Rules Under Development

Electrical safety standards, administration, and installation

Chapter 296-46B, WAC

All updates for this rule:

Electrical Rules

The department is considering amendments to the electrical rules based upon an upcoming review of new safety code requirements from the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). The 2014 NEC was adopted by the department on March 1, 2013, to replace the current 2008 NEC standards and will become effective on July 1, 2014. The proposed changes may include amendments to all sections of Chapter 296-46B WAC, excluding the Scope of Work requirements in WAC 296-46B-920.689.


PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language


Comments Due


Public Hearing


PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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