9-3-2: AMENDMENTS TO ELECTRICAL CODE:
The following provisions of the national electrical code (NEC), 2014 edition (NFPA 70-2014), as adopted by the Oklahoma uniform building code commission, are now added, deleted or amended to read as follows:
NEC Chapter 1 General
Article 100 Definitions - OUBCC Added. Article 100 has been modified to include a definition of a nationally recognized testing laboratory. This article has been modified to read:
"Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. A testing facility given this designation from the United States occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) that provides product safety testing and certification services to manufacturers."
110.12 Mechanical Execution Of Work, subsection (B) Integrity Of Electrical Equipment And Connections - OUBCC Amendatory. This subsection has been modified to allow for the reuse of existing electrical equipment, rather than requiring new replacements when certain conditions are met. This subsection has been modified to read:
"110.12(B) Integrity Of Electrical Equipment And Connections. Internal parts of electrical equipment, including busbars, wiring terminals, insulators, and other surfaces, shall not be damaged or contaminated by foreign materials such as paint, plaster, cleaners, abrasives, or corrosive residues. There shall be no damaged parts that may adversely affect safe operation or mechanical strength of the equipment such as parts that are broken; bent; cut; or deteriorated by corrosion, chemical action or overheating. Damaged materials, equipment, appliances, and devices shall not be reused unless such elements have been reconditioned, tested, and placed in good and proper working condition and approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, or by the manufacturer of the equipment. Electrical equipment damaged by natural or man-made events shall be reused only as recommended by the manufacturer of such equipment."
NEC Chapter 2 Wiring And Protection
210.19 Conductors - Minimum Ampacity And Size, subsection (A) Branch Circuits Not More Than 600 Volts, paragraph (4) Other Loads - OUBCC Amendatory. This subsection and paragraph has been modified to provide adequate loads per circuits. This subsection and paragraph has been modified to read:
"Branch-circuit conductors that supply loads other than those specified in 210.2 and other than cooking appliances as covered in 210.19(A)(3) shall have an ampacity sufficient for the loads served and shall not be smaller than 14 AWG. 20 ampere general-purpose branch circuits for dwellings shall supply a maximum of 10 outlets. 15 ampere general-purpose branch circuits for dwellings shall supply a maximum of 8 outlets. 20 ampere general-purpose branch circuits for other than dwellings shall supply a maximum of 8 outlets."
NEC Chapter 5 Special Occupancies
505.7 Special Precautions, subsection (A) Implementation Of Zone Classification System - OUBCC Amendatory. This subsection has been modified to require a registered professional engineer to engineer and design, and select the equipment and wiring methods for classification areas. It allows for the installation of the equipment, wiring methods and inspections to be performed by qualified persons. This subsection has been modified to read:
"505.7(A) Implementation Of Zone Classification System. Classification of areas, engineering and design, selection of equipment and wiring methods shall be performed by a registered professional engineer with expertise in hazardous (classified) locations and zone systems. The installation of equipment and wiring methods, and inspections shall be performed by qualified persons."
506.7 Special Precautions, subsection (A) Implementation Of Zone Classification System - OUBCC Amendatory. This subsection has been modified to require a registered professional engineer to engineer and design, and select the equipment and wiring methods for classification areas. It allows for the installation of the equipment, wiring methods and inspections to be performed by qualified persons. This subsection has been modified to read:
"506.7(A) Implementation Of Zone Classification System. Classification of areas, engineering and design, selection of equipment and wiring methods, shall be performed by a registered professional engineer with expertise in hazardous (classified) locations and zone systems. The installation of equipment and wiring methods and inspection shall be performed by qualified persons."
NEC Chapter 6 Special Equipment
680.23 Underwater Luminaires, subsection (A) General, paragraph (4) Voltage Limitations - OUBCC Amendatory. This subsection and paragraph has been modified to prohibit the use of underwater luminaries if they operate above the low voltage contact limit as defined in section 680.2. This section has been modified to read:
"680.23(A)(4) Voltage Limitations. No luminaries shall operate above the low voltage contact limit as defined in section 680.2."
Informative Annexes
Informative Annexes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I And J - Bixby Deleted. The following informative annexes of the national electrical code (NEC), 2014 edition (NFPA 70-2014), are intentionally deleted from this code:
 
Informative Annex A
Product Safety Standards
Informative Annex B
Application Information For Ampacity Calculation
Informative Annex C
Conduit And Tubing Fill Tables For Conductors And Fixture Wires Of The Same Size
Informative Annex D
Examples
Informative Annex E
Types Of Construction
Informative Annex F
Availability And Reliability For Critical Operations Power Systems; And Development And Implementation Of Functional Performance Tests (FPTs) For Critical Operations Power Systems
Informative Annex G
Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Informative Annex H
Administration And Enforcement (Appeals from a decision of any electrical inspector are governed by section 9-2-1 of the Bixby city code.)
Informative Annex I
Recommended Tightening Torque Tables From UL Standard 486A-B
Informative Annex J
ADA Standards For Accessible Design
 
(Ord. 2181, 1-25-2016)