I performed an inspection in a new home in Maryland. The kitchen outlet circuits had a 20 AMP Square D breaker, 12/2 wiring and 15 AMP outlets. The circuits did have GFCI outlets within six feet of the sink area. In my report I wrote that the outlets must be 20 AMP.
The electrician stated that his installation complied with the NEC. I do not have a copy of the NEC book.
How can this be safe with the weakest link in the circuit being the outlet. I thought that NEC required 20 AMP breakers, 12/2 wiring, GFCI protection and 20 AMP outlets in new construction kitckens.