Chapter 15.06
ELECTRICAL CODE

Sections:

15.06.010    Adoption of the California Electric 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(A).

15.06.050    Amendment to Article 358.10(B).

15.06.010 Adoption of the California Electric Code.

The City Council adopts and incorporates by reference, as though set forth in full in this section, the 2019 Edition of the California Electrical Code based on the 2017 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 2019 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 Chapter 15.02, Administrative Code. (Ord. 2019-17 § 5 (part), 2019)

15.06.020 Amendment to Article 342.10.

Article 342.10(A) and (B) are amended to read as follows:

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

(B) Corrosion Environments. IMC, 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 approved for the condition.

(Ord. 2019-17 § 5 (part), 2019)

15.06.030 Amendment to Article 344.10.

Article 344.10(A) and (B) are amended to read as follows:

(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 approved for the environment. Rigid aluminum conduit encased in concrete shall be provided with approved supplementary corrosion protection.

(4) Ferrous Raceways and Fittings. Ferrous raceways and fittings protected from corrosion solely by enamel shall be permitted only indoors and in occupancies no subject to severe corrosive influences.

(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 approved for the condition.

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

(3) Cinder Fill. Galvanized steel, stainless steel, and red brass RMC shall be permitted to be installed in or under cinder fill where subject to permanent moisture where protected on all sides by a layer of noncinder concrete not less than 50 mm (2 in.) thick; where the conduit is not less than 450 mm (18 in.) under the fill; or where protected by corrosion protection approved for the condition.

(4) Wet Locations. All supports, bolts, straps, screws, and so forth, shall be of corrosion-resistant materials or protected against corrosion by corrosion-resistant materials.

(Ord. 2019-17 § 5 (part), 2019)

15.06.040 Amendment to Article 358.10(A).

Article 358.10(A) is amended to read as follows:

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

(Ord. 2019-17 § 5 (part), 2019)

15.06.050 Amendment to Article 358.10(B).

Article 358.10(B)(1) and (B)(2) are amended to read as follows:

(B) Corrosive Environments.

(1) Galvanized Steel and Stainless Steel EMT, Elbows, and Fittings. Galvanized steel, stainless steel, and red brass EMT 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 approved for the condition.

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

(Ord. 2019-17 § 5 (part), 2019)