Register June 2015 No. 714
Chapter PSC 114
WISCONSIN STATE ELECTRICAL CODE, VOLUME 1
Subchapter I — Administration and Enforcement
PSC 114.001   Definitions and general information.
PSC 114.002   Purpose and scope.
PSC 114.003   Authority and statutory references.
Subchapter II — General Requirements
PSC 114.004   General requirements.
PSC 114.005   Application of rules.
PSC 114.006   Adoption of standard by reference.
Subchapter III — Omissions, Changes or Additions to NESC-2012
PSC 114.007   Omissions, changes, additions to NESC-2012.
PSC 114.010   Omissions.
PSC 114.02   Definitions.
PSC 114.092   Point of connection of grounding connector.
PSC 114.094   Grounding electrodes.
PSC 114.096   Multi-grounded systems.
PSC 114.097   Separation of grounding conductors.
PSC 114.099   Additional requirements for grounding and bonding of communication apparatus.
Part 2. Safety Rules for the Installation
and Maintenance of Overhead Electric Supply
and Communication Lines
PSC 114.202   Application of rules.
PSC 114.210   Referenced sections.
PSC 114.215   Non-current carrying parts.
PSC 114.219   Marking of poles and structures carrying high voltage supply lines.
PSC 114.230   Clearances.
PSC 114.232   Vertical clearances of wires, conductors, cables, and equipment above ground, roadway, rail, or water surfaces.
PSC 114.234   Clearance of wires, conductors, cables, and equipment from buildings, bridges, rail cars, swimming pools, and other installations.
PSC 114.235   Sag-related clearances.
PSC 114.242   Grades of construction for conductors.
PSC 114.250   General loading requirements and maps.
PSC 114.253   Load factors for structures, cross arms, support hardware, guys, foundations, and anchors.
PSC 114.261   Strength factors for structures, crossarms, braces, support hardware, guys, foundations, and anchors.
Part 3. Safety Rules for the Installation and
Maintenance of Underground Electric Supply
and Communication Lines
PSC 114.302   Application of rules.
PSC 114.310   Referenced sections.
PSC 114.317   Outdoor location of oil-insulated padmounted transformers near buildings.
PSC 114.320   Separation from other underground installations.
PSC 114.323   Manholes, handholes, and vaults.
PSC 114.350   General.
PSC 114.352   Installation.
PSC 114.353   Deliberate separations—Equal to or greater than 300 mm (12 in) from underground structures or other cables.
PSC 114.354   Random separation — separation less than 300 mm (12 in) from underground structures or other cables.
PSC 114.381   Warning signs.
Part 4. Rules for the Operation of Electric Supply and Communications Lines and Equipment
PSC 114.402   Referenced sections.
PSC 114.410   General requirements.
Ch. PSC 114 Note Note: Chapter PSC 114 as it existed on April 30, 1991 was repealed and a new chapter PSC 114 was created effective May 1, 1991; Chapter PSC 114 as it existed on December 31, 1993, was repealed and a new chapter PSC 114 was created effective January 1, 1994. Chapter PSC 114 as it existed on September 30, 1997 was repealed and a new chapter PSC 114 was created effective October 1, 1997. Corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., 6. and 7., Stats., Register, September, 1997, No. 501. Chapter PSC 114 as it existed on June 30, 2003 was repealed and a new chapter PSC 114 was created effective July 1, 2003. Chapter PSC 114 as it existed on January 31, 2008, was repealed and a new chapter PSC 114 was created Register January 2008 No. 625, effective February 1, 2008. Chapter PSC 114 as it existed on June 30, 2014, was repealed and a new chapter PSC 114 was created Register June 2014 No. 702, effective July 1, 2014.
subch. I of ch. PSC 114 Subchapter I — Administration and Enforcement
PSC 114.001 PSC 114.001Definitions and general information.
PSC 114.001(1)(1)Definitions. In this chapter:
PSC 114.001(1)(a) (a) “Commission" means the public service commission.
PSC 114.001(1)(b) (b) “Ordinary high water mark" has the meaning given in s. NR 115.03 (6).
PSC 114.001(1)(c) (c) “Utility" means “public utility" as defined in s. 196.01 (5), Stats.
PSC 114.001(2) (2)Administrative authorities. The Wisconsin State Electrical Code is issued and administered by the commission and the department of safety and professional services, division of safety and buildings as part of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. The commission has primary responsibility for issuance and administration of Volume 1 as found in this chapter. The department of safety and professional services, division of safety and buildings has similar responsibility for issuance and administration of Volume 2 which is found in ch. SPS 316.
PSC 114.001(3) (3)Availability of state electrical code. The commission has adopted the 2012 edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC-2012) with certain deletions, changes and additions which are found in Volume 1, Wisconsin State Electrical Code. Copies of the NESC may be purchased from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, P.O. Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331 (telephone 1-800-678-IEEE) or the American National Standards Institute, 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018 (telephone 212/642-4900). Copies of the NESC may be ordered online at http://standards.ieee.org/nesc. Copies of Volume 1, Wisconsin State Electrical Code, may be ordered from the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Document Sales, 202 S. Thornton Avenue, Madison, WI 53702 (telephone 608/266-3358). Unofficial copies of the rules can be obtained online at http://docs.legis.wi.gov/code/admin_code/psc/114/.
PSC 114.001 Note Note: The department of safety and professional services, division of safety and buildings, has similarly adopted the National Electrical Code (NEC) with certain deletions, changes and additions which are found in Volume 2, Wisconsin State Electrical Code. Copies of Volume 2, Wisconsin State Electrical Code, may be ordered from the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Document Sales, 202 S. Thornton Avenue, Madison, WI 53702. See ch. SPS 316 for current availability information for the NEC.
PSC 114.001 History History: CR 07-021: cr. Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08; correction in (1) made (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register January 2012 No. 673; correction in (2) made (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register. CR 13-039: r. and recr. Register June 2014 No. 702, eff. 7-1-14.
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