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WA State Rule Changes

As noted in the October Electrical Currents, new proposed WAC rules are slated for adoption April 1, 2024 along with the 2023 NEC.

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provided advice regarding outside and department rule proposals during their July 11, 2023 meeting. A Second Draft of the proposed rules and supplemental information that focuses on proposed changes to the (06A) HVAC/refrigeration scope of work is now available at the following links:

CR-101 PreproposalSecond Draft WAC 296-46B Proposed AmendmentsSecond Draft Supplement - 06A Work Scope AmendmentsSecond Draft Supplement – Reorganized Scope of Work for 06A & 06B

Here is what happens next:

  • October 26: During the Electrical Board Meeting, the Electrical Board will give advice on the proposed rules.

  • November 21: The proposed rules (CR-102) are expected to be filed with the state Office of the Code Reviser.

  • January 3, 2024: A public hearing on the proposed rules is tentatively scheduled.

  • February 27, 2024: The final rules (CR-103) are expected to be filed with the state Office of the Code Reviser.

  • April 1, 2024: The new rules and adoption of the 2023 NEC are expected to take effect. See the April 2023 Special Edition Electrical Currents Newsletter for more details about the entire process.

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