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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
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),
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According to the 2011 NEC, a requirement for providing
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- Service bays, garages, and similar areas where the items listed in
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- All the above
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