Pending Code Change
Item for 2011 NEC
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Pending Code Change Item for 2011
As noted in the NEC Committee Report on
Proposals, 2010 Annual Revision Cycle, Code-Making Panel 9 has
to accept a Code change submitted by Mike Theisen, St. Cloud, Minn.,
(Log #1703 NEC-P09). Theisen recommended removing a reference to Part
in 408.30 to help clarify that the rating in question is the feeder or
service, not a branch circuit. He notes that Part II is referenced in
Part III of Art. 220, so no requirements will be lost.
The document is open for public review and comment through October
23, 2009. You can download
an electronic version of the report via the NFPA Web site.
All interested parties are urged to read this report and submit
comments on the forms provided in the report. Each comment received on
or before the closing date of the comment period will be considered and
acted upon by the NEC Code Committee. The results of the committee
action will be published in the NEC Committee Report on
which will be made available to all who request it. The Report on
Comments mail date is scheduled for March 29, 2010.
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