SPS 316.310(1) (1) Where more than two NM cables containing two or more current-carrying conductors are installed, without maintaining spacing between the cables, through the same opening in wood framing that is to be fire- or draft-stopped using thermal insulation, caulk or sealing foam, the allowable ampacity of each conductor shall be adjusted in accordance with Table 310.15 (B) (3) (a) and the provisions of 310.15 (A) (2) shall not apply.
SPS 316.310(2) (2) Where more than two NM cables containing two or more current-carrying conductors are installed in contact with thermal insulation without maintaining spacing between cables, the allowable ampacity of each conductor shall be adjusted in accordance with Table 310.15 (B) (3) (a).
SPS 316.310 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: am. (title), (intro.) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13; corrections in (intro.), (1), (2) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7. Register November 2013 No. 695.
SPS 316.312 SPS 316.312Cabinets, cutout boxes and meter socket enclosures.
SPS 316.312(1) (1)Cables. Substitute the following wording for NEC 312.5 (C) Exception (intro.):
Exception: Cables with entirely nonmetallic sheaths may enter an enclosure through one or more nonflexible raceways of not less than 12 inches and not more than 10 feet in length, provided all of the following conditions are met:
SPS 316.312(2) (2)Omission. The requirements specified in NEC 312.5 (C) Exception paragraph (b) are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 316.312(3) (3)Fitting. Substitute the following wording for NEC 312.5 (C) Exception paragraph (c): A fitting is provided on each end of the raceway to protect the cable from abrasion.
SPS 316.312 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09.
SPS 316.314 SPS 316.314Outlet, device, pull and junction boxes; conduit bodies; fittings; and handhole enclosures.
SPS 316.314(1)(1)Conductors entering boxes, conduit bodies, or fittings. This is a department exception to the requirements of NEC 314.17 (B) and (C):
Exception: Nonmetallic sheathed cable is not required to be secured to the box or conduit body where it is installed in accordance with the wiring method specified in s. SPS 316.312.
SPS 316.314(2) (2)Outlet boxes. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of NEC 314.27 (A): In a dwelling unit, a ceiling outlet box installed for use as a lighting fixture outlet in a habitable room or kitchen and located where a ceiling fan could be installed shall be a type listed for ceiling fan support.
SPS 316.314 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 13-042: am. (title) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.334 SPS 316.334Nonmetallic-sheathed cable: Types NM, NMC and NMS.
SPS 316.334(1)(1)Uses permitted. Substitute the following wording for NEC 334.10 (3): Other structures permitted to be of Types III, IV, and V construction except as prohibited in NEC 334.12.
SPS 316.334(2) (2)Types NM, NMC, and NMS. The requirements specified in NEC 334.12 (A) (2) are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 316.334 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: am. (2) (title) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.358 SPS 316.358Uses permitted. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of NEC 358.12: Electrical metallic tubing may not be used in direct contact with earth, in concrete slabs or floors poured on earth, or in exterior concrete walls below grade.
SPS 316.358 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09.
SPS 316.400 SPS 316.400Flexible cords and cables. This is a department exception in addition to the exception in NEC 400.8 (4):
Exception No. 2: Flexible cords and cables permitted by NEC 400.7 (A) that are connected to sources other than busways may be attached to adequately supported equipment or building surfaces provided the type of cord or cable, the attachment to the building and equipment, and the support comply with the provisions of NEC 368.56 (B).
SPS 316.400 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 316.406 SPS 316.406Receptacles, cord connectors and attachment plugs (caps). The requirements in NEC 406.4 (D) (4) are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 316.406 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.450 SPS 316.450Transformers and transformer vaults (including secondary ties).
SPS 316.450(1) (1)Overcurrent protection. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in NEC Table 450.3 (A) Note 3: The qualified person shall be either an employee at that location or an employee contracted for this purpose who is readily available.
SPS 316.450(2) (2)Location. Substitute the following wording for NEC 450.41: Vaults containing oil-insulated transformers shall be located where the vaults can be ventilated to the outside air without using flues or ducts, except where a petition for variance is approved.
SPS 316.450 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: am. (title), (1) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.511 SPS 316.511Commercial garages, repair and storage.
SPS 316.511(1)(1) The requirements specified in NEC 511.3 (C) (1) (a) are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 316.511(2) (2) Substitute the following wording for NEC 511.3 (C) (2) (a): The ceiling area shall be unclassified where ventilation is provided from a point not more than 18 inches from the highest point in the ceiling. The ventilation shall conform to chapters SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 316.511 Note Note: The Commercial Building Code, chapters SPS 361 to 366, adopts and references the International Mechanical Code, IMC, for the design of ventilation systems. The adopted provisions of the International Mechanical Code under section 502.16 prescribe provisions for repair garages for natural gas- and hydrogen- fueled vehicles.
SPS 316.511 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: renum. SPS 316.511 to (1) and am. (title) and (1), cr. (2) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2013 No. 695.
SPS 316.547 SPS 316.547 Agricultural buildings. This is a department exception to the requirements in NEC 547.5 (G):
Exception: Ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection is not required for a single receptacle providing power for an electric fence controller used for livestock containment where an accessible ground-fault circuit-interrupter protected receptacle is located within 900 mm (3 ft) of the non-GFCI protected receptacle.
SPS 316.547 History History: CR 13-042: cr. Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.620 SPS 316.620Elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, platform lifts and stairway chairlifts.
SPS 316.620(1) (1) This is a department exception to the requirements in NEC 620:
Exception: Wherever NEC 620 requires disconnecting means with overcurrent protection to be located in an elevator machine room, control room, machinery space or control space and the elevator does not have such a room or space directly accessible from a building floor level, such devices shall be located instead in lockable cabinets or electrical rooms accessible only to qualified persons.
SPS 316.620(2) (2) This is a department informational note to be used under NEC 620.25:
Note: See NEC 620.53, 620.54 and 620.55 for additional requirements.
SPS 316.620 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; CR 14-020: renum. 316.620 to (2), cr. (1) Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 316.675 SPS 316.675Electrically driven or controlled irrigation machines. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in NEC 675.8: A service disconnecting means with overcurrent protection shall be provided at the service point in accordance with NEC 230 subchapter VI.
SPS 316.675 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 316.680 SPS 316.680Swimming pools, fountains and similar installations.
SPS 316.680(1) (1)Perimeter surfaces. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of NEC 680.26 (B) (2). The requirements specified in NEC 680.26 (B) (2) does not apply to a listed self-contained spa or hot tub constructed with nonmetallic walls.
SPS 316.680(2) (2)Pool water. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of NEC 680.26 (C). The requirements specified in NEC 680.26 (C) does not apply to a listed self-contained spa or hot tub constructed with nonmetallic walls.
SPS 316.680 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 316.700 SPS 316.700Emergency systems.
SPS 316.700(1) (1)Wiring, emergency system. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of NEC 700.10 (B):
SPS 316.700(1)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), emergency circuit wiring shall be listed raceways, Type AC cable or Type MC cable.
SPS 316.700(1)(b) (b) Emergency lighting fixtures may use flexible cord connections in compliance with NEC 410.62 (C) for electric discharge luminaries.
SPS 316.700(2) (2)General requirements. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in NEC 700.12 (intro.): The enclosure of the alternate source of power located outdoors for emergency systems shall be located at least 10 feet horizontally from any combustible portion of a Type III, Type IV, or Type V building and at least 20 feet from an outdoor electrical transformer, electrical metering, service equipment or normal power distribution equipment. These dimensions may be reduced where a noncombustible barrier is installed that extends at least 3 feet beyond each side of the alternate power source and transformer. The height of the barrier shall be at least one foot above the top of the transformer, electrical metering, service equipment, or alternate power source, whichever is higher.
SPS 316.700(3) (3)General requirements, dual supplies. The requirements in NEC 700.12 (B) (3) are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 316.700 Note Note: See chs. SPS 361 to 366 for further requirements.
SPS 316.700 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: am. (1) (intro.), (3) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.701 SPS 316.701Legally required standby systems.
SPS 316.701(1)(1)Addition. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in NEC 701.12 (intro.): The enclosure of the alternate source of power located outdoors for legally required standby systems shall be located at least 10 feet horizontally from any combustible portion of a Type III, Type IV, or Type V building and at least 20 feet from an outdoor electrical transformer, electrical metering, service equipment or normal power distribution equipment. These dimensions may be reduced where a noncombustible barrier is installed that extends at least 3 feet beyond each side of the alternate power source and transformer. The height of the barrier shall be at least one foot above the top of the transformer, electrical metering, service equipment, or alternate power source, whichever is higher.
SPS 316.701(2) (2)Deletion. The requirements specified in NEC 701.12 (B) (3) are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 316.701 Note Note: See chs. SPS 361 to 366 for further requirements.
SPS 316.701 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2009 No. 638; corrections in (1), (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2013 No. 695.
subch. IV of ch. SPS 316 Subchapter IV — Electrical Inspection
SPS 316.900 SPS 316.900Purpose. Pursuant to s. 101.82, Stats., the purpose of this subchapter is to establish rules for the inspection of electrical construction of farms, public buildings and places of employment.
SPS 316.900 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 08-047: renum. from Comm 16.60 Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09.
SPS 316.905 SPS 316.905Scope. This subchapter specifies the electrical construction to be inspected, the inspection procedures to be followed and the procedures for connection of electric service.
SPS 316.905 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 08-047: renum. from Comm 16.61 Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09.
SPS 316.910 SPS 316.910Application. This subchapter applies to persons, independent inspection agencies, municipalities and state governmental agencies engaged in the inspection of electrical construction for the purposes of administering and enforcing this chapter on farms and in public buildings and places of employment, and to companies or utilities providing connection of electric service.
SPS 316.910 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 08-047: renum. from Comm 16.62 Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09.
SPS 316.915 SPS 316.915Definitions. In this subchapter:
SPS 316.915(1) (1) “Certified inspector" means a certified commercial electrical inspector.
SPS 316.915(2) (2) “Commercial electrical inspector" means a person who conducts inspections of electrical construction of farms, public buildings and places of employment.
SPS 316.915(3) (3) “Department" means the department of safety and professional services.
SPS 316.915(4) (4) “Electrical construction" means the installation of electrical wiring.
SPS 316.915(5) (5) “Electrical contractor" means any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of erecting, installing, altering, repairing, servicing or maintaining electrical wiring.
SPS 316.915(6) (6) “Electrical wiring" means all equipment, wiring, material, fittings, devices, appliances, fixtures and apparatus used for the production, modification, regulation, control, distribution, utilization or safeguarding of electrical energy for mechanical, chemical, cosmetic, heating, lighting or similar purposes as covered by the scope of this chapter.
SPS 316.915(7) (7) “Farm" means a place where farming is conducted.
SPS 316.915(8) (8) “Farming" has the meaning specified under s. 102.04 (3), Stats.
SPS 316.915 Note Note: Under s. 102.04 (3), Stats., “farming" means the operation of farm premises owned or rented by the operator. “Farm premises" means areas used for operations herein set forth, but does not include other areas, greenhouses or other similar structures unless used principally for the production of food and farm plants.
SPS 316.915 Note Note: Section 102.04 (3), Stats., states that the operation of farm premises shall be deemed to be the planting and cultivating of the soil thereof; the raising and harvesting of agricultural, horticultural or arboricultural crops thereon; the raising, breeding, tending, training and management of livestock, bees, poultry, fur–bearing animals, wildlife or aquatic life, or their products, thereon; the processing, drying, packing, packaging, freezing, grading, storing, delivering to storage, to market or to a carrier for transportation to market, distributing directly to consumers or marketing any of the above-named commodities, substantially all of which have been planted or produced thereon; the clearing of such premises and the salvaging of timber and management and use of wood lots thereon, but not including logging, lumbering or wood cutting operations unless conducted as an accessory to other farming operations; the managing, conserving, improving and maintaining of such premises or the tools, equipment and improvements thereon and the exchange of labor, services or the exchange of use of equipment with other farmers in pursuing such activities.
SPS 316.915(9) (9) “Independent inspection agency" means any corporation, partnership or sole proprietor, other than a municipal corporation, that performs inspections of buildings.
SPS 316.915(10) (10) “Municipality" means a city, village, town or county in this state.
SPS 316.915(11) (11) “Person" includes all partnerships, associations, and bodies politic or corporate.
SPS 316.915(12) (12) “Place of employment" has the meaning specified under s. 101.01 (11), Stats.
SPS 316.915 Note Note: Under s. 101.01 (11), Stats.:
SPS 316.915 Note (11) “Place of employment" includes every place, whether indoors or out or underground and the premises appurtenant thereto where either temporarily or permanently any industry, trade, or business is carried on, or where any process or operation, directly or indirectly related to any industry, trade, or business, is carried on, and where any person is, directly or indirectly, employed by another for direct or indirect gain or profit, but does not include any place where persons are employed in private domestic service which does not involve the use of mechanical power or in farming. “Farming" includes those activities specified in s. 102.04 (3), and also includes the transportation of farm products, supplies, or equipment directly to the farm by the operator of the farm or employees for use thereon, if such activities are directly or indirectly for the purpose of producing commodities for market, or as an accessory to such production. When used with relation to building codes, “place of employment" does not include any of the following:
SPS 316.915 Note(a) An adult family home, as defined in s. 50.01 (1).
SPS 316.915 Note(b) Except for the purposes of s. 101.11, a previously constructed building used as a community-based residential facility, as defined in s. 50.01 (1g), which serves 20 or fewer residents who are not related to the operator or administrator.
SPS 316.915 Note (c) A home-based business, as defined by the department by rule.
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