Chapter 15.38
CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE

Sections:

15.38.010    Electrical code – Established.

15.38.020    Amendments.

Prior legislation: Ords. 882, 944 and 1007.

15.38.010 Electrical code – Established.

Except as provided in this chapter, the California Electrical Code, 2016 Edition, based on the 2014 National Electrical Code as published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), shall be and become the electrical code of the City, regulating all installation, arrangement, alteration, repair, use and other operation of electrical wiring, connections, fixtures and other electrical appliances on premises within the City. The California Electrical Code will be on file for public examination in the office of the Building Official. [Ord. 1365 § 10, 2016; Ord. 1318 § 11, 2013; Ord. 1287 § 10, 2010; Ord. 1237 §§ 1, 2, 2007; Ord. 1051 § 2, 1999].

15.38.020 Amendments.

The 2016 Edition of the California Electrical Code is hereby amended as follows:

Section 89.108.4.2, Fees, is hereby amended to include the following wording as the second sentence in the paragraph:

The fees for each Permit shall be as set pursuant to Chapter 3.40 of the LEMC.

Section 89.108.8.2, Definitions, the definition of Housing Appeals Board and Local Appeals Board shall be amended in its entirety. The following language shall be used for the purposes of defining these terms as hereby amended by the following paragraph:

The Board of Appeals when referenced in any of the Building Standards Codes shall mean the Planning Commission of the City. The Board of Appeals is hereby established for each of the Building Standards Codes. Depending on the subject of the appeal, specialized expertise may be solicited for the purpose of providing input to the Appeals Board.

Article 310.2(b) is hereby amended by the addition of a second paragraph to read as follows:

Copper wire shall be used for wiring No. six and smaller in all installations. Consideration for use of aluminum wiring can be made by the Building Official for feeder lines only on an individual basis where adequate safety measures can be ensured.

Article 310 is amended by the addition of a new Article 310.106, to read as follows:

310.106 Continuous inspection of aluminum wiring.

Aluminum conductors of No. six or smaller used for branch circuits shall require continuous inspection by an independent testing agency approved by the Building Official for proper torquing of connections at their termination point.

[Ord. 1365 § 11, 2016; Ord. 1318 § 12, 2013; Ord. 1287 § 11, 2010; Ord. 1237 §§ 1, 2, 2007; Ord. 1087 § 2, 2002; Ord. 1051 § 2, 1999].