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Here are important resources for anyone interested in the National Electrical Code. Please send suggestions for additions to 

For free online access to the 2005 National Electrical Code click HERE.

Every three years the National Electrical Code is significantly revised to keep pace with technology and enhance protection against electrical fire and shock hazards.

The 2005 Softbound NEC is loaded with solutions designed to provide better safeguards, add greater usability, and bring provisions in-line with technology trends. It's a "must" for anyone who works with electric conductors or equipment. Revisions include:

Expanded AFCI protection in wiring systems

New rules for GFCI protection

Identification of ungrounded branch circuit and feeder conductors

All-new articles for control panels and speed-drive systems

Reorganized rules in Article 220: Branch Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations

New zone hazardous area classification system for combustible dusts and ignitable fibers and flyings

Here are other code of interest to electricians as produced by the NFPA. Click on SOURCE for specifics.

SOURCE   NFPA 70B: Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance

SOURCE   NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

SOURCE   NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm Code®

SOURCE   NFPA 73: Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings

About the National Fire Protection Association Process HERE

Details about the 2008 NEC release date October 2007
SOURCE   National Fire Protection Association

NEC A2007 ROP Draft (4.2 MB)
Report on Proposals (ROP)
Proposals can be submitted for text to be amended or included in NFPA Codes and Standards. Following the Call for Proposals period, the responsible technical committee holds meetings over the course of three months to consider all the submitted proposals and listen to anyone wishing to address the committee regarding a proposal. The committee also develops its own proposals and incorporates them into their report. A two-thirds approval vote by letter ballot of the members of the Committee eligible to vote is required for Committee approval of the actions on the Proposals. Should the Committee revise or reject a Proposal in whole or in part, it must include in its report the reasons for this change or rejection. All the proposals are presented in the Report on Proposals (ROP). The ROP is published and widely distributed and anyone may download or request a copy. The committee members vote to approve or reject their report in the ROP by letter ballot, and if two-thirds of all committee members eligible approve, the process continues to the next step. If the ROP does not receive two-thirds approval, their report in the ROP returns to the committee.

ROP - Articles and Annexes

NEC® Comment form: Word doc (31 KB), PDF (78 KB)

Article 1-200 (755 KB)

Article 210-215 (608 KB)

Article 220-240 (533 KB)

Article 250-280 (746 KB)

Article 285-338 (1 MB)

Article 340-409 (809 KB)

Article 410-501 (850 KB)

Article 502-547 (714 KB)

Article 550-647 (1.7 MB)

Article 660-702 (1 MB)

Article 705-800 (3.9 MB)

Report on Comments (ROC)
After the ROP has received the necessary approvals, there is a 60-day comment period, during which time anyone may submit a public comment on the proposed changes in the ROP. The committee then reconvenes at the end of the 60-day period and decides how to act on all comments. Once again, the meeting is open to anyone who wishes to address the committee on a particular public comment. A two-thirds approval vote by letter ballot of the members of the committee eligible to vote is again required for approval of actions on the comment, and the committee must again publish reasons for revising or rejecting any public comments in a new report. This report in called the Report on Comments (ROC) and is available to anyone for review for a seven-week period.


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