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.
SPS 316.915(13) (13) “Public building" has the meaning specified under s. 101.01 (12), Stats.
SPS 316.915 Note Note: Under s. 101.01 (12), Stats.:
SPS 316.915 Note (12) “Public building" means any structure, including exterior parts of such building, such as a porch, exterior platform, or steps providing means of ingress or egress, used in whole or in part as a place of resort, assemblage, lodging, trade, traffic, occupancy, or use by the public or by 3 or more tenants. When used in relation to building codes, “public building" does not include any of the following
SPS 316.915 Note (a) 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(b) An adult family home, as defined in s. 50.01 (1).
SPS 316.915 Note (c) A home-based business, as defined by the department by rule.
SPS 316.915 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 08-047: renum. from Comm 16.63 Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 316.920 SPS 316.920Authority.
SPS 316.920(1) (1)Departmental authority. Pursuant to ss. 101.82 and 101.84, Stats., the department is granted the authority and jurisdiction over the inspection of electrical construction of farms, public buildings and places of employment.
SPS 316.920(2) (2)Municipal authority.
SPS 316.920(2)(a)(a) Jurisdiction conditions. Pursuant to s. 101.86 (1), Stats., municipalities may exercise jurisdiction over inspection of electrical construction in public buildings and places of employment by passage of ordinances, providing all of the following conditions are complied with:
SPS 316.920(2)(a)1. 1. The municipality's ordinances meet the minimum requirements of this subchapter.
SPS 316.920(2)(a)2. 2. The municipality notifies the department at least 30 days prior to the date upon which the municipality intends to assume the jurisdiction.
SPS 316.920(2)(a)3. 3. The municipality provides the department with a copy of its electrical ordinances and subsequent revisions to the ordinances.
SPS 316.920(2)(a)4. 4. The municipality's ordinances adopt this chapter in its entirety.
SPS 316.920(2)(a)5. 5. The municipality employs or contracts with certified inspectors or independent inspection agencies to perform electrical inspection functions.
SPS 316.920(2)(a)6. 6. The municipality provides the department with the names of its certified inspectors or independent inspection agencies employed or contracted by the municipality.
SPS 316.920(2)(a)7. 7. The municipality provides the department with any information requested by the department relative to the electrical inspection of public buildings and places of employment.
SPS 316.920 Note Note: Section 13.48 (13), Stats., exempts state buildings from local ordinances or regulations relating to building construction, permits and similar restrictions.
SPS 316.920(2)(b) (b) Joint jurisdiction. Municipalities may jointly exercise the jurisdiction granted in par. (a).
SPS 316.920(2)(c) (c) Municipal contracts. A municipality may contract with a certified inspector, independent inspection agency or the department for those inspection services that the municipality does not perform under par. (a) or (b).
SPS 316.920(2)(d) (d) County.
SPS 316.920(2)(d)1.1. Ordinances enacted by a county under this subsection establishing electrical inspection functions shall apply to all municipalities within that county which have not assumed jurisdiction.
SPS 316.920(2)(d)2. 2. Ordinances enacted by a county under this subsection establishing county electrical inspection functions may not prevent or prohibit a municipality within that county from assuming those functions at any time.
SPS 316.920(2)(e) (e) Relinquishing of jurisdiction. The municipality shall notify the department, in writing, at least 30 days prior to the date upon which the municipality intends to relinquish jurisdiction responsibilities.
SPS 316.920 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 08-047: renum. from Comm 16.64 Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; CR 13-042: am. (2) (c) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.930 SPS 316.930Electrical plan review. Upon request, the department may perform electrical plan review for dwellings, public buildings, places of employment and electrical services.
SPS 316.930 History History: CR 08-047: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09.
SPS 316.940 SPS 316.940Inspections.
SPS 316.940(1) (1)Persons authorized to perform inspections.
SPS 316.940(1)(a)(a) General. Inspections performed for a municipality, independent inspection agency or the department for the purpose of administering and enforcing this chapter shall be performed by a certified inspector.
SPS 316.940(1)(b) (b) Right of entry. A certified inspector performing inspections under par. (a) may, during reasonable hours, enter any building or premises in the discharge of his or her official duties for the purpose of making inspections, re-inspections or testing of electrical construction.
SPS 316.940 Note Note: Section SPS 305.63 contains requirements pertaining to the certification of commercial electrical inspectors.
SPS 316.940(2) (2)Municipal inspections.
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