Chapter 17.13
WASHINGTON CITIES ELECTRICAL CODE

Sections:

17.13.010    Short title.

17.13.020    Adoption.

17.13.030    Conflicts.

Code reviser’s note: Ord. 13C-06 § 9 renamed this chapter.

17.13.010 Short title.

This chapter shall be known as the electrical code of the city of Mercer Island, which is hereinafter referred to as the “city of Mercer Island electrical code,” “electrical code” or as “this chapter.” (Ord. 10C-03 § 10).

17.13.020 Adoption.

The 2014 Edition of the Washington Cities Electrical Code Part 1 and Part 3, but excluding Part 2, Administration, as published by the Washington Association of Building Officials, is adopted and shall be applicable within the city, as amended, added to, and excepted in this chapter. This includes Annexes A, B and C of the National Electrical Code; Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard (ANSI/TIA-568-C Series, February 2009); Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathway and Spaces (TIA-569-B, October 2004); Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements for Telecommunications (ANSI/TIA-607-B, August 2011); Residential Telecommunications Cable Standard (ANSI/TIA/EIA 570-B-2004); and the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC C2-2012 excluding Appendixes A and B). The codes, appendices, and standards set forth in this chapter shall be filed with the city clerk and a copy made available for use and examination by the public, pursuant to RCW 35A.12.140. (Ord. 16C-04 § 10; Ord. 15C-14 § 1; Ord. 10C-03 § 10).

17.13.030 Conflicts.

A. The requirements of this chapter will be observed where there is any conflict between this chapter and the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), centrifugal fire pumps (NFPA 20), the emergency and standby power systems (NFPA 110), ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B, ANSI/TIA/EIA 569-A, ANSI/TIA/EIA 607, or ANSI/TIA/EIA 570.

B. The National Electrical Code will be followed where there is any conflict between the standard for installation of stationary pumps for fire protection (NFPA 20), the standard for emergency and standby power systems (NFPA 110), ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B, ANSI/TIA/EIA 569-A, ANSI/TIA/EIA 607, ANSI/TIA/EIA 570-B, and the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).

C. In accordance with RCW 19.28.010(3), where the State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries adopts a more current edition of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) the building official may supplement use of this code with newly adopted editions of the National Electrical Code. Provisions in the annex chapters of the National Electrical Code shall not apply unless specifically referenced in the adopting ordinance. (Ord. 10C-03 § 10).