Rules Under Development

Electrical safety standards, administration, and installation

Chapter 296-46B, WAC

Electrical Rule Review

L&I has reviewed the electrical rules to ensure they are consistent with the national consensus standards and industry practice. It is critical the Electrical Program conducts rulemaking to adopt the 2014 national electrical consensus standards, such as the National Electrical Code and current versions of the National Electrical Safety Code, national telecommunications standards, railroad standards, emergency power standards, and fire pump standards, so that Washington is current with other states. The changes were adopted 1/22/2013 and became effective on 3/1/2013.


Rule Changes Effective


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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language


Public Hearing


Comments Due


PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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