Electricians Proposed Rules
Chapter 73. Electricians
Proposal Filed: May 2, 2011 – Published in the Texas Register: May 20, 2011
The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) previously adopted the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC) as its electrical standard. The rule change is necessary to update the currently adopted 2008 NEC edition to the most recent 2011 NEC edition as it existed on August 25, 2010, as adopted by the National Fire Protection Association, Inc. This edition becomes effective September 1, 2011. This rule change assures the regulated industry and the public that the prevalent industry standard will be consistent, up-to-date, and uniformly recognized by industry participants.
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The 2011 appears to kill the concrete-encased electrode where a foundation is placed on a plastic barrier/sheeting. 2011 NEC doesn’t consider such foundation to be in “direct contact” with the earth. (2011 NEC 250.52(A)(3) Note)