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(a) The 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-2014) adopted by the National Fire Protection Association on June 10 - 13, 2013, and approved by the American National Standards Institute on August 1, 2013, constitutes the minimum electrical code for the state and is adopted by reference.

(b) The 2012 Edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (ANSI C2-2012), approved by the American National Standards Institute on June 3, 2011, constitutes the minimum electrical safety standards of the state and is adopted by reference.

History: Eff. 4/27/96, Register 138; am 12/17/99, Register 152; am 9/25/2002, Register 163; am 6/14/2006, Register 178; am 9/27/2008, Register 187; am 10/16/2012, Register 204; am 10/23/2014, Register 212; am 3/6/2016, Register 217

Authority: AS 18.60.580

AS 18.60.600

Editor's note: Copies of the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Safety Code, adopted by reference in 8 AAC 70.025, are available for public review at the Mechanical Inspection Section, Division of Labor Standards and Safety, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 1251 Muldoon Road, Suite 113, Anchorage, AK 99504; telephone (907) 269-4925. Additionally, copies of the National Electrical Code may be obtained by contacting the National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471; telephone: (800) 344-3555; facsimile: (617) 770-0700; Internet address: http://www.nfpa.org. Copies of the National Electrical Safety Code may be obtained by contacting the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 3 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016-5997.

8 AAC 70.030. Acceptable standards

Repealed 5/19/84.

8 AAC 70.035. Electrical maintenance

For purposes of AS 18.60.640 (a), new installations and alterations to existing installations do not include electrical maintenance. For purposes of this section,

(1) the replacement or repair of electrical utilization equipment or devices with equipment or devices having the same electrical and mechanical characteristics constitutes electrical maintenance, if the replacement equipment or devices do not

(A) need alteration or adaptation to be installed; or

(B) change the electrical load of the affected circuit; and

(2) the replacement of conduit or other wiring methods, or conductors, regardless of the length or amount, constitutes installation, and is subject to AS 18.60.580 - 18.60.660.

History: Eff. 9/27/2008, Register 187

Authority: AS 18.60.600

AS 18.60.640

8 AAC 70.040. Authorization

(a) An application for authorization to perform an inspection under AS 18.60.610 must contain the name of the inspector to be authorized, the inspector's working experience and certificate of fitness number, and evidence that the inspector is employed by a corporation, electric utility firm, public utility district, rural electrification association, or municipal utility district furnishing electrical current. This information must be submitted to the department on the employer's letterhead stationery.

(b) If the applicant meets the requirements of this section and AS 18.60.610 , the department will appoint the applicant as a deputy electrical inspector.

History: Eff. 10/9/70, Register 36; am 5/19/84, Register 90

Authority: AS 18.60.600

AS 18.60.610

8 AAC 70.050. Submission of plans

Repealed 5/19/84.

8 AAC 70.060. Inspections

Inspections conducted under AS 18.60.610 must be reported to the department within 15 days after the date of inspection. The report must contain the

(1) name of the entity employing the inspector;

(2) name of the inspector;

(3) type of inspection;

(4) name of the owner of the premises;

(5) name of the installer of electrical wiring;

(6) address of the premises;

(7) type of premises;

(8) code violations observed; and

(9) fee charged for the inspection.

History: Eff. 10/9/70, Register 36; am 5/19/84, Register 90

Authority: AS 18.60.600

AS 18.60.610

8 AAC 70.070. Inspection fees

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