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August 12, 2010 A Penton Media Publication Vol. VIII No. 15



CONTENTS
Tentative Interim Amendment Issued for 2008 NEC

What's Wrong Here?

Code Q&A

Code Quiz

Code Change Conferences Are Coming



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    Code News Update
    Tentative Interim Amendment Issued for 2008 NEC
    On August 5, the NFPA Standards Council issued a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) that was processed by Code-Making Panel 1 and the National Electrical Code Technical Correlating Committee. TIA 09-2 (SC 10-8-24/TIA Log #990) revises the text of 90.2(B)(5) to more clearly define what types of installations fall under the exclusive control of an electric utility. Click here to review the specific text changes.

    This TIA has an effective date of August 25, 2010.


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    Code Violations
    What's Wrong Here?
    By Brian J. McPartland
    Think you know how this installation violates the NEC? Visit EC&M's Web site to see the answer.

    Hint: Water, water everywhere



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    Code Quandaries
    Code Q&A
    By Mike Holt
    Q. What are the AFCI protection requirements for dwelling units?

    Visit EC&M's Web site to see the answer.


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    Code Challenge
    Code Quiz
    By Steven Owen
    When is it permissible to install a listed plug-in-type backfed circuit breaker in a panelboard, without an additional fastener to secure the circuit breaker, so that removal of the circuit breaker requires other than a pull to release the circuit breaker from the mounting means on the panelboard?
    1. Never.
    2. Only in a lighting and appliance branch circuit panelboard.
    3. Only in a power panelboard.
    4. In a panelboard that is part of the distribution equipment associated with a utility-interactive inverter, which is also part of an interconnected electric power production source.

    Visit EC&M's Web site for the answer and explanation.


    Shows and Events
    Code Change Conferences Are Coming
    The 2011 NEC is coming. Will you be ready for the changes? By attending one of EC&M's Code Change Conferences, presented by NEC expert Mike Holt and sponsored by EC&M University, you'll learn everything you need to know about major NEC changes that will impact your work, whether you're an electrician, electrical engineer, electrical designer, plant/facility electrical maintenance person, or electrical inspector. Check out the following conferences for a location and time that's right for you.

    • Atlanta — October 11-12, 2010, Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport Hotel
    • St. Louis — October 18-19, Sheraton Westport Hotel Lakeside Chalet
    • Chicago — November 1-2, Hyatt Regency Rosemont
    • Seattle —November 8-9, Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
    • Philadelphia —November 29-30, Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
    • Boston —December 6-7, Venue to be determined
    • Orlando —December 13-14, Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport

    If you’re a registered professional engineer and attend one of the 2011 NEC Code Change Conferences, you'll be granted professional development hours (PDHs), a requirement for re-licensing. The program is also certified as an approved provider of Code Update training by those states requiring continuing education hours for re-licensing of journeymen, master electricians, and electrical contractors.

    Register now to attend one of the these events. For more details on the conferences and a full program, visit EC&M's website.

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