SPS 316.013 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09.
SPS 316.014 SPS 316.014Adoption of standards by reference.
SPS 316.014(1)(1)Primary standards. The following standard is hereby incorporated by reference into this chapter, subject to the modifications specified in this chapter:
SPS 316.014(1)(a) (a) National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA), One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471, telephone 800-344-3555, www.nfpa.org: NFPA 70 National Electrical Code®, (NEC®) - 2011.
SPS 316.014 Note Note: Copies of the standard are on file in the offices of the Department and the Legislative Reference Bureau. A copy of the code may be purchased from the organization listed or may be reviewed on the organization's website at not cost if the person is a registered user for the site.
SPS 316.014(1)(b) (b) If a requirement in the standard adopted in par. (a) contains a cross-reference to another requirement modified by this chapter, the modification shall apply to the cross-reference unless specified otherwise in this chapter.
SPS 316.014(2) (2)Secondary references. Any codes or standards referenced in the standard adopted in sub. (1) (a) shall apply to the prescribed extent of each such reference, except as modified by this chapter.
SPS 316.014(3) (3)Alternate standards. Any alternate standard that is equivalent to or more stringent than a standard incorporated by reference or otherwise referenced under this chapter may be used in lieu of the incorporated or referenced standard if the alternate standard is accepted in writing by the department.
SPS 316.014 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1990, No. 418, eff. 11-1-90; am. (1), Register, March, 1994, No. 459, eff. 4-1-94; am. (1), Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96; r. and recr., Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 02-072: r. (1), renum. (2) to be Comm 16.12 and am. Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; CR 05-010: am. Register August 2005 No. 596, eff. 9-1-05; CR 08-047: renum. from Comm 16.12 and am. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: r. and recr. Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
subch. III of ch. SPS 316 Subchapter III — Changes, Additions or Omissions to the NEC®
SPS 316.015 SPS 316.015Changes, additions or omissions to NEC®. Changes, additions or omissions to the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) are specified in this subchapter and are rules of the department and not requirements of the NEC®.
SPS 316.015 Note Note: The referenced NEC® article or section number will correspond with the SPS designation number and title and will precede the text of the rule. Example: SPS 316.100 [NEC 100].
SPS 316.015 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09.
SPS 316.090 SPS 316.090Introduction. The requirements specified in NEC 90.1, NEC 90.2 and NEC 90.4 are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 316.090 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: am. (title) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.100 SPS 316.100Definitions.
SPS 316.100(1) (1)Additions. The following are department definitions in addition to the definitions in NEC 100:
SPS 316.100(1)(a) (a) “Department" means the department of safety and professional services.
SPS 316.100(1)(b) (b) “Floors" means stories as specified in chs. SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 316.100(1)(c) (c) “Nonrated construction" means Types III, IV and V construction in accordance with chs. SPS 361 to 366 and is considered to be nonfire-rated for the purposes of this chapter.
SPS 316.100(1)(d) (d) “Private sewage system" has the meaning specified under s. 145.01 (12), Stats.
SPS 316.100 Note Note: Under s. 145.01 (12), Stats., “private sewage system" means a sewage treatment and disposal system serving a single structure with a septic tank and soil absorption field located on the same parcel as the structure. This term also means an alternative sewage system approved by the department including a substitute for the septic tank or soil absorption field, a holding tank, a system serving more than one structure or a system located on a different parcel than the structure. A private sewage system may be owned by the property owner or a special purpose district.
SPS 316.100(2) (2)Substitutions. The following department definitions are substitutions for the respective definitions in NEC 100:
SPS 316.100(2)(a) (a) “Building" means a structure that stands alone or is separated from adjoining structures by fire walls having not less than a 3-hour fire-resistance rating with all openings in the wall protected with 3-hour rated fire door assemblies.
SPS 316.100 Note Note: See chs. SPS 361 to 366 for fire-resistance standards.
SPS 316.100(2)(b) (b) “Special permission" means a petition for variance in accordance with s. SPS 316.005.
SPS 316.100 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction in (1) (a), (b), (c), (2) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 316.110 SPS 316.110Requirements for electrical installation. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in NEC 110.3 (B): Listed or labeled equipment shall be installed or used, or both, in accordance with any instructions included in the listing or labeling, provided the instructions, listing or labeling do not conflict with this chapter.
SPS 316.110 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: am. Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.210 SPS 316.210Branch circuits.
SPS 316.210(1) (1)Identification for branch circuits. This is a department informational note to be used under NEC 210.5 (C):
Note: For 277/480 volt systems, the recommended wire colors are brown, orange and yellow. For 120/208 volt systems, the recommended wire colors are black, red and blue.
SPS 316.210(2) (2)Ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel. This is a department exception to the requirements in NEC 210.8 (A).
Exception: Ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection shall not be required for a single receptacle providing power for sump or sewage pumps where an accessible ground-fault circuit-interrupter protected receptacle is located within 900 mm (3 ft) of the non-GFCI protected receptacle.
SPS 316.210(3) (3)Branch circuits required. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of NEC 210.11: Where an air conditioner sleeve is provided in a building wall, a receptacle outlet shall be located within 4 feet of the sleeve. If a circuit is not run to the outlet, a raceway shall be provided. When the air conditioner is installed in the sleeve, it shall be supplied by an individual branch circuit. A receptacle outlet installed for an air conditioner may not be counted as one of the receptacles required by NEC 210.52 (A).
SPS 316.210(4) (4)Branch circuit extensions or modifications — dwelling units. The requirements in NEC 210.12 (B) are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 316.210(5) (5)Lighting outlets required. Substitute the following wording for NEC 210.70 (A) (1): At least one wall switch-controlled lighting outlet shall be installed in every habitable room, kitchen and bathroom.
SPS 316.210(6) (6)Countertop receptacles. The requirements in NEC 210.52 (A) (4) are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 316.210 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: r. (2) (a), (c), renum. (2) (b) to (2), r. and recr. (4), renum. (6) to (5), cr. (6) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.220 SPS 316.220Branch-circuit, feeder and service calculations.
SPS 316.220(1)(1)General. This is a department exception to the requirements in NEC 220.10: Circuit load calculations may use unit load values lower than those identified in NEC Table 220.12 for lighting loads calculated using the maximum electrical energy conservation values specified under ch. SPS 363 for public buildings and places of employment.
SPS 316.220(2) (2)Exception. This is a department exception to the requirements in NEC 220.40:
Exception: Under the supervision of a Wisconsin professional engineer, architect or designer of electrical systems, the feeder or service size may be computed using diversity factors or historical data of a similar type of building, other than one- and 2-family dwelling units.
SPS 316.220 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: r. and recr. (1) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.225 SPS 316.225Outside branch circuits and feeders.
SPS 316.225(1)(1)Clearances from buildings for conductors not over 600 volts. Substitute the following wording for NEC 225.19 (A) Exception No. 4: The requirement for maintaining the vertical clearance 3 feet from the edge of the roof does not apply to the final conductor span to the building.
SPS 316.225(2) (2)Number of supplies. The following are department rules in addition to the requirements in NEC 225.30:
SPS 316.225(2)(a) (a) For the purpose of this section, multiple feeders that are supplied from the same distribution point, having a total rating of 300 amperes or more, and that supply not more than 6 disconnecting means grouped at the same location shall be considered as one supply.
SPS 316.225(2)(b) (b) Multi-occupancy buildings or structures may have one set of branch circuit conductors installed from a dwelling unit to the second building or structure's respective occupied space.
SPS 316.225(3) (3)Location. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of NEC 225.32: The building disconnect required by NEC 225.31 shall be located in accordance with s. SPS 316.230 (3).
SPS 316.225 Note Note: See ch. PSC 114 regarding clearances of conductors of over 600 volts and for prohibition of constructing dwellings under or near overhead lines.
SPS 316.225(4) (4)Clearances over roadways, walkways, rail, water and open land. Substitute the following wording for the note to NEC 225.60 (C):
Note: For clearances of conductors of over 600 volts, see ch. PSC 114.
SPS 316.225(6) (6)Clearances over buildings and other structures. Substitute the following wording for the note to NEC 225.61 (B):
Note: See ch. PSC 114 regarding clearances of conductors of over 600 volts and for prohibition of constructing dwellings under or near overhead lines.
SPS 316.225 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction in (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 13-042: r. (1), renum. (2) to (5) to (1) to (4) and am. (2) (a) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.230 SPS 316.230Services.
SPS 316.230(1) (1)Number of services.
SPS 316.230(1)(a)(a) These are department informational notes to be used under NEC 230.2 (intro.):
Note: See definition of building in s. SPS 316.100 (2) (a).
Note: It is recommended that the electric utility or cooperative supplying electric current be contacted prior to service equipment installations for any special requirements.
SPS 316.230(1)(b) (b) Substitute the following wording for NEC 230.2 (B) (2): Two or more service drops or laterals for the same class of service if located more than 150 feet apart, measured in a straight line, and provided that all electrical wiring supplied by each service has no common raceway or connection with any other service.
SPS 316.230(1)(c) (c) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of NEC 230.2 (B): For a building which is not more than 3 stories in height and which contains only 3 or more attached, vertically separated, side-by-side or back-to-back dwelling units, with each dwelling unit served by an individual exterior exit within 6 feet of the exit discharge grade, a separate service drop or lateral shall be permitted for each 2 attached units.
SPS 316.230(2) (2)Number of service-entrance conductor sets. The requirements specified in NEC 230.40 Exception No. 3 are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 316.230(3) (3)Service equipment — disconnecting means.
SPS 316.230(3)(a)(a) General. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of NEC 230.70: Disconnecting means shall be provided to disconnect the utility wiring from the premises wiring at any point where utility wiring terminates and premises wiring extends overhead or underground to more than one building or structure.
SPS 316.230(3)(b) (b) Location. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of NEC 230.70 (A): Raceways containing service conductors or cables, or service entrance cable not contained within a raceway, may not extend longer than 8 feet into a building to the service disconnect or the first service disconnect of a group of disconnects as permitted by NEC 230.71. The raceways or conductors shall be considered to have entered the building at the point where they pass through the outer surface of the building exterior, except as permitted by NEC 230.6.
SPS 316.230(4) (4)Rating of service disconnecting means. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of NEC 230.79:
SPS 316.230(4)(a) (a) Two- or multi-family dwellings. Except as provided in par. (b), for 2-family or multi-family dwellings, the service equipment shall have a rating of not less than 150 amperes, 3-wire or 4-wire. Where the combined rating of all service disconnecting means is 150 amperes or larger, the service or feeder equipment rating for each dwelling unit shall have a rating of not less than 60 amperes.
SPS 316.230(4)(b) (b) Exception. Service equipment having a rating of not less than 100 amperes, 3-wire or 4-wire, may be installed in an existing 2-family dwelling only where both of the following conditions are complied with:
SPS 316.230(4)(b)1. 1. The load computed in accordance with NEC 220 does not exceed 80 amperes.
SPS 316.230(4)(b)2. 2. Specific written approval is granted by the municipal inspection department having jurisdiction.
SPS 316.230 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: renum. (3) to (3) (b) and am. (3) (b) (title), renum. (4) to (3) (a) and am. (3) (title), (3) (a) (title), renum. (5) to (4) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.250 SPS 316.250Grounding and bonding.
SPS 316.250(1) (1)Supplemental electrode required. The exception in NEC 250.53 (A) (2) is not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 316.250(2) (2)Supplemental electrode. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in NEC 250.53 (A) (3): A single electrode consisting of a rod, pipe or plate shall be augmented by one additional electrode of any of the types in NEC 250.52 (A) (4) to (A) (8).
SPS 316.250 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: r. and recr. Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.300 SPS 316.300Wiring methods.
SPS 316.300(1) (1)Electrical requirements for private sewage systems. These department rules apply to private sewage systems and are in addition to the requirements of NEC 300:
SPS 316.300(1)(a) (a) Wiring methods. All effluent pump circuit wiring shall comply with the approved wiring methods as specified in NEC 300 and all of the following requirements:
SPS 316.300(1)(a)1. 1. Effluent pumps shall be supplied by a separate branch circuit supplying no other loads.
SPS 316.300(1)(a)2. 2. Alarm wiring may not be connected to the pump circuit.
SPS 316.300(1)(a)3. 3. All aboveground cables and flexible cords shall be enclosed to protect against physical damage.
SPS 316.300(1)(a)4. 4. The neutral conductor may not be common to both alarm and pump circuits.
SPS 316.300(1)(a)5. 5. Where the wiring enclosure for the alarm and pump circuit is located outside the pump chamber, any openings into the pump chamber for circuit wiring shall be sealed or plugged to prevent the passage of gas or vapor into the wiring enclosure.
SPS 316.300 Note Note: This prohibits use of a multi-wire branch circuit to supply both the alarm and pump.
SPS 316.300 Note Note: See NEC 430.102 for location of disconnects.
SPS 316.300(1)(b) (b) Ground-fault circuit protection. A single receptacle located at the pump chamber that has an alarm or pump connected to it does not require ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection.
SPS 316.300(2) (2)Protection against physical damage. The requirements specified in NEC 300.4 (D) are not included as part of this chapter.
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