Proposed Int. No.

581-A

By Council Members Provenzano, Comrie, Martinez, Weprin, Yassky, James and
Jackson (by request of the Mayor)

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the
electrical code.

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivisions a and c of section 27-3010 of the administrative
code of the city of New York, as renumbered and amended by local law number 64 for
the year 2001, are amended to read as follows:
a. An applicant for a license as a master electrician or special electrician
must be over the age of twenty-one years, of good moral character and, at the time of
applying for examination, shall have had, during the ten (10) years immediately
preceding his or her application, at least seven and one-half (7½) years or the equivalent
as indicated below and during such time a minimum of ten thousand five hundred
(10,500) hours or the equivalent as indicated below of satisfactory experience in the
installation, alteration and repair of wiring and appliances for electric light, heat and
power in or on buildings or comparable facilities. Except as otherwise provided below,
such satisfactory experience must have been obtained while under the direct supervision
of a licensed master electrician or special electrician or, with respect to experience
outside the city, under the direct supervision of an individual with comparable
qualifications as determined by the commissioner, and while in the employ of (i) a
master electrician business as defined herein, or (ii) an individual, a partnership or a
corporation owning, leasing or managing a building, buildings or parts thereof and
employing a special electrician to perform electrical work in or on specific buildings,
lots or parts thereof owned, leased or managed by such individual, corporation or
partnership, or (iii) an individual, a partnership or a corporation deemed acceptable by the
commissioner. No more than twenty-five percent ( 25 %) of such satisfactory experience
shall have been gained while working outside the United States unless the commissioner

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determines that the licensing system and electrical code of the foreign jurisdiction is
essentially similar to licensing systems and electrical codes in the United States. The
following shall be deemed to fulfill the satisfactory experience requirement:
1. A journeyman electrician who has worked at least seven and one-half
(7½) years and during such time a minimum of ten thousand five hundred (10,500) hours
of such experience must have been obtained by working with his or her tools on the
installation, alteration and repair of wiring and appliances for light, heat and power in or
on buildings or comparable facilities, or
2. A graduate of a college or university who holds a degree in electrical
engineering, either a master of science (M.S.) or bachelor of science (B.S.) and has in
addition worked at least (i) with respect to an applicant with an M.S. degree, two and
one-half (2½) years and during such time a minimum of thirty-five hundred (3500) hours
of such experience or, (ii) with respect to an applicant with a B.S. degree, three and
one-half ( 3½) years and during such time a minimum of forty-nine hundred (4900)
hours of such experience must have been obtained by working with his or her tools on the
installation, alteration and repair of wiring and appliances for electric light, heat and
power in or on buildings or comparable facilities, or
3. A graduate of a vocational, industrial, trade school or apprenticeship
program, registered with the New York state department of labor, specializing in
electrical wiring, installation and design or applied electricity, who has worked at least
five and one-half (5½) years and during such time a minimum of seventy-seven hundred
(7700) hours of such experience must have been obtained by working with his or her
tools on the installation, alteration and repair of wiring and appliances for electric light,
heat and power in or on buildings or comparable facilities, or
4. Any person who attended courses in a college or university leading to a
degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, bachelor of science in electrical
engineering or mechanical engineering, who passed all subjects in the required courses
shall be credited with satisfactory experience equal to fifty per cent (50%) of the number
of curricula years he or she has satisfactorily completed which, in no event, however,
shall exceed two and one-half (2½) years credit of satisfactory experience, the balance of
the required seven and one-half (7½) years, i.e., five (5) years and during such time a

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minimum of seven thousand (7000) hours of such experience must have been obtained by
working with his or her tools on the installation, alteration and repair of wiring and
apparatus for light, heat and power in or on buildings or comparable facilities, or
5. Any person who attended courses in a vocational, industrial or trade
school, registered with the New York state department of labor, specializing in electrical
wiring, installation and design or applied electricity who has passed all subjects in the
required courses shall be credited with fifty per cent (50%) of the number of curricula
years that he or she has satisfactorily completed which, however, in no event, shall
exceed two (2) years credit of [practical] such experience, the balance of the required
seven and one-half (7½) years, i.e., five and one-half (5½) years of such experience and
during such time a minimum of seven thousand (7000) hours must have been obtained by
working with his or her tools on the installation and repair of wiring for electric light,
heat and power in or on buildings or comparable facilities, or
6. An employee of a government agency, private inspection agency or
other entity, acceptable to the commissioner, whose duties primarily involve the
inspection of electrical work for compliance with the electrical code and the electrical
code technical standards and/or other laws relating to the installation, alteration or repair
of electrical wiring or appliances shall be credited with fifty percent (50%) of the
number of years that he or she has been satisfactorily employed in such duties within the
ten (10) year period prior to application, which, however, in no event, shall exceed two
and one-half (2 ½) years credit of satisfactory experience. The balance of the required
seven and one-half (7 ½) years, i.e., five (5) years and during such time a minimum of
seven thousand (7000) hours of such experience must have been obtained by working
with his or her tools on the installation, alteration and repair of wiring and appliances for
electric light, heat and power in or on buildings or comparable facilities except that the
requirement of subdivision a of this section that an applicant’s working experience must
have been within the ten (10) year period prior to application shall not apply to such
balance of five (5) years working experience required pursuant to this paragraph.
c. Every applicant shall be required to take an examination in accordance
with the rules of the department. However, where the application is on behalf of a city

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agency, the commissioner may waive the examination requirement if the applicant has
sufficient experience qualifications, as determined by the commissioner.
§2. Subdivision a of section 27-3015 of the administrative code of the city
of New York, as amended by local law 64 for the year 2001, is amended to read as
follows:
a. Any license and seal issued hereunder may be renewed without
examination, provided application for such renewal, accompanied by the renewal fees
prescribed above and such information as may be required by the commissioner to ensure
compliance with section 27-3016 of this chapter, shall have been filed prior to the
expiration of the existing license. Where an applicant can show good and sufficient cause
for his or her inability to renew his or her license and seal before its expiration, the
commissioner may, within thirty days after the expiration of such license, permit the
issuance, without examination, of a new license and seal upon payment of the prescribed
fees for such new license and seal within said thirty days. No license shall be renewed
and no new license and seal shall be issued unless all outstanding fees required by section
27-3018 of this code have been paid. The commissioner may promulgate rules requiring
applicants for the renewal of master or special electrician’s licenses to submit proof, in
such form as he or she shall determine, that, in each year of the license term, such
applicant completed at least ten hours of continuing education courses approved by the
department. Such proof shall be submitted not less than two months prior to the
expiration of the license term.
§3. Subdivision b of section 27-3018 of the administrative code of the city
of New York, as amended by local law number 64 for the year 2001, is amended to read
as follows:
b. Before commencing any electrical work, other than low voltage
electrical work, a master electrician business or special electrician shall file with the
commissioner an application for a permit and, if applicable, certificate of electrical
inspection for such work on a form prescribed by the commissioner.
No such work shall be performed until the commissioner has reviewed and
approved such application and issued an appropriate permit for such work. The permit
shall be conspicuously posted at the work site at all times while the work is in progress.

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Each permit shall be issued with an expiration date to be determined in accordance with
the rules of the department, but not less than one year after the date of issuance. An
expired permit may be renewed in accordance with the rules of the department upon
payment of a renewal fee as set forth in such rules.
§4. Subdivision a of section 27-3024 of the administrative code of the city
of New York, as amended by local law number 41 for the year 2002, is amended to read
as follows:
a. The city of New York hereby adopts the 2002 edition of the National
Fire Protection Association NFPA 70 National Electrical Code as the minimum
requirements for the design, installation, alteration or repair of electric wires and wiring
apparatus and other appliances used or to be used for the transmission of electricity for
electric light, heat, power, signaling, communication, alarm and data transmission in the
city subject to the amendments adopted by local law and set forth in section 27-3025 of
this subchapter, which shall be known and cited as “ the New York city amendments to
the 2002 National Electrical Code”. Such 2002 edition of the National Fire Protection
Association NFPA 70 National Electrical Code with such New York city amendments
shall together be known and cited as the “electrical code technical standards”. The
commissioner shall make a copy of the electrical code technical standards available for
public inspection at the department of buildings.
§5. Section 27-3025 of the administrative code of the city of New York is
REPEALED and a new section 27-3025 is added to read as follows:
§27-3025 The New York city amendments to the 2002 National Electrical
Code. The following New York city amendments to the 2002 National Electrical Code
are hereby adopted as set forth in this section:

2002 NEC New York City Amendment

110.2 Revise section 110.2 to read as follows:

110.2 Approval of Electrical Materials, Equipment and Installations.

(A) Listed and Approved Materials and Equipment. All electrical
equipment, apparatus, materials, devices, appliances or wiring thereto
installed or used in any electrical construction or installation regulated by

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(1) All electrical equipment. (2) Any change in an installation with a rating of 1000 kVA or larger. with submittals required in accordance with rules of the Department of Buildings. in kVA.the terms of this Code. Other markings shall be provided. generator paralleling equipment or other sources. (B) Installations. materials. transformers. (3) Any addition to an existing installation. No electrical installations as described in (1) through (5) below shall be constructed unless an application for approval therefor has been submitted to the Commissioner of Buildings and approval has been granted. All electrical installations regulated by the terms of this Code shall be designed and constructed so as to be safe and suitable for the purpose intended. generators. For the purpose of this section an electrical “installation” shall refer to the installation of service equipment. (5) A new installation or revised installation above 600V irrespective of kVA rating. wattage or other appropriate ratings as are prescribed elsewhere in this Code. (2) The maker’s name. shall be designed and constructed so as to be safe and suitable for the purpose intended. giving voltage. shall be determined by summing the maximum ampere ratings of each service disconnect and calculating total kVA at the operating voltage. Service disconnects supplying fire pumps shall be included at 125% of the fire pump full load 6 . (1) The capacity of a utility service. equipment and materials. (1) A new installation of new equipment totaling 1000 kVA or larger. which would affect clearances around the equipment of a 1000 kVA installation. appliances and wiring used in New York City shall be acceptable to the Commissioner of Buildings. apparatus. trademark or other identification. which would bring the total to 1000 kVA or larger. up to and including 2nd level overcurrent protection unless it was fully described and approved as “future” on the original approved plan. current. devices. (4) The addition of any equipment in a room. (C) Capacity. symbol and number shall be placed on fittings. UPS systems.

The calculation shall include all new and existing service disconnects supplied from the common service entrance.31 Revise the second sentence of the second paragraph of section 110. All utility network compartments shall have at least two means of access. The voltage rating of electrical equipment shall not be less than the nominal voltage of a circuit to which it is connected.26(A)(1)(a) Revise the last sentence in subsection 110. No wiring of Class 1 remote control and signaling circuits shall be considered “low voltage” regardless of the actual voltage.” 110.26(G) to read as follows: (G) Network Compartments.” 110. 110. The requirements of Articles 725.26(G) Add a new subsection 110.2 Definition of Low Voltage. amps.33(A) to read as follows: 7 . power limited.31 to read as follows: A fence shall not be less than 8 ft (2. 810. (2) The capacity of a transformer.). the voltage considered shall be that at which the circuit operates.26(A)(1)(a) by replacing“762 mm (30 in) with “900 mm (36 in. 110. the term “low voltage (installer)” shall apply exclusively to circuits in the following categories: Class 1 circuits.4 to read as follows: 110. (102 mm)” with “6 in. generator or other source shall be its maximum KVA output rating.4 Voltages. 110. 820 and 830 shall apply.31(A) by replacing “4 in.8 Add a new sentence at the end of section 110. (150mm). and Class 3 circuits of 50 volts or less.33(A) Revise the first sentence of subsection 110. Throughout this Code. 800. 780.8 to read as follows: Refer to the New York City Amendments to the 2002 National Electrical Code. 110.44m) in height. one of which must be from outside the building.31(A) Revise the second sentence of subsection 110. For the purposes of this Code. Exception: Section 551. UPS system. 110. or from a public area within the building. Class 2 circuits.4 Revise section 110.

98 m) high shall be provided to give access to the working space about electric equipment.12 (B) to read as follows: (B) Dwelling Unit Bedrooms.52(I) and which supply a single receptacle. living rooms.24 Revise Table 210. Exception: Buildings with central air conditioning systems that serve any of the above areas shall not require separate outlets in those areas. 15.19(A)(1) Add a new sentence to subsection 210.52(I) Add a new subsection 210. other than circuits installed to comply with subsection 210. Such outlets shall be supplied by an individual appliance branch circuit. 4: Conductors of branch circuits shall be sized to allow for a maximum voltage drop of 3% the last outlet supplying light.19(A)(4) Revise subsection 210.24 by changing the numbers within the Circuit Rating section from “14” to“12. At least one entrance not less than 30 in. 210.and 20-ampere receptacle outlets installed in dwelling unit bedrooms and sleeping areas of studio apartments shall be protected by an arc-fault circuit interrupter(s). single-phase.19(A)(4) by changing the number at the end of the first sentence from “No.19(A)(1) at end of the paragraph before the exception to read as follows and delete FPN No. a minimum working space of 36 in. All branch circuits. (914 mm) horizontally shall be provided. 12. heat or power and the maximum voltage drop allowable for feeders and branch circuit combined shall not exceed 5%.” 210.12(B) Revise subsection 210. 210.52(I) to read as follows: (I) Outlet Requirements For Residential-Type Occupancies. 110. 210. Smoke detectors within dwelling units shall not receive electric energy from branch circuits protected by arc-fault circuit interrupters. 8 .” 210. In addition to the requirements set forth in subsections (A) through (H) of this section. that supply 125-volt.34(A) Revise the last sentence of the Exception to read as follows: Where rear access is required to work on de-energized parts on the back of enclosed equipment. 14” to “No. bedrooms. and dining rooms shall have at least one receptacle outlet installed for air conditioners. (762 mm) wide and 6½ ft (1.

35 Revise section 220. shall be included for each air conditioning outlet required by 210. based on the initial loading at the start of the recording. 215. The calculation of a feeder load for existing installations shall be permitted to use actual maximum demand to determine the existing load under the following conditions: (1) The maximum demand data is available for a 1-year period.16(C) Add a new subsection 220.16(C) to read as follows: (C) Air Conditioning Circuits – Dwelling Unit.35 Optional Calculations for Determining Existing Loads. 220. a demand factor of 50% shall be permitted where applicable. The maximum voltage drop in any branch circuit shall not exceed 3%.35 to read as follows: 220. The minimum size of any feeder supplying any dwelling unit shall not be less than three No.2(A)(4) Add the following two new sentences at the end of subsection 215. 2.215.52(I). if not less than 1500 Volt-Amperes. The recording shall reflect the maximum demand of the feeder by being taken when the building or space is occupied and shall include by measurement or calculation the larger of the heating or cooling equipment load.2(A)(4) to read as follows and delete FPN No. A load. 215.5 Revise the first sentence of section 215. the calculated load shall be permitted to be based on the maximum demand (measure of average power demand over a 15-minute period) continuously recorded over a minimum 30-day period using a recording ammeter or power meter connected to the highest loaded phase of the feeder. The minimum feeder size to any dwelling unit shall not be smaller than three No.2(A)(1) at the end of the paragraph before the exception to read as follows: Feeder conductors shall be sized so that the maximum voltage drop at the last overcurrent device does not exceed 3% and the total maximum voltage drop of feeder and branch circuit conductors to the last outlet does not exceed 5%.2(A)(1) Add two new sentences to subsection 215. 8 conductors. 220.5 to read as follows: A diagram showing feeder details shall be provided prior to the installation of the feeders. 8 conductors. Exception: If the maximum demand data for a 1-year period is not available. and 9 . When calculating conductor sizes for feeders or service entrance.

230. 10 . nominal.6(B) to read as follows: Overhead conductors for festoon lighting shall not be smaller than No.11 Circuit Exits and Entrances. (2) The maximum demand at 125 percent plus the new load does not exceed the ampacity of the feeder.21 Delete section 225.7 Delete Exception No. 230.31(B) to read as follows: (B) Minimum Size. 10 unless the conductors are supported by messenger wires.12 in its entirety.21 in its entirety. 225. 6 aluminum for a longer span. the requirements of Section 230.11 Revise section 225. (3) The feeder has overcurrent protection in accordance with 240. 10 copper or No.12 Delete section 225.6(B) Revise the first sentence of subsection 225. 230.4. 4 copper or No.11 to read as follows: 225.23(B) Revise the exception to read as follows: Exception: By Special Permission. Where outside branch and feeder circuits leave or enter a building.2 m (40 ft) in length and No. 225. No. 2 aluminum or copper-clad aluminum.54 shall apply. 225. or less. The conductors shall not be smaller than No. 8 copper or No.6(A)(1) to read as follows: (1) For 600 volts.6(A)(1) Revise subsection 225. 2. 225. 225. 230. (4) This section may not be used to determine service loads except by special permission. other loads that may be periodic in nature due to seasonal or similar conditions. unless supported by a messenger wire.31(B) Revise subsection 230.30 Delete the Exception. 8 aluminum for spans up to 12.

controlled water heaters. bus sizing shall conform to the following table: Current Rating Maximum Current Per Square Inch in Amperes of Bus Ventilated Housing Unventilated Housing Copper Bar Alum. When service-entrance conductors consist of bus bars contained in either service busway or other service equipment. Exception: Conductors supplying only limited loads of a single branch circuit — such as small polyphase power. Bar Up to 1200Amp 1000 750 800 600 1201 to 2000 Amp 800 600 700 525 2001 to 4000 Amp 700 525 500 (1) The sum of the noncontinuous loads plus 125 percent of the continuous loads. The ampacity of the service-entrance conductors before the application of any adjustment or correction factors shall not be less than either (1) or (2) for services below 1000kVA and shall not be less than (3) for services 1000kVA and larger.15 for respective cable types at 75°C.entrance conductors terminate in an overcurrent device where both the overcurrent device and its assembly are listed for operation at 100 percent of their rating. 3. 230.42(A) to read as follows: (A) General.41 Delete the Exception. (2) The sum of the noncontinuous load plus the continuous load if the service. FPN: See NYC Electrical Code Amendment 110. 11 . 8 aluminum or copper-clad aluminum. Bar Copper Bar Alum. Exception: The ampacity of service-entrance conductors need not exceed 4000 Amperes.2(C)(1) for determining service equipment capacity. (3) The sum of the maximum Ampere ratings of the service disconnects.40 Delete Exception No. Loads shall be determined in accordance with Article 220. 230. 10 copper or No.42(A) Revise subsection 230. Ampacity shall be determined from 310. and similar loads — shall not be smaller than No. When including fire pump disconnects in the calculation 125 percent of the fire pump full load Amperes shall be added. 230.

102(A). (2) taps supplying two to six service disconnects when grouped.43 Revise section 230.43 Wiring Methods for 600 Volts. and (E). Service entrance conductors shall not be run within the hollow spaces of frame buildings. (3) Intermediate metal conduit. (C).83 m) long between raceways.230. Service-entrance conductors shall not be spliced except as follows: (1) in a service end line box. 230. Underground service entrance conductors shall enter the building in a listed and approved 12 .44 Delete section 230. (4) service-entrance conductors in the form of busway.46 to read as follows: 230. (6) Busways. Service-entrance conductors shall be protected against physical damage. 230. (3) approved terminals in meter enclosures.46 Unspliced Conductors.49 Revise section 230. 230. (A) Underground Service Entrance Conductors. or between raceway and service equipment. shall be connected.44 in its entirety. metal-sheathed cable.83 m) long or liquidtight. (B). Nominal. flexible metal conduit not over 6 ft (1. (4) Electrical metallic tubing. (2) Rigid metal conduit. as required in order to assemble the various fittings and sections. (9) Flexible metal conduit not over 6 ft (1. Service-entrance conductors shall be installed in accordance with the applicable requirements of this Code covering the type of wiring method used and shall be limited to the following methods: (1) Type IGS cable.46 Revise section 230.49 to read as follows: 230.43 to read as follows: 230. with equipment bonding jumper routed with the flexible metal conduit or the liquidtight flexible metal conduit according to the provisions of Section 250. (7) Auxiliary gutters. or Less. (5) Wireways.49 Protection Against Physical Damage. (8) Mineral-insulated.

which has exposed bus-bars on the back. enclosing all metal parts. Interior service entrance conductors within a building shall have mechanical protection in the form of rigid conduit.50 Delete section 230.83 meters) in length. Flexible metal conduit. The raceway shall have an inside diameter of not less than 1½ inches (5. or by other wiring methods approved for such purpose. 2: In existing installations. not in excess of 6 feet (1. Service raceways shall be equipped with a raintight service head at the point of connection to service-drop conductors.51 in its entirety.8 cm) or its equivalent area. or other wiring methods approved for such purpose. The use of an auxiliary gutter shall be governed by the requirements of Article 366 of this Code. threaded rigid metallic conduit. 13 . Burial depths shall be in accordance with Section 300. 230. Insulated bushings shall be used unless lead-covered conductors are used. (D) Grounded.54 to read as follows: 230. Overhead service entrance conductors shall enter buildings in threaded rigid conduit and threaded fittings approved for this purpose.50 in its entirety. Service raceways or other methods approved for such purpose. 230. 1: Auxiliary gutters may contain up to 40 service entrance conductors. Exception No.52 in its entirety. (A)Raintight Service Head. auxiliary gutters. the raceway may terminate at the rear panel of the switchboard. Exception No.5.51 Delete section 230. or be made up directly to an equivalent approved device. (B) Overhead Service Entrance Conductors. The mechanical protection shall enter a terminal box or service switch cabinet.54 Overhead Service Locations. shall be grounded. may be used where the physical conditions make the installation of rigid metal conduit impracticable. raceway. (C) Interior Service Entrance Conductors. 230. if a service switch is installed on a switchboard. such as a duct.54 Revise section 230.52 Delete section 230. 230.

Service heads shall be located above the point of attachment of the service-drop conductors to the building or other structure. Drip loops shall be formed on individual conductors. (A) General. Where service equipment totaling 1000 kVA or larger is installed separately.13 meters) in front of the board if boards are installed facing each other. except by special permission. or as part of a switchboard. and repairs within the vicinity of the service equipment. (C) Separately Bushed Openings.52 meters) in front of the switchboard if it is in one line. service-entrance conductors shall be connected to the service-drop conductors below the level of the service head.64 Service Rooms or Areas. 14 . Service heads shall have conductors of different potential brought out through separately bushed openings. the room in which such switchboard is located shall be constructed of noncombustible materials. the service head location shall be permitted not farther than 24 in. or Larger. (2) At least 12 inches (30. in order to assure the safety of operation. (D) Drip Loops. To prevent the entrance of moisture.64 Add a new section 230. The minimum sufficient working space shall be as provided in Section 110. Service-drop conductors and service-entrance conductors shall be arranged so that water will not enter service raceway or equipment. Exception: For jacketed multiconductor service cable without splice. and at least 7 feet (2.48 cm) from the floor to any energized part of the switchboard.26. (B) Service Heads Above Service-Drop Attachment. (E) Arranged that Water Will Not Enter Service Raceway or Equipment. 230. inspection. (610 mm) from the point of attachment. (B) Service Equipment Totaling 1000 kVA. Exception: Where it is impracticable to locate the service head above the point of attachment. and shall be of dimensions adequate to house the switchboard and to provide the following minimum clearances: (1) At least 5 feet (1.64 to read as follows: 230.

65 Available Short-Circuit Current. This requirement shall be waived if a second entrance door is provided and located as remotely as practical from the first.70(A) Revise subsection 230. (4) Front-only accessible switchboards may be installed 12 inches (30. 230. (5) Service equipment shall be arranged so that it is reachable from the entrance door without having to pass in front of. the following shall also apply: · At least 3 feet (0. it shall be the responsibility of the owner of the building 15 . 230.65 Add a new section 230.10.70(B) Revise subsection 230.70(B) to read as follows: (B) Marking. Where remote control devices are used on service equipment or manually operated circuit breaker devices.70(A)to read as follows: (A) Location. The service disconnecting means shall be installed at a readily accessible location inside a building or structure nearest the point of entrance of the service conductors. access must be sealed at each end or comply with the restrictions herein. 230.76(A) to read as follows: (A) Service Equipment Totaling 1000 kVA or Larger. Service equipment shall be suitable for use at the available short-circuit current. Each door shall access an area. if the front-only accessible switchboard is installed more than 12 inches (30.48 cm) from the wall. Each service disconnect shall be permanently marked to identify it as a service disconnect.914 meters) at each end of the board · At least 3 feet (0. 230. (3) Where side and/or rear access is required.65 to read as follows: 230. However. See Section 110.76 (A) Add a new subsection 230. which leads to a legal exit. Each disconnect shall be marked to indicate the load served.914 meters) in the rear of the board clear of all obstructions. or behind any other electrical equipment in the room. Service disconnecting means shall not be installed in bathrooms. Exception: Service disconnecting means approved for the purpose may be installed on the outside of residential buildings of one through four dwelling units.48 cm) or less from a wall.

230.90(A) Delete Exception No. 230. FPN: See also Section 700.83 to read as follows: 230. or overcurrent devices on service switches or service circuit breakers. or such owner's authorized agent to cause the opening and closing mechanism of each service switch or service breaker to be tested at least once every year. 3: Circuits for load management devices and emergency supply shall be permitted to be connected on the supply side of the service overcurrent device where separately provided with overcurrent protection. The testing need not be performed under load.12 Electrical System Coordination. 230. 3 to read as follows: Exception No. which have a rating above 601 amperes. 230.6. Rating and arrangement of fuses.83 Add a new section 230.82(1) to read as follows: (1) Cable limiters. Where an orderly shutdown is required to minimize the hazard(s) to personnel and equipment. 240. shall be coordinated.82(1) Revise subsection 230.12 to read as follows: 240.94 Revise Exception No.209 Add a Fine Print Note to read as follows: FPN: Lightning protection systems installations. See NFPA 780-2000 Edition for lightning protection systems installation requirements. 230. A record showing the date and signature of the qualified person making the test shall be kept posted at the switch or circuit breaker. a system of coordination based on the following two conditions shall be permitted: (1) Coordinated short-circuit protection (2) Overload indication based on monitoring systems or devices 16 .12 Revise section 240. Such coordination shall provide a system of selective short circuit and overload protection between the point of service and the main distribution point. Transfer equipment shall be designed and installed to prevent the inadvertent interconnection of normal and alternate sources of supply in any operation of the transfer equipment.83 Transfer Equipment. 3.

thereby minimizing personnel hazard and equipment damage. for group operation of motors and Section 424. 240. selective coordination shall be required between distribution branch devices. allowing corrective action or an orderly shutdown.e. Exception: Fire Alarm Cutouts. coordination is defined as properly localizing a fault condition to restrict outages to the equipment affected.40 Disconnecting Means for Fuses. Exception No. A single disconnecting means shall be permitted on the supply side of more than one set of fuses as permitted by Section 430. 2: Coordination between the service overcurrent device and distribution main shall not be required where the service disconnecting means supplies a single main overcurrent device for a single distribution panel or switchboard.40 Revise section 240. Exception No.66 for the derived phase conductors. 1: Service overcurrent devices which supply single loads (i. motors) shall not require coordination. 250. FPN: The monitoring system may cause the condition to go to alarm. However. 240.30(A)(2) Revise the first paragraph of subsection 250.90 Add a new sentence at the end of section 240.20(C)in its entirety.40 to read as follows: 240..20(C) Delete subsection 240. A disconnecting means shall be provided on the supply side of all fuses in circuits over 150 volts to ground and cartridge fuses in circuits of any voltage where accessible to other than qualified persons so that each individual circuit containing fuses can be independently disconnected from the source of power. 3: The provisions of this Section shall not apply to the operation of ground fault protection equipment. accomplished by the choice of selective fault-protective devices. sized in accordance with Section 250.112. and between the service equipment and the main panel.90 to read as follows: Article 240. 240. shall be used to connect the grounded conductor of the derived system to the grounding electrode as specified in 17 .90 shall not be applied to any life safety circuits. Exception.30(A)(2) to read as follows: A grounding electrode conductor. Exception No.22(C) for fixed electric space-heating equipment. For the purposes of this section.

6 shall be in rigid metal conduit. A No. intermediate metal conduit. 250. intermediate metal conduit. 1 and No. otherwise. flexible metal conduit. or cable armor.184(C) Revise subsection 250.64(B) Revise subsection 250. rigid non-metallic conduit.24(A)(3) or (A)(4).178 to read as follows: The grounding conductor for secondary circuits of instrument transformers and for instrument cases shall not be smaller than No. Except as permitted by Sections 250. this connection shall be made at the same point on the separately derived system where the bonding jumper is installed. 12 copper.30(A)(4)(2) Delete the Exception. electrical metallic tubing.184(C) to read as follows: (C) Neutral Grounding Conductor. A No. 6. 250. intermediate metal conduit. 250. 4 copper or aluminum. Grounding conductors smaller than No. intermediate metal conduit.64(B) to read as follows: (B) Grounding Electrode Conductor. or where installed within buildings. or cable armor.178 Revise the first sentence of section 250. A grounding electrode conductor and its enclosure shall be securely fastened to the surface on which it is carried. electrical metallic tubing. or cable armor. The neutral grounding conductor shall be permitted to be a bare conductor if isolated from phase conductors and protected from physical damage. (3). rigid nonmetallic conduit. or larger conductor shall be protected if exposed to severe physical damage. Grounding electrode conductors within buildings shall be installed in rigid metal conduit.106 Revise the text of Fine Print Notes No. Neutral grounding conductors within buildings shall be installed in rigid metal conduit or intermediate metal conduit. Grounding conductors smaller than No. rigid nonmetallic conduit. it shall be in rigid metal conduit. 2 by substituting “NFPA 780-2000” for “NFPA 780-1997. 18 . 250. 6 grounding conductor that is free from exposure to physical damage shall be permitted to be run along the surface of the building construction without metal covering or protection where it is securely fastened to the construction. electrical metallic tubing. rigid nonmetallic conduit.52(A)(1) Delete the Exception. 250.” 250. shall be in rigid metal conduit. electrical metallic tubing or armored cable.

22(C)to read as follows: This section applies to non-fire rated spaces used for environmental air- handling purposes other than ducts and plenums as specified in 300.22(C) Revise the first sentence of subsection 300. Sources include service entrance points. and (3) directly buried. 2 to read as follows: Exception No. (2) in cable trays.12 Revise section 328.22(A) and (B).5(A) Revise subsection 300.6(B) to read as follows: Aluminum raceways and fittings shall not be permitted to be embedded in concrete. 300. 300. Type MV cables shall be permitted for use on power systems rated up to 35.22(B) Revise the title of subsection 300.10 Uses Permitted.10 Revise section 328. secondaries of different transformers. Direct-buried cable or conduit or other raceways shall be installed to meet the minimum cover requirements of Table 300-5.300. generators and UPS systems.6(B) Add a new sentence at the end of subsection 300.12 Uses Not Permitted. Direct buried cable shall not be installed except by special permission from the Commissioner of Buildings. nominal.12 to read as follows: 328.5(A) to read as follows: (A) Requirements. 2: Barriers shall be provided to isolate conductors energized from different sources when system voltage exceeds 250 Volts nominal and conductors are protected by first or second level overcurrent protective devices.10 to read as follows: 328. 328. Type MV cable shall not be used: (1)where exposed to direct sunlight.3(C)(1) Add a new Exception No.000 volts. 330. 300. in wet or dry locations and in raceways.10(A)(1) to read as follows: 19 .22(B) to read as follows: (B) Ducts. Plenums or Fire Rated Spaces Used for Environmental Air.10(A)(1) Revise subsection 330. 300. 328.

338. 334. FPN: See Section 310. 334. Type NMC. 340. In addition to the provisions of this article.10 for temperature limitation of conductors.10(A)to read as follows: Where installed as service entrance conductors. 20 .and two-family dwellings.12 (A)(11) and 334.10(5) in its entirety. except as prohibited in Section 334.12(A)(11). 338. (1) For feeders and branch circuits 334. (3) Cable trays.10(6) in its entirety." 340.10(1) by deleting the words "including direct burial in the earth.10 to read as follows: 334. 340.10(1) Revise the first sentence of subsection 340.12(A)(1)to read as follows: (1) In any multifamily dwelling exceeding three floors above grade 334.10(B)(4)(b) to read as follows: (b) Exterior Installations.10 Uses Permitted. (12) In commercial buildings.10 Revise section 334. where installed as exterior wiring.12(A)(12) to read as follows: (11) In other than residential buildings of three floors or less.30(C) Delete subsection 334. and Type NMS cables shall be permitted to be used in the following: (1) One. (2) Multifamily dwellings. Type NM. where the cables are identified for the use.30(C) in its entirety. shall be installed in an approved threaded raceway.10(A) Revise second paragraph of subsection 338.12(A)(1) Revise subsection 334. 338. service-entrance cable used for feeders or branch circuits.(12) Add two new subsections 334.10(5) Delete subsection 340.10(B)(4)(b) Revise subsection 338.10(6) Delete subsection 340.10(B)(2) Delete the Exception.12. Type SE cable shall be enclosed in a threaded metallic raceway.

10 to read as follows: 362.6 and where subject to chemicals for which the materials are specifically approved (3) In concealed. as follows: 356.12(3) to read as follows: (3) In lengths exceeding 6 feet (1.12(7) Add a new subsection 358.10 Uses Permitted by Special Permission Only.10 Revise the heading and the first sentence of section 354. The use of NUCC shall be permitted by special permission only. and damp locations not prohibited by Section 362. dry.10 Uses Permitted. The use of LFNC shall be permitted by special permission only. floors.12 (4) Above suspended ceilings where the suspended ceilings provide a thermal barrier of material. as follows: 358.12 (7) to read as follows: (7) For underground or exterior installations 362.10 Revise the heading and the first sentence of section 356. and ceilings where the walls.83m).340. which has at least a 1 hour finish rating as identified in listings of fire-rated assemblies 21 .10 to read as follows: 356. 354.12(3) Add a new subsection 350. floors. The use of electrical nonmetallic tubing and fittings shall be permitted: (1) Concealed within walls.10 Revise section 362.12(12) to read as follows: (12) Direct burial 350. and ceilings provide a thermal barrier of material which has at least a 1 hour finish rating as identified in listings of fire-rated assemblies (2) In locations subject to severe corrosive influences as covered in Section 300.10 to read as follows: 354.12(12) Add a new subsection 340.10 Uses Permitted by Special Permission Only.

20(B) Revise subsection 362. These are for identification purposes only and do not relate to actual dimensions. more susceptible to damage from physical contact.1 by adding the words "with special permission" so that the first sentence reads as follows: This article covers the use.130 Add a new subheading IV. 366. therefore. Wiring to be concealed or imbedded in concrete shall be left exposed for inspection and may be enclosed only after a satisfactory inspection has been performed.130 to read as follows: IV.1 Revise section 366. 362. and a new section 362. with special permission. 362.1(C) for the metric designators and trade sizes.40 Add a new part III to article 368 and a new section 368. 368.140 to read as follows: 362. provided fittings approved for this purpose are used for connections (6) For wet locations indoors or in a concrete slab on or below grade. The letter(s) of approval shall testify as to the suitability and quantity to be installed. 362.130 Approval Requirements. (5) Embedded in poured concrete. FPN: See 300. ENT larger than metric designator 27 (trade size 1) shall not be used.12(11) to read as follows: (11) In ducts. Approval and Inspections 362.12(11) Add a new subsection 362. plenums and other air handling spaces 362.40 to read as follows: 22 .140 Inspection. installation and construction requirements of metal auxiliary gutters and nonmetallic auxiliary gutters and associated fittings. For each project.140 Add new section 362. a letter of approval shall accompany the application.20(B) to read as follows: (B) Maximum. with fittings listed and approved for the purpose FPN: Extreme cold may cause some types of nonmetallic conduits to become brittle and.

42 to read as follows: 368. Exception: By special permission. 23 . properly spaced and braced to withstand the maximum stresses due to short circuit current to which they may be subjected. A clearance of at least four inches (101.41 to read as follows: 368. a service entrance busway shall be limited to a maximum of 10 feet (3.42 Specifications. Except by special permission.05m) in length.3 by deleting the words "and services" so that the sentence reads as follows: Cablebus shall be permitted to be used for branch circuits and feeders. III.6 mm) shall be provided between any live bus and the enclosure.41 Construction.40 Definition. tin or nickel. The enclosure shall be made of at least one-eighth inch (3. (C) All bus bar joints and connections shall be plated with silver.175 mm) aluminum with a solid top. (3) The service disconnect enclosure where located after and separated from the current transformer enclosure. (A) Service busway shall be limited to a maximum of ten feet in length. (B) A minimum of 4 inch clearance shall be provided from non-insulated phase bars to the enclosure. (2) The service disconnect enclosure where it is the first device. 370.3 Revise the last sentence of the first paragraph of section 370. Service-entrance busway is a busway that extends between the utility or point of service to one of the following: (1) The current transformer enclosure where it is the first device and part of a switchboard. Service-entrance busway shall consist of insulated copper or aluminum busbars mounted on insulating supports.42 Add a new section 368.41 Add a new section 368. Requirements for Service Entrance Busways 368. 368. ventilation may be provided on the sides and bottom. 368.

3(C) Add a new paragraph and exception to subsection 408.12(8) Add a new subsection 388.2(B)(7) to read as follows: (7) Use of cord and plug connected multioutlet assemblies shall not be permitted.12(9) to read as follows: (9) In non-residential buildings. 382 Revise subheading II. Installation Installation of Concealed Knob-and-Tube Wiring Shall Not Be Permitted. 394 Revise subheading II. 404. 388.10 Uses Permitted by Special Permission Only. 404.2(B)(7) Add a new subsection 380.12(8) to read as follows: (8) In residential buildings which exceed three floors above grade.10 Revise the heading and first sentence of section 378.10 to read as follows: 378.10(A) in its entirety.Installation of article 382 to read as follows and delete remainder of Article: II. Installation Installation of Non-metallic Extensions Shall Not Be Permitted.10(A) Delete subsection 404.7 Revise the Exception to read as follows: Exception: Vertically-operated double-throw switches and plug-in bus taps shall be permitted to be in the closed (on) position with the handle in either the up or down position.5 Delete the last paragraph of section 400.378. The use of nonmetallic wireways shall be permitted by special permission only as follows: 380.5 before the Exception. 388. 408.12(9) Add new subsection 388.3(C) to read as follows: 24 .”Installation” of article 394 to read as follows: II. 400.

single-polarity switchboards shall not be required to be grounded if effectively insulated. All 480/277 volt switchboards. at twice rated voltage plus 1.3(G) Add a new subsection 408.000 volts for one minute (minimum 1500 volts) prior to shipment from factory. A multi- section switchboard shall be provided with an internal ground bus. 408. All service and distribution equipment. switchboards. In a multi- section switchboard a single neutral disconnect link may be provided for all service disconnects. control panels. Exception: Frames of direct current.A dielectric test voltage which is 20% higher than that in the one minute test may be applied for one second as an alternative to the one minute test.11 to read as follows: 408. This ground bus shall have a minimum cross section of ½ square inch of copper or ¾ square inch of aluminum. The contact surfaces of the equipment ground connections shall provide an effective electrical ground path for fault currents. phase to phase and phase to ground. Exception: A single cable lug accommodating a maximum of two cables may be used in lieu of a neutral disconnect link for service disconnects 800 Amperes and below.11 Grounding Switchboard Frames. panelboards and panelboard back boxes shall have a visible label. which will electrically connect all of the sections of the switchboard.3(H) Add a new subsection 408. clearly marked “WARNING 480/277 VOLTS. and panelboards shall be given a 60 HzAC dielectric test. Switchboard frames and structures supporting switching equipment shall be grounded. Such disconnect link shall be readily accessible and located downstream of the main bonding jumper and grounding electrode conductor terminal.11 Revise section 408.29 Add a new section 408. 408. The date of the test and the name and title of the individual certifying the test shall be clearly shown on a label affixed to the equipment.29 to read as follows: 25 .” 408. 408.3(H) to read as follows: (H) Warning Label. A bus link shall be provided for disconnecting the neutral service conductors from the outgoing load neutral conductors.3(G) to read as follows: (G) Dielectric Test.

shall have hinged rear doors fastened by captive screws or suitable latches.29 Hinged Doors. Exception: In service switchboards and when connecting to 100% rated devices. (1) Insulated or bare busbars shall be rigidly mounted. (2) Busbars shall be sized based on 1000 Amperes per square inch for copper and 750 Amperes per square inch for aluminum. (A) General. shall be sized in accordance with (1) and (2) below when connected to a device over 2500 Amperes listed and approved for continuous use at 100% of its rating: (1) Over 2500 Amperes but less than 5000 Amperes.2m) along the current path from the 100% rated device. If provisions are made for the addition of overcurrent protective devices in the future. other than service conductors.31 to read as follows: 408. (2) 5000 Amperes and over. 408. Exception: Beyond a minimum distance of 4 feet (1. busbars shall be sized based on 800 Amperes per square inch for copper and 600 Amperes per square inch for aluminum. in accordance with (A)(2) above. which have rear access. (C) Connection to 100% Rated Devices over 2500 Amperes.42(A). 408. the busbar may be reduced in size. the expected overcurrent protective device ratings shall be included in the above calculations.31 Revise section 408. Line and load side busbars. (D) Ampacity of Through (Main) Bus. The through (main) bus that feeds four or more overcurrent protective devices of a switchboard shall have a minimum ampacity of 70% of the sum of the frame ratings of all devices fed by that through bus. (B) Service Switchboards. busbars shall be sized based on 700 Amperes per square inch for copper and 525 amperes per square inch for aluminum. Line-side busbars in service switchboards shall be considered service conductors and shall comply with the requirements of Section 230. The 26 . See (B) and (C) below.31 Busbars. Freestanding switchboards.

(E) Ampacity of Section Bus. See (B) and (C) above. the maximum trip rating shall be used. For interchangeable trip circuit breakers. If provisions are made for the future installation of branch overcurrent protective devices. Total Number of Branch Minimum Ampacity of Section Bus as a % of the Overcurrent Devices Sum Total of Branch Overcurrent Devices * 1-2 100 3-4 80 Over 4 70 * For fusible switches. 408. Service switchboards shall be supplied from one point of service entrance only. The current density at contact surfaces in busbar joints shall not exceed 200 Amperes per square inch for copper and 150 Amperes per square inch for aluminum. 27 .37 to read as follows: 408. tin or nickel. The section bus ampacity shall not be required to be greater than that of the through bus. the maximum fuse size shall be used. All busbar joints and connections shall be plated with silver.37 Service and Distribution Equipment Rated Over 150 Volts to Ground. (F) Busbar Joints. The section bus is that portion of the bus that serves one or more overcurrent protective devices in the switchboard section and comprises that part of the bus between the through bus and the branch distribution bus. the ampacity of these units shall be included in the calculation. arc resistant barriers having a snug fit around the conductors. A permanent label providing torque values or tightening instructions for all busbar joints shall be affixed to each section of a switchboard. Exception: In service switchboards and when connecting to 100% rated devices. See (B) and (C) above. The minimum ampacity of the section bus of a switchboard shall be determined by the table below.37 Add a new section 408. Exception: In service switchboards and when connecting to 100% rated devices. through bus ampacity shall not be required to be greater than the frame rating of the upstream overcurrent protective device. A common bus or cables supplying two or more service disconnecting devices shall be separated from each of the disconnecting devices by listed and approved non-hygroscopic. (A)Common Bus.

and other similar locations. Listed and approved barriers shall be placed between the switchboard and its pullbox. see Article 680 for Swimming Pools. Barriers shall be provided to isolate conductors energized from different sources when system voltage exceeds 250 Volts nominal and conductors are protected by first or second level overcurrent protective devices. listed and approved non-hygroscopic. When system voltage exceeds 250 volts nominal.4(E) Add a new subsection 410. unprotected locations exposed to the elements. Cables in pull boxes shall be securely fastened to support racks not more than four feet apart. Listed and approved barriers shall be placed between adjacent sections of the switchboard. Recessed type luminaires (fixtures) intended for use in poured concrete shall be listed and approved and shall be plainly and permanently marked “Suitable for Installation in Poured Concrete. underground installations or installations in masonry or concrete slabs in direct contact with the earth. vehicle washing areas. 410. All openings in the barriers for bus bars shall be closed with snug fitting. 410. but not be limited to. Fountains.16(C) Add two new subsections 410. service entrance points. Sources include. FPN: For further information regarding luminaires (lighting fixtures) in wet and damp locations.4(A) Add a second paragraph and a Fine Print Note to subsection 410.16 (C)(2) to read as follows: 28 . Switchboards or their pullboxes shall not contain conductors originating from different points of service entrance.” 410.4(A) to read as follows: The “wet locations” referred to above shall include. secondaries of different transformers. but are not limited to. generators and UPS systems. liquid and water saturated locations. (C) Distribution from Different Points of Service Entrance.4 (E) to read as follows: (E) Luminaires (fixtures) for Use in Poured Concrete. (B) Barriers. arc resistant material. and Similar Installations.16 (C)(1) and 410. spas and steam rooms. a minimum clearance of 12 inches (305 mm) shall be maintained between adjacent distribution equipment which provides second point overcurrent protection and are supplied from different points of service entrance.

18 or larger.16(I) Add a new subsection 410. Conductors for luminaires (fixtures) shall be No.16(I) to read as follows: (I)Combination Lighting/Fan Fixtures.16(J) Add a new subsection 410. Luminaires lighting (fixtures) used in combination with electric fans.5 for allowable ampacity for fixture wire. mechanical acoustical ceiling system.3 for the thickness of insulation/voltage limitation of luminaire (fixture) wires and the corresponding maximum operating temperature. 410. Large luminaires (fixtures) which are designed to be raised and lowered by means of a mechanical winch shall be designed so that they can be securely held in their permanent positions by means of a cable or other holding device that is entirely separate from the lowering cable. FPN No. 1: See Table 402. FPN No. 410. Such fixtures shall be supported from the channel iron or the building structure. 2: See Section 402.25 Conductors. 29 . 410. Such luminaires (fixtures) shall be supported from the channel iron or the building structure. regardless of its weight. (C) Stranded Conductors. (1) A recessed fluorescent luminaire (fixture) weighing more than fifty pounds shall not be installed directly on a concealed or exposed ceiling spline of a lightweight. 14 and shall be of sufficient length to reach from the receptacle to the point where the power supply connection is made. air conditioning or heating systems shall be supported independently of the outlet box. Where not in permanent positions. (B) Attachment Plug Receptacles. (A) Size of Conductors.25 to read as follows: 410.16(J) to read as follows: (J) Large Luminaire (Fixtures). shall not be mounted directly on the concealed or exposed ceiling spline of lightweight. (2) A surface or pendant type luminaire (fixture). See Section 110. mechanical acoustical ceiling system.14. Conductors supplying attachment plug receptacles shall not be smaller than No.25 Add a new section 410. such systems shall be made mechanically failsafe to prevent them from falling.

36 Revise section 410. For temporary display units. Auxiliaries and other control equipment. refer to Article 527. 410. the luminaires (fixtures) shall be installed not less than eight feet (2. Wiring compartments.29 to read as follows: 410.5 meters) from the floor to the underside of the luminaire (fixture). 410. Show and wall cases shall be installed.30(C)(4) to read as follows: (4) The maximum voltage shall not exceed 300 volts nominal to ground.410. where not a part of the luminaire (fixture) assembly. and installed in a permanent and accessible manner. wired and connected in a permanent manner. shall be such that conductors may be drawn in and withdrawn without physical damage.36 Design and Material. 410. Adequate airspace shall be provided between lamps and shades or other enclosures of combustible material. 30 . FPN: Refer to Subchapter 5 of the NYC Building Code for detailed specifications. The use of exposed flexible cord or fixture wire shall not be permitted. Seams and joints of metal enclosures shall be welded. Materials and fixtures shall comply with the applicable requirements of the New York City Building Code.34 Revise section 410. 410. riveted.29 Revise section 410.34 Combustible Shades and Enclosures. brazed.30(C)(4) Add a new subsection 410. shall be enclosed in a separate metal cabinet which is suitably ventilated to ensure proper dissipation of heat.29 Showcases. Fixtures shall be constructed of metal or of other such material as may be approved for the purpose and shall be so designed and assembled as to secure requisite mechanical strength and rigidity.30(C)(5) Add a new subsection 410.34 to read as follows: 410. (B) Materials.30(C)(5) to read as follows: (5) Where screw shell type lampholders are used for electric discharge lamps.36 to read as follows: 410. including their entrances. (A) Air Space.

Reflectors or enclosures that are relied upon for component support.51 to read as follows: 410. This requirement shall not apply to portable or floor lamps. (C) Ballast Covers . sheet steel or metals of equivalent strength. bolted or fastened with machine screws to provide ample strength and rigidity.G. 410.37 to read as follows: 410. raceway covers.40 to read as follows: 410. 18 conductors. Factory leads in weatherproof lampholders. Enclosures may be constructed of metals other than sheet steel.38(C).37 Nonmetallic Luminaires (Fixtures). 20 gauge sheet steel or metals of equivalent strength. stranded and approved for the purpose.S. or for protection of wiring. 410. (B) Lampholder. 410. Lampholder saddle assemblies shall be constructed of not less than No. 14 minimum.38(C) Delete the last paragraph of subsection 410. 410.54(A) Revise subsection 410. Ballast covers without attachment shall be constructed of not less than 22 U. shall be grounded to the metallic raceway or other equipment grounding system. 410. Where ballasts are attached directly to reflectors or covers. shall be No. if installed in separate sections.40 Add a new section 410. marble or similar nonabsorptive.G.S. noncombustible insulating materials. (A) Enclosures.54(A) to read as follows: 31 . nor to wireways in glass. Such wireways. if exposed. Such conductors shall be made raintight. Luminaire (fixture) enclosures shall be fabricated of sheet steel not less than 20 U.S.S.51 Lead Wires. provided they are equivalent in mechanical strength and approved for the purpose. shall be made of metal. those reflectors or covers shall be constructed of 20 gauge sheet steel or metals of equivalent strength. Exception: Candelabra sockets may be wired with No. Luminaire (fixture) housings not made entirely of metal shall have wireways lined with metal.40 Metallic Luminaires (Fixtures).51 Add a new section 410.37 Revise section 410.

(A)Enclosures.72 to read as follows: Where lamps of 75 watts or more are used. Recessed Luminaire (fixtures) specifically listed and approved for the purpose may be permanently installed in mechanical or wet plaster ceilings if access to the outlet box is provided through the ceiling aperture or by other approved means. 410. (76 mm) of the recessed luminaries (fixture’s) enclosure. equipment and materials.101(E) Add a new subsection 410. wiring compartment.72 Add a sentence at the end of section 410. The maker’s name.66(B) Revise subsection 410. wattage or other appropriate ratings.103(A) after the first paragraph of section 410. or ballast unless it is identified for contact with insulation. symbol and number shall identify lighting track fixtures.101(B) Add a fine print note to subsection 410.103 to read as follows: (A) Rating. listed and approved metal box. 410. Other markings shall specify voltage. Type IC.66(B) to read as follows: (B) Installation. Ballasts. ventilated. 410. Such fireproofing must be held in place securely. Thermal insulation shall not be installed above a recessed luminaires (fixture) or within 3 in. 32 . shall be enclosed in an accessible.101(E) to read as follows: (E) Identification. 410. permanently installed. trademark or other identification. Where remote ballasts are installed on or near non-fireproof materials.2 mm) of the cabinet housing must be fireproofed.101(B)to read as follows: FPN: See Section 220. where not installed as part of a luminaire (lighting fixture) assembly. screw-shells shall be plated. fittings. Branch circuit overcurrent devices shall have a rating or setting not exceeding 50 amperes at 150 volts or less to ground and not exceeding 30 amperes at between 151 volts and 300 volts to ground.103(A) Add a new subsection 410. current. all woodwork and other combustible materials within 8 inches (203.12 for track load requirements. 410.

fire controls.104 Add the a sentence at the end of section 410. such as pressure controls. All safety devices. Type MI cable. Ahead of all valves. an electrical pressure switch with normally closed contacts shall be connected 33 . metallic conduit or metallic wireway. Connectors . Each oil burner.12 Central Heating Equipment. All new or additional circuit wiring shall be installed in accordance with one of the following wiring methods in Chapter 3 of this Code: Type AC cable.103(B) Add a new subsection 410.12 Revise section 422.105(A) to read as follows: Exception: Where the fittings contain an integral device for the purpose of reducing the line voltage to accommodate a lamp of lower voltage. etc.detachable plug connectors shall not be used in circuits when disconnection or connection of the circuit may allow unsafe operation of the appliance. relays. 410. (1) Circuit Wiring. (B) Oil Burners and Similar Equipment. Type MC cable. shall have their electric switching mechanism connected to the ungrounded conductor.104 to read as follows: A single fixture supported by the lighting track shall have a maximum weight of 50 pounds. Conductors of the control circuits shall only be connected to circuits not exceeding 150 volts to ground. (3) Boiler Controls on Low Pressure Boilers. 410. and fixtures supported between any two hangers shall not exceed a total of 12 ½ pounds per linear foot of track. nor more than 150 volts between conductors. automatic stoker. 422. (A) Central heating equipment other than fixed electric space- heating equipment.410. All such equipment shall be supplied by an individual branch circuit.12 to read as follows: 422.105(A) Add a new Exception to subsection 410. or gas furnace shall be supplied by a dedicated branch circuit. (2) Circuit Voltage and Safety Devices Connections.103(B) to read as follows: (B) Ampacity. The branch circuit conductors and the lighting track shall have an ampacity in accordance with the rating of the overcurrent protective device in series with them.

the boiler electrical high-pressure cut-off switch shall be connected in series with the other safety devices. 450. 450. b.42 Revise section 450. regardless of pressure. Any steam boiler operating at fifteen (15lbs.1 Delete Exception No. The vault shall be of fireproof construction with a 34 . 450. In boilers installed in buildings prior to July 1.9 Revise the first paragraph of section 450. to the steam drum of every boiler. humidifier. This boiler electrical high-pressure cut-off switch shall be designed to reclose only by a reset device. The vault shall be of such dimension as to permit the installation of all electrical equipment in accordance with Section 110. or electrostatic air cleaner directly associated with the heating equipment. (4) Definition. If the control circuit is connected to circuits not exceeding 150 volts to ground. Low Pressure Boiler. Exception: Auxiliary equipment. 440. 2. 1963.) pound gauge pressure or less.62(C) Delete subsection 440. which shall be manually controlled. One and two family residences are exempt from these provisions except that residences constructed after July 1. 1. 1963. In boilers installed in buildings on and after July 1. the boiler electrical high pressure cut-off switch contacts shall be connected in series with the other safety devices. a.26. Roofs and Floors .62(C) in its entirety. valve.If the control circuit is connected to circuits exceeding 150 volts between ungrounded conductors. The pressure switch shall be set to open at safe working pressure of the boiler.9 to read as follows: Mechanical ventilation and/or air conditioning shall be provided and shall be adequate to dispose of the transformer full-load losses without exceeding 40o C (104o F) ambient temperature in the room. 450.25 in its entirety. the high pressure cut-off switch contacts shall be connected in series with both ungrounded conductors of the control circuit. shall be permitted to be connected to the same branch circuit. . such as a pump. 1963 shall comply with (B)(1) and (B)(2) above.42 Walls. 7.25 Delete section 450. or any boiler rated at 10 horsepower or less.42 to read as follows: 450.

the minimum of three square inches per kVA of natural ventilation may be supplemented by a dedicated mechanical ventilation system. 450. 450.45 Revise the first paragraph of section 450. The floors shall be of ample strength to carry the weight of the equipment to be installed in the vault. construction of 1-hour rating shall be permitted. Exception: Where transformers are protected with carbon dioxide. Where practicable. carbon dioxide. basement vaults or vaults opening up on a roof shall be provided with an outside entrance so that no entrance directly into the vault from the interior of the building will be necessary.46 Revise section 450.46 to read as follows: 35 . construction of 1-hour rating shall be permitted. 450. passage hall or switchboard room not commonly in public use. Minimum criteria for ventilation shall be in accordance with (A) through (F) below: 450. Exception: Where transformers are protected with automatic sprinkler.43(A) and the exception to read as follows and delete the fine print note: (A) Type of Door. The floors and wall. to the height of the sill. or eight inches thick if of brick. as the vault. or eight inches thick if of filled cement block. or halon.43(A) Revise subsection 450. minimum fire resistance rating of three hours with floors.45(C) Add a new exception to read as follows: Exception. walls and ceilings six inches thick if of concrete. Where required to meet the temperature conditions of section 450. Where entrance into the vault is from the interior of the building.45.45 to read as follows: A system of ventilation shall be provided to dispose of transformer full load losses and maintain a vault ambient temperature not to exceed 40°C (104°F). Each doorway leading into a vault from the building interior shall be provided with a tight-fitting door that has a minimum fire rating of 3 hours. shall be given a hard impervious finish and painted to prevent the absorption of oil. or halon. Each compartment within a vault shall be built to the same specifications in respect to the thickness of walls and fireproof door. the vault shall open upon a vestibule. All building steel forming part of the vault construction shall have a comparable fire resistance rating.

8 (A) to read as follows: 515. For fire pump requirements refer to Article 695 – Fire Pumps. 450. 517. 515.3(A)to read as follows: In Class III. 503.3(A)(2) Delete any references to “liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit” from subsection 503. Drainage shall be permitted to carry off water accumulation.7(A)(1) 514.15(C)(2) 511. 515. 517. Such drainage shall prevent drainage of transformer coolant into the water drainage system and shall be provided in accordance with the New York City Building Code and other authorities having applicable regulations.8(C) Delete subsection 515. The floor shall be pitched to the drain where provided.8(A) Underground Wiring. the wiring method shall be rigid metal conduit. 503. Underground wiring shall be installed in threaded rigid metal conduit or threaded steel intermediate metal conduit.32(A) Delete the Fine Print Note from subsection 517.15(C)(2) Delete any references to “liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit”subsection from subsection 505.8(C) in its entirety. Division 1 locations.3(A)(2).10 Delete the Fine Print Note from section 517. electrical nonmetallic tubing and liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit” from subsection 511.8. or Type MC or MI cable with approved termination fittings. 505. vaults containing more than 100 kVA transformer capacity shall be provided with a drain or other means that will carry off any accumulation of oil or water in the vault unless local conditions make this impracticable. dusttight metallic wireways.46 Drainage.30(B)(4) to add the following text at the end of the paragraph: A separate automatic transfer switch shall be required for the fire pump. 517.10. Where practicable.8 Delete Exception No. intermediate metal conduit. 2 from section 514.30(B)(4) Revise subsection 517. electrical metallic tubing. 36 .8(A) Revise subsection 515.32(A).7(A)(1) Delete any reference to “rigid nonmetallic conduit.3(A) Revise the first sentence of subsection 503.

Chapter 4 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York) and Title 27.32(B). 518. Chapter 1.42(C)(1) Delete the Fine Print Note from subsection 517. 2: A separate automatic transfer switch shall be required for smoke control and stair pressurization systems or both.42(B) Delete the Fine Print Note from subsection 517.32(C)(1).32(C)(1) Delete the Fine Print Note from subsection 517.41(B) Add the following text at the end of the paragraph: A separate automatic transfer switch shall be required for the fire pump. 517. 517.32(B) Delete the Fine Print Note from subsection 517. 517.34(A) to read as follows: Exception No.42(B).1 to read as follows: This article covers all buildings or portions of buildings or structures classified as places of assembly.2(B) Revise subsection 518.34(A) Add a new exception to subsection 517.2(A) to read as follows: (A) General.32(C) Revise the first sentence of subsection 517.2(B) to read as follows: 37 .42(A) Delete the Fine Print Note from subsection 517.42(C)(1). 518.42(C) Revise the first sentence of subsection 517.1 Revise the first sentence of section 518. 517. For fire pump requirements refer to Article 695 – Fire Pumps.517. 517. Places of Assembly shall be classified as places of assembly under guidelines set by the New York City Fire Prevention Code (Title 27. 518.2(A) Revise subsection 518.42(C) to read as follows: A separate automatic transfer switch shall be required for alarm and alerting systems including the following: 517.32(C)to read as follows: A separate automatic transfer switch shall be required for alarm and alerting systems including the following: 517.42(A). Table 3-2 of Article 4 and Article 8 of the New York City Building Code. 517.Subchapter 3.

2(C) Delete the Fine Print Note from subsection 518. 527. In all cases where wiring is used for temporary light. 518. Article 2 of the New York City Building Code. All grounding shall conform with Article 250. (B) Multiple Occupancies. Subchapter 3. heat or power service if run in approved raceways or conduits from the source of supply directly to the distribution center.4(N) Add a new subsection 527.4(M) Add a new subsection 527.5(C) Delete subsection 520.16 of allowable carrying capacities of conductors in Article 310 shall determine the carrying capacities of conductors. Temporary wiring shall not be installed in hazardous locations.4(B) Delete subsection 518. Chapter 1. 520.4(C) Delete subsection 518.2(C).6 to read as follows: The number of conductors permitted in any metal conduit as permitted in this article.4(N) to read as follows: (N) Support. All portable machines shall be grounded. heat or power. 518. the rating given in Table 310.4(K) Add a new subsection 527. Temporary wiring shall be properly and substantially 38 . Permanent feeders may be used for temporary light. 527.4(K) to read as follows: (K) Permanent Feeders and Branch Circuits used for Temporary Light and Power.4(L) Add a new subsection 527. 527. 520. 527.6 Revise the first sentence of section 520.4(L) to read as follows: (L) Grounding. Temporary polarized lampholders may be connected to permanent branch circuit wiring pending the erection of the permanent fixtures.4(B) in its entirety.5(C) in its entirety. or electrical metallic tubing for border or stage pocket circuits or for remote-control conductors shall not exceed the percentage fill shown in Table 1 of Chapter 9. 518.4(C) in its entirety.4(M) to read as follows: (M) Hazardous Locations. Subject to Title 27.

3 Revise section 600. supported on noncombustible. or portable).3 to read as follows: 600. Only raceway and cable wiring methods permitted in this Code and such other wiring systems specifically intended and listed for use in manufactured buildings shall be permitted with listed fittings identified for manufactured buildings. nonabsorbtive insulators and shall be kept off the floor and free and clear of contact with woodwork. (B) Outline Lighting. and the application for leave to connect at the new location shows the previous location. (E) Plastic Materials. or other identification symbol. 545. Electric signs manufactured for installation in the city shall be inspected by the Commissioner of Buildings before installation. and the connected electrical load of the sign. The moving of an approved sign from one location to another may be permitted without inspection provided no alterations in or additions to the existing sign are made. at the option of the Commissioner of Buildings. (C) Inspection.4(A) Revise subsection 545. Each individual plastic section or letter shall be permanently marked with the material manufacturer's name. All plastic materials to be used in the manufacture of electric signs must first be submitted for approval. 600. unless otherwise approved by special permission. 545.6 Delete the Exception from section 545.6. Electric signs and outline lighting -(fixed. before being installed. Outline lighting shall not be required to be listed as a system when it consists of listed lighting fixtures wired in accordance with Chapter 3. and no such sign shall be erected unless and until the same has been approved.4(A) to read as follows: (A) Methods Permitted.10 in its entirety. lettering. (D) Relocated Signs.shall be listed and installed in conformance with that listing. mobile. 545. (F) Markings. or at the place of installation. trademark. Field installed skeleton tubing shall not be required to be listed where installed in conformance with this Code. 39 . Such inspection may either be at the factory before final assembly. (A) Field Installed Skeleton Tubing. metal pipes and metal portions of the building structure.3 Listing.10 Delete section 545.

(4) All branch circuits are limited to a maximum number of ten outlets per circuit. Sheet steel shall be at least 0. (G) Receptacles.8(C) to read as follows: (C) Minimum Thickness of Enclosure Metal. 600. (2) All wiring must be installed by an electrician licensed in New York City. 40 . minimum.1(A) Add new subsection 604.635mm) (No. and installed by an electrician licensed in New York City.8(C) Revise subsection 600.7(D) to read as follows: (D) Bonding Conductors.0250 in. (6) Such wiring may only be used for general lighting circuits above the hung ceiling line. Sheet copper or aluminum shall be of equivalent strength. 24 MSG) thick. (3) All branch circuit wiring must be number 12 AWG. (7) All points of connection must be accessible. Only receptacles for sign maintenance shall be permitted to be installed in or on sign enclosures. manufacturers are required to also include this supplement: (1) Along with the application for certificate of electrical inspection for each installation or any subsequent modification thereof. 604. In addition to the regular installation instructions supplied for Manufactured Wiring Systems. 600. who must comply with the below-listed installation standards. the licensed electrical contractor must include a diagram or specification sheet clearly defining the boundaries where the wiring method will be installed. All such wiring systems must be approved. (0.1 to read as follows: (A) General. (5) Manufactured wiring systems may not be used for emergency exit signs or emergency lighting.1(A) after the first paragraph of section 604.7(D) Revise subsection 600. Bonding conductors shall be copper and not smaller than 12 AWG.

8 in its entirety. and motor- generator sets shall not exceed the following: 300 Volts. including the interconnecting wiring. Wired partitions that are fixed (secured to building surfaces) shall be permanently connected to the building electrical system by one of the wiring methods of Chapter 3.6(A)(2) Revise subsection 604.4 to read as follows: 605. machine brakes. 600 Volts. (8) No outlet shall have any unused utilization attachment point. the maximum length shall be 18 inches (457mm). driving machine motors. 605. 620.6(A)(2) to read as follows: (2) Conduit shall be listed flexible metal conduit or listed conduit containing nominal 600-volt No.6 Revise section 605. including door operator motors.4 Revise section 605. and moving walk operating control and signaling circuits.7 Delete section 605. Where the voltage exceeds 600 volts. 605. For operating control and signaling circuits and related equipment. Where liquid tight flexible metal conduit is used. 605. (9) Must be properly supported in accordance with the New York City Electrical Code.3(A) Revise subsection 620.8 Delete section 605. Internal voltages of power conversion and functionally associated equipment. and motor-generator sets. 10 or 12 copper-insulated conductors with a bare or insulated copper equipment grounding conductor equivalent in size to the ungrounded conductor. escalator. 604. machine brakes.6 to read as follows: 605. warning labels or signs that read “DANGER — HIGH VOLTAGE” shall be attached to the equipment and shall be plainly visible. shall be permitted to have higher voltages provided that all such equipment and wiring shall be listed for the higher voltages.4 Partition Interconnections.7 in its entirety. Driving machine motors. dumbwaiter. operating equipment. The electrical connection between partitions shall be flexible assemblies listed and approved for use with wired partitions or metallic raceways that do not exceed 2 feet (610mm) in length.3(A) to read as follows: (A) Power Circuits. The nominal voltage used for elevator. 41 . 605.6 Fixed and Free Standing-Type Partitions.

3(J) Delete subsection 640. ASME/ANSI A17.44 to read as follows: Traveling cables shall be permitted to be continued to elevator controller enclosures and to elevator car and machine room connections.12(B) Revise subsection 620. provided they are suitably supported and protected from physical damage. 620. The disconnecting means shall be an enclosed externally operable motor circuit switch or circuit breaker capable of being locked in the open position.44 Revise the second paragraph of section 620. the power supply circuit to the elevator shall comply with section 6.51(C)(4) Revise 620. 640. the disconnecting means shall be located within sight of the motor controller.51(A) Revise subsection 620. 620.12(B) to read as follows: (B)Other Wiring.7(A) by changing “14 AWG” to “12 AWG. 620.51(C)(4) to read as follows: (4) On Wheelchair Lifts and Stairway Chair Lifts. 20.51: If sprinklers are provided in the elevator machinery room. On wheelchair lifts and stairway chair lifts. see RS 18 of the NYC Building Code and the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.620. Any cable in excess of 1. The disconnecting means shall be located where it is accessible to qualified persons.51(A) to read as follows: (A) Type. National Fire Alarm Code. 620.83m (6 ft) shall be supported and installed in a raceway. The disconnecting means shall be a listed device. FPN: For additional information.1-1996.21 by deleting all references to “rigid nonmetallic conduit” and “liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit.21 Revise section 620. All signaling and operating control circuits: No.” 620.7(A) Revise subsection 640. 640.3(J) in its entirety.4 of NFPA 72-2003.15. as fixed wiring.51 Add the following new text after the second paragraph of section 620.” 42 .

21(A)(3) by deleting all references to “nonmetallic conduit. or decks of pools. The ampacity of the branch-circuit conductors and the rating or setting of overcurrent protective devices shall not be less than 125 percent of the total load of the nameplate rating. Green insulated single conductor cables. All provisions applicable in any other article of the New York City Building Code shall apply.21(A)(3) Revise subsection 680. 680.7(A) in its entirety. 668.9 Electric Pool Water Heaters . All such circuits shall be GFCI protected. and similar installations shall comply with the provisions of this article.4 to read as follows: 680. nor any existing cell line modified without special permission.9 to read as follows: 680. 4 and larger. and PLTC (Article 725).4 Revise section 680. fountains. CL3.9 Revise section 680.5(D)(5)(c) Revise subsection 645. No. walls.5(D)(5)(c) to read as follows: (c) Cable type designations Type TC (Article 340). Electric water heaters of the immersion or submersible type shall not be permitted.7(A) Delete subsection 647. All electrical equipment installed in the water. 680.4 Approval of Equipment.1 Add a new paragraph at the end of section 668. Types CM and MP (Article 800). Type CATV (Article 820). 647.” 43 . 680.645.1 to read as follows: No new electrolytic cell line shall be installed. Types CL2. marked “for use in cable trays” or “for CT use” shall be permitted for equipment grounding. Types OFC and OFN (Article 770). All electric pool water heaters shall have the heating elements subdivided into loads not exceeding 32 amperes and protected at not more than 40 amperes. All transformers and submersible lighting unit assemblies shall be of a type approved for such use in New York City. These designations shall be permitted to have an additional letter P or R or G.

Branch-circuit wiring on the supply side of enclosures and junction boxes connected to conduits run to wet-niche and no-niche luminaires (fixtures).23(F)(1) Revise subsection 680.23(A)(2) to read as follows: The output voltage of the secondary windings shall not exceed 24 volts. shall be installed using listed and approved rigid metal conduit.23(B)(1) to read as follows: Listed and approved forming shells shall be installed for the mounting of all wet-niche underwater luminaires (fixtures) and shall be equipped with provisions for conduit entries. 680. 44 . 680.22(B)(5) Delete subsection 680.23(B)(1) Revise the first sentence of subsection 680.23(B)(2)(b)Revise the first sentence of subsection 680.680. A no-niche lighting fixture shall be supplied from a transformer meeting the requirements of section 680.21(A)(5) in its entirety. intermediate metal conduit.23(F)(1) to read as follows: (1)Wiring Methods.22(B)(5) in its entirety. an 8 AWG insulated solid or stranded copper equipment grounding conductor shall be installed in this conduit unless a listed low-voltage lighting system not requiring grounding is used.23(B)(2) Revise subsection 680. and the field wiring compartments of dry- niche luminaires (fixtures).21(A)(5) Delete subsection 680.23(B)(2)(b)to read as follows: Where a rigid nonmetallic conduit is used.23(A)(2) and shall: (1) Have no exposed metal parts (2) Operate at 15 volts or less (3) Have an impact resistant polymeric lens and body.23(A)(4) Revise subsection 680. or rigid nonmetallic conduit.23(B)(2) by deleting all reference to “liquidtight flexible nonmetallic. 680.” 680.23(A)(4) by replacing “150 Volts” with “15 Volts.” 680. and (4) Be listed and approved for the purpose 680.23(D) to read as follows: (D) No-Niche Luminaires (Fixtures). 680.23(D) Revise subsection 680. 680.23(A)(2) Add a new sentence to the end of subsection 680.

695.3(A)(2) Revise subsection 695. 695.41 by deleting the last sentence. and where capable of carrying indefinitely the sum of the locked-rotor current of the fire pump motor(s) and the pressure maintenance pump motor(s) and the full-load current of the associated fire pump accessory equipment when connected to this power supply. the power source for an electric motor-driven fire pump shall be one or more of the following. Where approved by the Commissioner of Buildings. 695.3(A) to read as follows: Where reliable and in compliance with the New York City Building Code. ahead of the disconnecting means of the power production facility. The source facility shall be located and protected to minimize the possibility of damage by fire. 680.51(B) Revise subsection 680. or by a tap located ahead of and not within the same cabinet. A tap.” 680. when installed within buildings. shall be required. a fire pump shall be permitted to be supplied by an on-site power production facility. 680.41 Revise section 680.3(A)(1) to read as follows: A fire pump shall be supplied by a separate service.3(A) Revise the first sentence of subsection 695.3(B) to read as follows: 45 . or vertical switchboard section as the service disconnecting means.33 Storable Pool Luminaires (Lighting Fixtures). enclosure.3(A)(1) Revise the first sentence of subsection 695.42(A)(1) by deleting all references to “liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit. Exception: Electrical metallic tubing shall be permitted to be used to protect conductors. Pumps and other equipment shall operate at 300 volts or less between conductors.3(A)(2)to read as follows: (2)On-Site Power Production Facility.33 Revise section 680. 695.33 to read as follows: 680.42(A)(1) Revise subsection 680. 680. Luminaires (lighting fixtures) for storable pools shall not be permitted.3(B) Revise subsection 695. All luminaires (lighting fixtures) shall be installed for operation at 15 volts or less between conductors.51(B) to read as follows: (B) Operating Voltage.

Sprinkler Booster Pumps.3(C) Add a new subsection 695. The power sources shall be arranged so that a fire at one source will not cause an interruption at the other source. An on-site generator(s) complying with Article 700 used to comply with this section shall be of sufficient capacity to allow normal starting and running of the motor(s) driving the fire pump(s) while supplying all other simultaneously operated load. Automatic shedding of one or more optional standby loads in order to comply with this capacity requirement shall be permitted.1] 695. Where required per NYC Code. [NFPA 20. (B) Multiple Sources.2.4. (A) General.3(C) to read as follows: (C) Multiple Independent Sources. power from sources described in 695. Spray Mist Fire Pumps. or (3) A listed combination fire pump controller and power transfer switch (B) Disconnecting Means and Overcurrent Protection. as approved by the Commissioner of Buildings.3(A) shall be supplied from an approved combination of two or more of such sources or from an approved combination of one such source and an on-site generator complying with (1) as follows: (1) Generator Capacity.4. Special Service Fire Pumps. All disconnecting means and overcurrent protective devices shall be unique to the fire pump loads and shall comply with the following: (1) Manual Standpipe Fire Pumps.2.4 to read as follows: 695. (2) Arrangement. Circuits that supply electric motor-driven fire pumps shall be supplied from a single disconnecting means and associated overcurrent protective device and shall be installed between the power source and one of the following: (1) A listed fire pump controller (2) A listed fire pump power transfer switch.4 Revise section 695.1.2. A tap ahead of the on-site generator disconnecting means shall be required. 6.4 Continuity of Power. 6.3. Automatic Standpipe Fire Pumps.6.3. where reliability of the sources can be demonstrated. 695. 6. Two or more feeder sources to the building arranged to be independently operated may be permitted. and Foam Fire Pumps: 46 . 6.

(3) Disconnect Marking. A placard shall be placed adjacent to the fire pump controller stating the location of this disconnecting means and the location of the key (if the disconnecting means is locked). The disconnecting means shall be marked “Fire Pump. 695. and (b) Lockable in the closed position. the overcurrent protection at the emergency power switch shall be rated at least 150% of the motor full load current. The power continuity shall be supervised by: (a) Central station signal confirming power source availability where central station connection is provided as required by building occupancy or use. Exception: Sprinkler Booster Pumps installed in J-2 occupancies where a minimum of 5 psig is maintained at the highest line of sprinklers shall comply with paragraph b following. (a) Exceeding 30 HP motor rating or located at or below street level shall have overcurrent protection fused at 600% of the motor full load current. The disconnecting means shall be: (a) Identified as suitable for use as service equipment. (4) Controller Marking.Do Not Disconnect. Fire pump disconnecting means shall be red in color. (2) Disconnecting Means.4 mm) in height. (25.6 Revise the first paragraph of section 695.6 to read as follows: 47 . The controller overload protection shall be rated from 150% to 250% of the motor full load current. (b) With motors that are 30 HP motor rating or less located above street level and connected to a limited service controller shall have minimum overcurrent protection fusing at 150% of motor full load current selected such that overcurrent protection will not trip or fuse prior to the actuation of the controller overload protection. (5) Supervision. (b) Local signaling device (audible/visual) which will be activated at a constantly attended location where central station is not otherwise required. and they shall be visible without opening enclosure doors or covers. The controller shall have overload protection set at not less than 300% of the motor full current. (c) With emergency power provided in accordance with 1 RCNY 12-01.” The letters shall be at least 1 in. and (c) Located sufficiently remote from the other building or other fire pumpsource disconnecting means.

Section 230. (2) or (4). Exception: Where there are multiple sources of supply with means of automatic connection from one source to the other.95.94. See 695. Transformer secondary protection shall not be permitted. 240. (1) Size. 695.6(A) to read as follows: (A) Service Conductors. Transformers shall be rated at a minimum of 125 percent of the sum of the fire pump motor(s) and pressure maintenance pump(s) motor loads.4(B)(1) for requirements.6(1). Where a feeder source is provided in accordance with Section 695.5(C) Revise subsection 695. Exception No.6 (E) to read as follows: 48 . Supply conductors shall be physically routed outside a building(s) and shall be installed as service entrance conductors in accordance with Article 230.31. 695.3(A).5(B) Revise subsection 695. Where supply conductors cannot be physically routed outside buildings. 695. and 100 percent of the remaining load supplied by the transformer. 695. 240.6(A) Revise subsection 695. they shall be permitted to be routed through buildings where installed in accordance with Section 230.5(B) to read as follows: (B) Disconnecting Means and Overcurrent Protection. All other loads shall be calculated in accordance with Article 220. the requirement shall not apply to the emergency conductors on the line side of that point of automatic connection between the sources.4(B)(1) for requirements. Exception No. and as permitted in 230. Section 230. 4. See Section 695. Exception No. 2.13(3). 4.90(A).6 (B) (3) to read as follows: The installation shall comply with any restrictions provided in the listing of the electrical circuit protective system. transformers supplying the fire pump system shall be permitted to supply other loads. 695. Power circuits and wiring methods shall comply with the requirements in (A) through (G).3(C). including demand factors as applicable.6(B)(3) Add a new sentence to 695. and Section 430.5(C) to read as follows: (C) Feeder Source. (2) Disconnecting Means and Overcurrent Protection.6(E) Revise subsection 695.

foam pump controllers. 700. or Type MI cable. 700. 700. Diesel engine fire pump controllers. liquidtight flexible metal conduit (for final connection to motor terminal housing only) or MI cable. The Commissioner of Buildings shall receive a test report of the completed system upon installation. All electric motor- driven fire pump control wiring shall be in rigid metal conduit. and 5 and revise second sentence to read as follows: Emergency systems are those lighting. All wiring from the controllers to the pump motors shall be in rigid metal conduit. 695. fire pump power transfer switches. 695.2. to be submitted by a licensed professional. 5-13. electric motors.10 to read as follows: 695.3(d): Add at end of (d): Time to initial load transfer shall not exceed 10 seconds. and limited service controllers shall be listed and approved for fire pump service.14(E) Revise subsection 695.4(E) Revise subsection 700.1: Delete second sentence.3(i ): Revise to read as follows: The load test with building load or other loads that simulate the intended load shall be continued for 2 hours. Installation tests shall be conducted and documented in accordance with NFPA 110-1999 Section 5-13 amended as follows: 5-13.2.10 Listed Equipment. (E) Pump Wiring.10 Revise section 695. liquidtight flexible metal conduit. to read as follows: (E)Electric Fire Pump Control Wiring Methods.4(A) to read as follows: (A) Acceptance Test. 49 . 4. intermediate metal conduit. electric fire pump controllers. 3.4(E) to read as follows: (E) Installation Test Requirements. 5-13. 2.14(E) by deleting reference to liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit Type B (LFNC-B). fire protection and power systems legally required and classed as emergency by any governmental agency having jurisdiction.1 Delete Fine Print Notes (“FPN”) No.4(A) Revise subsection 700.

4: Delete first sentence and replace with the following: A written record of the EPSS inspection.1: Add new sentence to read as follows: Inspection shall consist of observation of all EPSS components for leaks. 5-13.4(F)to read as follows: (F) Maintenance and Operational Testing.10: Add new paragraph to read as follows: Transfer switches shall be tested in accordance with 6-4.2 : Delete.4: Delete.6: Delete “Level 1 and Level 2 systems” and replace with “EPSS.2.6 Exception: Change “Level 1” to “EPSS.” 6-4. observing and recording load changes and the resultant effect on voltage and frequency. 6-4. operation and repairs shall be maintained on the premises and made available to the Commissioner of Buildings upon request. Records shall be inclusive of the transfer switches and storage batteries.” 6-3. 6-4.” 50 .” 6-4.4(F) Add a new subsection 700. 6-2: Delete.5: Delete “Level1 and Level 2.1: Delete the following text from the end: “…for the type and for the time duration specified for the class.1: Delete “Level 1 and Level 2. Maintenance and operational testing shall be performed and documented in accordance with NFPA 110- 1999 Chapter 6 amended as follows: 6-1. 6-3.” Change “monthly” to “semi- annually. 6-3. exercising. 700.5.2: Delete “Level1 and Level 2. tests. 5-13.” 6-4. abnormal device position and status of all alarm/trouble indicators.” 6-4.8: Delete last sentence and replace with the following: The complete crank/rest cycle shall consist of 3-15 second crank cycles with 15 second rest periods between cranks.

and power panels) for emergency circuits shall be permanently marked by yellow color so they will be readily identified as a component of an emergency circuit or system. generators. but not be limited to. 700. Means shall be provided to mechanically operate the switch without hazard to personnel.10 Add a new section 700.7 Revise the first sentence of section 700.9(A) Revise subsection 700. See Section 445. revise the first paragraph of such subsection and add a fine print note to read as follows: The alternate power source shall be permitted to supply emergency and optional standby system loads where automatic selective load pickup and load shedding is provided as needed to ensure adequate power to (1) the emergency circuits and (2) the optional standby circuits.3. Service Entrance Conductors.7 to read as follows: Audible and visual signal devices shall be provided for the following purposes.6(E) Add a new subsection 700. in that order of priority. (A) Ampacity of Conductors. 700.(E) to read as follows: (E)Mechanical Operation. a permanently affixed identification nameplate. FPN: Peak reduction program shall require utility approval.10 Conductors for Emergency Circuits.6. 700.9 (A) to read as follows: (A) Identification.5(B). provided the above conditions are met. Acceptable means of marking shall include. (C) Overcurrent Devices. The alternate power source shall be permitted to be used for peak load shaving.5(B) Delete the third paragraph of subsection 700. 51 . All boxes and enclosures (including transfer switches. Generator conductors shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of Article 230. 700.10 to read as follows: 700. (B) Installation of Conductors .700. There shall be no limit to the number of overcurrent devices connected to the generator terminal conductors. yellow in color with black lettering.

Dedicated automatic transfer switch for all such systems. (4) Separate circuits shall be used for each fire system pump. 460/265 V systems-by a dedicated fused disconnecting means with fused cutouts on the secondary of associated transformer. (3) Conductors and transformers. (D) Fire System Pumps .12 Revise the fourth paragraph of section 700. 700. standpipe. sprinkler.12 and add a new exception to read as follows and delete the fine print notes: Fire. where used. may connect ahead of the supply to the area protected. Fire system pumps or fire protection pumps requiring connections directly with the emergency generator as defined in the New York City Building Code shall be connected as follows: (1) Circuits feeding fire system pumps shall be connected directly to the emergency generator with only one overcurrent protective device. the connection for the fire system pumps shall be taken from the generator paralleling bus. Exception: Such systems installed for local area protection only. All building-wide alarm systems shall be directly connected to the emergency generator with overcurrent protective devices as follows: 208/120 V systems-by a dedicated single set of fused cutouts. Where an outdoor generator set is equipped with a disconnecting means and such generator set is located 52 .12(B)(6) Revise subsection 700. feeding the fire system pump shall be sized at a minimum of 125% of the nameplate full load current. 700.12(B)(2) Revise the first sentence of subsection 700. smoke detection. (2) Where multiple generators are paralleled. 700. oxygen. nitrous oxide and other alarms or extinguishing systems shall be connected to the line side of the service equipment and shall have separate overcurrent protection.12(B)(2)to read as follows: Where internal combustion engines are used as the prime mover.12(B)(6) to read as follows: (6) Outdoor Generator Sets. an on- site fuel supply shall be provided with an on-premise fuel supply sufficient for not less than 6 hours full-demand operation of the system. This shall be rated at not less than 150% and not more than 600% of the pump motor full load current. (E) Alarm Systems.

30 General.30 under a new part “VII Grounding” of article 700 to read as follows: VII. Appropriate signage shall be provided at the generator set and first disconnecting means or transfer switch within building or structure supplied.30 Add a new section 700. within sight of the building or structure supplied. Control circuits shall be arranged so that an additional accidental ground shall not cause operation of the connected devices.31 Add a new section 700. 700.26.26 Revise section 700. 700. Control circuits shall make use of grounding as a circuit return. 700.7(D). Grounding 700. a second service independent of the source normally supplying the building shall be permitted.31 to read as follows: 700. (A) Grounding. Ground- fault indication of the emergency source shall be provided per Section 700. Grounding shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article 250.26 to read as follows: 700. 700. (C) Return Path.12(D) Revise first sentence of subsection 700. 53 . The alternate source for emergency systems shall not be permitted to have ground-fault protection of equipment with automatic disconnecting means. Low voltage control circuits and dc control circuits derived from engine generator starting batteries shall have one leg grounded.31 Control Circuits. 700. an additional disconnecting means shall not be required where ungrounded conductors pass through the building or structure.12(C) Add an exception to read as follows: Exception: Uninterruptible power supplies shall not be permitted as the transfer device for fire alarm systems. Ground-Fault Protection of Equipment.12(D)to read as follows: Where acceptable to the department of buildings as suitable for use as an emergency source. (B) Arrangements.

an electric power production source shall be automatically disconnected from all ungrounded conductors of the primary source and shall not be reconnected until the primary source is restored. When the primary source supply system is restored. 54 . 725.42 to read as follows: 705. (305 mm) long and if they have insulation that complies with 725. and whether there should be automatic disconnection. 2.3(C) to read as follows: Type CL2P or CL3P cables shall be permitted for Class 2 and Class 3 circuits in other spaces used for environmental air. Unbalanced Interconnections . 12.42 Revise section 705.27(B).701 Delete article 701 in its entirety. 725. 725. but not smaller than No. This requirement shall not be applicable to an electric power production source providing power for an emergency system.3(C) Revise the last sentence of subsection 725.52(A) Delete Exception No.40. special detection methods shall be required to limit exposure of power production to out-of-phase reconnection. A 3-phase electric power production source shall be automatically disconnected from all ungrounded conductors of the interconnected systems when one of the phases of that source opens.51 Revise the exception to read as follows: Exception: The input leads of a transformer or other power source supplying Class 2 and Class 3 circuits shall be permitted to be smaller than No. 705. 725. 18 if they are not over 12 in.42. Loss of Primary Source.40 to read as follows: 705. 705.55 Delete all references to "non-power limited fire alarm" in all instances. Upon loss of primary source. Special detection methods shall be required to determine that a primary source supply system outage has occurred. FPN: Induction-generating equipment on systems with significant capacitance can become self-excited upon loss of primary source and experience severe over-voltage as a result.40 Revise section 705.

1 Scope . (3) In hazardous locations as permitted in Articles 501. or interlocking tape armor applied over the nonmetallic sheath in accordance with Section 727.2 Revise the definition “Abandoned Optical Fiber Cable” to read as follows: Abandoned Optical Fiber Cable.1 Amend section 760. 502. 504. 725.3(A). Installed optical fiber cable that is not terminated at equipment other than a connector and not identified for future use with a tag securely fixed to each end and indicating the location of the opposing end.3 Revise first sentence of section 770. Fiber optic circuits and equipment shall not be installed in electric closets.4 to read as follows: Where approved. continuous corrugated metallic sheath. 725. (2) In raceways. 770. and RS 17-3C of the New York City Building Code.56(E)(1) Delete subsection 725.61(E)(5).55(I) Delete references to "rigid nonmetallic conduit" and "liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit". 727.83m). 55 . 503.61(E)(5) Delete subsection 725. plenums. Type ITC cable shall be permitted to be used in industrial establishments where the conditions of maintenance and supervision ensure that only qualified persons will service the installation: (1) In cable trays.56(E)(1). 760. RS 17-3A. (B) and (C). and 505 (4) As open wiring where equipped with a smooth metallic sheath. The cable shall be supported and secured at intervals not exceeding 6 ft (1.4 Revise the first sentence of section 727. 770. 725. The installation of wiring and equipment shall be as required by RS 17-3. 770. RS 17-3B.61(A) Delete the words "ducts.6. and" .1 to read as follows: 760.3 to read as follows: Circuits and equipment shall comply with 770.3(C) Add a new subsection 770.3(C) to read as follows: (C) Electric Closets.725.

2(A) to read as follows: All restrictions stated elsewhere in this code shall apply for NM cable. installation shall not be performed by low voltage installers. 800.568 .2001. Installed communications cable that is not terminated at both ends at a connector or other equipment and not identified for future use with a tag securely fixed to each end and indicating the location of the opposing end. 800. 820.48 Raceways for Communications Wire s and Cables.2001.8 Add a Fine Print Note to read as follows: FPN: For further clarification. Installed coaxial cable that is not terminated at equipment other than a coaxial connector and not identified for future use with a tag securely fixed to each end and indicating the location of the opposing end. 800.48 Revise section 800. 800. All such work shall be performed by licensed master or special electricians.2 Revise the definition “Abandoned Communications Cable” to read as follows: Abandoned Communications Cable.6 Add Fine Print Note to read as follows: FPN: For further clarification refer to a nationally recognized standard such as NECA/BICSI . Where communications wire and cable are installed in a raceway. refer to a nationally recognized standard such as NECA/BICSI .2(A) Add a second sentence to subsection 780.48 to read as follows: 800. 830.53(F) Add the following new sentence to subsection 800.53(F).770.2 Revise the definition “Abandoned Network-Powered Broadband Communications Cable” to read as follows: 56 . the raceway shall be of a type permitted in Chapter 3 and installed in accordance with Chapter 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of the electrical code.2 Revise the definition “Abandoned Coaxial Cable” to read as follows: Abandoned Coaxial Cable.568 . 780.

12 Revise table 830. 2004 electrical work may be performed in accordance with the electrical code technical standards in effect prior to January 1.12. power. (305 mm) from conductors of any light.12 by deleting the columns under the heading “Direct Burial Cables.12(C) to read as follows: (C) Mechanical Protection. Abandoned Network-Powered Broadband Communications Cable. or Class 1 circuit conductors are installed in a raceway or in metal-sheathed.” 830. §6. metal-clad cables. 2004. 57 . or the network-powered broadband communications cables have metal cable armor or are installed in a raceway.12(C) Delete the Exception and revise subsection 830. Conduit or other raceways shall be installed to meet the minimum cover requirements of Table 830. (b) Sections 4 and 5 of this local law shall take effect on January 1. 2004 and ending on June 30. 2004 and shall apply to electrical work performed on and after such date except that. 2: Where electric light or power branch-circuit or feeder conductors. 2004 (the 1999 edition of the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70 National Electrical Code and the New York city amendments to the 1999 NEC) at the option of the person performing such electrical work. during a transition period commencing on January 1. 2 of subsection 830. 830. (a) This local law shall take effect on January 1. Installed network-powered broadband communications cable that is not terminated at equipment other than a connector and not identified for future use with a tag securely fixed to each end and indicating the location of the opposing end.12(B) to read as follows: Direct-buried network-powered broadband communications cables shall be separated at least 12 in. or Class 1 circuit. Exception No.12(B) Revise the first sentence and Exception No. 830.

Admin. incorporated by reference into this local law. 11-06-03. (c) A copy of the 2002 edition of the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70 National Electrical Code. 58 . shall be kept on file by the City Clerk with this local law and shall be available for public inspection.