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November 24, 2010 A Penton Media Publication Vol. VIII No. 22

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    Code News Update
    Massachusetts Code Alert
    The Massachusetts Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) has issued a notice of a public hearing to be held by the BFPR at the Department of Fire Services, State Road, Stow, Mass., on Dec. 9, 2010 at 1 p.m. for the purpose of hearing public comments on proposed amendments to the Massachusetts Electrical Code (527 CMR 12.00), including adoption of the 2011 NEC, with amendments. The proposal will apply to all electrical installations within the Commonwealth and take effect on Jan. 1, 2011.

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    Code Violations
    What's Wrong Here?
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    Think you know how this installation violates the NEC? Visit EC&M's website to see the answer. Hint: Take a ticket, please.

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    Code Quandaries
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    By Mike Holt
    Q. What are the requirements for the point of attachment of a service drop?

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    Code Challenge
    Code Quiz
    By Steven Owen
    According to the 2011 NEC, a requirement for providing GFCI protection for 15A and 20A, single-phase, 125V receptacles was added to which of the following locations?
    1. Indoor wet locations
    2. Locker rooms with associated showering facilities
    3. Service bays, garages, and similar areas where the items listed in 511.12 may be used
    4. All the above

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    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.

    • Boston —December 7-8, Venue to be determined
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    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.

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