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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Regarding the position paper RCCC 90.4 for the 2014 NEC, is the intent of direct supervision by higher grade classification of electrical licensing for a lower class license to be on the job site at all times?

A: The position paper from the RCCC 90.4 is to provide wording for direct supervision by higher grade classification of electrical licensing for a lower class license (Apprentice) to be on the job site at all times. In industry terms, "journeyman on the job while electrical work is being done." This would also include residential wireman. 90.4 is provided to not allow apprentice electricians to perform electrical work unattended.

 

Q: What is the definition of an Option A vs. Option B city, and who determines which Option is adopted?

A: There is no definition - Option A is typically the larger cities like Fort Worth and Dallas while Option B is the smaller cities like Keller and Southlake. Basically, the larger cities have the ability to put a lot of boots on the ground quickly to handle large incidents, so the option B city amendments are more stringent relative to sprinkler, high rise, etc. requirements in general. Jurisdictions should choose one or the other based on their firefighting philosophies/capabilities when adopting code amendments.

 

Q: The numbering for the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) Section 506.2.2 on the Regional Amendments does not match the corresponding 2015 IBC section.

A: The misnumbering is a typo made in the 2015 IBC Regional Amendments. This issue can be resolved by individual cities amending their codes to read "Section 506.3.2; Add Section 506.3.2.1 to read as follows...."

 

 
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