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NEC® adoption support kit

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The Electrical Code Coalition* (ECC), formed in 1996, comprises electrical and safety organizations dedicated to safe electrical installations and products wherever electrical power is used. The leaders of these organizations have signed proclamations that promote the safety objectives of the Electrical Code Coalition. Most of these organizations have local chapters or other grassroots representation in all 50 states with members who live and work in those states. The resources on this page can be used by promulgating agencies and local electrical safety advocates to support adoption of the National Electrical Code®. Join the Electrical Code Coalition.

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Industry representatives from NFPA and the National Electrical Manufacturer's Association (NEMA) are available to work with you to support your NEC adoption efforts. These representatives can provide technical resources and help mobilize local support for NEC adoption. These industry representatives are available to speak to local electrical and safety organizations and are often called upon to offer expert testimony in support of NEC adoption. Contact us for help assembling and strengthening your local code coalition or assistance with NEC adoption challenges.

NFPA support

Tim McClintock

 
Tim McClintock is NFPA's Regional Electrical Code Specialist representing the states of IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI, AK, ID, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA, WY, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, NM, NV, UT, and WV. E-mail Tim or call +1 330 567-2030. Jeff Sargent  Jeff Sargent is NFPA's Regional Electrical Code Specialist representing the states of DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT, AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, and TX. E-mail Jeff or call +1 617 984-7442.

NEMA support

Mike Stone 125x125
Mike Stone represents NEMA's West Coast Field Office, 676 Robinson Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472. E-mail Mike or call +1 707 495-8424.   Don Iverson 125x125  Donald Iverson represents NEMA's Midwest Field Office, 1102 S. Eifert Road, Mason, MI 48854. E-mail Don or call +1 517 628-2505.
Bryan Holland 125x125  ​Bryan P. Holland represents NEMA's Southern Field Office, 130 Duxbury Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL 33952. E-mail Bryan or call +1 972 358-0543.
Jack Lyons 125x125  Jack Lyons represents NEMA's Northeast Field Office, 12 Ireland Street Ext., West Chesterfield, MA 01084. E-mail Jack or call +1 413 695-2869.

Support documents
Eliminating fires and shock accidents in the home is one of the most important missions of the NEC. New products and methods in each subsequent revision of the NEC are helping to fulfill this mission.This section includes fire statistics and other data that  support the adoption and implementation of the latest safety requirements into home electrical systems. 

NEC changes
The following summary of changes provides a brief description of the technical changes made to the 2014 and 2011 editions of the NEC. Over its long history, the NEC has been revised to provide the necessary level of safety against fire and shock hazards.  The regular revision of the NEC helps ensure safety requirements stay current with new and evolving technologies in order to meet our society’s ever-increasing reliance on electrically powered products in our homes and at work.

Electrical Code Coalition documents


ECCmembers

*Members of the Electrical Code Coalition include: Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), National Armored Cable Manufacturers Association (NACMA), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), National Electrical Manufacturer's Association (NEMA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL).