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.
SPS 316.940(2)(a)(a) Electrical wiring requiring inspection. Municipalities exercising jurisdiction under s. SPS 316.920 (2) shall provide for inspection of all electrical wiring in all of the following:
SPS 316.940(2)(a)1. 1. New construction, additions, alterations and changes of use of public buildings and places of employment requiring submittal of building plans under s. SPS 361.30 for the classes of occupancies specified under sub. (4) (a).
SPS 316.940(2)(a)2. 2. Such other installations as required by the municipality.
SPS 316.940(2)(b) (b) Inspection types. Inspections required to be performed shall be of all of the following types for the purpose of determining if the electrical construction complies with this chapter:
SPS 316.940(2)(b)1. 1. An inspection before the construction is concealed.
SPS 316.940(2)(b)2. 2. Re-inspections, as necessary, to confirm compliance and satisfactory completion of all electrical construction.
SPS 316.940(2)(b)3. 3. A final inspection.
SPS 316.940(2)(c) (c) Permit required.
SPS 316.940(2)(c)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., electrical wiring as specified in par. (a) may not be installed until an application for a permit and the required fees have been submitted to the municipality exercising jurisdiction under s. SPS 316.920 (2).
SPS 316.940(2)(c)2. 2. Under emergency conditions, the necessary electrical construction may be commenced without submitting an application for a permit. The person performing the emergency electrical construction shall report the construction to the municipality no later than the next business day. The emergency electrical construction shall conform to this chapter.
SPS 316.940(2)(d) (d) Inspection.
SPS 316.940(2)(d)1.1. Upon completion of the electrical wiring required to be inspected under par. (a) or before any electrical wiring is to be hidden from view, the person, firm or corporation installing the electrical wiring shall notify the municipality that the installation is ready for inspection.
SPS 316.940(2)(d)2. 2. The certified inspector responsible for the inspection shall perform the requested inspection within 2 business days after receiving notification.
SPS 316.940(2)(d)3. 3. If upon inspection, it is found that the installation is fully in compliance with this chapter and the municipal ordinances, the certified inspector shall approve the installation and authorize concealment of the electrical wiring or connection of electric service. For connection of electric service, the certified inspector shall issue the certificate required in s. SPS 316.950 (1).
SPS 316.940(2)(d)4. 4. If the installation is incomplete or not in compliance with this chapter or the municipal ordinances, orders to correct shall be issued in accordance with the municipal ordinances.
SPS 316.940(3) (3)Independent agency inspections.
SPS 316.940(3)(a)(a) Municipalities. Independent inspection agencies performing inspections for municipalities exercising jurisdiction under s. SPS 316.920 (2) shall provide inspections in accordance with the requirements of sub. (2) for municipalities.
SPS 316.940(3)(b) (b) Department. Independent inspection agencies performing inspections for the department shall provide inspections as specified in the contract with the department.
SPS 316.940(4) (4)Department inspection program.
SPS 316.940(4)(a)(a) Specific inspections. The department may inspect all electrical wiring in new construction, additions, alterations and change of use of public buildings and places of employment requiring submittal of building plans under s. SPS 361.30 in all of the following occupancies that are not within the boundaries of municipalities exercising jurisdiction:
SPS 316.940(4)(a)1. 1. Nursing homes and health care facilities.
SPS 316.940(4)(a)2. 2. Hotels, motels, and other buildings that provide overnight accommodations.
SPS 316.940(4)(a)3. 3. Day care centers and schools.
SPS 316.940(4)(a)4. 4. Community-based residential facilities.
SPS 316.940(4)(a)5. 5. Restaurants having a capacity of 100 or more occupants.
SPS 316.940(4)(a)6. 6. All indoor theaters.
SPS 316.940(4)(b) (b) Random inspections. The department may perform random inspections of electrical wiring in any new construction, additions, alterations, and change of use of public buildings and places of employment that are not within the boundaries of municipalities exercising jurisdiction.
SPS 316.940(4)(c) (c) Requested or complaint inspections. The department may perform inspection of electrical construction in public buildings or places of employment in any municipality upon written request or complaint.
SPS 316.940(4)(d) (d) Farm inspections. The department may inspect electrical construction on farms.
SPS 316.940 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 01-139: am. (2) (a) 1. and (4) (a) (intro.) Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02 ; CR 08-047: renum. from Comm 16.65 Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; corrections in (2) (a) (intro.), (c) 1., (d) 3. and (3) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2009 No. 638; correction in (2) (a) 1., (c) 1., (d) 3., (3) (a), (4) (a) (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 13-042: am. (2) (c) 1., 2., (4) (b) Register November 2013 No. 695, eff. 12-1-13.
SPS 316.950 SPS 316.950Connection of electric service. The company or utility furnishing electric current shall obtain proof that electrical wiring complies with this chapter before furnishing the service, as follows:
SPS 316.950(1) (1)Certificate required. The electrical wiring required to be inspected under s. SPS 316.940 (2) (a) may not be connected for use until a certificate is filed with the company or utility furnishing electric current. The certified inspector authorized to perform the inspection shall complete and file the certificate with the company or utility.
SPS 316.950(2) (2)Statement required. Electrical wiring not requiring a certificate under sub. (1) may not be connected for use until a written statement is filed with the company or utility furnishing electric current indicating that the electrical wiring complies with this chapter. The electrical contractor or other person doing the wiring shall complete and file the written statement with the company or utility.
SPS 316.950 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 08-047: renum. from Comm 16.66 Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; corrections in (intro.) and (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2009 No. 638; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 316.960 SPS 316.960Technical assistance. The department shall provide technical assistance to the extent possible with the available resources to any person, upon written request, regarding interpretation and application of this chapter. The technical assistance may consist of telephone, written, in-office or on-site review of specific problems.
SPS 316.960 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 08-047: renum. from Comm 16.67 Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09.
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