2014 National Electrical Code Updates

National Electrical Code
The City of Galesburg has various construction codes adopted that were written by the International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). The codes are developed to safeguard public health, safety, welfare and provide for the safety of firefighters and emergency responders. The adopted ICC Codes in the City of Galesburg include the 2006 editions related to Mechanical (IMC), Fuel Gas (IFGC), Building (IBC), Residential (IRC) and Fire (IFC). The adopted NFPA Code is the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC). Each of these codes are updated every three years by the respective national organization to stay current with the latest advancements in the building safety field and are available for adoption by governmental units.
The Community Development and Fire Departments have been asked to initiate the review process of the most recent editions of these codes. At the February 13, 2014 and March 13, 2014 Overall Code Review Commission (OCRC) meetings, citizen comment was received on the adopted 2006 editions of the IMC, IFGC, IRC and IBC, changes in the 2009 editions and a review of the 2012 editions.
The next step in this process will take place at the April 10, 2014 OCRC meeting, to be held in the Erickson Conference Room of City Hall and will begin at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will also allow citizen comment on the current adopted 2008 edition of the NEC, changes in the 2011 edition, a review of the 2014 edition and the current adopted 2006 edition of the IFC and a review of the 2012 IFC.
Once this review is complete, the OCRC will submit their recommendations for all six codes to the City Council for their consideration.
As each new edition of each code is reviewed, the OCRC meetings will provide time for comments/suggestions  to  be  made  by  citizens,  contractors,  developers  and  other  interested parties. All interested parties are encouraged to attend OCRC meetings and be a part of the adoption process. 
Contact: Robert Elsbury, Electrical Inspector  
Phone: 309/345-3615
Email: relsbury@ci.galesburg.il.us
Contact: Dan Foley, Fire Marshall
Phone: 309/345-3757
Email: fireinsp@ci.galesburg.il.us


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