§ 150.080  WIRING OF PERMANENT BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES.
   (A)   Structures within a first fire district.  All wiring on or in permanent buildings or structures located within a defined first (number or primary) fire district shall utilize approved raceway or metal jacketed cables such as MI, ALS, CS, or metal-clad Type MC (Type AC not allowed) where permitted by the National Electrical Code.
   (B)   Structures where Type I emergency power source required.  All wiring on or in permanent buildings or structures, wherever situated, which are required to have a Type I emergency power source as listed in Table 1125 of the State Building Code shall utilize approved raceways or metal-jacketed cables such as CS, MI, ALS, or metal-clad Type MC (Type AC not allowed) where permitted by the National Electrical Code; except that all portions of the required emergency lighting system for the entire building and all power and lighting wiring within an assembly area of 1,500 square feet or more shall be wired in metal raceway, Type ALS, Type MI, Type CS, or Type MC cable where permitted by the National Electrical Code. The total area of any specific place of assembly shall include the area of connecting rooms with movable partitions and balconies.
   (C)  Structures where Type II emergency power source required.
      (1)   All permanent buildings, wherever situated, which are required to have a Type II emergency power source as listed in Table 1125 of the State Building Code, shall have the service entrance conductors enclosed in approved raceway, and in addition to the above, all portions of the required emergency lighting system for the entire building and all power and lighting wiring within an assembly area of 1,500 square feet or more shall be wired in metal raceway, Type ALS, Type MI, Type CS, or Type MC cable where permitted by the National Electrical Code.  The total area of any specific place of assembly shall include the area of connecting rooms with movable partitions and balconies.
      (2)   Exception.  Nonmetallic sheathed cable, Type AC metal clad cable, and rigid nonmetallic conduit shall be permitted for feeders and branch circuits of power and lighting other than emergency when the assembly area is 5,000 square feet or less, and is in a building of single-story construction.
   (D)   Approved raceways and the like required for all structures.
      (1)   All permanent buildings or structures, wherever situated, utilizing voltage exceeding 250 volts to ground for power and lighting systems (services, feeders, branch circuits, and the like) shall require in all systems, regardless of voltage, the use of approved raceways or metal-jacketed cables such as MI, ALS, CS, or metal-clad Type MC, where permitted by the National Electrical Code.
      (2)   Exceptions.  Sound equipment, com- munication circuits, Class 2 and Class 3 remote control and signal circuits, and fire protection signaling circuits shall be as permitted in the National Electrical Code.
('71 Code, § 4-42)  (Ord. passed 6-30-76)  Penalty, see § 150.999