- State Electrical Code

State Building Code Council
HAWAII STATE ELECTRICAL CODE
Effective Date: August 21, 2018

Scope................................................................ 2

Definitions.......................................................... 2

Adoption of the National Electrical Code............................. 2

Permit authorization................................................. 2

AMENDMENTS TO THE 2017 National Electrical Code...................... 2

(1) Title and purpose........................................... 2

Scope.

This code sets forth minimum requirements for the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the installation and use of electricity not regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii.

Definitions.

In this code, unless the context otherwise requires: "Article" means an article of a chapter of the National Electrical Code.

"Building official" means the officer or other designated authority charged with the administration and enforcement of this code, or a duly authorized representative.

"Chapter" means this chapter.

"NEC" means the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, 2017 edition, as published and copyrighted by the National Fire Protection Association. "NFPA" means the National Fire Protection Association.

Adoption of the 2017 National Electrical Code.

The "National Electrical Code (NEC), 2017 Edition" as published and copyrighted by the National Fire Protection Association.

Permit authorization.

Each county of the State of Hawaii may, by ordinance, require that a permit be obtained from the building official for any area regulated by this code.

AMENDMENTS TO THE 2017 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

(1) Title and purpose.

Section 101.1 is amended to read as follows:

"101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Electrical Code of the State of Hawaii, hereinafter referred to as "this code"."

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