BCSA BC Electrical Code 2015 revisions and bulletins

Anthony Capkun
March 10, 2016
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March 10, 2016 - The 2015 BC Electrical Code Change took effect February 29, 2016. In connection with this, BC Safety Authority has issued and revised several directives and information bulletins.

The new directives include:

• BC Electrical Code Section 26 (Installation of Electrical Equipment) D-EL 2016-01
• BC Electrical Code Section 2 General Rules D-EL 2016-02
• BC Electrical Code Section 6 - Services and Service Equipment D-EL 2016-05
• Determining Minimum Service or Feeder Conductor Size for Single Dwellings and Single Dwelling Units of Row Housing or Apartment and Similar Buildings D-EL 2016-06
• BC Electrical Code Section 4 - Conductors D-EL 2016-04
• BCEC Section 76 - Temporary Wiring D-EL 2016-03
• BC Electrical Code Section 14 - Protection and Control D-EL 2016-04

The revised directives include:

• Qualified Persons Working Under An Electrical Installation Permit Issued To A Homeowner D-E3 040722 Revision:01
• Supervision Requirements Under Electrical Installation Permits D-E3 060509 2 Revision:01
• Incident Reporting Requirements With Respect To Electrical Technology D-E3 070115 1 Revision:04

The new bulletins include:

• Temporary and Permanent Services for Construction Power IB-EL-2016-03
• Section 2 - General Rules IB-EL 2016-05
• Section 4 - Conductors IB-EL 2016-06
• Determining Minimum Service or Feeder Conductor Size for Single Dwellings and Single Dwelling Units of Row Housing or Apartment and Similar Buildings IB-EL 2016-07
• Operating Permits IB-EL 2015-03 Revision 1
• Homeowner Permit - Scope of Work IB-EL 2016-08
• High Voltage Installations IB-EL 2016-02
• Guidelines for Determining Hazardous Area Classifications IB-EL 2016-01

The revised bulletins include:

• Application of Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation on Non-Metallic-Sheathed Cables B-E3 070327 1 Revision 1
• Procedures For Issuing A Certificate Of Inspection Following Gas Or Electrical Installations Or Alterations B-G5 E3 040924 3 Revision 1
• Responsibilities of Field Safety Representatives B-E3 060609 1 Revision 1
• Overhead Lines Guideline B-E3 090312 1 Revision 1
• Approved Certification Marks For Electrical Products B-E3 071019 3 Revision 6
• Services and Service Equipment IB-EL 2012-03 Revision 1

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