1 Technical assistance. To determine the acceptabil-ity of technologies, processes, products, facilities, materialsand uses attending the design, operation or use of a buildingor premises subject to the inspection of the department, thecode official is authorized to require the owner or the personin possession or control of the building or premises to pro-vide, without charge to the jurisdiction, a technical opinionand report. The opinion and report shall be prepared by aqualified engineer, specialist, laboratory or organization ac-ceptable to the code official and shall analyze the propertiesof the design, operation or use of the building or premisesand the facilities and appurtenances situated thereon, to rec-ommend necessary changes. The code official is authorizedto require design submittals to be prepared by, and bear thestamp of, a registered design professional.601.2 Modifications. Wherever there are practical difficultiesinvolved in carrying out the provisions of this code, the code of-ficial shall have the authority to grant modifications for individ-ual cases, provided the code official shall first find that specialindividual reason makes the strict letter of this code impracticaland that the modification is in compliance with the intent andpurpose of this code, and that such modification does not lessenhealth, life and fire-safety requirements. The details of actiongranting modifications shall be recorded and entered in the filesof the department of electrical inspection.601.3 Alternative materials, methods, equipment and ap-pliances. The provisions of this code are not intended to pre-vent the installation of any material or to prohibit any method ofconstruction not specifically prescribed by this code, providedthat any such alternative has been approved. An alternative ma-terial or method of construction shall be approved where thecode official finds that the proposed design is satisfactory andcomplies with the intent of the provisions of this code, and thatthe material, method or work offered is, for the purpose in-tended, at least the equivalent of that prescribed in this code inquality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability andsafety.601.4 Material, equipment and appliance reuse. Materials,equipment, appliances and devices shall not be reused unlesssuch elements have been reconditioned, tested and placed ingood and proper working condition and approved.SECTION 602TESTING602.1 Required testing. Wherever there is insufficient evi-dence of compliance with the provisions of this code, or evi-dence that a material or method does not conform to the re-quirements of this code, or in order to substantiate claims for al-ternative materials or methods, the code official shall have theauthority to require tests as evidence of compliance to be madeat no expense to the jurisdiction.602.2 Test methods. Test methods shall be as specified in thiscode or by other recognized test standards. In the absence ofrecognized and accepted test methods, the code official shallapprove the testing procedures.602.3 Testing agency. All tests shall be performed by an ap-proved agency.602.4 Test reports. Reports of tests shall be retained by thecode official for the period required for retention of public re-cords.SECTION 603ALTERNATIVE ENGINEERED DESIGN603.1 General. The design, documentation, inspection, testingand approval of an alternative engineered design electrical sys-tem shall comply with this section.603.2 Design criteria. An alternative engineered design shallconform to the intent of the provisions of this code and shallprovide an equivalent level of quality, strength, effectiveness,fire resistance, durability and safety. Materials, equipment orcomponents shall be designed and installed in accordance withthe manufacturer’s installation instructions.603.3 Submittal. The registered design professional shall indi-cate on the permit application that the electrical system is an al-ternative engineered design. The permit and permanent permitrecords shall indicate that an alternative engineered design waspart of the approved installation.603.4 Technical data. The registered design professional shallsubmit sufficient technical data to substantiate the proposed al-ternative engineered design and to prove that the performancemeets the intent of this code.603.5 Construction documents. The registered design profes-sional shall submit to the code official two complete sets ofsigned and sealed construction documents for the alternativeengineered design. The construction documents shall includefloor plans and a diagram of the work.603.6 Design approval. Where the code official determinesthat the alternative engineered design conforms to the intent ofthis code, the electrical system shall be approved. If the alterna-tive engineered design is not approved, the code official shallnotify the registered design professional in writing, stating thereasons therefor.603.7 Inspection and testing. The alternative engineered de-sign shall be tested and inspected in accordance with the re-quirements of this code.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 11
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  20. 20. CHAPTER 7INSPECTIONS AND TESTINGSECTION 701GENERAL701.1 General. The code official is authorized to conduct in-spections that are deemed necessary to determine the extent ofcompliance with the provisions of this code and to approve re-ports of inspection by approved agencies or individuals. All re-ports of such inspections shall be prepared and submitted inwriting for review and approval. Inspection reports shall be cer-tified by a responsible officer of such approved agency or by theresponsible individual. The code official is authorized to en-gage such expert opinion as deemed necessary to report uponunusual, detailed or complex technical issues subject to the ap-proval of the governing body.SECTION 702REQUIRED INSPECTIONS702.1 General. The code official, upon notification, shall makethe inspections set forth in this section.702.1.1 Evaluation and follow-up inspection services.Prior to the approval of a prefabricated construction assem-bly having concealed electrical work and the issuance of anelectrical permit, the code official shall require the submittalof an evaluation report on each prefabricated constructionassembly, indicating the complete details of the electricalsystem, including a description of the system and its compo-nents, the basis upon which the system is being evaluated,test results and similar information, and other data as neces-sary for the code official to determine conformance to thiscode.702.1.1.1 Evaluation service. The code official shalldesignate the evaluation service of an approved agencyas the evaluation agency, and review such agency’s eval-uationreportforadequacyandconformancetothiscode.702.1.1.2 Follow-up inspection. Except where ready ac-cess is provided to electrical systems, service equipmentand accessories for complete inspection at the site with-out disassembly or dismantling, the code official shallconduct the in–plant inspections as frequently as neces-sary to ensure conformance to the approved evaluationreport or shall designate an independent, approved in-spection agency to conduct such inspections. The inspec-tion agency shall furnish the code official with thefollow-up inspection manual and a report of inspectionsupon request, and the electrical system shall have anidentifying label permanently affixed to the system indi-cating that factory inspections have been performed.702.1.1.3 Test and inspection records. Required testand inspection records shall be available to the code offi-cial at all times during the fabrication of the electricalsystem and the erection of the building; or such recordsas the code official designates shall be filed.702.1.2 Concealed work. Work shall remain accessible andexposed for inspection purposes until approved. It shall bethe duty of the permit applicant to cause the work to remainaccessible and exposed for inspection purposes. Whereverany installation subject to inspection prior to use is coveredor concealed without having first been inspected, the codeofficial shall have the authority to require that such work beexposed for inspection. Neither the code official nor the ju-risdiction shall be liable for expense entailed in the removalorreplacementofanymaterialrequiredtoallowinspection.702.1.3 Underground. Underground inspection shall bemade after trenches or ditches are excavated and bedded,piping and conductors installed, and before backfill is put inplace. Where excavated soil contains rocks, broken con-crete, frozen chunks and other rubble that would damage orbreak the raceway, cable or conductors, or where corrosiveaction will occur, protection shall be provided in the form ofgranular or selected material, approved running boards,sleeves or other means.702.1.4 Rough-in. Rough-in inspection shall be made afterthe roof, framing, fireblocking and bracing are in place andall wiring and other components to be concealed are com-plete, and prior to the installation of wall or ceiling mem-branes.702.1.5 Other inspections. In addition to the inspectionsspecified above, the code official is authorized to make orrequire other inspections of any construction work to ascer-tain compliance with the provisions of this code and otherlaws, which are enforced by the department of electrical in-spection.702.1.6 Final inspection. The final inspection shall bemade after all work required by the permit is completed.702.1.7 Inspection record card. Work requiring a permitshall not be commenced until the permit holder or an agentof the permit holder shall have posted or otherwise madeavailable an inspection record card such as to allow the codeofficial to make conveniently the required entries thereonregarding inspection of the work. This card shall be main-tained by the permit holder until final approval has beengranted by the code official.702.1.8 Approval required. Work shall not be performedbeyond the point indicated in each successive inspectionand test without first obtaining the approval of the code offi-cial. The code official, upon notification, shall make the re-quested inspections and tests and shall either indicate theportion of the construction that is satisfactory as completed,or shall notify the permit holder or an agent of the permitholder wherein the same fails to comply with this code. Anyportions that do not comply shall be corrected and such por-tion shall not be covered or concealed until authorized bythe code official.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 13
  21. 21. 702.2 Validity. Approval as a result of an inspection shall notbe construed to be an approval of a violation of the provisionsof this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction. Inspec-tions presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provi-sions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction shallnot be valid.702.3 Preliminary inspection. Before issuing a permit, thecode official is authorized to examine or cause to be examinedbuildings, structures and sites for which an application hasbeen filed. The code official shall be notified when the installa-tion is ready for inspection and is authorized to conduct the in-spection within a reasonable period of time.702.4 Entry. The code official is authorized to enter and exam-ine any building, structure, marine vessel, vehicle or premisesin accordance with Section 702.4.3 for the purpose of enforc-ing this code.702.4.1 Identification. The code official shall carry properidentification issued by the governing authority where in-specting structures, premises or facilities in the perfor-mance of duties under this code and shall be identified byproper credentials issued by this governing authority.702.4.2 Impersonation prohibited. A person shall not im-personate the code official through the use of a uniform,identification card, badge or any other means.702.4.3 Right of entry. Where it is necessary to make an in-spection to enforce the provisions of this code, or where thecode official has reasonable cause to believe that there existsin a structure or upon any premises a condition that is con-trary to or in violation of this code, which makes the struc-ture or premises unsafe, dangerous or hazardous, the codeofficial is authorized to enter the structure or premises atreasonable times to inspect or to perform the duties imposedby this code, provided that if such structure or premises beoccupied, that credentials be presented to the occupant andentry requested. If such structure or premises is unoccupied,the code official is authorized to first make a reasonable ef-fort to locate the owner or other person having charge orcontrol of the structure or premises and request entry. If en-try is refused, the code official shall have recourse to theremedies provided by law to secure entry.702.5 Inspection agencies. The code official is authorized toaccept reports of approved inspection agencies, provided suchagencies satisfy the requirements as to qualifications and reli-ability.702.6 Inspection requests. It shall be the duty of the persondoing the work authorized by a permit to notify the code offi-cial that such work is ready for inspection. It shall be the duty ofthe person requesting any inspections required by this code toprovide access to and means for inspection of such work.702.7 Assistance from other agencies. The assistance and co-operation of police, building, fire and health department offi-cials and all other officials shall be available as required in theperformance of duties.702.8 Contractors’ responsibilities. It shall be the responsi-bility of every contractor who enters into contracts for the in-stallation or repair of electrical systems for which a permit isrequired to comply with adopted state and local rules and regu-lations concerning licensing.SECTION 703TESTING703.1 General. Electrical work shall be tested as required inthis code. Tests shall be performed by the permit holder and ob-served by the code official.703.2 Apparatus, material and labor for tests. Apparatus,material and labor required for testing an electrical system orpart thereof shall be furnished by the permit holder.703.3 Reinspection and testing. Where any work or installa-tiondoesnotpassaninitialtestorinspection,thenecessarycor-rections shall be made so as to achieve compliance with thiscode. The work or installation shall then be resubmitted to thecode official for inspection and testing.14 2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONSINSPECTIONS AND TESTING➡
  22. 22. CHAPTER 8SERVICE UTILITIESSECTION 801GENERAL801.1 Connection of service utilities. No person shall makeconnections from a utility, source of energy, fuel or power toany building or system that is regulated by this code for which apermit is required, until released by the code official.801.2 Temporary connection. The code official shall have theauthority to authorize the temporary connection of the buildingor system to the utility source of energy, fuel or power.801.3 Authority to disconnect service utilities. The code offi-cial shall have the authority to authorize disconnection of util-ity services or energy sources to the building, structure orsystem regulated by this code in case of an emergency where itis necessary to eliminate an immediate hazard to life or prop-erty. The code official shall notify the serving utility and, wher-ever possible, the owner and occupant of the building, structureor service system of the decision to disconnect prior to takingsuch action. If not notified prior to disconnecting, the owner oroccupant of the building, structure or service system shall benotified in writing as soon as practical thereafter.801.3.1 Connection after order to disconnect. A personshall not make utility service or energy source connectionsto systems regulated by this code, which have been discon-nected or ordered to be disconnected by the code official, orthe use of which has been ordered to be discontinued by thecode official until the code official authorizes thereconnection and use of such systems.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 15
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  24. 24. CHAPTER 9UNSAFE SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENTSECTION 901CONDITIONS901.1 Unsafe electrical systems. An electrical system that isunsafe, constitutes a fire or health hazard, or is otherwise dan-gerous to human life, as regulated by this code, is hereby de-clared as an unsafe electrical system. Use of an electricalsystem regulated by this code constituting a hazard to health,safety or welfare by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapi-dation, fire hazard, disaster, damage or abandonment is herebydeclared an unsafe use. Such unsafe equipment and appliancesare hereby declared to be a public nuisance and shall be abatedby repair, rehabilitation, demolition or removal.901.2 Authority to condemn electrical systems. Whereverthe code official determines that any electrical system, or por-tion thereof, regulated by this code has become hazardous tolife, health or property, the code official shall order in writingthat such electrical systems either be removed or restored to asafe condition. A time limit for compliance with such ordershall be specified in the written notice. A person shall not use ormaintain a defective electrical system or equipment after re-ceiving such notice.Where such electrical system is to be disconnected, writtennotice as prescribed in this code shall be given. In cases of im-mediate danger to life or property, such disconnection shall bemade immediately without such notice.901.3 Dangerous conditions. Wherever the code official shallfind in any structure or upon any premises dangerous or hazard-ous conditions or materials, the code official is authorized to or-der such dangerous conditions or materials to be removed orremedied in accordance with the provisions of this code.901.4 Record. The code official shall cause a report to be filedon an unsafe condition. The report shall state the occupancy ofthe structure and the nature of the unsafe condition.901.5 Notice. If an unsafe condition is found, the code officialshall serve on the owner, agent or person in control of the struc-ture, a written notice that describes the condition deemed un-safe and specifies the required repairs or improvements to bemade to abate the unsafe condition, or that requires the unsafecondition to be removed within a stipulated time. Such noticeshall require the person thus notified to declare immediately tothe code official acceptance or rejection of the terms of the or-der.901.6 Method of service. Such notice shall be deemed prop-erly served if a copy thereof is (a) delivered to the owner per-sonally; or (b) sent by certified or registered mail addressed tothe owner at the last known address with the return receipt re-quested. If the certified or registered letter is returned showingthat the letter was not delivered, a copy thereof shall be postedin a conspicuous place in or about the structure affected by suchnotice. Service of such notice in the foregoing manner upon theowner’s agent or upon the person responsible for the structureshall constitute service of notice upon the owner.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 17➡
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  26. 26. CHAPTER 10VIOLATIONSSECTION 1001UNLAWFUL ACTS1001.1 General. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm orcorporation to erect, construct, alter, extend, repair, move, re-move, demolish or occupy any system or equipment regulatedby this code, or cause same to be done, in conflict with or in vio-lation of any of the provisions of this code.SECTION 1002NOTICE OF VIOLATION1002.1 Issuance. Where the code official finds any building,premises, vehicle, system or equipment that is in violation ofthis code, the code official is authorized to issue corrective or-ders.1002.2 Notice. Wherever the code official determines viola-tions of this code or observes an apparent or actual violation ofa provision of this code or other codes or ordinances under thecode official’s jurisdiction, the code official is authorized toprepare a written notice of violation describing the conditionsdeemed unsafe and, where compliance is not immediate, speci-fying a time for reinspection. Such order shall direct the discon-tinuance of the illegal action or condition and the abatement ofthe violation.1002.3 Service. Any order or notice issued pursuant to thiscode shall be served upon the owner, operator, occupant orother person responsible for the condition or violation, eitherby personal service, mail or by delivering the same to, and leav-ing it with, some person of responsibility upon the premises.For unattended or abandoned locations, a copy of such order ornotice shall be posted on the premises in a conspicuous place ator near the entrance to such premises, and the order or noticeshall be mailed by certified mail with return receipt requestedor a certificate of mailing, to the last known address of theowner, occupant or both.1002.4 Compliance with orders and notices. Orders and no-tices issued or served as provided by this code shall be com-plied with by the owner, operator, occupant or other personresponsible for the condition or violation to which the order ornotice pertains.1002.5 Failure to correct violations. If the notice of violationis not complied with, the code official is authorized to requestthe legal counsel of the jurisdiction to institute the appropriatelegal proceedings to restrain, correct or abate such violation orto require removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy ofthe structure in violation of the provisions of this code or of anyorder or direction made pursuant thereto.1002.6 Failure to comply. Failure to comply with an abate-ment notice or other corrective notice issued by the code offi-cial shall result in each day that such violation continues beingregarded as a new and separate offense.1002.7 Unauthorized tampering. Signs, tags or seals postedor affixed by the code official shall not be mutilated, destroyedor tampered with or removed without authorization from thecode official.SECTION 1003PENALTIES1003.1 Penalties. Any person who fails to comply with the pro-visions of this code or who fails to carry out an order made pur-suant of this code or violates any condition attached to a permit,approval or certificate shall be subject to the penalties estab-lished by this jurisdiction.1003.2 Abatement of violation. The imposition of the penal-ties herein described shall not prevent the legal officer of the ju-risdiction from instituting appropriate action to preventunlawful construction or to restrain, correct or abate a viola-tion; or to prevent illegal occupancy of a structure or premises;or to stop an illegal act, conduct of business or occupancy of astructure on or about any premises.SECTION 1004STOP WORK ORDER1004.1 Issuance. Upon notice from the code official that anyelectrical work is being done contrary to the provisions of thiscode or in a dangerous or unsafe manner, such work shall im-mediately cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall begiven to the owner of the property, or to the owner’s agent, or tothe person doing the work. The notice shall state the conditionsunder which work is authorized to resume.1004.2 Emergencies. Where an emergency exists, the code of-ficial shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stop-ping the work.1004.3 Unlawful continuance. Any person who shall con-tinue any work in or about the structure after having beenserved with a stop work order, except such work as that personis directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condi-tion, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 19
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  28. 28. CHAPTER 11MEANS OF APPEALSECTION 1101GENERAL1101.1 Board of appeals established. In order to hear and de-cide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by thecode official relative to the application and interpretation of thiscode, there shall be and is hereby created a board of appeals.The board of appeals shall be appointed by the governing bodyand shall hold office at its pleasure. The board shall adopt rulesof procedure for conducting its business, and shall render alldecisions and findings in writing to the appellant with a dupli-cate copy to the code official.1101.2 Limitations on authority. An application for appealshall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or therules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly inter-preted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or an atleast equivalent method of protection or safety is proposed. Theboard shall have no authority to waive the requirements of thiscode.SECTION 1102MEMBERSHIP1102.1 Membership of board. The board of appeals shall con-sist of five members appointed by the chief appointing author-ity as follows: one for five years; one for four years; one forthree years; one for two years and one for one year. Thereafter,each new member shall serve for five years or until a successorhas been appointed.1102.2 Qualifications. The board of appeals shall consist offive individuals, one from each of the following professions ordisciplines.1. Registered design professional who is a registered archi-tect; or a builder or superintendent of building construc-tion with at least ten years’experience, five of which shallhave been in responsible charge of work.2. Registered design professional with structural engineer-ing or architectural experience.3. Registered design professional with mechanical, plumb-ing or fuel-gas engineering experience; or a mechanical,plumbing or fuel-gas contractor with at least ten years’experience, five of which shall have been in responsiblecharge of work.4. Registered design professional with electrical engineer-ing experience; or an electrical contractor with at leastten years’experience, five of which shall have been in re-sponsible charge of work.5. Registered design professional with fire protection engi-neering experience; or a fire protection contractor with atleast ten years’experience, five of which shall have beenin responsible charge of work.6. The code official shall be an ex officio member of saidboard, but shall have no vote on any matter before theboard.1102.3 Alternate members. The chief appointing authorityshall appoint two alternate members who shall be called on bythe board chairman to hear appeals during the absence or dis-qualification of a member. Alternate members shall possess thequalifications required for board membership and shall be ap-pointedforfiveyears,oruntilasuccessorhasbeenappointed.1102.4 Chairman. The board shall annually select one of itsmembers to serve as chairman.1102.5 Disqualification of members. A member shall nothear an appeal in which that member has a personal, profes-sional or financial interest.1102.6 Secretary. The chief appointing authority shall desig-nate a qualified clerk to serve as secretary to the board. The sec-retary shall file a detailed record of all proceedings in the officeof the chief appointing authority.1102.7 Compensation of members. Compensation of mem-bers shall be determined by law.SECTION 1103PROCEDURES1103.1 Application for appeal. A person shall have the rightto appeal a decision of the code official to the board of appeals.An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the trueintent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder, havebeen incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do notfully apply, or an equally good or better form of construction isproposed. The application shall be filed on a form obtainedfrom the code official within 20 days after the notice wasserved.1103.2 Notice of meeting. The board shall meet upon noticefrom the chairman, within ten days of the filing of an appeal, orat stated periodic meetings.1103.3 Open hearing. All hearings before the board shall beopen to the public. The appellant, the appellant’s representa-tive, the code official and any person whose interests are af-fected shall be given an opportunity to be heard.1103.4 Rules of procedure. The board shall adopt and makeavailable to the public through the secretary rules of procedureunder which a hearing will be conducted. The procedures shallnot require compliance with strict rules of evidence, but shallmandate that only relevant information be received.1103.5 Postponed hearing. Where five members are not pres-ent to hear an appeal, either the appellant or the appellant’s rep-resentative shall have the right to request a postponement of thehearing.2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 21
  29. 29. 1103.6 Decisions. The board shall modify or reverse the deci-sionofthecodeofficialbyaconcurringvoteofthreemembers.1103.6.1 Resolution. The decision of the board shall be byresolution. Certified copies shall be furnished to the appel-lant and to the code official.1103.6.2 Administration. The code official shall take im-mediateactioninaccordancewiththedecisionoftheboard.1103.7 Court review. Any person, whether or not a previousparty of the appeal, shall have the right to apply to the appropri-ate court for a writ of certiorari to correct errors of law. Applica-tion for review shall be made in the manner and time requiredby law following the filing of the decision in the office of thechief appointing authority.22 2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONSMEANS OF APPEAL
  30. 30. CHAPTER 12ELECTRICAL PROVISIONSSECTION 1201GENERAL1201.1 Scope. This chapter governs the design and construc-tion of electrical systems and equipment.1201.1.1 Adoption. Electrical systems and equipment shallbe designed and constructed in accordance with the Interna-tional Residential Code or NFPA 70 as applicable, except asotherwise provided in this code.[F] 1201.2 Abatement of electrical hazards. All identifiedelectrical hazards shall be abated. All identified hazardouselectrical conditions in permanent wiring shall be brought tothe attention of the code official responsible for enforcement ofthis code. Electrical wiring, devices, appliances and otherequipment which is modified or damaged and constitutes anelectrical shock or fire hazard shall not be used.[F] 1201.3 Appliance and fixture listing. Electrical appli-ances and fixtures shall be tested and listed in published reportsof inspected electrical equipment by an approved agency andinstalled in accordance with all instructions included as part ofsuch listing.SECTION 1202PROVISIONS1202.1 General. The provisions of this section shall apply tothe design, construction, installation, use and maintenance ofelectrical systems and equipment. Where differences occur be-tween provisions of this code and referenced codes or stan-dards, the provisions of this code shall apply.1202.2 Nonmetallic-sheathed cable. The use of Type NM,NMC and NMS (nonmetallic sheathed) cable wiring methodsshall not be limited based on height, number of stories or con-struction type of the building or structure.1202.3 Cutting, notching and boring. The cutting, notchingand boring of wood and steel framing members, structuralmembers and engineered wood products shall be in accordancewith the International Building Code.1202.4 Penetrations. Penetrations of walls, floors, ceilingsand assemblies required to have a fire-resistance rating, shall beprotected in accordance with the International Building Code.Where cables, conductors and raceways penetrate fireblockingor draftstopping, such penetrations shall be protected by fillingthe annular space with an approved fireblocking material.1202.5 Smoke detector circuits. Smoke detectors required bythe International Building Code and installed within dwellingunits shall not be connected as the only load on a branch circuit.Such detectors shall be supplied by branch circuits havinglightingloadsconsistingoflightingoutletsinhabitablespaces.[M] 1202.6 Appliance access. Where appliances requiring ac-cess are installed in attics or underfloor spaces, a lighting fix-ture controlled by a switch located at the required passagewayopening to such space and a receptacle outlet shall be providedat or near the appliance location.[FG] 1202.7 Prohibited grounding electrode. Fuel gas pip-ing shall not be used as a grounding electrode.[F] 1202.8 Emergency and standby power. Emergency andstandby power systems required by the International BuildingCode or International Fire Code shall be installed in accor-dance with the International Building Code, the InternationalFire Code, NFPA 110, NFPA 111 and this code.[B] 1202.9 Smoke control systems. Smoke control systemsrequired by the International Building Code or InternationalFire Code shall be supplied with two sources of power. Primarypower shall be the normal building power systems. Secondarypower shall be from an approved standby source complyingwith this code. The standby power source and its transferswitches shall be in a separate room from the normal powertransformers and switch gear, and shall be enclosed in a roomconstructed of not less than 1-hour fire-resistance-rated firebarriers, ventilated directly to and from the exterior. Power dis-tribution from the two sources shall be by independent routes.Transfer to full standby power shall be automatic and within 60seconds of failure of the primary power.[B] 1202.9.1 Power sources and power surges. Elementsof the smoke management system relying on volatile mem-ories or the like shall be supplied with uninterruptablepower sources of sufficient duration to span 15-minute pri-mary power interruption. Elements of the smoke manage-ment system susceptible to power surges shall be suitablyprotected by conditioners, suppressors or other approvedmeans.[B] 1202.9.2 Wiring. In addition to meeting the require-ments of this code, all signal and control wiring for smokecontrol systems, regardless of voltage, shall be fully en-closed within continuous raceways.[M] 1202.10 Wiring in plenums. Combustible electrical orelectronic wiring methods and materials, optical fiber cable,and optical fiber raceway exposed within plenums regulated bySection 602 of the International Mechanical Code shall have apeak optical density not greater than 0.50, an average opticaldensity not greater than 0.15, and a flame spread not greaterthan 5 feet (1524 mm) when tested in accordance with NFPA262. Only type OFNP (plenum-rated nonconducive optical fi-ber cable) shall be installed in plenum-rated optical fiber race-ways. Wiring, cable and raceways addressed in this sectionshall be listed and labeled as plenum rated and shall be installedin accordance with this code.[M] 1202.10.1 Combustible electrical equipment. Com-bustible electrical equipment exposed within plenums regu-lated by Section 602 of the International Mechanical Codeshall have a peak rate of heat release not greater than 100 ki-2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 23
  31. 31. lowatts (kW), a peak optical density not greater than 0.50,and an average optical density not greater than 0.15 whentested in accordance with UL 2043. Combustible electricalequipment shall be listed and labeled.[M] 1202.11 Engine and gas turbine-powered equipmentand appliances. Permanently installed equipment and appli-ances powered by internal combustion engines and turbinesshall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instal-lation instructions, the International Mechanical Code, Inter-national Fuel Gas Code and NFPA 37.[M] 1202.12 Stationary fuel cell power plants. Stationaryfuel cell power plants having a power output not exceeding1,000 kW shall be tested in accordance with ANSI Z21.83 andshall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instal-lation instructions and NFPA 853.[M] 1202.13 Boiler control requirements. The power supplyto the electrical control system for boilers shall be from atwo-wire branch circuit that has a grounded conductor or froman isolation transformer with a two-wire secondary. Where anisolation transformer is provided, one conductor of the second-ary winding shall be grounded. Control voltage shall not ex-ceed 150 volts nominal, line to line. Control and limit devicesshall interrupt the ungrounded side of the circuit. A means ofmanually disconnecting the control circuit shall be provided,and controls shall be arranged so that when deenergized, theburner shall be inoperative. Such disconnecting means shall becapable of being locked in the off position and shall be pro-vided with ready access.[F] 1202.14 Equipment and door labeling. Doors into electri-cal control panel rooms shall be marked with a plainly visibleand legible sign stating ELECTRICAL ROOM or similar ap-proved wording. The disconnecting means for each service,feeder or branch circuit originating on a switchboard orpanelboard shall be legibly and durably marked to indicate itspurpose unless such purpose is clearly evident.[F] 1202.15 Smoke alarm power source. In new construction,required smoke alarms shall receive their primary power fromthe building wiring where such wiring is served from a com-mercial source and shall be equipped with a battery backup.Smoke alarms shall emit a signal when the batteries are low.Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switchother than as required for overcurrent protection.Exception: Smoke alarms are not required to be equippedwith battery backup in Group R-1 where they are connectedto an emergency electrical system.[F] 1202.16 Smoke alarm interconnection. Where more thanone smoke alarm is required to be installed within an individualdwelling unit or sleeping unit in Group R-2, R-3 or R-4, orwithin an individual sleeping unit in Group R-1, the smokealarms shall be interconnected in such a manner that the activa-tion of one alarm will activate all of the alarms in the individualunit. The alarm shall be clearly audible in all bedrooms overbackground noise levels with all intervening doors closed.SECTION 1203EXISTING ELECTRICAL FACILITIES[PM] 1203.1 Existing buildings. This section shall apply tobuildings and structures that are within the scope of the Inter-national Property Maintenance Code. Every occupied buildingshall be provided with an electrical system in compliance withthe requirements of Sections 1203.1.1 through 1203.1.5.[PM] 1203.1.1 Service. The size and usage of appliancesand equipment shall serve as a basis for determining theneed for additional facilities in accordance with this code.Dwelling units shall be served by a three-wire, 120/240 volt,single-phase electrical service having a rating of not lessthan 60 amperes.[PM] 1203.1.2 Electrical system hazards. Where it isfound that the electrical system in a structure constitutes ahazard to the occupants or the structure by reason of inade-quate service, improper fusing, insufficient receptacle andlighting outlets, improper wiring or installation, deteriora-tion or damage, or for similar reasons, the code official shallrequire the defects to be corrected to eliminate the hazard.[PM] 1203.1.3 Installation. All electrical equipment, wir-ing and appliances shall be properly installed and main-tained in a safe and approved manner.[PM] 1203.1.4 Receptacles. Every habitable space in adwelling shall be provided with at least two separate and re-mote receptacle outlets. Every laundry area shall be pro-vided with at least one grounding-type receptacle outlet or areceptacle outlet with ground fault circuit interrupter pro-tection. Every bathroom shall contain at least one receptacleoutlet. Any new bathroom receptacle outlet shall haveground fault circuit interrupter protection.[PM] 1203.1.5 Lighting fixtures. Every public hall, inte-rior stairway, toilet room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room,boiler room and furnace room shall be provided with at leastone electric lighting fixture.24 2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONSELECTRICAL PROVISIONS
  32. 32. CHAPTER 13REFERENCED STANDARDSThis chapter lists the standards that are referenced in various sections of this document. The standards are listed herein by thepromulgating agency of the standard, the standard identification, the effective date and title, and the section or sections of thisdocument that reference the standard. The application of the referenced standards shall be as specified in Section 102.6.American National Standards Institute25 West 43rd StreetFourth FloorNew York, NY 10036ANSIStandard Referencedreference in codenumber Title section numberZ21.83—98 Fuel Cell Power Plants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1202.12International Code CouncilSuite 6005203 Leesburg PikeFalls Church, VA 22041ICCStandard Referencedreference in codenumber Title section numberIBC—03 International Building Code®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3, 303.1, 1202.3, 1202.4, 1202.5, 1202.5, 1202.8, 1202.9IEBC—03 International Existing Building Code™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102.1.3, 102.1.4, 201.3IECC—03 International Energy Conservation Code® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3IFC—03 International Fire Code® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3, 1202.8, 1202.9IFGC—03 International Fuel Gas Code® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3, 1202.11IMC—03 International Mechanical Code®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3, 1202.10, 1202.10.1, 1202.11IPC—03 International Plumbing Code® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3IPMC—03 International Property Maintenance Code® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3, 1203.1IPSDC—03 International Private Sewage Disposal Code® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3IRC—03 International Residential Code® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3, 1201.1.1IZC—03 International Zoning Code® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3National Fire Protection AssociationBatterymarch ParkQuincy, MA 02269NFPAStandard Referencedreference in codenumber Title section number37—98 Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1202.1170—02 National Electrical Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201.3, 1201.1.1110—99 Emergency and Standby Power Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1202.8111—01 Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1202.8262—99 Standard Method of Test for Flame Travel and Smoke of Wires and Cables for Use in Air-Handling Spaces . . . . . . . . 1202.10853—00 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fuel Cell Power Plants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1202.122003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 25
  33. 33. Underwriters Laboratories333 Pfingsten RoadNorthbrook, IL 60062–2096ULStandard Referencedreference in codenumber Title section number2043—96 Fire Test for Heat and Visible Smoke Release for Discrete Products andtheir Accessories Installed in Air-Handling Spaces—with Revisions Through February 1998. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1202.10.126 2003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONSREFERENCED STANDARDS
  34. 34. INDEXAADMINISTRATIONAdditions, alterations and repairs . . . . . . . . . 102.1.3Change in occupancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102.1.4Existing installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102.1.1Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102.1.2Means of Appeal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1101Referenced codes and standards . . . . . . . . . . 102.6ALTERNATE METHODS ORMATERIALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302.8.3,601.3, 603.1APPROVAL AND MODIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . 302.8.1APPROVED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202APPROVED AGENCY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202CCODE OFFICIALAppointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301.2Definition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302.1Duties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302.2Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302.6Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302.5Liability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302.9CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCYChange in use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303.2Use and occupancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303.1CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 501.1DDESIGN PROFESSIONAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503.1EELECTRICAL SYSTEMSAuthority to condemn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901.2Dangerous conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901.3Existing systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1203.1General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1202.1Method of service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901.6Smoke detector circuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1202.3Unsafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901.1EQUIPMENT AND DOOR LABELING. . . . . . . 1202.12EXISTING ELECTRICALFACILITIESInstallation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1203.1.3Receptacle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1203.1.4Lighting fixtures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1203.1.5IINSPECTION AND TESTINGConcealed work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 702.1.2Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 702.1.6Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 702.1Rough-in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 702.1.4Underground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 702.1.3LLISTED AND LISTINGAppliance and fixture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1201.3Definition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202OOCCUPANCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202PPERMITApplication for. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302.3, 402.2Conditions of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403.1Exempt from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401.3Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404SSCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.3SERVICE UTILITIESAuthority to disconnect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801.3Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801.1Temporary connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801.2VVIOLATIONSFailure to correct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1002.5Notice of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1002.2Penalties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1003.1Stop work order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1004.1WWIRINGNM Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1202.2Plenums. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1202.8Smoke control systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1202.7.22003 ICC ELECTRICAL CODE™—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 27
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