Chapter 15.06
ELECTRICAL CODE*

Sections:

15.06.010    Adoption of the California Electrical Code.

15.06.020    Amendment to Article 342.10.

15.06.030    Amendment to Article 344.10.

15.06.040    Amendment to Article 358.10.

*    Prior ordinance history: Ords. 90-12, 92-19, 95-59, 97-7, 99-14 and 2002-20.

15.06.010 Adoption of the California Electrical Code.

The City Council adopts and incorporates by reference, as though set forth in full in this section, the 2016 Edition of the California Electrical Code based on the 2014 National Electrical Code, as published by the National Fire Protection Association.

The various parts of this code shall constitute and be known as the Newport Beach Electrical Code. A copy of the 2016 California Electrical Code, printed in code book form, shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk. All administrative provisions including enforcement, permit process, fees, and inspections for these chapters are contained in the Administrative Code under Chapter 15.02. (Ord. 2016-17 § 5 (part), 2016: Ord. 2013-24 § 5 (part), 2013: Ord. 2010-23 § 4, 2010: Ord. 2007-19 § 5, 2007)

15.06.020 Amendment to Article 342.10.

Article 342.10 is amended to read as follows:

342.10 Uses Permitted.

(A) All Atmospheric Conditions and Occupancies. Use of IMC shall be permitted under all atmospheric conditions and occupancies. Except in direct contact with earth.

(Ord. 2016-17 § 5 (part), 2016: Ord. 2013-24 § 5 (part), 2013)

15.06.030 Amendment to Article 344.10.

Article 344.10 is amended to read as follows:

344.10 Uses Permitted.

(A) Atmospheric Conditions and Occupancies.

(1) Galvanized Steel and Stainless RMC. Galvanized steel and stainless steel RMC shall be permitted under all atmospheric conditions and occupancies. Except in direct contact with earth.

(2) Red Brass RMC. Red brass RMC shall be permitted to be installed for swimming pool applications.

(3) Aluminum RMC. Aluminum RMC shall be permitted to be installed where judged suitable for the environment. Rigid aluminum conduit encased in concrete shall be provided with approved supplementary corrosion protection.

(B) Corrosive Environments.

(1) Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steel, and Red Brass RMC, Elbows, Couplings, and Fittings. Galvanized steel, stainless steel, and red brass RMC elbows, couplings, and fittings shall be permitted to be installed in concrete, or in areas subject to severe corrosive influences where protected by corrosion protection and judged suitable for the condition.

(2) Supplementary Protection of Aluminum RMC. Aluminum RMC shall be provided with approved supplementary corrosion protection where encased in concrete.

(Ord. 2016-17 § 5 (part), 2016: Ord. 2013-24 § 5 (part), 2013)

15.06.040 Amendment to Article 358.10.

Article 358.10 is amended to read as follows:

358.10 Uses Permitted.

(A) Exposed and Concealed. The use of EMT shall be permitted for concealed work only.

(B) Corrosion Protection. Ferrous or nonferrous EMT, elbows, couplings, and fittings shall be permitted to be installed in concrete, where protected by corrosion protection and approved as suitable for the condition.

(Ord. 2016-17 § 5 (part), 2016: Ord. 2013-24 § 5 (part), 2013)