With this in mind. . .
**250.24(A)(1) General. **
The connection shall be made at any accessible point from the load end of the service drop or service lateral to and including the terminal or bus to which the grounded service conductor is connected at the service disconnecting means.
Scenario. . .
400 amp service with a single switch (disconnect) located at the exterior of the home.
Approx. 30 feet of continuous, 3 inch, RMC to the first distribution panel (three wire feed plus RMC). This distribution panel fed four additional panels down stream, plus a portion of the homes branch circuits.
The grounding electrode (ground rod) was attached to the grounding bus of the first distribution panel via (approx) 15 feet of cable and LFMC, with no connection (other than the RMC) back to the service equipment.
This was a “no-brainer” because the grounding bus was not bonded to the distribution panel, therefore, not bonded to the service eq.
Question. . .
If the bonding had been there, would this have been acceptable under the GE requirements of 250.24?