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Code News Update
Chattanooga Adopts 2008 NEC
According to a Code Alert issued earlier today by the
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the city of
Chattanooga, Tenn., has adopted the 2008 NEC with a few exceptions.
Section 210.12(B) will retain the language shown in the 2005 edition
of the NEC. This means that arc fault circuit interrupter protection is
still not required for any other rooms in a dwelling unit, other
Sections 210.52(C)(2) and (3) are deleted in their entirety. These
sections of the Code focus on the dwelling unit receptacle outlet
requirements for island and peninsular countertop spaces. In addition
this exclusion, the Exception to 210.52(C)(5) is also deleted in its
The effective date of this adoption was July 1, 2010.
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