Chapter 7.36


7.36.010    Title.

7.36.020    Purpose.

7.36.030    Adoption of electrical codes.

7.36.040    Scope.

7.36.050    Exceptions.

7.36.060    Additions, alterations and repairs.

7.36.070    Section 210.53, Office receptacle outlets—Added.

7.36.010 Title.

The electrical codes adopted by reference in Section 7.36.030 and the provisions of this chapter shall constitute the Dublin Electrical Code and may be referred to as such. (Ord. 15-19 § 6 (Exh. E) (part))

7.36.020 Purpose.

A.    The promotion and preservation of the public health, safety, and general welfare of the people of the city and the property situated therein have made necessary the adoption of the electrical codes referred to in Section 7.36.030 in order to adequately safeguard life, health, property, and general welfare.

B.    The purpose of this code is not to create or otherwise establish or designate any particular class or groups of persons who will or should be especially protected or benefited by the terms of this code. (Ord. 15-19 § 6 (Exh. E) (part))

7.36.030 Adoption of electrical codes.

A.    The 2019 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, a portion of the California Building Standards Code, as defined in the California State Health and Safety Code Section 18901 et seq. (hereinafter referred to as the “state code”), and any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto including the National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition, as published by the National Fire Protection Association, and as referenced in and adopted pursuant to California State Health and Safety Code Sections 17922 and 18935, (hereinafter referred to as the “NEC”) are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference herein.

Copies of the adopted codes have been and are now filed in the Office of the Building Official, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin, California, for use and examination by the public. Said codes are adopted by reference pursuant to Section 50022.4 et seq. of the Government Code of the state of California, and the codes are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and from the date on which the ordinance codified in this chapter shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the city of Dublin.

B.    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A of this section, the state code and the NEC are amended as set forth in Section 7.36.070. (Ord. 15-19 § 6 (Exh. E) (part))

7.36.040 Scope.

A.    The provisions of this code shall apply to the installation, erection, construction, enlargement, addition to, alteration, repair, moving, removal demolition, conversion, use, and maintenance of any electrical wiring, appliances, devices, equipment, and apparatuses used for or in connection with the transmission or use of electrical energy for light, heat, power, radio, signaling communication or for other purpose in any building, structure, or premises within the city.

B.    The permissive provisions of this code shall not be presumed to waive any limitations imposed by any other law, ordinance, rule, or regulation. If two (2) or more pertinent limitations are not identical, those limitations shall prevail which provide greater safety to life, health, property or public welfare.

C.    Electrical appliances and equipment shall be made accessible to the physically handicapped. Whenever there is a conflict between the provisions of this code and Title 24, California Code of Regulations, the provisions of Title 24 shall prevail. (Ord. 15-19 § 6 (Exh. E) (part))

7.36.050 Exceptions.

The provisions of this code shall not apply to:

A.    Work located in a public street;

B.    Electrical installations within trailer coaches, campers, motor vehicles, railroad cars and aircraft; however, if any of the foregoing are permanently placed on the ground or have their wheels removed for other than temporary repairs, they shall comply with all the provisions of the electrical code;

C.    Electrical installations within houseboats or other watercrafts; however, if any of the foregoing are stored out of the water and used for any purpose whatsoever, they shall comply with all the provisions of the electrical code;

D.    Electrical installations owned or operated by a public utility for the use of such utility in the generation, transmission, distribution or metering of electrical energy;

E.    Radio and television receiving equipment, amateur radio transmitting and receiving equipment, and community antenna television systems. (Ord. 15-19 § 6 (Exh. E) (part))

7.36.060 Additions, alterations and repairs.

A.    All work done in connection with an addition to an existing electrical installation shall conform to the applicable provisions of this code. In addition, any portion of an existing electrical installation which would become overloaded or have its capacity exceeded as determined by the standards in this code for new installation as a result of the addition shall be made to conform to the applicable provisions of this code.

B.    Alterations, repairs to, or replacement of equipment in any existing electrical installation shall conform to the applicable provisions of this code except that the Building Official may allow deviations from the provisions of this code, provided the deviations are necessary due to the circumstances of the existing conditions; the existing condition was permitted by a previous code; and such deviation does not create or continue a hazard to life, health, and property. (Ord. 15-19 § 6 (Exh. E) (part))

7.36.070 Section 210.53, Office receptacle outlets—Added.

Section 210.53 is added to read:

210.53 Office Receptacle Outlets. In office buildings or offices exceeding ten (10) percent of the floor area of the major use, receptacle outlets shall be installed in all permanent walls or partitions of each office so that no point along the floor line any wall space is more than six (6) feet (1.83m) measured horizontally, from an outlet in that space including any wall space two (2) feet (610 mm) or more in width and the wall space occupied by sliding panels in exterior walls.

As used in the section a “wall space” shall be considered a wall unbroken along the floor line by doorways, fireplaces and similar openings. Each wall space two (2) or more feet (610 mm) wide shall be treated individually and separately from other wall spaces within the room. A wall space shall be permitted to include two or more walls of a room (around corners) where unbroken at the floor line.

As used in this section “office space” means an enclosed office space with hard walls. Open office floor plans are not affected by this section.

Receptacle outlets shall, insofar as practicable be spaced equal distances apart. Receptacle outlets in floors shall not be counted as part of the required number of receptacle outlets unless located near the wall.

The receptacle outlets required by the section shall be in addition to any receptacle that is part of any lighting fixture or appliance, located within cabinets or cupboards, or located over five and one-half (5 1/2) feet (1.68 m) above the floor.

(Ord. 15-19 § 6 (Exh. E) (part))