Public Comments Sought on NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®Published on December 3, 2019
NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, is accepting public input for the Annual 2022 revision cycle (2023 edition) through September 10.
To submit public input through NFPA’s online submission system, go directly to the NFPA 70 document information page or use the search feature on the List of NFPA codes & standards. Once on the NFPA 70 page, select “Submit a Public Input” to begin the process. Users will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using this system. The system shows any changes made by the submitter in legislative text and provides the option to submit the public input right away or save it for later completion.
The revised and expanded NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, features state-of-the-art information for safe electrical practices for public and private buildings, homes and structures, outdoor yards and lots, utility equipment, installations that connect to the power grid, and consumer-owned power generation systems and equipment.
Content has been added, edited and reorganized to address safety for workers, energy systems and electric vehicles, limited energy and communication systems. One of the highlighted “impactful changes” is the revised requirements for ground-fault protection for marinas and boatyards.
Other noted new requirements are for:
- Worker safety in identifying the source of power for disconnecting means and for egress from spaces containing large electrical equipment.
- Grounding of disconnecting means installed on the supply-side of service disconnecting means.
- Cables installed exposed on ceiling surfaces and sidewalls.
- Special occupancies, special equipment and special conditions, including installation of splash pads, the use of “Type P” cables in hazardous classified locations, and the reinspection of swimming pools and other bodies of water.