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JUNE 2011

UPCOMING CHANGE

NYC 2011 Electrical Code in Effect July 1, 2011

New York City Local Law 39 of 2011 ­ the NYC 2011Electrical Code ­ is effective July 1, 2011. This new law also provides administrative amendments to the 2007 Electrical Code and adopts the 2008 National Electrical Code (with technical amendments that address conditions that are unique to New York City). Phase-in Period · Between July 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011, work may be performed under the NYC 2007 Electrical Code or the NYC 2011 Electrical Code, as part of the electrical permit application process. · When following the 2007 Electrical Code, licensees must indicate that they are doing so in section 5 of the ED-16A (7/11) form. Key Changes to the Electrical Code · The Department may issue Environmental Control Board Violations for violations of the Electrical Code, beginning March 1, 2012. · Contractors must document circuit wiring for selective coordination before sign-off. · Fire pumps must have over-current protection to allow for longterm use in an emergency. · Fire alarm system requirements for power and wiring (included in prior NYC Building Codes) are now included in the NYC 2011 Electrical Code. · Electrical closets must be sized large enough to provide sufficient working space. · Healthcare Facilities have increased emergency power requirements. · Sidewalk shed lighting must comply with the 2011 Electrical Code. · Solar Photovoltaic Systems must use nationally recognized components, and detailed diagrams must be available on-site. · A licensee must report the loss of his or her license or seal within five days. · All licensees' businesses must contain the word "Electric" in the name.

Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner [email protected] nyc.gov/buildings

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