B-1.1, r. 2 - Construction Code

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5.04. The Code is amended:
(1)  in Section 0:
(0.1)  by striking out the following portion of the second paragraph of the definition “Object”: “Safe installations may be also achieved by alternatives to this Code, when such alternatives meet the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364-1 (see Appendix K). These alternatives are intended to be used only in conjunction with acceptable means to assess compliance of these alternatives with the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364 by the authorities enforcing this Code.
(1)  by deleting “Scope”;
(2)  by deleting the definition of “Electrical Installation“;
(3)  by deleting the definition “Permit”; and
(4)  by deleting the definition “Current-permit”;
(5)  by inserting the following definition after “Conduit”:
Connecting point: The point at which the consumer’s service entrance is connected to the distributor’s supply (see appendix B).”;
(2)  by deleting Rule 2-000;
(3)  by replacing Rule 2-004 by the following:
“2-004 Declaration of Work
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall declare the construction work carried out to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, except work specified in an application for a connection made to a public electricity distribution undertaking, or work of a power not exceeding 10 kW that does not require the replacement or addition of wiring.
(2)  The declaration shall contain the following information:
(a)  the address of the work site;
(b)  the name, address and telephone number of the person for whom the work is carried out;
(c)  the name, address, telephone number and licence number of the electrical contractor or owner-builder;
(d)  the dates scheduled for the beginning and end of the construction work;
(e)  the nature and type of work, in particular the specific kind of work and a description of the powers to be installed;
(f)  the use of the building or installation and the number of stories and dwellings in the building.
(3)  The declaration shall be made on the form provided for that purpose by the Board or on any other document containing the information required by Subrule (2).
(4)  The declaration shall be sent to the Board not later than the twentieth day of the month following the date on which the work begins.”;
(4)  by deleting Rule 2-006;
(5)  by replacing Rule 2-008 by the following:
“2-008 Levies and fees
(1)  The levy which every electrical contractor shall pay annually to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec is $799.04 plus an amount corresponding to 2.5% of the contractor’s payroll.
(2)  For the purposes of this Rule, “payroll” means the total of payments made, before deductions, to journeymen and apprentice electricians carrying out construction work on an electrical installation, including hourly or piece-work wages, commissions, bonuses, pay for leave and any other form of remuneration. The payments made annually to a journeyman or apprentice electrician by an electrical contractor are presumed to be made to a person assigned to construction work on an electrical installation.
(3)  The following payments are not included in the payroll:
(a)  payments to a person who qualifies an electrical contractor for the issue of a licence because of his or her technical knowledge;
(b)  payments for construction work on an electrical installation at a hydroelectric power station at the time of the original construction.
(4)  An electrical contractor renting the services of journeymen or apprentice electricians through a third party that does not hold a licence shall include the cost of those services in calculating the payroll.
(5)  A journeyman or apprentice electrician who is a partner in a partnership is, for calculation of the payroll, presumed to receive annual wages of $37,611.70 for the electrical installation work he or she carries out for the partnership.
(6)  The fixed amount of the levy to be paid under Subrule (1) is established in proportion to the number of months for which the licence is valid, a part of a month being considered a full month.
(7)  In the case of voluntary abandon of a holder’s licence, the validity period of the licence is deemed to have ended on the date on which the Board received a notice to that effect.
(8)  An electrical contractor shall pay the levy under this Rule to the Board not later than:
(a)  31 May for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 January to 31 March of the current year;
(b)  31 August for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 April to 30 June of the current year;
(c)  30 November for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 July to 30 September of the current year;
(d)  28 February for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 October to 31 December of the preceding year.
(9)  Each payment shall also include the applicable portion of the fixed amount of the levy. An electrical contractor shall provide with each payment a written statement indicating the portion of the payroll applicable to each journeyman or apprentice electrician identified by name. If a licence is issued to the electrical contractor during the year, the first statement and the first payment shall be made on the first date in Subrule (8) that is at least two months after the issue of the licence.
(10)  If an electrical contractor fails to send the statement required under this Rule to the Board, or if the Board has reason to believe that the statement is inaccurate, the Board shall make an estimate of the contractor’s payroll. In such a case, it is the contractor’s responsibility to demonstrate that the estimate is inaccurate.
(11)  If it is established that an electrical contractor’s payroll differs from the amount used to establish the levy, the Board shall bill or credit, as the case may be, an amount equal to the difference between the amount levied and the amount calculated according to the actual payroll.
(12)  The levy that an electrical owner-builder shall pay annually to the Board in accordance with Subrule (8) is $599.32, plus inspection fees of $158.47 for the first hour of inspection or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour or fraction thereof of inspection in addition to the first hour; an amount of $74.56 for each trip related to the inspection shall be added to those fees.
(13)  For approval of electrical equipment referred to in Rule 2-024 or 2-026 that is not already approved by an organization mentioned in Subrule (2)-028(1), approval fees are $158.47 for the first hour of approval or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour of approval or fraction thereof in addition to the first hour; an amount of $74.56 for each trip related to the approval and $9.33 for each approval mark affixed by the Board shall be added to those fees.
(14)  The fees payable under Subrules (12) and (13) shall be paid not later than 30 days after the billing date.”;
(6)  by deleting Rules 2-010 and 2-012;
(7)  by replacing Rule 2-014 by the following:
“2-014 Plans and Specifications
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall not start construction work on an electrical installation to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies unless plans and specifications have been prepared for the work if the installation requires a service line exceeding 200 kW.
(2)  The plans and specifications referred to in Subrule (1) shall contain the following information:
(a)  name and address of the person responsible for preparing them;
(b)  type of building or electrical installation and the location of the work;
(c)  location of the service line and distribution;
(d)  the supply voltage and the single-line diagram of the service line and distribution;
(e)  loads, protection characteristics and identification of the feeder and branch circuits at their respective panelboards;
(f)  rated power of each apparatus;
(g)  type and size of raceways to be used;
(h)  number and characteristics of conductors used in the raceways;
(i)  cable characteristics;
(j)  type of materials, accessories or apparatus installed in hazardous locations;
(k)  size and location of grounding conductors;
(l)  a description of all underground parts of the installation;
(m)  for an addition to an existing electrical installation, all information on the part of the installation on which work is to be carried out and a list of the existing loads or of the maximum demand loads of the existing installation recorded for the last 12 months;
(n)  for an electrical installation exceeding 750 V, the vertical and horizontal clearances of live parts and a description of the grounding and mechanical protection of live parts.”;
(8)  by deleting Rules 2-016 to 2-020;
(9)  by replacing Rules 2-024 to 2-028 by the following:
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2-024 Approval of Electrical Equipment Used in an Electrical Installation or Intended to Consume Energy from an Electrical Installation
(1)  The selling or renting of electrical equipment that has not been approved is prohibited.
(2)  All electrical equipment used in an electrical installation shall be approved for the use for which it is intended. In addition, the use of electrical equipment that has not been approved in an electrical installation or the permanent connection of such equipment to such an installation, is prohibited. However, for purposes of a test, exhibition, presentation or demonstration, electrical equipment shall be permitted to be used without being approved if a notice containing the following warning in letters at least 15 mm high is posted: “NOTICE: This electrical equipment has not been approved for sale or rental as required by Chapter V of the Construction Code.”.
(3)  This Rule does not apply to electrical equipment of a power not exceeding 100 volt-amperes and of a voltage not exceeding 30 V, with the exception of luminaires, thermostats with heat anticipators, electromedical devices and apparatus installed in a hazardous location.
“ 2-026 Approval of a Prefabricated Building (see Appendix B)
“ A prefabricated building that has not been approved must not be sold, rented, acquired or exchanged.
2-028 Mark of Approval
(1)  Electrical equipment or a prefabricated building that has received certification by one of the following organizations is considered to be approved:
(a)  CSA International (CSA);
(b)  Curtis-Straus LLC (cCS);
(c)  FM Approvals (cFM);
(d)  IAPMO Research and Testing Inc. (cIAPMO, cUPC or cUSPC);
(e)  Labtest Certification Inc. (cLC);
(f)  Underwriter’s Laboratories of Canada (ULC);
(g)  Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd (WH, cETL);
(h)  MET Laboratories, Inc. (cMET);
(i)  Nemko Canada Inc. (cNemko);
(j)  NSF International (cNSF);
(k)  OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc. (cO-T L);
(l)  QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. (cQPS);
(m)  Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd (cQAI);
(n)  TÜV SÜD America Inc. (cTÜV Product Service);
(o)  TUV Rheinland of North America Inc. (cTUV);
(p)  Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc. (cUL);
(q)  any other certification organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation and whose certification seal or label attests to compliance with Canadian standards.
(2)  Electrical equipment bearing the label of an organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation attesting that, without being certified by an organization listed in Subrule (1), the equipment is recognized as complying with the requirements of Standard SPE-1000-99 Model Code for the Field Evaluation of Electrical Equipment or complying with the requirements of Standard C22.2 n° 125-M1984 Équipement électromédical and Standard C22.2 No. 125-M1984 Electromedical Equipment, published by the Canadian Standards Association, as amended or republished by that organization, is also considered to be approved.
(3)  Notwithstanding Subrules (1) and (2), approval is not required for each of the components of electrical equipment if the equipment has received an overall approval.”;
(10)  (paragraph revoked);
(10.1)  by replacing Rule 2-322 by the following:
“ 2-322 Electrical Equipment in the Vicinity of a Venting or Relief Discharge for Combustible Gas (see Appendix B)
“ (1)  Arc-producing electrical equipment shall be installed at least 3 m from the discharge of a combustible gas relief device or vent.
“ (2)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1), in the case of natural gas, the distance allowed shall be permitted to be 1 m.”;
(11)  by adding the following Subrule to Rule 4-022:
“ (5)  Notwithstanding Subrule (3), for underground consumer’s services exceeding 600 A fed by parallel conductors, each neutral conductor shall be sized in accordance with Table 66.”;
(12)  (paragraph revoked);
(13)  by replacing Rule 6-104 by the following:
“ 6-104 Number of Consumer’s Services permitted
“ (1)  The number of low-voltage consumer’s services terminating at any one overhead supply service run shall be limited by the following factors:
(a)  the total calculated load shall not exceed 600 A;
(b)  the number of conductors connected to the supply service conductor shall not exceed four
“ (2)  In the case of a change to the electrical installation of a building with more than four conductors connected to one supply service conductor, replacement of the conductors shall be permitted provided that the total number of conductors is not increased and the total calculated load does not exceed 600 A.”;
(14)  in Rule 6-112:
(1)  in Subrule (2), by replacing “9 m” by “8 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  Notwithstanding Subrule (2), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), the height of the point of attachment of service conductors shall be not more than 9 m, if such a measurement allows compliance with the clearance required.
“ (“ 10)  Notwithstanding Subrules (2) and (9), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), it shall be permitted to install a barrier made of solid material so as to make service conductors exposed to persons from a window, door or porch permanently inaccessible.
“ (“ 11)  Notwithstanding Subrule (6), in the case of an existing installation in which the connection presents no noise problem due to the amplification of vibrations caused by the mutual repulsion of the conductors, it shall be permitted to fasten the service conductor support to a solid wooden structural member with a lag screw not less than 9 mm in diameter. The threaded part of the lag screw shall penetrate the solid wooden structural member to a depth of at least 75 mm.
(15)  in Rule 6-206:
(1)  by inserting “except in existing buildings” in item (c) of Subrule (1) after “less than 2 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (2):
“ (3)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1)(d), in the case of dwelling units, the service box shall be permitted to be a meter mounting device equipped with a combined breaker outside the building or on a post, provided that an associated branch circuit panelboard equipped with a main breaker of a rating equal to or lower than that of the meter mounting device is used inside the building. The service box shall
(a)  be weatherproof and specifically approved for that use;
(b)  be protected against mechanical damage if installed less than 2 m above ground;
(c)  be equipped with a lockable outside cover; and
(d)  supply only one feeder dedicated to the associated panelboard.
“ (4)  The meter mounting devices installed in compliance with Subrule (3) shall be grouped into a single connecting point.
“ (5)  The feeder cables installed in compliance with Subrule (3), that penetrate or pass through a fire separation, shall comply with the requirements of Chapter I of the Construction Code and have not more than 30 mm in diameter.
(16)  (paragraph revoked);
(17)  (paragraph revoked);
(17.1)  in Rule 6-302, by replacing Subrule (2) by the following:
“ (2)  Except for an installation on an existing trestle, no portion of the conductors that is run on the supply side of the consumer’s service head on outside building surfaces shall be permitted to be run as exposed wiring.”;
(18)  by inserting the words “Except for 347/600 V underground consumer’s service in a raceway,” at the beginning of Rule 6-308;
(19)  (paragraph revoked);
(20)  in Rule 8-106, by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  The method of calculation in Subrule (8) shall be permitted to be used for the replacement of a service or feeder of an existing installation, with or without additional load.”;
(21)  (paragraph revoked);
(22)  in Rule 8-202:
(1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(2)  by inserting “,except automobile heater receptacles included in the basic load of each dwelling” after “75%” in item (d) of Subrule (3).”;
(23)  (paragraph revoked);
(24)  (paragraph revoked);
(25)  in Rule 8-400:
(1)  by deleting the definition of “Restricted””
“ (45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in Paragraph (a);
(2)  by substituting the following for Paragraph (c):
“ (c)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be provided for each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(2)  by replacing Subrules (3) to (5) by the following:
“ (3)  Service or feeder conductors shall be considered to have a basic load of
(a)  1,300 W for each of the first 30 duplex receptacles;
(b)  1,100 W for each of the next 30 duplex receptacles;
(c)  900 W for each additional duplex receptacle.
“ (4)  If the load is controlled, the ampacity of the service or feeder conductors shall:
(a)  be determined in accordance with Subrule (3), considering only the maximum number of duplex receptacles that can be supplied simultaneously; or
(b)  not be lower than 125% of the maximum current of the load controller.
“ (5)  For the purposes of Subrules (3) and (4), two single receptacles are considered to be one duplex receptacle.”;
(26)  (paragraph revoked);
(27)  (paragraph revoked);
(28)  (paragraph revoked);
(29)  (paragraph revoked);
(30)  (paragraph revoked);
(31)  (paragraph revoked);
(31.1)  by adding the following paragraph in Rule 12-116:
“ (5)  Cutting or adding strands, or altering in any other way conductors to connect them to terminal parts, lugs or other junctions is prohibited.
(32)  by replacing Rule 12-312 by the following:
“ 12-312 Conductors Over Buildings
“ Only conductors entering a building shall be permitted to run over the building.”;
(33)  (paragraph revoked);
(34)  (paragraph revoked);
(34.01)  by replacing Rule 12-516 by the following:
“ 12-516 Protection for cable in concealed installations (see Appendix G)
“ (1)  The outer surfaces of the cable shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the edges of the members intended to be used as support for sheathing or cladding, or the cable shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury both during and after installation.
“ (2)  Where the cable passes through a structural metal element, it shall be protected by an insert approved for the purpose and adequately secured in place.
“ (3)  Where the cable is installed behind a baseboard, moulding or other similar finishing element, its outer surfaces shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the hidden side of the element or it shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury from driven nails or screws.
(34.02)  by adding the following after Subrule (2) in Rule 12-616:
“ (3)  The installation of armoured cable in a concealed space in a metal element constituting the roof deck of a building or structure is prohibited.
(34.1)  by deleting “metallic” in Subrule (1) of Rule 12-904;
(34.2)  by inserting the following after Rule 12-1122:
“ 12-1124 Split Straight Conduit
“ (1)  In an existing installation located above ground, split straight conduits and split couplings shall be permitted to be used to repair a damaged part of a raceway provided that:
(a)  both halves of each split conduit are notched or grooved to ensure the integrity of the assembly, and are glued;
(b)  the assembly is connected at each end to the non-split rigid conduit with split couplings glued to the conduit;
(c)  each coupling assembly is clamped at each end;
(d)  non-removable stainless steel clamps are used; and
(e)  the repair work does not damage the insulation of the raceway conductors.
“ (2)  If the assembly mentioned in Subrule (1) exceeds 500 mm in length, additional non-removable stainless steel clamps spaced not more than 500 mm apart shall be installed.”;
(35)  (paragraph revoked);
(36)  (paragraph revoked);
(37)  (paragraph revoked);
(38)  (paragraph revoked);
(39)  in Rule 18-010:
(1)  by inserting “(1)” in the part preceding item (a) before “Class III”;
(2)  by adding the following Subrules:
“ (2)  For stationary woodworking machines, the vertical cylindrical volume centred around the dust-producing parts of the machine is a Class III, Division 1 location:
(a)  if the machine is used for sanding, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 3.6 m if there is a dust collector or 9 m in all other cases; and
(b)  for other types of machines, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 1.8 m if there is a dust collector or 4.5 m in all other cases.
“ (3)  Sawmills where humidity is excessive are considered to be locations to which Section 22 applies.
“ (4)  The dust collectors mentioned in Subrule (2) shall be connected to a dust removal system to avoid any accumulation within the cylindrical volume.”;
(40)  in Rule 18-302, by inserting “with rain-tight couplings and connectors” in Subrule (1) after “electrical metallic tubing”;
(41)  (paragraph revoked);
(41.1)  in Rule 20-102, by inserting “showrooms, sales offices,” after “stockrooms” in Subrule (5);
(42)  (paragraph revoked);
(43)  (paragraph revoked);
(44)  (paragraph revoked);
(44.1)  in Rule 26-712, in item (d), by replacing items iv and v by the following:
“ (iv)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each permanently fixed island counter space;
“ (v)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each peninsular counter space, except if the wall adjacent to the mating edge of the peninsula is equipped with a receptacle provided for in item iii;”;
(44.2)  in Rule 26-712, by replacing item (h) by the following:
“ (h)  receptacles shall not be required to be tamper resistant, provided that they are not accessible by their location, by the presence of stationary or fixed appliances, or they are located at more than 2 m from the floor or the finished grade.”;
(45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in item (a);
(2)  by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be installed in each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(46)  (paragraph revoked);
(47)  (paragraph revoked);
(48)  in Rule 28-604, in Subrule (4), by replacing items (a), (b) and (c) by the following:
(a)  it is capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load; and
(b)  it is capable of being locked in the open position.
(48.1)  In Rule 30-320, in Subrule (3), by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  if the requirement of item (a) cannot be complied with, be protected by a Class A ground fault circuit interrupter and be installed inside the room without being located within the perimeter of the bath or shower.”;
(48.2)  By deleting Rules 30-500 to 30-510;”;
(49)  (paragraph revoked);
(50)  (paragraph revoked);
(51)  (paragraph revoked);
(52)  (paragraph revoked);
(53)  in Rule 32-000, by replacing Subrule (1) by the following:
(1)  This Section applies to the installation of fire pumps required by Chapter 1 of the Construction Code.”;
(54)  by deleting Rules 32-100 to 32-110;
(54.1)  by replacing Rule 32-206 by the following:
“32-206 Disconnecting means and overcurrent protection (see Appendices B and G)
(1)  No device capable of interrupting the circuit shall be placed between the service box and a fire pump transfer switch or a fire pump controller, other than a circuit breaker lockable in the on position or an unfused switch lockable in the off position, labelled in a conspicuous, legible, and permanent manner identifying it as the fire pump disconnecting means.
(2)  The circuit breaker referred to in Subrule (1) shall be permitted to be used in the separate service box described in Rule 32-204 and the rating or setting shall
(a)  comply with Rule 28-200 where it is installed in an emergency supply circuit between the emergency power source and the fire pump transfer switch; or
(b)  be not less than the overcurrent protection that is provided integral with the fire pump controller where it is installed in a normal supply circuit upstream of the controller.
(3)  The unfused switch referred to in Subrule (1) shall
(a)  be capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load;
(b)  comply with the requirements of the supply authority;
(c)  bear a mark indicating the need to maintain it at all times in the on position to ensure functionality of the fire pump; and
(d)  be equipped with an integral device connected to the fire alarm system to signal the provisional deactivation of the fire pump.
(55)  (paragraph revoked);
(56)  by deleting Section 38;
(57)  by deleting Rule 44-100;
(58)  by deleting Section 54;
(59)  (paragraph revoked);
(60)  (paragraph revoked);
(61)  (paragraph revoked);
(61.1)  by striking out Section 58 – Passenger ropeways and similar equipment
(62)  by deleting Rule 60-108;
(63)  by deleting Rules 60-500 to 60-510;
(64)  by deleting Rules 60-600 to 60-604;
(65)  in Rule 62-102, by inserting the following definition, in alphabetical order:
Wire mesh heating system means a heating system which uses concrete-embedded wire mesh as a heating element.”;
(66)  by inserting the following after Rule 62-500:
“ Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ 62-600 Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ Rules 62-602 to 62-606 apply to the supply and connection of wire mesh embedded in a concrete slab or concrete wall for heating, from the point of emergence of the wire mesh at the slab level. However, those rules do not apply to the wire mesh or to the part of busbars embedded in concrete.
“ 
62-602 Use
(1)  Connection of wire mesh to the electrical supply if the wire mesh is installed in shower rooms, in or around swimming pools or in other locations involving similar hazards, is prohibited.
(2)  If a wire mesh heating system produces electrical currents in metallic parts other than the mesh, the mesh shall be supplied only if the currents have been eliminated.
62-604 Other Conductors and Outlets in a Heated Slab
(1)  Any other conductor shall be located at least 50 mm from the wire mesh and busbars and shall be considered to operate at an ambient temperature of 40 °C.
(2)  Any outlet to which a lighting fixture or other heat-producing equipment is likely to be connected shall be located at least 200 mm from the wire mesh.
62-606 Transformers for Wire Mesh Heating Systems
(1)  Transformers supplying wire mesh heating systems shall have a grounded electrostatic shield between the primary and secondary windings.
(2)  The secondary voltage of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system shall not exceed 30 V measured on the secondary side of a single-phase transformer or between two phases on the secondary side of a three-phase transformer.
(3)  The conductors connected to the secondary side of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system do not require overcurrent protection.”;
(67)  in Rule 66-000, by deleting Subrule (2);
(67.1)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-402:
“66-404 Receptacles
Receptacles with a CSA 5-15R configuration and those with a CSA 5-20R configuration installed in itinerant midways, carnivals, fairs and festivals and intended to supply outside loads or in a damp location shall be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter of the Class A type.
(68)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-504:
“ Itinerant Rides
“ 
66-600 Bonding
(1)  Notwithstanding Rules 66-200 and 66-202, an itinerant ride shall be permitted to be bonded by one of the following means:
(a)  a loop-shaped copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG, installed so as to form a loop around the ride or around the group of rides connected to the supply system of those rides; the ends of the loop shall be connected to a block whose terminals are connected to the grounded neutral conductor of the supply system. The non-current-carrying parts of the supply system and of the rides connected to the system shall be connected to the loop-shaped conductor by means of a copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG;
(b)  an insulated copper conductor, attached to the supply cable, at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG.
“ 66-602 Splitter
“ An itinerant ride shall be permitted to be connected to the supply system by means of a movable splitter provided that the splitter is water and dustproof and is raised at least 25 mm from the surface on which it is installed.
“ 66-604 Live Bare Parts
“ The cover of a box containing live parts shall be screwed shut or key-locked. Failing that, the box shall be inaccessible to the public.
“ 66-606 Supply
“ A receptacle used to supply an amusement ride shall be of the locking type or the equivalent. In addition, a receptacle that does not ensure the simultaneous disconnecting of all conductors shall be inaccessible to the public.”;
(68.01)  (paragraph revoked);
(68.1)  in Rule 68-304, by adding “(see Appendix B)” in the title after “Control”;
(69)  (paragraph revoked);
(70)  (paragraph revoked);
(71)  (paragraph revoked);
(72)  in Rule 72-110, by adding the following Subrules:
“ ( 5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with sewers shall be provided with at least one receptacle of each type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b) and (1)(c).
“ (5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with only one water outlet shall be provided with one receptacle of the type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b).”;
(73)  in Rule 76-014, by substituting the words “unless an acceptable warning has been posted at all interconnecting points or other dangerous places” for the words “except by special permission”.;
(73.1)  in Rule 76-016, by replacing “configuration 5-15R or 5-20R” by “15 A and 20 A to 125 V”;
(74)  (paragraph revoked);
(75)  (paragraph revoked);
(76)  by inserting the following table after Table 65:
“ Table 66
“ [See Rule 4-022(6)]
“ Minimum Size of Neutral Conductors for Underground Consumer’s Services Rated at More than 600 A and Fed by Parallel Conductors
“ 


Nominal Rating AWG Size of each AWG Size of each
of Service Box A Copper Neutral Aluminum Neutral
Conductor Conductor


601 to 1,200 0 000


1,201 to 2,000 00 0000


2,001 or more 000 250 kcmil

(77)  in Appendix B:
(1)  in Section 0, by adding the following note before the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Electrical installation
“ From the definition of “electrical installation” it is understood that installations, from the connecting point where the supply authority supplies the customer or from any other supply, to the connection point where the fixture receives its power to function, are electrical installations as defined in the Code. “Electrical installation” therefore means the “infrastructure” used to direct the electrical current to equipment requiring the current to function (appliance, equipment, specialized system) but not such equipment. The following systems in particular are not electrical installations as defined in the Code: intercommunication systems, public address systems, synchronized clock systems, visual, sound or voice signalling systems, telephony systems, their interconnection to the telephone network, closed circuit television systems, access cards, community antennae, instrumentation and regulation systems related to heating, air conditioning, air venting and industrial processes, burglar alarm systems and fire alarm systems.
“ 
(2)  in Section 0, by adding the following note after the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Connecting point
“ The connecting point for the supply of the electrical installation of a building or structure shall be situated on the closest wall to the line of the electric distributor.
“ 
However it may be situated:
(1)  if the system of the electric distributor is an overhead system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-volt supply or less:
i.  either on one of the adjacent walls closest to the line of the electric distributor and at the most 3 m away from it, when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 5 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; however that distance may be wider when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 15 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; or
ii.  on a pole or other structure
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators on the receiving structure; and
(c)  whatever the supply voltage: on a pole or structure belonging to the electric distributor, subject to the specific requirements of such distributor;
(2)  if the system of the electric distributor is an underground system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-V installation or less: on the meter mounting device, on a multiple-meter mounting device, in a junction box, in a service connecting box, in the main disconnect switch or in a manhole located outside the building; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection and if they end at the main disconnect switch, they shall comply with that switch approval specifications;
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators of the owner on his or her receiving structure, in a manhole located outside the building, in a compartment of the service entrance or in a box specifically designed for that purpose; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection;
(3)  at the secondary taps of the transformers if the supply comes from a non-network station, the connecting point may also be located at the taps of the raceways in an adjacent room.
(3)  (subparagraph revoked);
(3.0.1)  in section 2, by replacing the note concerning Rule 2-026 by the following:
“ Article 2-026
“ Can/CSA-A277, “Procedure for Factory Certification of Buildings” is used to certify prefabricated buildings.”
(3.1)  the following note after the note related to Rule 2-318 in Section 2:
“ 2-322 Flowmeters are not considered to be devices equipped with a vent or allowing the relief of combustible gas.
“ The distances prescribed are measured from the combustible gas relief device and not from the appliance. An appliance may be located near arc-producing equipment provided that an airtight conduit conveys the exhaust gas beyond the prescribed distances.”;
(4)  in Rule 6-112 (4), by deleting
(1)  “200 A or” in subparagraph a of the second paragraph;
(2)  subparagraph b of the second paragraph;”;
(5)  (subparagraph revoked);
(6)  (subparagraph revoked);
(7)  by inserting the following note after the note related to Rule 26-700 (11):
26-710(e)(iv) It is understood from the expression “Unfinished” that even after the installation of the wall covering (gypsum, etc.), it may be impossible to find the appropriate location for the installation of the receptacles required by Rule 26-712(a), if partitions and usable wall space have not yet been delimited. A basement is not considered to be “a finished basement” if the foundation walls are finished but the ceiling is not finished or is partly finished. However, the installation of a duplex receptacle required under Rule 26-710(e)(iv) does not remove the requirement to install the receptacles for specific use already required by other rules of the Code.”;
(7.1)  by inserting the following after the note related to Rule 26-712(g):
“26-712 (g) (h) The purpose of Rule 26-712(g) is to protect children against electrical shock when they are able to reach receptacles. Where the location of a receptacle is inaccessible, the receptacle may not be tamper resistant [Rule 26-712(h)]. For example, receptacles dedicated for recessed microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and those located in an attic, a crawl space or at a distance of more than 2 m from the floor or the finished floor are considered inaccessible to children.
(8)  (subparagraph revoked);
(8.1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(9)  by adding the following after the note related to Rule 68-068:
“68-304 If that requirement cannot be met, the control devices should be installed as far away as possible from the bathtub and shower but not outside the bathroom.”.
O.C. 961-2002, s. 5; O.C. 1385-2003, s. 3; O.C. 577-2007, s. 2; O.C. 1062-2010, s. 3; O.C. 347-2015, s. 2.
5.04. The Code is amended:
(1)  in Section 0:
(0.1)  by striking out the following portion of the second paragraph of the definition “Object”: “Safe installations may be also achieved by alternatives to this Code, when such alternatives meet the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364-1 (see Appendix K). These alternatives are intended to be used only in conjunction with acceptable means to assess compliance of these alternatives with the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364 by the authorities enforcing this Code.
(1)  by deleting “Scope”;
(2)  by deleting the definition of “Electrical Installation“;
(3)  by deleting the definition “Permit”; and
(4)  by deleting the definition “Current-permit”;
(5)  by inserting the following definition after “Conduit”:
Connecting point: The point at which the consumer’s service entrance is connected to the distributor’s supply (see appendix B).”;
(2)  by deleting Rule 2-000;
(3)  by replacing Rule 2-004 by the following:
“2-004 Declaration of Work
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall declare the construction work carried out to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, except work specified in an application for a connection made to a public electricity distribution undertaking, or work of a power not exceeding 10 kW that does not require the replacement or addition of wiring.
(2)  The declaration shall contain the following information:
(a)  the address of the work site;
(b)  the name, address and telephone number of the person for whom the work is carried out;
(c)  the name, address, telephone number and licence number of the electrical contractor or owner-builder;
(d)  the dates scheduled for the beginning and end of the construction work;
(e)  the nature and type of work, in particular the specific kind of work and a description of the powers to be installed;
(f)  the use of the building or installation and the number of stories and dwellings in the building.
(3)  The declaration shall be made on the form provided for that purpose by the Board or on any other document containing the information required by Subrule (2).
(4)  The declaration shall be sent to the Board not later than the twentieth day of the month following the date on which the work begins.”;
(4)  by deleting Rule 2-006;
(5)  by replacing Rule 2-008 by the following:
“2-008 Levies and fees
(1)  The levy which every electrical contractor shall pay annually to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec is $787,23 plus an amount corresponding to 2.5% of the contractor’s payroll.
(2)  For the purposes of this Rule, “payroll” means the total of payments made, before deductions, to journeymen and apprentice electricians carrying out construction work on an electrical installation, including hourly or piece-work wages, commissions, bonuses, pay for leave and any other form of remuneration. The payments made annually to a journeyman or apprentice electrician by an electrical contractor are presumed to be made to a person assigned to construction work on an electrical installation.
(3)  The following payments are not included in the payroll:
(a)  payments to a person who qualifies an electrical contractor for the issue of a licence because of his or her technical knowledge;
(b)  payments for construction work on an electrical installation at a hydroelectric power station at the time of the original construction.
(4)  An electrical contractor renting the services of journeymen or apprentice electricians through a third party that does not hold a licence shall include the cost of those services in calculating the payroll.
(5)  A journeyman or apprentice electrician who is a partner in a partnership is, for calculation of the payroll, presumed to receive annual wages of $37,055.86 for the electrical installation work he or she carries out for the partnership.
(6)  The fixed amount of the levy to be paid under Subrule (1) is established in proportion to the number of months for which the licence is valid, a part of a month being considered a full month.
(7)  In the case of voluntary abandon of a holder’s licence, the validity period of the licence is deemed to have ended on the date on which the Board received a notice to that effect.
(8)  An electrical contractor shall pay the levy under this Rule to the Board not later than:
(a)  31 May for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 January to 31 March of the current year;
(b)  31 August for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 April to 30 June of the current year;
(c)  30 November for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 July to 30 September of the current year;
(d)  28 February for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 October to 31 December of the preceding year.
(9)  Each payment shall also include the applicable portion of the fixed amount of the levy. An electrical contractor shall provide with each payment a written statement indicating the portion of the payroll applicable to each journeyman or apprentice electrician identified by name. If a licence is issued to the electrical contractor during the year, the first statement and the first payment shall be made on the first date in Subrule (8) that is at least two months after the issue of the licence.
(10)  If an electrical contractor fails to send the statement required under this Rule to the Board, or if the Board has reason to believe that the statement is inaccurate, the Board shall make an estimate of the contractor’s payroll. In such a case, it is the contractor’s responsibility to demonstrate that the estimate is inaccurate.
(11)  If it is established that an electrical contractor’s payroll differs from the amount used to establish the levy, the Board shall bill or credit, as the case may be, an amount equal to the difference between the amount levied and the amount calculated according to the actual payroll.
(12)  The levy that an electrical owner-builder shall pay annually to the Board in accordance with Subrule (8) is $590.45, plus inspection fees of $156.13 for the first hour of inspection or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour or fraction thereof of inspection in addition to the first hour; an amount of $73.46 for each trip related to the inspection shall be added to those fees.
(13)  For approval of electrical equipment referred to in Rule 2-024 or 2-026 that is not already approved by an organization mentioned in Subrule (2)-028(1), approval fees are $156.13 for the first hour of approval or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour of approval or fraction thereof in addition to the first hour; an amount of $73.46 for each trip related to the approval and $9.19 for each approval mark affixed by the Board shall be added to those fees.
(14)  The fees payable under Subrules (12) and (13) shall be paid not later than 30 days after the billing date.”;
(6)  by deleting Rules 2-010 and 2-012;
(7)  by replacing Rule 2-014 by the following:
“2-014 Plans and Specifications
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall not start construction work on an electrical installation to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies unless plans and specifications have been prepared for the work if the installation requires a service line exceeding 200 kW.
(2)  The plans and specifications referred to in Subrule (1) shall contain the following information:
(a)  name and address of the person responsible for preparing them;
(b)  type of building or electrical installation and the location of the work;
(c)  location of the service line and distribution;
(d)  the supply voltage and the single-line diagram of the service line and distribution;
(e)  loads, protection characteristics and identification of the feeder and branch circuits at their respective panelboards;
(f)  rated power of each apparatus;
(g)  type and size of raceways to be used;
(h)  number and characteristics of conductors used in the raceways;
(i)  cable characteristics;
(j)  type of materials, accessories or apparatus installed in hazardous locations;
(k)  size and location of grounding conductors;
(l)  a description of all underground parts of the installation;
(m)  for an addition to an existing electrical installation, all information on the part of the installation on which work is to be carried out and a list of the existing loads or of the maximum demand loads of the existing installation recorded for the last 12 months;
(n)  for an electrical installation exceeding 750 V, the vertical and horizontal clearances of live parts and a description of the grounding and mechanical protection of live parts.”;
(8)  by deleting Rules 2-016 to 2-020;
(9)  by replacing Rules 2-024 to 2-028 by the following:
“ 
2-024 Approval of Electrical Equipment Used in an Electrical Installation or Intended to Consume Energy from an Electrical Installation
(1)  The selling or renting of electrical equipment that has not been approved is prohibited.
(2)  All electrical equipment used in an electrical installation shall be approved for the use for which it is intended. In addition, the use of electrical equipment that has not been approved in an electrical installation or the permanent connection of such equipment to such an installation, is prohibited. However, for purposes of a test, exhibition, presentation or demonstration, electrical equipment shall be permitted to be used without being approved if a notice containing the following warning in letters at least 15 mm high is posted: “NOTICE: This electrical equipment has not been approved for sale or rental as required by Chapter V of the Construction Code.”.
(3)  This Rule does not apply to electrical equipment of a power not exceeding 100 volt-amperes and of a voltage not exceeding 30 V, with the exception of luminaires, thermostats with heat anticipators, electromedical devices and apparatus installed in a hazardous location.
“ 2-026 Approval of a Prefabricated Building (see Appendix B)
“ A prefabricated building that has not been approved must not be sold, rented, acquired or exchanged.
2-028 Mark of Approval
(1)  Electrical equipment or a prefabricated building that has received certification by one of the following organizations is considered to be approved:
(a)  CSA International (CSA);
(b)  Curtis-Straus LLC (cCS);
(c)  FM Approvals (cFM);
(d)  IAPMO Research and Testing Inc. (cIAPMO, cUPC or cUSPC);
(e)  Labtest Certification Inc. (cLC);
(f)  Underwriter’s Laboratories of Canada (ULC);
(g)  Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd (WH, cETL);
(h)  MET Laboratories, Inc. (cMET);
(i)  Nemko Canada Inc. (cNemko);
(j)  NSF International (cNSF);
(k)  OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc. (cO-T L);
(l)  QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. (cQPS);
(m)  Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd (cQAI);
(n)  TÜV SÜD America Inc. (cTÜV Product Service);
(o)  TUV Rheinland of North America Inc. (cTUV);
(p)  Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc. (cUL);
(q)  any other certification organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation and whose certification seal or label attests to compliance with Canadian standards.
(2)  Electrical equipment bearing the label of an organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation attesting that, without being certified by an organization listed in Subrule (1), the equipment is recognized as complying with the requirements of Standard SPE-1000-99 Model Code for the Field Evaluation of Electrical Equipment or complying with the requirements of Standard C22.2 n° 125-M1984 Équipement électromédical and Standard C22.2 No. 125-M1984 Electromedical Equipment, published by the Canadian Standards Association, as amended or republished by that organization, is also considered to be approved.
(3)  Notwithstanding Subrules (1) and (2), approval is not required for each of the components of electrical equipment if the equipment has received an overall approval.”;
(10)  (paragraph revoked);
(10.1)  by replacing Rule 2-322 by the following:
“ 2-322 Electrical Equipment in the Vicinity of a Venting or Relief Discharge for Combustible Gas (see Appendix B)
“ (1)  Arc-producing electrical equipment shall be installed at least 3 m from the discharge of a combustible gas relief device or vent.
“ (2)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1), in the case of natural gas, the distance allowed shall be permitted to be 1 m.”;
(11)  by adding the following Subrule to Rule 4-022:
“ (5)  Notwithstanding Subrule (3), for underground consumer’s services exceeding 600 A fed by parallel conductors, each neutral conductor shall be sized in accordance with Table 66.”;
(12)  (paragraph revoked);
(13)  by replacing Rule 6-104 by the following:
“ 6-104 Number of Consumer’s Services permitted
“ (1)  The number of low-voltage consumer’s services terminating at any one overhead supply service run shall be limited by the following factors:
(a)  the total calculated load shall not exceed 600 A;
(b)  the number of conductors connected to the supply service conductor shall not exceed four
“ (2)  In the case of a change to the electrical installation of a building with more than four conductors connected to one supply service conductor, replacement of the conductors shall be permitted provided that the total number of conductors is not increased and the total calculated load does not exceed 600 A.”;
(14)  in Rule 6-112:
(1)  in Subrule (2), by replacing “9 m” by “8 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  Notwithstanding Subrule (2), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), the height of the point of attachment of service conductors shall be not more than 9 m, if such a measurement allows compliance with the clearance required.
“ (“ 10)  Notwithstanding Subrules (2) and (9), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), it shall be permitted to install a barrier made of solid material so as to make service conductors exposed to persons from a window, door or porch permanently inaccessible.
“ (“ 11)  Notwithstanding Subrule (6), in the case of an existing installation in which the connection presents no noise problem due to the amplification of vibrations caused by the mutual repulsion of the conductors, it shall be permitted to fasten the service conductor support to a solid wooden structural member with a lag screw not less than 9 mm in diameter. The threaded part of the lag screw shall penetrate the solid wooden structural member to a depth of at least 75 mm.
(15)  in Rule 6-206:
(1)  by inserting “except in existing buildings” in item (c) of Subrule (1) after “less than 2 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (2):
“ (3)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1)(d), in the case of dwelling units, the service box shall be permitted to be a meter mounting device equipped with a combined breaker outside the building or on a post, provided that an associated branch circuit panelboard equipped with a main breaker of a rating equal to or lower than that of the meter mounting device is used inside the building. The service box shall
(a)  be weatherproof and specifically approved for that use;
(b)  be protected against mechanical damage if installed less than 2 m above ground;
(c)  be equipped with a lockable outside cover; and
(d)  supply only one feeder dedicated to the associated panelboard.
“ (4)  The meter mounting devices installed in compliance with Subrule (3) shall be grouped into a single connecting point.
“ (5)  The feeder cables installed in compliance with Subrule (3), that penetrate or pass through a fire separation, shall comply with the requirements of Chapter I of the Construction Code and have not more than 30 mm in diameter.
(16)  (paragraph revoked);
(17)  (paragraph revoked);
(17.1)  in Rule 6-302, by replacing Subrule (2) by the following:
“ (2)  Except for an installation on an existing trestle, no portion of the conductors that is run on the supply side of the consumer’s service head on outside building surfaces shall be permitted to be run as exposed wiring.”;
(18)  by inserting the words “Except for 347/600 V underground consumer’s service in a raceway,” at the beginning of Rule 6-308;
(19)  (paragraph revoked);
(20)  in Rule 8-106, by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  The method of calculation in Subrule (8) shall be permitted to be used for the replacement of a service or feeder of an existing installation, with or without additional load.”;
(21)  (paragraph revoked);
(22)  in Rule 8-202:
(1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(2)  by inserting “,except automobile heater receptacles included in the basic load of each dwelling” after “75%” in item (d) of Subrule (3).”;
(23)  (paragraph revoked);
(24)  (paragraph revoked);
(25)  in Rule 8-400:
(1)  by deleting the definition of “Restricted””
“ (45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in Paragraph (a);
(2)  by substituting the following for Paragraph (c):
“ (c)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be provided for each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(2)  by replacing Subrules (3) to (5) by the following:
“ (3)  Service or feeder conductors shall be considered to have a basic load of
(a)  1,300 W for each of the first 30 duplex receptacles;
(b)  1,100 W for each of the next 30 duplex receptacles;
(c)  900 W for each additional duplex receptacle.
“ (4)  If the load is controlled, the ampacity of the service or feeder conductors shall:
(a)  be determined in accordance with Subrule (3), considering only the maximum number of duplex receptacles that can be supplied simultaneously; or
(b)  not be lower than 125% of the maximum current of the load controller.
“ (5)  For the purposes of Subrules (3) and (4), two single receptacles are considered to be one duplex receptacle.”;
(26)  (paragraph revoked);
(27)  (paragraph revoked);
(28)  (paragraph revoked);
(29)  (paragraph revoked);
(30)  (paragraph revoked);
(31)  (paragraph revoked);
(31.1)  by adding the following paragraph in Rule 12-116:
“ (5)  Cutting or adding strands, or altering in any other way conductors to connect them to terminal parts, lugs or other junctions is prohibited.
(32)  by replacing Rule 12-312 by the following:
“ 12-312 Conductors Over Buildings
“ Only conductors entering a building shall be permitted to run over the building.”;
(33)  (paragraph revoked);
(34)  (paragraph revoked);
(34.01)  by replacing Rule 12-516 by the following:
“ 12-516 Protection for cable in concealed installations (see Appendix G)
“ (1)  The outer surfaces of the cable shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the edges of the members intended to be used as support for sheathing or cladding, or the cable shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury both during and after installation.
“ (2)  Where the cable passes through a structural metal element, it shall be protected by an insert approved for the purpose and adequately secured in place.
“ (3)  Where the cable is installed behind a baseboard, moulding or other similar finishing element, its outer surfaces shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the hidden side of the element or it shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury from driven nails or screws.
(34.02)  by adding the following after Subrule (2) in Rule 12-616:
“ (3)  The installation of armoured cable in a concealed space in a metal element constituting the roof deck of a building or structure is prohibited.
(34.1)  by deleting “metallic” in Subrule (1) of Rule 12-904;
(34.2)  by inserting the following after Rule 12-1122:
“ 12-1124 Split Straight Conduit
“ (1)  In an existing installation located above ground, split straight conduits and split couplings shall be permitted to be used to repair a damaged part of a raceway provided that:
(a)  both halves of each split conduit are notched or grooved to ensure the integrity of the assembly, and are glued;
(b)  the assembly is connected at each end to the non-split rigid conduit with split couplings glued to the conduit;
(c)  each coupling assembly is clamped at each end;
(d)  non-removable stainless steel clamps are used; and
(e)  the repair work does not damage the insulation of the raceway conductors.
“ (2)  If the assembly mentioned in Subrule (1) exceeds 500 mm in length, additional non-removable stainless steel clamps spaced not more than 500 mm apart shall be installed.”;
(35)  (paragraph revoked);
(36)  (paragraph revoked);
(37)  (paragraph revoked);
(38)  (paragraph revoked);
(39)  in Rule 18-010:
(1)  by inserting “(1)” in the part preceding item (a) before “Class III”;
(2)  by adding the following Subrules:
“ (2)  For stationary woodworking machines, the vertical cylindrical volume centred around the dust-producing parts of the machine is a Class III, Division 1 location:
(a)  if the machine is used for sanding, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 3.6 m if there is a dust collector or 9 m in all other cases; and
(b)  for other types of machines, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 1.8 m if there is a dust collector or 4.5 m in all other cases.
“ (3)  Sawmills where humidity is excessive are considered to be locations to which Section 22 applies.
“ (4)  The dust collectors mentioned in Subrule (2) shall be connected to a dust removal system to avoid any accumulation within the cylindrical volume.”;
(40)  in Rule 18-302, by inserting “with rain-tight couplings and connectors” in Subrule (1) after “electrical metallic tubing”;
(41)  (paragraph revoked);
(41.1)  in Rule 20-102, by inserting “showrooms, sales offices,” after “stockrooms” in Subrule (5);
(42)  (paragraph revoked);
(43)  (paragraph revoked);
(44)  (paragraph revoked);
(44.1)  in Rule 26-712, in item (d), by replacing items iv and v by the following:
“ (iv)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each permanently fixed island counter space;
“ (v)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each peninsular counter space, except if the wall adjacent to the mating edge of the peninsula is equipped with a receptacle provided for in item iii;”;
(44.2)  in Rule 26-712, by replacing item (h) by the following:
“ (h)  receptacles shall not be required to be tamper resistant, provided that they are not accessible by their location, by the presence of stationary or fixed appliances, or they are located at more than 2 m from the floor or the finished grade.”;
(45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in item (a);
(2)  by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be installed in each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(46)  (paragraph revoked);
(47)  (paragraph revoked);
(48)  in Rule 28-604, in Subrule (4), by replacing items (a), (b) and (c) by the following:
(a)  it is capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load; and
(b)  it is capable of being locked in the open position.
(48.1)  In Rule 30-320, in Subrule (3), by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  if the requirement of item (a) cannot be complied with, be protected by a Class A ground fault circuit interrupter and be installed inside the room without being located within the perimeter of the bath or shower.”;
(48.2)  By deleting Rules 30-500 to 30-510;”;
(49)  (paragraph revoked);
(50)  (paragraph revoked);
(51)  (paragraph revoked);
(52)  (paragraph revoked);
(53)  in Rule 32-000, by replacing Subrule (1) by the following:
(1)  This Section applies to the installation of fire pumps required by Chapter 1 of the Construction Code.”;
(54)  by deleting Rules 32-100 to 32-110;
(54.1)  by replacing Rule 32-206 by the following:
“32-206 Disconnecting means and overcurrent protection (see Appendices B and G)
(1)  No device capable of interrupting the circuit shall be placed between the service box and a fire pump transfer switch or a fire pump controller, other than a circuit breaker lockable in the on position or an unfused switch lockable in the off position, labelled in a conspicuous, legible, and permanent manner identifying it as the fire pump disconnecting means.
(2)  The circuit breaker referred to in Subrule (1) shall be permitted to be used in the separate service box described in Rule 32-204 and the rating or setting shall
(a)  comply with Rule 28-200 where it is installed in an emergency supply circuit between the emergency power source and the fire pump transfer switch; or
(b)  be not less than the overcurrent protection that is provided integral with the fire pump controller where it is installed in a normal supply circuit upstream of the controller.
(3)  The unfused switch referred to in Subrule (1) shall
(a)  be capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load;
(b)  comply with the requirements of the supply authority;
(c)  bear a mark indicating the need to maintain it at all times in the on position to ensure functionality of the fire pump; and
(d)  be equipped with an integral device connected to the fire alarm system to signal the provisional deactivation of the fire pump.
(55)  (paragraph revoked);
(56)  by deleting Section 38;
(57)  by deleting Rule 44-100;
(58)  by deleting Section 54;
(59)  (paragraph revoked);
(60)  (paragraph revoked);
(61)  (paragraph revoked);
(61.1)  by striking out Section 58 – Passenger ropeways and similar equipment
(62)  by deleting Rule 60-108;
(63)  by deleting Rules 60-500 to 60-510;
(64)  by deleting Rules 60-600 to 60-604;
(65)  in Rule 62-102, by inserting the following definition, in alphabetical order:
Wire mesh heating system means a heating system which uses concrete-embedded wire mesh as a heating element.”;
(66)  by inserting the following after Rule 62-500:
“ Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ 62-600 Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ Rules 62-602 to 62-606 apply to the supply and connection of wire mesh embedded in a concrete slab or concrete wall for heating, from the point of emergence of the wire mesh at the slab level. However, those rules do not apply to the wire mesh or to the part of busbars embedded in concrete.
“ 
62-602 Use
(1)  Connection of wire mesh to the electrical supply if the wire mesh is installed in shower rooms, in or around swimming pools or in other locations involving similar hazards, is prohibited.
(2)  If a wire mesh heating system produces electrical currents in metallic parts other than the mesh, the mesh shall be supplied only if the currents have been eliminated.
62-604 Other Conductors and Outlets in a Heated Slab
(1)  Any other conductor shall be located at least 50 mm from the wire mesh and busbars and shall be considered to operate at an ambient temperature of 40 °C.
(2)  Any outlet to which a lighting fixture or other heat-producing equipment is likely to be connected shall be located at least 200 mm from the wire mesh.
62-606 Transformers for Wire Mesh Heating Systems
(1)  Transformers supplying wire mesh heating systems shall have a grounded electrostatic shield between the primary and secondary windings.
(2)  The secondary voltage of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system shall not exceed 30 V measured on the secondary side of a single-phase transformer or between two phases on the secondary side of a three-phase transformer.
(3)  The conductors connected to the secondary side of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system do not require overcurrent protection.”;
(67)  in Rule 66-000, by deleting Subrule (2);
(67.1)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-402:
“66-404 Receptacles
Receptacles with a CSA 5-15R configuration and those with a CSA 5-20R configuration installed in itinerant midways, carnivals, fairs and festivals and intended to supply outside loads or in a damp location shall be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter of the Class A type.
(68)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-504:
“ Itinerant Rides
“ 
66-600 Bonding
(1)  Notwithstanding Rules 66-200 and 66-202, an itinerant ride shall be permitted to be bonded by one of the following means:
(a)  a loop-shaped copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG, installed so as to form a loop around the ride or around the group of rides connected to the supply system of those rides; the ends of the loop shall be connected to a block whose terminals are connected to the grounded neutral conductor of the supply system. The non-current-carrying parts of the supply system and of the rides connected to the system shall be connected to the loop-shaped conductor by means of a copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG;
(b)  an insulated copper conductor, attached to the supply cable, at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG.
“ 66-602 Splitter
“ An itinerant ride shall be permitted to be connected to the supply system by means of a movable splitter provided that the splitter is water and dustproof and is raised at least 25 mm from the surface on which it is installed.
“ 66-604 Live Bare Parts
“ The cover of a box containing live parts shall be screwed shut or key-locked. Failing that, the box shall be inaccessible to the public.
“ 66-606 Supply
“ A receptacle used to supply an amusement ride shall be of the locking type or the equivalent. In addition, a receptacle that does not ensure the simultaneous disconnecting of all conductors shall be inaccessible to the public.”;
(68.01)  (paragraph revoked);
(68.1)  in Rule 68-304, by adding “(see Appendix B)” in the title after “Control”;
(69)  (paragraph revoked);
(70)  (paragraph revoked);
(71)  (paragraph revoked);
(72)  in Rule 72-110, by adding the following Subrules:
“ ( 5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with sewers shall be provided with at least one receptacle of each type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b) and (1)(c).
“ (5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with only one water outlet shall be provided with one receptacle of the type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b).”;
(73)  in Rule 76-014, by substituting the words “unless an acceptable warning has been posted at all interconnecting points or other dangerous places” for the words “except by special permission”.;
(73.1)  in Rule 76-016, by replacing “configuration 5-15R or 5-20R” by “15 A and 20 A to 125 V”;
(74)  (paragraph revoked);
(75)  (paragraph revoked);
(76)  by inserting the following table after Table 65:
“ Table 66
“ [See Rule 4-022(6)]
“ Minimum Size of Neutral Conductors for Underground Consumer’s Services Rated at More than 600 A and Fed by Parallel Conductors
“ 


Nominal Rating AWG Size of each AWG Size of each
of Service Box A Copper Neutral Aluminum Neutral
Conductor Conductor


601 to 1,200 0 000


1,201 to 2,000 00 0000


2,001 or more 000 250 kcmil

(77)  in Appendix B:
(1)  in Section 0, by adding the following note before the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Electrical installation
“ From the definition of “electrical installation” it is understood that installations, from the connecting point where the supply authority supplies the customer or from any other supply, to the connection point where the fixture receives its power to function, are electrical installations as defined in the Code. “Electrical installation” therefore means the “infrastructure” used to direct the electrical current to equipment requiring the current to function (appliance, equipment, specialized system) but not such equipment. The following systems in particular are not electrical installations as defined in the Code: intercommunication systems, public address systems, synchronized clock systems, visual, sound or voice signalling systems, telephony systems, their interconnection to the telephone network, closed circuit television systems, access cards, community antennae, instrumentation and regulation systems related to heating, air conditioning, air venting and industrial processes, burglar alarm systems and fire alarm systems.
“ 
(2)  in Section 0, by adding the following note after the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Connecting point
“ The connecting point for the supply of the electrical installation of a building or structure shall be situated on the closest wall to the line of the electric distributor.
“ 
However it may be situated:
(1)  if the system of the electric distributor is an overhead system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-volt supply or less:
i.  either on one of the adjacent walls closest to the line of the electric distributor and at the most 3 m away from it, when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 5 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; however that distance may be wider when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 15 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; or
ii.  on a pole or other structure
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators on the receiving structure; and
(c)  whatever the supply voltage: on a pole or structure belonging to the electric distributor, subject to the specific requirements of such distributor;
(2)  if the system of the electric distributor is an underground system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-V installation or less: on the meter mounting device, on a multiple-meter mounting device, in a junction box, in a service connecting box, in the main disconnect switch or in a manhole located outside the building; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection and if they end at the main disconnect switch, they shall comply with that switch approval specifications;
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators of the owner on his or her receiving structure, in a manhole located outside the building, in a compartment of the service entrance or in a box specifically designed for that purpose; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection;
(3)  at the secondary taps of the transformers if the supply comes from a non-network station, the connecting point may also be located at the taps of the raceways in an adjacent room.
(3)  (subparagraph revoked);
(3.0.1)  in section 2, by replacing the note concerning Rule 2-026 by the following:
“ Article 2-026
“ Can/CSA-A277, “Procedure for Factory Certification of Buildings” is used to certify prefabricated buildings.”
(3.1)  the following note after the note related to Rule 2-318 in Section 2:
“ 2-322 Flowmeters are not considered to be devices equipped with a vent or allowing the relief of combustible gas.
“ The distances prescribed are measured from the combustible gas relief device and not from the appliance. An appliance may be located near arc-producing equipment provided that an airtight conduit conveys the exhaust gas beyond the prescribed distances.”;
(4)  in Rule 6-112 (4), by deleting
(1)  “200 A or” in subparagraph a of the second paragraph;
(2)  subparagraph b of the second paragraph;”;
(5)  (subparagraph revoked);
(6)  (subparagraph revoked);
(7)  by inserting the following note after the note related to Rule 26-700 (11):
26-710(e)(iv) It is understood from the expression “Unfinished” that even after the installation of the wall covering (gypsum, etc.), it may be impossible to find the appropriate location for the installation of the receptacles required by Rule 26-712(a), if partitions and usable wall space have not yet been delimited. A basement is not considered to be “a finished basement” if the foundation walls are finished but the ceiling is not finished or is partly finished. However, the installation of a duplex receptacle required under Rule 26-710(e)(iv) does not remove the requirement to install the receptacles for specific use already required by other rules of the Code.”;
(7.1)  by inserting the following after the note related to Rule 26-712(g):
“26-712 (g) (h) The purpose of Rule 26-712(g) is to protect children against electrical shock when they are able to reach receptacles. Where the location of a receptacle is inaccessible, the receptacle may not be tamper resistant [Rule 26-712(h)]. For example, receptacles dedicated for recessed microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and those located in an attic, a crawl space or at a distance of more than 2 m from the floor or the finished floor are considered inaccessible to children.
(8)  (subparagraph revoked);
(8.1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(9)  by adding the following after the note related to Rule 68-068:
“68-304 If that requirement cannot be met, the control devices should be installed as far away as possible from the bathtub and shower but not outside the bathroom.”.
O.C. 961-2002, s. 5; O.C. 1385-2003, s. 3; O.C. 577-2007, s. 2; O.C. 1062-2010, s. 3; O.C. 347-2015, s. 2.
5.04. The Code is amended:
(1)  in Section 0:
(0.1)  by striking out the following portion of the second paragraph of the definition “Object”: “Safe installations may be also achieved by alternatives to this Code, when such alternatives meet the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364-1 (see Appendix K). These alternatives are intended to be used only in conjunction with acceptable means to assess compliance of these alternatives with the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364 by the authorities enforcing this Code.
(1)  by deleting “Scope”;
(2)  by deleting the definition of “Electrical Installation“;
(3)  by deleting the definition “Permit”; and
(4)  by deleting the definition “Current-permit”;
(5)  by inserting the following definition after “Conduit”:
Connecting point: The point at which the consumer’s service entrance is connected to the distributor’s supply (see appendix B).”;
(2)  by deleting Rule 2-000;
(3)  by replacing Rule 2-004 by the following:
“2-004 Declaration of Work
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall declare the construction work carried out to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, except work specified in an application for a connection made to a public electricity distribution undertaking, or work of a power not exceeding 10 kW that does not require the replacement or addition of wiring.
(2)  The declaration shall contain the following information:
(a)  the address of the work site;
(b)  the name, address and telephone number of the person for whom the work is carried out;
(c)  the name, address, telephone number and licence number of the electrical contractor or owner-builder;
(d)  the dates scheduled for the beginning and end of the construction work;
(e)  the nature and type of work, in particular the specific kind of work and a description of the powers to be installed;
(f)  the use of the building or installation and the number of stories and dwellings in the building.
(3)  The declaration shall be made on the form provided for that purpose by the Board or on any other document containing the information required by Subrule (2).
(4)  The declaration shall be sent to the Board not later than the twentieth day of the month following the date on which the work begins.”;
(4)  by deleting Rule 2-006;
(5)  by replacing Rule 2-008 by the following:
“2-008 Levies and fees
(1)  The levy which every electrical contractor shall pay annually to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec is $776.28 plus an amount corresponding to 2.5% of the contractor’s payroll.
(2)  For the purposes of this Rule, “payroll” means the total of payments made, before deductions, to journeymen and apprentice electricians carrying out construction work on an electrical installation, including hourly or piece-work wages, commissions, bonuses, pay for leave and any other form of remuneration. The payments made annually to a journeyman or apprentice electrician by an electrical contractor are presumed to be made to a person assigned to construction work on an electrical installation.
(3)  The following payments are not included in the payroll:
(a)  payments to a person who qualifies an electrical contractor for the issue of a licence because of his or her technical knowledge;
(b)  payments for construction work on an electrical installation at a hydroelectric power station at the time of the original construction.
(4)  An electrical contractor renting the services of journeymen or apprentice electricians through a third party that does not hold a licence shall include the cost of those services in calculating the payroll.
(5)  A journeyman or apprentice electrician who is a partner in a partnership is, for calculation of the payroll, presumed to receive annual wages of $36,540.64 for the electrical installation work he or she carries out for the partnership.
(6)  The fixed amount of the levy to be paid under Subrule (1) is established in proportion to the number of months for which the licence is valid, a part of a month being considered a full month.
(7)  In the case of voluntary abandon of a holder’s licence, the validity period of the licence is deemed to have ended on the date on which the Board received a notice to that effect.
(8)  An electrical contractor shall pay the levy under this Rule to the Board not later than:
(a)  31 May for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 January to 31 March of the current year;
(b)  31 August for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 April to 30 June of the current year;
(c)  30 November for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 July to 30 September of the current year;
(d)  28 February for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 October to 31 December of the preceding year.
(9)  Each payment shall also include the applicable portion of the fixed amount of the levy. An electrical contractor shall provide with each payment a written statement indicating the portion of the payroll applicable to each journeyman or apprentice electrician identified by name. If a licence is issued to the electrical contractor during the year, the first statement and the first payment shall be made on the first date in Subrule (8) that is at least two months after the issue of the licence.
(10)  If an electrical contractor fails to send the statement required under this Rule to the Board, or if the Board has reason to believe that the statement is inaccurate, the Board shall make an estimate of the contractor’s payroll. In such a case, it is the contractor’s responsibility to demonstrate that the estimate is inaccurate.
(11)  If it is established that an electrical contractor’s payroll differs from the amount used to establish the levy, the Board shall bill or credit, as the case may be, an amount equal to the difference between the amount levied and the amount calculated according to the actual payroll.
(12)  The levy that an electrical owner-builder shall pay annually to the Board in accordance with Subrule (8) is $582.24, plus inspection fees of $153.96 for the first hour of inspection or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour or fraction thereof of inspection in addition to the first hour; an amount of $72.44 for each trip related to the inspection shall be added to those fees.
(13)  For approval of electrical equipment referred to in Rule 2-024 or 2-026 that is not already approved by an organization mentioned in Subrule (2)-028(1), approval fees are $153.96 for the first hour of approval or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour of approval or fraction thereof in addition to the first hour; an amount of $72.44 for each trip related to the approval and $9.06 for each approval mark affixed by the Board shall be added to those fees.
(14)  The fees payable under Subrules (12) and (13) shall be paid not later than 30 days after the billing date.”;
(6)  by deleting Rules 2-010 and 2-012;
(7)  by replacing Rule 2-014 by the following:
“2-014 Plans and Specifications
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall not start construction work on an electrical installation to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies unless plans and specifications have been prepared for the work if the installation requires a service line exceeding 200 kW.
(2)  The plans and specifications referred to in Subrule (1) shall contain the following information:
(a)  name and address of the person responsible for preparing them;
(b)  type of building or electrical installation and the location of the work;
(c)  location of the service line and distribution;
(d)  the supply voltage and the single-line diagram of the service line and distribution;
(e)  loads, protection characteristics and identification of the feeder and branch circuits at their respective panelboards;
(f)  rated power of each apparatus;
(g)  type and size of raceways to be used;
(h)  number and characteristics of conductors used in the raceways;
(i)  cable characteristics;
(j)  type of materials, accessories or apparatus installed in hazardous locations;
(k)  size and location of grounding conductors;
(l)  a description of all underground parts of the installation;
(m)  for an addition to an existing electrical installation, all information on the part of the installation on which work is to be carried out and a list of the existing loads or of the maximum demand loads of the existing installation recorded for the last 12 months;
(n)  for an electrical installation exceeding 750 V, the vertical and horizontal clearances of live parts and a description of the grounding and mechanical protection of live parts.”;
(8)  by deleting Rules 2-016 to 2-020;
(9)  by replacing Rules 2-024 to 2-028 by the following:
“ 
2-024 Approval of Electrical Equipment Used in an Electrical Installation or Intended to Consume Energy from an Electrical Installation
(1)  The selling or renting of electrical equipment that has not been approved is prohibited.
(2)  All electrical equipment used in an electrical installation shall be approved for the use for which it is intended. In addition, the use of electrical equipment that has not been approved in an electrical installation or the permanent connection of such equipment to such an installation, is prohibited. However, for purposes of a test, exhibition, presentation or demonstration, electrical equipment shall be permitted to be used without being approved if a notice containing the following warning in letters at least 15 mm high is posted: “NOTICE: This electrical equipment has not been approved for sale or rental as required by Chapter V of the Construction Code.”.
(3)  This Rule does not apply to electrical equipment of a power not exceeding 100 volt-amperes and of a voltage not exceeding 30 V, with the exception of luminaires, thermostats with heat anticipators, electromedical devices and apparatus installed in a hazardous location.
“ 2-026 Approval of a Prefabricated Building (see Appendix B)
“ A prefabricated building that has not been approved must not be sold, rented, acquired or exchanged.
2-028 Mark of Approval
(1)  Electrical equipment or a prefabricated building that has received certification by one of the following organizations is considered to be approved:
(a)  CSA International (CSA);
(b)  Curtis-Straus LLC (cCS);
(c)  FM Approvals (cFM);
(d)  IAPMO Research and Testing Inc. (cIAPMO, cUPC or cUSPC);
(e)  Labtest Certification Inc. (cLC);
(f)  Underwriter’s Laboratories of Canada (ULC);
(g)  Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd (WH, cETL);
(h)  MET Laboratories, Inc. (cMET);
(i)  Nemko Canada Inc. (cNemko);
(j)  NSF International (cNSF);
(k)  OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc. (cO-T L);
(l)  QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. (cQPS);
(m)  Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd (cQAI);
(n)  TÜV SÜD America Inc. (cTÜV Product Service);
(o)  TUV Rheinland of North America Inc. (cTUV);
(p)  Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc. (cUL);
(q)  any other certification organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation and whose certification seal or label attests to compliance with Canadian standards.
(2)  Electrical equipment bearing the label of an organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation attesting that, without being certified by an organization listed in Subrule (1), the equipment is recognized as complying with the requirements of Standard SPE-1000-99 Model Code for the Field Evaluation of Electrical Equipment or complying with the requirements of Standard C22.2 n° 125-M1984 Équipement électromédical and Standard C22.2 No. 125-M1984 Electromedical Equipment, published by the Canadian Standards Association, as amended or republished by that organization, is also considered to be approved.
(3)  Notwithstanding Subrules (1) and (2), approval is not required for each of the components of electrical equipment if the equipment has received an overall approval.”;
(10)  (paragraph revoked);
(10.1)  by replacing Rule 2-322 by the following:
“ 2-322 Electrical Equipment in the Vicinity of a Venting or Relief Discharge for Combustible Gas (see Appendix B)
“ (1)  Arc-producing electrical equipment shall be installed at least 3 m from the discharge of a combustible gas relief device or vent.
“ (2)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1), in the case of natural gas, the distance allowed shall be permitted to be 1 m.”;
(11)  by adding the following Subrule to Rule 4-022:
“ (5)  Notwithstanding Subrule (3), for underground consumer’s services exceeding 600 A fed by parallel conductors, each neutral conductor shall be sized in accordance with Table 66.”;
(12)  (paragraph revoked);
(13)  by replacing Rule 6-104 by the following:
“ 6-104 Number of Consumer’s Services permitted
“ (1)  The number of low-voltage consumer’s services terminating at any one overhead supply service run shall be limited by the following factors:
(a)  the total calculated load shall not exceed 600 A;
(b)  the number of conductors connected to the supply service conductor shall not exceed four
“ (2)  In the case of a change to the electrical installation of a building with more than four conductors connected to one supply service conductor, replacement of the conductors shall be permitted provided that the total number of conductors is not increased and the total calculated load does not exceed 600 A.”;
(14)  in Rule 6-112:
(1)  in Subrule (2), by replacing “9 m” by “8 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  Notwithstanding Subrule (2), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), the height of the point of attachment of service conductors shall be not more than 9 m, if such a measurement allows compliance with the clearance required.
“ (“ 10)  Notwithstanding Subrules (2) and (9), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), it shall be permitted to install a barrier made of solid material so as to make service conductors exposed to persons from a window, door or porch permanently inaccessible.
“ (“ 11)  Notwithstanding Subrule (6), in the case of an existing installation in which the connection presents no noise problem due to the amplification of vibrations caused by the mutual repulsion of the conductors, it shall be permitted to fasten the service conductor support to a solid wooden structural member with a lag screw not less than 9 mm in diameter. The threaded part of the lag screw shall penetrate the solid wooden structural member to a depth of at least 75 mm.
(15)  in Rule 6-206:
(1)  by inserting “except in existing buildings” in item (c) of Subrule (1) after “less than 2 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (2):
“ (3)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1)(d), in the case of dwelling units, the service box shall be permitted to be a meter mounting device equipped with a combined breaker outside the building or on a post, provided that an associated branch circuit panelboard equipped with a main breaker of a rating equal to or lower than that of the meter mounting device is used inside the building. The service box shall
(a)  be weatherproof and specifically approved for that use;
(b)  be protected against mechanical damage if installed less than 2 m above ground;
(c)  be equipped with a lockable outside cover; and
(d)  supply only one feeder dedicated to the associated panelboard.
“ (4)  The meter mounting devices installed in compliance with Subrule (3) shall be grouped into a single connecting point.
“ (5)  The feeder cables installed in compliance with Subrule (3), that penetrate or pass through a fire separation, shall comply with the requirements of Chapter I of the Construction Code and have not more than 30 mm in diameter.
(16)  (paragraph revoked);
(17)  (paragraph revoked);
(17.1)  in Rule 6-302, by replacing Subrule (2) by the following:
“ (2)  Except for an installation on an existing trestle, no portion of the conductors that is run on the supply side of the consumer’s service head on outside building surfaces shall be permitted to be run as exposed wiring.”;
(18)  by inserting the words “Except for 347/600 V underground consumer’s service in a raceway,” at the beginning of Rule 6-308;
(19)  (paragraph revoked);
(20)  in Rule 8-106, by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  The method of calculation in Subrule (8) shall be permitted to be used for the replacement of a service or feeder of an existing installation, with or without additional load.”;
(21)  (paragraph revoked);
(22)  in Rule 8-202:
(1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(2)  by inserting “,except automobile heater receptacles included in the basic load of each dwelling” after “75%” in item (d) of Subrule (3).”;
(23)  (paragraph revoked);
(24)  (paragraph revoked);
(25)  in Rule 8-400:
(1)  by deleting the definition of “Restricted””
“ (45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in Paragraph (a);
(2)  by substituting the following for Paragraph (c):
“ (c)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be provided for each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(2)  by replacing Subrules (3) to (5) by the following:
“ (3)  Service or feeder conductors shall be considered to have a basic load of
(a)  1,300 W for each of the first 30 duplex receptacles;
(b)  1,100 W for each of the next 30 duplex receptacles;
(c)  900 W for each additional duplex receptacle.
“ (4)  If the load is controlled, the ampacity of the service or feeder conductors shall:
(a)  be determined in accordance with Subrule (3), considering only the maximum number of duplex receptacles that can be supplied simultaneously; or
(b)  not be lower than 125% of the maximum current of the load controller.
“ (5)  For the purposes of Subrules (3) and (4), two single receptacles are considered to be one duplex receptacle.”;
(26)  (paragraph revoked);
(27)  (paragraph revoked);
(28)  (paragraph revoked);
(29)  (paragraph revoked);
(30)  (paragraph revoked);
(31)  (paragraph revoked);
(31.1)  by adding the following paragraph in Rule 12-116:
“ (5)  Cutting or adding strands, or altering in any other way conductors to connect them to terminal parts, lugs or other junctions is prohibited.
(32)  by replacing Rule 12-312 by the following:
“ 12-312 Conductors Over Buildings
“ Only conductors entering a building shall be permitted to run over the building.”;
(33)  (paragraph revoked);
(34)  (paragraph revoked);
(34.01)  by replacing Rule 12-516 by the following:
“ 12-516 Protection for cable in concealed installations (see Appendix G)
“ (1)  The outer surfaces of the cable shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the edges of the members intended to be used as support for sheathing or cladding, or the cable shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury both during and after installation.
“ (2)  Where the cable passes through a structural metal element, it shall be protected by an insert approved for the purpose and adequately secured in place.
“ (3)  Where the cable is installed behind a baseboard, moulding or other similar finishing element, its outer surfaces shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the hidden side of the element or it shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury from driven nails or screws.
(34.02)  by adding the following after Subrule (2) in Rule 12-616:
“ (3)  The installation of armoured cable in a concealed space in a metal element constituting the roof deck of a building or structure is prohibited.
(34.1)  by deleting “metallic” in Subrule (1) of Rule 12-904;
(34.2)  by inserting the following after Rule 12-1122:
“ 12-1124 Split Straight Conduit
“ (1)  In an existing installation located above ground, split straight conduits and split couplings shall be permitted to be used to repair a damaged part of a raceway provided that:
(a)  both halves of each split conduit are notched or grooved to ensure the integrity of the assembly, and are glued;
(b)  the assembly is connected at each end to the non-split rigid conduit with split couplings glued to the conduit;
(c)  each coupling assembly is clamped at each end;
(d)  non-removable stainless steel clamps are used; and
(e)  the repair work does not damage the insulation of the raceway conductors.
“ (2)  If the assembly mentioned in Subrule (1) exceeds 500 mm in length, additional non-removable stainless steel clamps spaced not more than 500 mm apart shall be installed.”;
(35)  (paragraph revoked);
(36)  (paragraph revoked);
(37)  (paragraph revoked);
(38)  (paragraph revoked);
(39)  in Rule 18-010:
(1)  by inserting “(1)” in the part preceding item (a) before “Class III”;
(2)  by adding the following Subrules:
“ (2)  For stationary woodworking machines, the vertical cylindrical volume centred around the dust-producing parts of the machine is a Class III, Division 1 location:
(a)  if the machine is used for sanding, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 3.6 m if there is a dust collector or 9 m in all other cases; and
(b)  for other types of machines, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 1.8 m if there is a dust collector or 4.5 m in all other cases.
“ (3)  Sawmills where humidity is excessive are considered to be locations to which Section 22 applies.
“ (4)  The dust collectors mentioned in Subrule (2) shall be connected to a dust removal system to avoid any accumulation within the cylindrical volume.”;
(40)  in Rule 18-302, by inserting “with rain-tight couplings and connectors” in Subrule (1) after “electrical metallic tubing”;
(41)  (paragraph revoked);
(41.1)  in Rule 20-102, by inserting “showrooms, sales offices,” after “stockrooms” in Subrule (5);
(42)  (paragraph revoked);
(43)  (paragraph revoked);
(44)  (paragraph revoked);
(44.1)  in Rule 26-712, in item (d), by replacing items iv and v by the following:
“ (iv)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each permanently fixed island counter space;
“ (v)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each peninsular counter space, except if the wall adjacent to the mating edge of the peninsula is equipped with a receptacle provided for in item iii;”;
(44.2)  in Rule 26-712, by replacing item (h) by the following:
“ (h)  receptacles shall not be required to be tamper resistant, provided that they are not accessible by their location, by the presence of stationary or fixed appliances, or they are located at more than 2 m from the floor or the finished grade.”;
(45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in item (a);
(2)  by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be installed in each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(46)  (paragraph revoked);
(47)  (paragraph revoked);
(48)  in Rule 28-604, in Subrule (4), by replacing items (a), (b) and (c) by the following:
(a)  it is capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load; and
(b)  it is capable of being locked in the open position.
(48.1)  In Rule 30-320, in Subrule (3), by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  if the requirement of item (a) cannot be complied with, be protected by a Class A ground fault circuit interrupter and be installed inside the room without being located within the perimeter of the bath or shower.”;
(48.2)  By deleting Rules 30-500 to 30-510;”;
(49)  (paragraph revoked);
(50)  (paragraph revoked);
(51)  (paragraph revoked);
(52)  (paragraph revoked);
(53)  in Rule 32-000, by replacing Subrule (1) by the following:
(1)  This Section applies to the installation of fire pumps required by Chapter 1 of the Construction Code.”;
(54)  by deleting Rules 32-100 to 32-110;
(54.1)  by replacing Rule 32-206 by the following:
“32-206 Disconnecting means and overcurrent protection (see Appendices B and G)
(1)  No device capable of interrupting the circuit shall be placed between the service box and a fire pump transfer switch or a fire pump controller, other than a circuit breaker lockable in the on position or an unfused switch lockable in the off position, labelled in a conspicuous, legible, and permanent manner identifying it as the fire pump disconnecting means.
(2)  The circuit breaker referred to in Subrule (1) shall be permitted to be used in the separate service box described in Rule 32-204 and the rating or setting shall
(a)  comply with Rule 28-200 where it is installed in an emergency supply circuit between the emergency power source and the fire pump transfer switch; or
(b)  be not less than the overcurrent protection that is provided integral with the fire pump controller where it is installed in a normal supply circuit upstream of the controller.
(3)  The unfused switch referred to in Subrule (1) shall
(a)  be capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load;
(b)  comply with the requirements of the supply authority;
(c)  bear a mark indicating the need to maintain it at all times in the on position to ensure functionality of the fire pump; and
(d)  be equipped with an integral device connected to the fire alarm system to signal the provisional deactivation of the fire pump.
(55)  (paragraph revoked);
(56)  by deleting Section 38;
(57)  by deleting Rule 44-100;
(58)  by deleting Section 54;
(59)  (paragraph revoked);
(60)  (paragraph revoked);
(61)  (paragraph revoked);
(61.1)  by striking out Section 58 – Passenger ropeways and similar equipment
(62)  by deleting Rule 60-108;
(63)  by deleting Rules 60-500 to 60-510;
(64)  by deleting Rules 60-600 to 60-604;
(65)  in Rule 62-102, by inserting the following definition, in alphabetical order:
Wire mesh heating system means a heating system which uses concrete-embedded wire mesh as a heating element.”;
(66)  by inserting the following after Rule 62-500:
“ Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ 62-600 Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ Rules 62-602 to 62-606 apply to the supply and connection of wire mesh embedded in a concrete slab or concrete wall for heating, from the point of emergence of the wire mesh at the slab level. However, those rules do not apply to the wire mesh or to the part of busbars embedded in concrete.
“ 
62-602 Use
(1)  Connection of wire mesh to the electrical supply if the wire mesh is installed in shower rooms, in or around swimming pools or in other locations involving similar hazards, is prohibited.
(2)  If a wire mesh heating system produces electrical currents in metallic parts other than the mesh, the mesh shall be supplied only if the currents have been eliminated.
62-604 Other Conductors and Outlets in a Heated Slab
(1)  Any other conductor shall be located at least 50 mm from the wire mesh and busbars and shall be considered to operate at an ambient temperature of 40 °C.
(2)  Any outlet to which a lighting fixture or other heat-producing equipment is likely to be connected shall be located at least 200 mm from the wire mesh.
62-606 Transformers for Wire Mesh Heating Systems
(1)  Transformers supplying wire mesh heating systems shall have a grounded electrostatic shield between the primary and secondary windings.
(2)  The secondary voltage of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system shall not exceed 30 V measured on the secondary side of a single-phase transformer or between two phases on the secondary side of a three-phase transformer.
(3)  The conductors connected to the secondary side of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system do not require overcurrent protection.”;
(67)  in Rule 66-000, by deleting Subrule (2);
(67.1)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-402:
“66-404 Receptacles
Receptacles with a CSA 5-15R configuration and those with a CSA 5-20R configuration installed in itinerant midways, carnivals, fairs and festivals and intended to supply outside loads or in a damp location shall be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter of the Class A type.
(68)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-504:
“ Itinerant Rides
“ 
66-600 Bonding
(1)  Notwithstanding Rules 66-200 and 66-202, an itinerant ride shall be permitted to be bonded by one of the following means:
(a)  a loop-shaped copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG, installed so as to form a loop around the ride or around the group of rides connected to the supply system of those rides; the ends of the loop shall be connected to a block whose terminals are connected to the grounded neutral conductor of the supply system. The non-current-carrying parts of the supply system and of the rides connected to the system shall be connected to the loop-shaped conductor by means of a copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG;
(b)  an insulated copper conductor, attached to the supply cable, at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG.
“ 66-602 Splitter
“ An itinerant ride shall be permitted to be connected to the supply system by means of a movable splitter provided that the splitter is water and dustproof and is raised at least 25 mm from the surface on which it is installed.
“ 66-604 Live Bare Parts
“ The cover of a box containing live parts shall be screwed shut or key-locked. Failing that, the box shall be inaccessible to the public.
“ 66-606 Supply
“ A receptacle used to supply an amusement ride shall be of the locking type or the equivalent. In addition, a receptacle that does not ensure the simultaneous disconnecting of all conductors shall be inaccessible to the public.”;
(68.01)  (paragraph revoked);
(68.1)  in Rule 68-304, by adding “(see Appendix B)” in the title after “Control”;
(69)  (paragraph revoked);
(70)  (paragraph revoked);
(71)  (paragraph revoked);
(72)  in Rule 72-110, by adding the following Subrules:
“ ( 5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with sewers shall be provided with at least one receptacle of each type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b) and (1)(c).
“ (5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with only one water outlet shall be provided with one receptacle of the type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b).”;
(73)  in Rule 76-014, by substituting the words “unless an acceptable warning has been posted at all interconnecting points or other dangerous places” for the words “except by special permission”.;
(73.1)  in Rule 76-016, by replacing “configuration 5-15R or 5-20R” by “15 A and 20 A to 125 V”;
(74)  (paragraph revoked);
(75)  (paragraph revoked);
(76)  by inserting the following table after Table 65:
“ Table 66
“ [See Rule 4-022(6)]
“ Minimum Size of Neutral Conductors for Underground Consumer’s Services Rated at More than 600 A and Fed by Parallel Conductors
“ 


Nominal Rating AWG Size of each AWG Size of each
of Service Box A Copper Neutral Aluminum Neutral
Conductor Conductor


601 to 1,200 0 000


1,201 to 2,000 00 0000


2,001 or more 000 250 kcmil

(77)  in Appendix B:
(1)  in Section 0, by adding the following note before the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Electrical installation
“ From the definition of “electrical installation” it is understood that installations, from the connecting point where the supply authority supplies the customer or from any other supply, to the connection point where the fixture receives its power to function, are electrical installations as defined in the Code. “Electrical installation” therefore means the “infrastructure” used to direct the electrical current to equipment requiring the current to function (appliance, equipment, specialized system) but not such equipment. The following systems in particular are not electrical installations as defined in the Code: intercommunication systems, public address systems, synchronized clock systems, visual, sound or voice signalling systems, telephony systems, their interconnection to the telephone network, closed circuit television systems, access cards, community antennae, instrumentation and regulation systems related to heating, air conditioning, air venting and industrial processes, burglar alarm systems and fire alarm systems.
“ 
(2)  in Section 0, by adding the following note after the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Connecting point
“ The connecting point for the supply of the electrical installation of a building or structure shall be situated on the closest wall to the line of the electric distributor.
“ 
However it may be situated:
(1)  if the system of the electric distributor is an overhead system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-volt supply or less:
i.  either on one of the adjacent walls closest to the line of the electric distributor and at the most 3 m away from it, when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 5 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; however that distance may be wider when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 15 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; or
ii.  on a pole or other structure
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators on the receiving structure; and
(c)  whatever the supply voltage: on a pole or structure belonging to the electric distributor, subject to the specific requirements of such distributor;
(2)  if the system of the electric distributor is an underground system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-V installation or less: on the meter mounting device, on a multiple-meter mounting device, in a junction box, in a service connecting box, in the main disconnect switch or in a manhole located outside the building; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection and if they end at the main disconnect switch, they shall comply with that switch approval specifications;
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators of the owner on his or her receiving structure, in a manhole located outside the building, in a compartment of the service entrance or in a box specifically designed for that purpose; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection;
(3)  at the secondary taps of the transformers if the supply comes from a non-network station, the connecting point may also be located at the taps of the raceways in an adjacent room.
(3)  (subparagraph revoked);
(3.0.1)  in section 2, by replacing the note concerning Rule 2-026 by the following:
“ Article 2-026
“ Can/CSA-A277, “Procedure for Factory Certification of Buildings” is used to certify prefabricated buildings.”
(3.1)  the following note after the note related to Rule 2-318 in Section 2:
“ 2-322 Flowmeters are not considered to be devices equipped with a vent or allowing the relief of combustible gas.
“ The distances prescribed are measured from the combustible gas relief device and not from the appliance. An appliance may be located near arc-producing equipment provided that an airtight conduit conveys the exhaust gas beyond the prescribed distances.”;
(4)  in Rule 6-112 (4), by deleting
(1)  “200 A or” in subparagraph a of the second paragraph;
(2)  subparagraph b of the second paragraph;”;
(5)  (subparagraph revoked);
(6)  (subparagraph revoked);
(7)  by inserting the following note after the note related to Rule 26-700 (11):
26-710(e)(iv) It is understood from the expression “Unfinished” that even after the installation of the wall covering (gypsum, etc.), it may be impossible to find the appropriate location for the installation of the receptacles required by Rule 26-712(a), if partitions and usable wall space have not yet been delimited. A basement is not considered to be “a finished basement” if the foundation walls are finished but the ceiling is not finished or is partly finished. However, the installation of a duplex receptacle required under Rule 26-710(e)(iv) does not remove the requirement to install the receptacles for specific use already required by other rules of the Code.”;
(7.1)  by inserting the following after the note related to Rule 26-712(g):
“26-712 (g) (h) The purpose of Rule 26-712(g) is to protect children against electrical shock when they are able to reach receptacles. Where the location of a receptacle is inaccessible, the receptacle may not be tamper resistant [Rule 26-712(h)]. For example, receptacles dedicated for recessed microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and those located in an attic, a crawl space or at a distance of more than 2 m from the floor or the finished floor are considered inaccessible to children.
(8)  (subparagraph revoked);
(8.1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(9)  by adding the following after the note related to Rule 68-068:
“68-304 If that requirement cannot be met, the control devices should be installed as far away as possible from the bathtub and shower but not outside the bathroom.”.
O.C. 961-2002, s. 5; O.C. 1385-2003, s. 3; O.C. 577-2007, s. 2; O.C. 1062-2010, s. 3; O.C. 347-2015, s. 2.
5.04. The Code is amended:
(1)  in Section 0:
(0.1)  by striking out the following portion of the second paragraph of the definition “Object”: “Safe installations may be also achieved by alternatives to this Code, when such alternatives meet the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364-1 (see Appendix K). These alternatives are intended to be used only in conjunction with acceptable means to assess compliance of these alternatives with the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364 by the authorities enforcing this Code.
(1)  by deleting “Scope”;
(2)  by deleting the definition of “Electrical Installation“;
(3)  by deleting the definition “Permit”; and
(4)  by deleting the definition “Current-permit”;
(5)  by inserting the following definition after “Conduit”:
Connecting point: The point at which the consumer’s service entrance is connected to the distributor’s supply (see appendix B).”;
(2)  by deleting Rule 2-000;
(3)  by replacing Rule 2-004 by the following:
“2-004 Declaration of Work
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall declare the construction work carried out to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, except work specified in an application for a connection made to a public electricity distribution undertaking, or work of a power not exceeding 10 kW that does not require the replacement or addition of wiring.
(2)  The declaration shall contain the following information:
(a)  the address of the work site;
(b)  the name, address and telephone number of the person for whom the work is carried out;
(c)  the name, address, telephone number and licence number of the electrical contractor or owner-builder;
(d)  the dates scheduled for the beginning and end of the construction work;
(e)  the nature and type of work, in particular the specific kind of work and a description of the powers to be installed;
(f)  the use of the building or installation and the number of stories and dwellings in the building.
(3)  The declaration shall be made on the form provided for that purpose by the Board or on any other document containing the information required by Subrule (2).
(4)  The declaration shall be sent to the Board not later than the twentieth day of the month following the date on which the work begins.”;
(4)  by deleting Rule 2-006;
(5)  by replacing Rule 2-008 by the following:
“2-008 Levies and fees
(1)  The levy which every electrical contractor shall pay annually to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec is $766.54 plus an amount corresponding to 2.5% of the contractor’s payroll.
(2)  For the purposes of this Rule, “payroll” means the total of payments made, before deductions, to journeymen and apprentice electricians carrying out construction work on an electrical installation, including hourly or piece-work wages, commissions, bonuses, pay for leave and any other form of remuneration. The payments made annually to a journeyman or apprentice electrician by an electrical contractor are presumed to be made to a person assigned to construction work on an electrical installation.
(3)  The following payments are not included in the payroll:
(a)  payments to a person who qualifies an electrical contractor for the issue of a licence because of his or her technical knowledge;
(b)  payments for construction work on an electrical installation at a hydroelectric power station at the time of the original construction.
(4)  An electrical contractor renting the services of journeymen or apprentice electricians through a third party that does not hold a licence shall include the cost of those services in calculating the payroll.
(5)  A journeyman or apprentice electrician who is a partner in a partnership is, for calculation of the payroll, presumed to receive annual wages of $36,082.39 for the electrical installation work he or she carries out for the partnership.
(6)  The fixed amount of the levy to be paid under Subrule (1) is established in proportion to the number of months for which the licence is valid, a part of a month being considered a full month.
(7)  In the case of voluntary abandon of a holder’s licence, the validity period of the licence is deemed to have ended on the date on which the Board received a notice to that effect.
(8)  An electrical contractor shall pay the levy under this Rule to the Board not later than:
(a)  31 May for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 January to 31 March of the current year;
(b)  31 August for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 April to 30 June of the current year;
(c)  30 November for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 July to 30 September of the current year;
(d)  28 February for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 October to 31 December of the preceding year.
(9)  Each payment shall also include the applicable portion of the fixed amount of the levy. An electrical contractor shall provide with each payment a written statement indicating the portion of the payroll applicable to each journeyman or apprentice electrician identified by name. If a licence is issued to the electrical contractor during the year, the first statement and the first payment shall be made on the first date in Subrule (8) that is at least two months after the issue of the licence.
(10)  If an electrical contractor fails to send the statement required under this Rule to the Board, or if the Board has reason to believe that the statement is inaccurate, the Board shall make an estimate of the contractor’s payroll. In such a case, it is the contractor’s responsibility to demonstrate that the estimate is inaccurate.
(11)  If it is established that an electrical contractor’s payroll differs from the amount used to establish the levy, the Board shall bill or credit, as the case may be, an amount equal to the difference between the amount levied and the amount calculated according to the actual payroll.
(12)  The levy that an electrical owner-builder shall pay annually to the Board in accordance with Subrule (8) is $574.20, plus inspection fees of $152.03 for the first hour of inspection or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour or fraction thereof of inspection in addition to the first hour; an amount of $71.53 for each trip related to the inspection shall be added to those fees.
(13)  For approval of electrical equipment referred to in Rule 2-024 or 2-026 that is not already approved by an organization mentioned in Subrule (2)-028(1), approval fees are $152.03 for the first hour of approval or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour of approval or fraction thereof in addition to the first hour; an amount of $71.53 for each trip related to the approval and $8.95 for each approval mark affixed by the Board shall be added to those fees.
(14)  The fees payable under Subrules (12) and (13) shall be paid not later than 30 days after the billing date.”;
(6)  by deleting Rules 2-010 and 2-012;
(7)  by replacing Rule 2-014 by the following:
“2-014 Plans and Specifications
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall not start construction work on an electrical installation to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies unless plans and specifications have been prepared for the work if the installation requires a service line exceeding 200 kW.
(2)  The plans and specifications referred to in Subrule (1) shall contain the following information:
(a)  name and address of the person responsible for preparing them;
(b)  type of building or electrical installation and the location of the work;
(c)  location of the service line and distribution;
(d)  the supply voltage and the single-line diagram of the service line and distribution;
(e)  loads, protection characteristics and identification of the feeder and branch circuits at their respective panelboards;
(f)  rated power of each apparatus;
(g)  type and size of raceways to be used;
(h)  number and characteristics of conductors used in the raceways;
(i)  cable characteristics;
(j)  type of materials, accessories or apparatus installed in hazardous locations;
(k)  size and location of grounding conductors;
(l)  a description of all underground parts of the installation;
(m)  for an addition to an existing electrical installation, all information on the part of the installation on which work is to be carried out and a list of the existing loads or of the maximum demand loads of the existing installation recorded for the last 12 months;
(n)  for an electrical installation exceeding 750 V, the vertical and horizontal clearances of live parts and a description of the grounding and mechanical protection of live parts.”;
(8)  by deleting Rules 2-016 to 2-020;
(9)  by replacing Rules 2-024 to 2-028 by the following:
“ 
2-024 Approval of Electrical Equipment Used in an Electrical Installation or Intended to Consume Energy from an Electrical Installation
(1)  The selling or renting of electrical equipment that has not been approved is prohibited.
(2)  All electrical equipment used in an electrical installation shall be approved for the use for which it is intended. In addition, the use of electrical equipment that has not been approved in an electrical installation or the permanent connection of such equipment to such an installation, is prohibited. However, for purposes of a test, exhibition, presentation or demonstration, electrical equipment shall be permitted to be used without being approved if a notice containing the following warning in letters at least 15 mm high is posted: “NOTICE: This electrical equipment has not been approved for sale or rental as required by Chapter V of the Construction Code.”.
(3)  This Rule does not apply to electrical equipment of a power not exceeding 100 volt-amperes and of a voltage not exceeding 30 V, with the exception of luminaires, thermostats with heat anticipators, electromedical devices and apparatus installed in a hazardous location.
“ 2-026 Approval of a Prefabricated Building (see Appendix B)
“ A prefabricated building that has not been approved must not be sold, rented, acquired or exchanged.
2-028 Mark of Approval
(1)  Electrical equipment or a prefabricated building that has received certification by one of the following organizations is considered to be approved:
(a)  CSA International (CSA);
(b)  Curtis-Straus LLC (cCS);
(c)  FM Approvals (cFM);
(d)  IAPMO Research and Testing Inc. (cIAPMO, cUPC or cUSPC);
(e)  Labtest Certification Inc. (cLC);
(f)  Underwriter’s Laboratories of Canada (ULC);
(g)  Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd (WH, cETL);
(h)  MET Laboratories, Inc. (cMET);
(i)  Nemko Canada Inc. (cNemko);
(j)  NSF International (cNSF);
(k)  OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc. (cO-T L);
(l)  QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. (cQPS);
(m)  Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd (cQAI);
(n)  TÜV SÜD America Inc. (cTÜV Product Service);
(o)  TUV Rheinland of North America Inc. (cTUV);
(p)  Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc. (cUL);
(q)  any other certification organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation and whose certification seal or label attests to compliance with Canadian standards.
(2)  Electrical equipment bearing the label of an organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation attesting that, without being certified by an organization listed in Subrule (1), the equipment is recognized as complying with the requirements of Standard SPE-1000-99 Model Code for the Field Evaluation of Electrical Equipment or complying with the requirements of Standard C22.2 n° 125-M1984 Équipement électromédical and Standard C22.2 No. 125-M1984 Electromedical Equipment, published by the Canadian Standards Association, as amended or republished by that organization, is also considered to be approved.
(3)  Notwithstanding Subrules (1) and (2), approval is not required for each of the components of electrical equipment if the equipment has received an overall approval.”;
(10)  (paragraph revoked);
(10.1)  by replacing Rule 2-322 by the following:
“ 2-322 Electrical Equipment in the Vicinity of a Venting or Relief Discharge for Combustible Gas (see Appendix B)
“ (1)  Arc-producing electrical equipment shall be installed at least 3 m from the discharge of a combustible gas relief device or vent.
“ (2)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1), in the case of natural gas, the distance allowed shall be permitted to be 1 m.”;
(11)  by adding the following Subrule to Rule 4-022:
“ (5)  Notwithstanding Subrule (3), for underground consumer’s services exceeding 600 A fed by parallel conductors, each neutral conductor shall be sized in accordance with Table 66.”;
(12)  (paragraph revoked);
(13)  by replacing Rule 6-104 by the following:
“ 6-104 Number of Consumer’s Services permitted
“ (1)  The number of low-voltage consumer’s services terminating at any one overhead supply service run shall be limited by the following factors:
(a)  the total calculated load shall not exceed 600 A;
(b)  the number of conductors connected to the supply service conductor shall not exceed four
“ (2)  In the case of a change to the electrical installation of a building with more than four conductors connected to one supply service conductor, replacement of the conductors shall be permitted provided that the total number of conductors is not increased and the total calculated load does not exceed 600 A.”;
(14)  in Rule 6-112:
(1)  in Subrule (2), by replacing “9 m” by “8 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  Notwithstanding Subrule (2), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), the height of the point of attachment of service conductors shall be not more than 9 m, if such a measurement allows compliance with the clearance required.
“ (“ 10)  Notwithstanding Subrules (2) and (9), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), it shall be permitted to install a barrier made of solid material so as to make service conductors exposed to persons from a window, door or porch permanently inaccessible.
“ (“ 11)  Notwithstanding Subrule (6), in the case of an existing installation in which the connection presents no noise problem due to the amplification of vibrations caused by the mutual repulsion of the conductors, it shall be permitted to fasten the service conductor support to a solid wooden structural member with a lag screw not less than 9 mm in diameter. The threaded part of the lag screw shall penetrate the solid wooden structural member to a depth of at least 75 mm.
(15)  in Rule 6-206:
(1)  by inserting “except in existing buildings” in item (c) of Subrule (1) after “less than 2 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (2):
“ (3)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1)(d), in the case of dwelling units, the service box shall be permitted to be a meter mounting device equipped with a combined breaker outside the building or on a post, provided that an associated branch circuit panelboard equipped with a main breaker of a rating equal to or lower than that of the meter mounting device is used inside the building. The service box shall
(a)  be weatherproof and specifically approved for that use;
(b)  be protected against mechanical damage if installed less than 2 m above ground;
(c)  be equipped with a lockable outside cover; and
(d)  supply only one feeder dedicated to the associated panelboard.
“ (4)  The meter mounting devices installed in compliance with Subrule (3) shall be grouped into a single connecting point.
“ (5)  The feeder cables installed in compliance with Subrule (3), that penetrate or pass through a fire separation, shall comply with the requirements of Chapter I of the Construction Code and have not more than 30 mm in diameter.
(16)  (paragraph revoked);
(17)  (paragraph revoked);
(17.1)  in Rule 6-302, by replacing Subrule (2) by the following:
“ (2)  Except for an installation on an existing trestle, no portion of the conductors that is run on the supply side of the consumer’s service head on outside building surfaces shall be permitted to be run as exposed wiring.”;
(18)  by inserting the words “Except for 347/600 V underground consumer’s service in a raceway,” at the beginning of Rule 6-308;
(19)  (paragraph revoked);
(20)  in Rule 8-106, by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  The method of calculation in Subrule (8) shall be permitted to be used for the replacement of a service or feeder of an existing installation, with or without additional load.”;
(21)  (paragraph revoked);
(22)  in Rule 8-202:
(1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(2)  by inserting “,except automobile heater receptacles included in the basic load of each dwelling” after “75%” in item (d) of Subrule (3).”;
(23)  (paragraph revoked);
(24)  (paragraph revoked);
(25)  in Rule 8-400:
(1)  by deleting the definition of “Restricted””
“ (45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in Paragraph (a);
(2)  by substituting the following for Paragraph (c):
“ (c)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be provided for each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(2)  by replacing Subrules (3) to (5) by the following:
“ (3)  Service or feeder conductors shall be considered to have a basic load of
(a)  1,300 W for each of the first 30 duplex receptacles;
(b)  1,100 W for each of the next 30 duplex receptacles;
(c)  900 W for each additional duplex receptacle.
“ (4)  If the load is controlled, the ampacity of the service or feeder conductors shall:
(a)  be determined in accordance with Subrule (3), considering only the maximum number of duplex receptacles that can be supplied simultaneously; or
(b)  not be lower than 125% of the maximum current of the load controller.
“ (5)  For the purposes of Subrules (3) and (4), two single receptacles are considered to be one duplex receptacle.”;
(26)  (paragraph revoked);
(27)  (paragraph revoked);
(28)  (paragraph revoked);
(29)  (paragraph revoked);
(30)  (paragraph revoked);
(31)  (paragraph revoked);
(31.1)  by adding the following paragraph in Rule 12-116:
“ (5)  Cutting or adding strands, or altering in any other way conductors to connect them to terminal parts, lugs or other junctions is prohibited.
(32)  by replacing Rule 12-312 by the following:
“ 12-312 Conductors Over Buildings
“ Only conductors entering a building shall be permitted to run over the building.”;
(33)  (paragraph revoked);
(34)  (paragraph revoked);
(34.01)  by replacing Rule 12-516 by the following:
“ 12-516 Protection for cable in concealed installations (see Appendix G)
“ (1)  The outer surfaces of the cable shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the edges of the members intended to be used as support for sheathing or cladding, or the cable shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury both during and after installation.
“ (2)  Where the cable passes through a structural metal element, it shall be protected by an insert approved for the purpose and adequately secured in place.
“ (3)  Where the cable is installed behind a baseboard, moulding or other similar finishing element, its outer surfaces shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the hidden side of the element or it shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury from driven nails or screws.
(34.02)  by adding the following after Subrule (2) in Rule 12-616:
“ (3)  The installation of armoured cable in a concealed space in a metal element constituting the roof deck of a building or structure is prohibited.
(34.1)  by deleting “metallic” in Subrule (1) of Rule 12-904;
(34.2)  by inserting the following after Rule 12-1122:
“ 12-1124 Split Straight Conduit
“ (1)  In an existing installation located above ground, split straight conduits and split couplings shall be permitted to be used to repair a damaged part of a raceway provided that:
(a)  both halves of each split conduit are notched or grooved to ensure the integrity of the assembly, and are glued;
(b)  the assembly is connected at each end to the non-split rigid conduit with split couplings glued to the conduit;
(c)  each coupling assembly is clamped at each end;
(d)  non-removable stainless steel clamps are used; and
(e)  the repair work does not damage the insulation of the raceway conductors.
“ (2)  If the assembly mentioned in Subrule (1) exceeds 500 mm in length, additional non-removable stainless steel clamps spaced not more than 500 mm apart shall be installed.”;
(35)  (paragraph revoked);
(36)  (paragraph revoked);
(37)  (paragraph revoked);
(38)  (paragraph revoked);
(39)  in Rule 18-010:
(1)  by inserting “(1)” in the part preceding item (a) before “Class III”;
(2)  by adding the following Subrules:
“ (2)  For stationary woodworking machines, the vertical cylindrical volume centred around the dust-producing parts of the machine is a Class III, Division 1 location:
(a)  if the machine is used for sanding, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 3.6 m if there is a dust collector or 9 m in all other cases; and
(b)  for other types of machines, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 1.8 m if there is a dust collector or 4.5 m in all other cases.
“ (3)  Sawmills where humidity is excessive are considered to be locations to which Section 22 applies.
“ (4)  The dust collectors mentioned in Subrule (2) shall be connected to a dust removal system to avoid any accumulation within the cylindrical volume.”;
(40)  in Rule 18-302, by inserting “with rain-tight couplings and connectors” in Subrule (1) after “electrical metallic tubing”;
(41)  (paragraph revoked);
(41.1)  in Rule 20-102, by inserting “showrooms, sales offices,” after “stockrooms” in Subrule (5);
(42)  (paragraph revoked);
(43)  (paragraph revoked);
(44)  (paragraph revoked);
(44.1)  in Rule 26-712, in item (d), by replacing items iv and v by the following:
“ (iv)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each permanently fixed island counter space;
“ (v)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each peninsular counter space, except if the wall adjacent to the mating edge of the peninsula is equipped with a receptacle provided for in item iii;”;
(44.2)  in Rule 26-712, by replacing item (h) by the following:
“ (h)  receptacles shall not be required to be tamper resistant, provided that they are not accessible by their location, by the presence of stationary or fixed appliances, or they are located at more than 2 m from the floor or the finished grade.”;
(45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in item (a);
(2)  by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be installed in each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(46)  (paragraph revoked);
(47)  (paragraph revoked);
(48)  in Rule 28-604, in Subrule (4), by replacing items (a), (b) and (c) by the following:
(a)  it is capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load; and
(b)  it is capable of being locked in the open position.
(48.1)  In Rule 30-320, in Subrule (3), by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  if the requirement of item (a) cannot be complied with, be protected by a Class A ground fault circuit interrupter and be installed inside the room without being located within the perimeter of the bath or shower.”;
(48.2)  By deleting Rules 30-500 to 30-510;”;
(49)  (paragraph revoked);
(50)  (paragraph revoked);
(51)  (paragraph revoked);
(52)  (paragraph revoked);
(53)  in Rule 32-000, by replacing Subrule (1) by the following:
(1)  This Section applies to the installation of fire pumps required by Chapter 1 of the Construction Code.”;
(54)  by deleting Rules 32-100 to 32-110;
(54.1)  by replacing Rule 32-206 by the following:
“32-206 Disconnecting means and overcurrent protection (see Appendices B and G)
(1)  No device capable of interrupting the circuit shall be placed between the service box and a fire pump transfer switch or a fire pump controller, other than a circuit breaker lockable in the on position or an unfused switch lockable in the off position, labelled in a conspicuous, legible, and permanent manner identifying it as the fire pump disconnecting means.
(2)  The circuit breaker referred to in Subrule (1) shall be permitted to be used in the separate service box described in Rule 32-204 and the rating or setting shall
(a)  comply with Rule 28-200 where it is installed in an emergency supply circuit between the emergency power source and the fire pump transfer switch; or
(b)  be not less than the overcurrent protection that is provided integral with the fire pump controller where it is installed in a normal supply circuit upstream of the controller.
(3)  The unfused switch referred to in Subrule (1) shall
(a)  be capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load;
(b)  comply with the requirements of the supply authority;
(c)  bear a mark indicating the need to maintain it at all times in the on position to ensure functionality of the fire pump; and
(d)  be equipped with an integral device connected to the fire alarm system to signal the provisional deactivation of the fire pump.
(55)  (paragraph revoked);
(56)  by deleting Section 38;
(57)  by deleting Rule 44-100;
(58)  by deleting Section 54;
(59)  (paragraph revoked);
(60)  (paragraph revoked);
(61)  (paragraph revoked);
(61.1)  by striking out Section 58 – Passenger ropeways and similar equipment
(62)  by deleting Rule 60-108;
(63)  by deleting Rules 60-500 to 60-510;
(64)  by deleting Rules 60-600 to 60-604;
(65)  in Rule 62-102, by inserting the following definition, in alphabetical order:
Wire mesh heating system means a heating system which uses concrete-embedded wire mesh as a heating element.”;
(66)  by inserting the following after Rule 62-500:
“ Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ 62-600 Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ Rules 62-602 to 62-606 apply to the supply and connection of wire mesh embedded in a concrete slab or concrete wall for heating, from the point of emergence of the wire mesh at the slab level. However, those rules do not apply to the wire mesh or to the part of busbars embedded in concrete.
“ 
62-602 Use
(1)  Connection of wire mesh to the electrical supply if the wire mesh is installed in shower rooms, in or around swimming pools or in other locations involving similar hazards, is prohibited.
(2)  If a wire mesh heating system produces electrical currents in metallic parts other than the mesh, the mesh shall be supplied only if the currents have been eliminated.
62-604 Other Conductors and Outlets in a Heated Slab
(1)  Any other conductor shall be located at least 50 mm from the wire mesh and busbars and shall be considered to operate at an ambient temperature of 40 °C.
(2)  Any outlet to which a lighting fixture or other heat-producing equipment is likely to be connected shall be located at least 200 mm from the wire mesh.
62-606 Transformers for Wire Mesh Heating Systems
(1)  Transformers supplying wire mesh heating systems shall have a grounded electrostatic shield between the primary and secondary windings.
(2)  The secondary voltage of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system shall not exceed 30 V measured on the secondary side of a single-phase transformer or between two phases on the secondary side of a three-phase transformer.
(3)  The conductors connected to the secondary side of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system do not require overcurrent protection.”;
(67)  in Rule 66-000, by deleting Subrule (2);
(67.1)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-402:
“66-404 Receptacles
Receptacles with a CSA 5-15R configuration and those with a CSA 5-20R configuration installed in itinerant midways, carnivals, fairs and festivals and intended to supply outside loads or in a damp location shall be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter of the Class A type.
(68)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-504:
“ Itinerant Rides
“ 
66-600 Bonding
(1)  Notwithstanding Rules 66-200 and 66-202, an itinerant ride shall be permitted to be bonded by one of the following means:
(a)  a loop-shaped copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG, installed so as to form a loop around the ride or around the group of rides connected to the supply system of those rides; the ends of the loop shall be connected to a block whose terminals are connected to the grounded neutral conductor of the supply system. The non-current-carrying parts of the supply system and of the rides connected to the system shall be connected to the loop-shaped conductor by means of a copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG;
(b)  an insulated copper conductor, attached to the supply cable, at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG.
“ 66-602 Splitter
“ An itinerant ride shall be permitted to be connected to the supply system by means of a movable splitter provided that the splitter is water and dustproof and is raised at least 25 mm from the surface on which it is installed.
“ 66-604 Live Bare Parts
“ The cover of a box containing live parts shall be screwed shut or key-locked. Failing that, the box shall be inaccessible to the public.
“ 66-606 Supply
“ A receptacle used to supply an amusement ride shall be of the locking type or the equivalent. In addition, a receptacle that does not ensure the simultaneous disconnecting of all conductors shall be inaccessible to the public.”;
(68.01)  (paragraph revoked);
(68.1)  in Rule 68-304, by adding “(see Appendix B)” in the title after “Control”;
(69)  (paragraph revoked);
(70)  (paragraph revoked);
(71)  (paragraph revoked);
(72)  in Rule 72-110, by adding the following Subrules:
“ ( 5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with sewers shall be provided with at least one receptacle of each type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b) and (1)(c).
“ (5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with only one water outlet shall be provided with one receptacle of the type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b).”;
(73)  in Rule 76-014, by substituting the words “unless an acceptable warning has been posted at all interconnecting points or other dangerous places” for the words “except by special permission”.;
(73.1)  in Rule 76-016, by replacing “configuration 5-15R or 5-20R” by “15 A and 20 A to 125 V”;
(74)  (paragraph revoked);
(75)  (paragraph revoked);
(76)  by inserting the following table after Table 65:
“ Table 66
“ [See Rule 4-022(6)]
“ Minimum Size of Neutral Conductors for Underground Consumer’s Services Rated at More than 600 A and Fed by Parallel Conductors
“ 


Nominal Rating AWG Size of each AWG Size of each
of Service Box A Copper Neutral Aluminum Neutral
Conductor Conductor


601 to 1,200 0 000


1,201 to 2,000 00 0000


2,001 or more 000 250 kcmil

(77)  in Appendix B:
(1)  in Section 0, by adding the following note before the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Electrical installation
“ From the definition of “electrical installation” it is understood that installations, from the connecting point where the supply authority supplies the customer or from any other supply, to the connection point where the fixture receives its power to function, are electrical installations as defined in the Code. “Electrical installation” therefore means the “infrastructure” used to direct the electrical current to equipment requiring the current to function (appliance, equipment, specialized system) but not such equipment. The following systems in particular are not electrical installations as defined in the Code: intercommunication systems, public address systems, synchronized clock systems, visual, sound or voice signalling systems, telephony systems, their interconnection to the telephone network, closed circuit television systems, access cards, community antennae, instrumentation and regulation systems related to heating, air conditioning, air venting and industrial processes, burglar alarm systems and fire alarm systems.
“ 
(2)  in Section 0, by adding the following note after the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Connecting point
“ The connecting point for the supply of the electrical installation of a building or structure shall be situated on the closest wall to the line of the electric distributor.
“ 
However it may be situated:
(1)  if the system of the electric distributor is an overhead system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-volt supply or less:
i.  either on one of the adjacent walls closest to the line of the electric distributor and at the most 3 m away from it, when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 5 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; however that distance may be wider when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 15 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; or
ii.  on a pole or other structure
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators on the receiving structure; and
(c)  whatever the supply voltage: on a pole or structure belonging to the electric distributor, subject to the specific requirements of such distributor;
(2)  if the system of the electric distributor is an underground system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-V installation or less: on the meter mounting device, on a multiple-meter mounting device, in a junction box, in a service connecting box, in the main disconnect switch or in a manhole located outside the building; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection and if they end at the main disconnect switch, they shall comply with that switch approval specifications;
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators of the owner on his or her receiving structure, in a manhole located outside the building, in a compartment of the service entrance or in a box specifically designed for that purpose; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection;
(3)  at the secondary taps of the transformers if the supply comes from a non-network station, the connecting point may also be located at the taps of the raceways in an adjacent room.
(3)  (subparagraph revoked);
(3.0.1)  in section 2, by replacing the note concerning Rule 2-026 by the following:
“ Article 2-026
“ Can/CSA-A277, “Procedure for Factory Certification of Buildings” is used to certify prefabricated buildings.”
(3.1)  the following note after the note related to Rule 2-318 in Section 2:
“ 2-322 Flowmeters are not considered to be devices equipped with a vent or allowing the relief of combustible gas.
“ The distances prescribed are measured from the combustible gas relief device and not from the appliance. An appliance may be located near arc-producing equipment provided that an airtight conduit conveys the exhaust gas beyond the prescribed distances.”;
(4)  in Rule 6-112 (4), by deleting
(1)  “200 A or” in subparagraph a of the second paragraph;
(2)  subparagraph b of the second paragraph;”;
(5)  (subparagraph revoked);
(6)  (subparagraph revoked);
(7)  by inserting the following note after the note related to Rule 26-700 (11):
26-710(e)(iv) It is understood from the expression “Unfinished” that even after the installation of the wall covering (gypsum, etc.), it may be impossible to find the appropriate location for the installation of the receptacles required by Rule 26-712(a), if partitions and usable wall space have not yet been delimited. A basement is not considered to be “a finished basement” if the foundation walls are finished but the ceiling is not finished or is partly finished. However, the installation of a duplex receptacle required under Rule 26-710(e)(iv) does not remove the requirement to install the receptacles for specific use already required by other rules of the Code.”;
(7.1)  by inserting the following after the note related to Rule 26-712(g):
“26-712 (g) (h) The purpose of Rule 26-712(g) is to protect children against electrical shock when they are able to reach receptacles. Where the location of a receptacle is inaccessible, the receptacle may not be tamper resistant [Rule 26-712(h)]. For example, receptacles dedicated for recessed microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and those located in an attic, a crawl space or at a distance of more than 2 m from the floor or the finished floor are considered inaccessible to children.
(8)  (subparagraph revoked);
(8.1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(9)  by adding the following after the note related to Rule 68-068:
“68-304 If that requirement cannot be met, the control devices should be installed as far away as possible from the bathtub and shower but not outside the bathroom.”.
O.C. 961-2002, s. 5; O.C. 1385-2003, s. 3; O.C. 577-2007, s. 2; O.C. 1062-2010, s. 3; O.C. 347-2015, s. 2.
5.04. The Code is amended:
(1)  in Section 0:
(0.1)  by striking out the following portion of the second paragraph of the definition “Object”: “Safe installations may be also achieved by alternatives to this Code, when such alternatives meet the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364-1 (see Appendix K). These alternatives are intended to be used only in conjunction with acceptable means to assess compliance of these alternatives with the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364 by the authorities enforcing this Code.
(1)  by deleting “Scope”;
(2)  by deleting the definition of “Electrical Installation“;
(3)  by deleting the definition “Permit”; and
(4)  by deleting the definition “Current-permit”;
(5)  by inserting the following definition after “Conduit”:
Connecting point: The point at which the consumer’s service entrance is connected to the distributor’s supply (see appendix B).”;
(2)  by deleting Rule 2-000;
(3)  by replacing Rule 2-004 by the following:
“2-004 Declaration of Work
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall declare the construction work carried out to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, except work specified in an application for a connection made to a public electricity distribution undertaking, or work of a power not exceeding 10 kW that does not require the replacement or addition of wiring.
(2)  The declaration shall contain the following information:
(a)  the address of the work site;
(b)  the name, address and telephone number of the person for whom the work is carried out;
(c)  the name, address, telephone number and licence number of the electrical contractor or owner-builder;
(d)  the dates scheduled for the beginning and end of the construction work;
(e)  the nature and type of work, in particular the specific kind of work and a description of the powers to be installed;
(f)  the use of the building or installation and the number of stories and dwellings in the building.
(3)  The declaration shall be made on the form provided for that purpose by the Board or on any other document containing the information required by Subrule (2).
(4)  The declaration shall be sent to the Board not later than the twentieth day of the month following the date on which the work begins.”;
(4)  by deleting Rule 2-006;
(5)  by replacing Rule 2-008 by the following:
“2-008 Levies and fees
(1)  The levy which every electrical contractor shall pay annually to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec is $766.54 plus an amount corresponding to 2.5% of the contractor’s payroll.
(2)  For the purposes of this Rule, “payroll” means the total of payments made, before deductions, to journeymen and apprentice electricians carrying out construction work on an electrical installation, including hourly or piece-work wages, commissions, bonuses, pay for leave and any other form of remuneration. The payments made annually to a journeyman or apprentice electrician by an electrical contractor are presumed to be made to a person assigned to construction work on an electrical installation.
(3)  The following payments are not included in the payroll:
(a)  payments to a person who qualifies an electrical contractor for the issue of a licence because of his or her technical knowledge;
(b)  payments for construction work on an electrical installation at a hydroelectric power station at the time of the original construction.
(4)  An electrical contractor renting the services of journeymen or apprentice electricians through a third party that does not hold a licence shall include the cost of those services in calculating the payroll.
(5)  A journeyman or apprentice electrician who is a partner in a partnership is, for calculation of the payroll, presumed to receive annual wages of $36,082.39 for the electrical installation work he or she carries out for the partnership.
(6)  The fixed amount of the levy to be paid under Subrule (1) is established in proportion to the number of months for which the licence is valid, a part of a month being considered a full month.
(7)  In the case of voluntary abandon of a holder’s licence, the validity period of the licence is deemed to have ended on the date on which the Board received a notice to that effect.
(8)  An electrical contractor shall pay the levy under this Rule to the Board not later than:
(a)  31 May for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 January to 31 March of the current year;
(b)  31 August for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 April to 30 June of the current year;
(c)  30 November for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 July to 30 September of the current year;
(d)  28 February for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 October to 31 December of the preceding year.
(9)  Each payment shall also include the applicable portion of the fixed amount of the levy. An electrical contractor shall provide with each payment a written statement indicating the portion of the payroll applicable to each journeyman or apprentice electrician identified by name. If a licence is issued to the electrical contractor during the year, the first statement and the first payment shall be made on the first date in Subrule (8) that is at least two months after the issue of the licence.
(10)  If an electrical contractor fails to send the statement required under this Rule to the Board, or if the Board has reason to believe that the statement is inaccurate, the Board shall make an estimate of the contractor’s payroll. In such a case, it is the contractor’s responsibility to demonstrate that the estimate is inaccurate.
(11)  If it is established that an electrical contractor’s payroll differs from the amount used to establish the levy, the Board shall bill or credit, as the case may be, an amount equal to the difference between the amount levied and the amount calculated according to the actual payroll.
(12)  The levy that an electrical owner-builder shall pay annually to the Board in accordance with Subrule (8) is $574.20, plus inspection fees of $152.03 for the first hour of inspection or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour or fraction thereof of inspection in addition to the first hour; an amount of $71.53 for each trip related to the inspection shall be added to those fees.
(13)  For approval of electrical equipment referred to in Rule 2-024 or 2-026 that is not already approved by an organization mentioned in Subrule (2)-028(1), approval fees are $152.03 for the first hour of approval or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour of approval or fraction thereof in addition to the first hour; an amount of $71.53 for each trip related to the approval and $8.95 for each approval mark affixed by the Board shall be added to those fees.
(14)  The fees payable under Subrules (12) and (13) shall be paid not later than 30 days after the billing date.”;
(6)  by deleting Rules 2-010 and 2-012;
(7)  by replacing Rule 2-014 by the following:
“2-014 Plans and Specifications
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall not start construction work on an electrical installation to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies unless plans and specifications have been prepared for the work if the installation requires a service line exceeding 200 kW.
(2)  The plans and specifications referred to in Subrule (1) shall contain the following information:
(a)  name and address of the person responsible for preparing them;
(b)  type of building or electrical installation and the location of the work;
(c)  location of the service line and distribution;
(d)  the supply voltage and the single-line diagram of the service line and distribution;
(e)  loads, protection characteristics and identification of the feeder and branch circuits at their respective panelboards;
(f)  rated power of each apparatus;
(g)  type and size of raceways to be used;
(h)  number and characteristics of conductors used in the raceways;
(i)  cable characteristics;
(j)  type of materials, accessories or apparatus installed in hazardous locations;
(k)  size and location of grounding conductors;
(l)  a description of all underground parts of the installation;
(m)  for an addition to an existing electrical installation, all information on the part of the installation on which work is to be carried out and a list of the existing loads or of the maximum demand loads of the existing installation recorded for the last 12 months;
(n)  for an electrical installation exceeding 750 V, the vertical and horizontal clearances of live parts and a description of the grounding and mechanical protection of live parts.”;
(8)  by deleting Rules 2-016 to 2-020;
(9)  by replacing Rules 2-024 to 2-028 by the following:
“ 
2-024 Approval of Electrical Equipment Used in an Electrical Installation or Intended to Consume Energy from an Electrical Installation
(1)  The selling or renting of electrical equipment that has not been approved is prohibited.
(2)  All electrical equipment used in an electrical installation shall be approved for the use for which it is intended. In addition, the use of electrical equipment that has not been approved in an electrical installation or the permanent connection of such equipment to such an installation, is prohibited. However, for purposes of a test, exhibition, presentation or demonstration, electrical equipment shall be permitted to be used without being approved if a notice containing the following warning in letters at least 15 mm high is posted: “NOTICE: This electrical equipment has not been approved for sale or rental as required by Chapter V of the Construction Code.”.
(3)  This Rule does not apply to electrical equipment of a power not exceeding 100 volt-amperes and of a voltage not exceeding 30 V, with the exception of luminaires, thermostats with heat anticipators, electromedical devices and apparatus installed in a hazardous location.
“ 2-026 Approval of a Prefabricated Building
“ A prefabricated building in which the electrical installation work was not carried out by an electrical contractor shall not be sold, rented, exchanged or acquired unless it has been approved.
2-028 Mark of Approval
(1)  Electrical equipment or a prefabricated building that has received certification by one of the following organizations is considered to be approved:
(a)  CSA International (CSA);
(b)  Curtis-Straus LLC (cCS);
(c)  FM Approvals (cFM);
(d)  IAPMO Research and Testing Inc. (cIAPMO, cUPC or cUSPC);
(e)  Labtest Certification Inc. (cLC);
(f)  Underwriter’s Laboratories of Canada (ULC);
(g)  Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd (WH, cETL);
(h)  MET Laboratories, Inc. (cMET);
(i)  Nemko Canada Inc. (cNemko);
(j)  NSF International (cNSF);
(k)  OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc. (cO-T L);
(l)  QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. (cQPS);
(m)  Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd (cQAI);
(n)  TÜV SÜD America Inc. (cTÜV Product Service);
(o)  TUV Rheinland of North America Inc. (cTUV);
(p)  Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc. (cUL);
(q)  any other certification organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation and whose certification seal or label attests to compliance with Canadian standards.
(2)  Electrical equipment bearing the label of an organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation attesting that, without being certified by an organization listed in Subrule (1), the equipment is recognized as complying with the requirements of Standard SPE-1000-99 Model Code for the Field Evaluation of Electrical Equipment or complying with the requirements of Standard C22.2 n° 125-M1984 Équipement électromédical and Standard C22.2 No. 125-M1984 Electromedical Equipment, published by the Canadian Standards Association, as amended or republished by that organization, is also considered to be approved.
(3)  Notwithstanding Subrules (1) and (2), approval is not required for each of the components of electrical equipment if the equipment has received an overall approval.”;
(10)  (paragraph revoked);
(10.1)  by replacing Rule 2-322 by the following:
“ 2-322 Electrical Equipment in the Vicinity of a Venting or Relief Discharge for Combustible Gas (see Appendix B)
“ (1)  Arc-producing electrical equipment shall be installed at least 3 m from the discharge of a combustible gas relief device or vent.
“ (2)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1), in the case of natural gas, the distance allowed shall be permitted to be 1 m.”;
(11)  by adding the following Subrule to Rule 4-022:
“ (5)  Notwithstanding Subrule (3), for underground consumer’s services exceeding 600 A fed by parallel conductors, each neutral conductor shall be sized in accordance with Table 66.”;
(12)  (paragraph revoked);
(13)  by replacing Rule 6-104 by the following:
“ 6-104 Number of Consumer’s Services permitted
“ (1)  The number of low-voltage consumer’s services terminating at any one overhead supply service run shall be limited by the following factors:
(a)  the total calculated load shall not exceed 600 A;
(b)  the number of conductors connected to the supply service conductor shall not exceed four
“ (2)  In the case of a change to the electrical installation of a building with more than four conductors connected to one supply service conductor, replacement of the conductors shall be permitted provided that the total number of conductors is not increased and the total calculated load does not exceed 600 A.”;
(14)  in Rule 6-112:
(1)  in Subrule (2), by replacing “9 m” by “8 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  Notwithstanding Subrule (2), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), the height of the point of attachment of service conductors shall be not more than 9 m, if such a measurement allows compliance with the clearance required.
“ (“ 10)  Notwithstanding Subrules (2) and (9), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), it shall be permitted to install a barrier made of solid material so as to make service conductors exposed to persons from a window, door or porch permanently inaccessible.
“ (“ 11)  Notwithstanding Subrule (6), in the case of an existing installation in which the connection presents no noise problem due to the amplification of vibrations caused by the mutual repulsion of the conductors, it shall be permitted to fasten the service conductor support to a solid wooden structural member with a lag screw not less than 9 mm in diameter. The threaded part of the lag screw shall penetrate the solid wooden structural member to a depth of at least 75 mm.
(15)  in Rule 6-206:
(1)  by inserting “except in existing buildings” in item (c) of Subrule (1) after “less than 2 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (2):
“ (3)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1)(d), in the case of dwelling units, the service box shall be permitted to be a meter mounting device equipped with a combined breaker outside the building or on a post, provided that an associated branch circuit panelboard equipped with a main breaker of a rating equal to or lower than that of the meter mounting device is used inside the building. The service box shall
(a)  be weatherproof and specifically approved for that use;
(b)  be protected against mechanical damage if installed less than 2 m above ground;
(c)  be equipped with a lockable outside cover; and
(d)  supply only one feeder dedicated to the associated panelboard.
“ (4)  The meter mounting devices installed in compliance with Subrule (3) shall be grouped into a single connecting point.
“ (5)  The feeder cables installed in compliance with Subrule (3), that penetrate or pass through a fire separation, shall comply with the requirements of Chapter I of the Construction Code and have not more than 30 mm in diameter.
(16)  (paragraph revoked);
(17)  (paragraph revoked);
(17.1)  in Rule 6-302, by replacing Subrule (2) by the following:
“ (2)  Except for an installation on an existing trestle, no portion of the conductors that is run on the supply side of the consumer’s service head on outside building surfaces shall be permitted to be run as exposed wiring.”;
(18)  by inserting the words “Except for 347/600 V underground consumer’s service in a raceway,” at the beginning of Rule 6-308;
(19)  (paragraph revoked);
(20)  in Rule 8-106, by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  The method of calculation in Subrule (8) shall be permitted to be used for the replacement of a service or feeder of an existing installation, with or without additional load.”;
(21)  (paragraph revoked);
(22)  in Rule 8-202:
(1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(2)  by inserting “,except automobile heater receptacles included in the basic load of each dwelling” after “75%” in item (d) of Subrule (3).”;
(23)  (paragraph revoked);
(24)  (paragraph revoked);
(25)  in Rule 8-400:
(1)  by deleting the definition of “Restricted””
“ (45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in Paragraph (a);
(2)  by substituting the following for Paragraph (c):
“ (c)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be provided for each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(2)  by replacing Subrules (3) to (5) by the following:
“ (3)  Service or feeder conductors shall be considered to have a basic load of
(a)  1,300 W for each of the first 30 duplex receptacles;
(b)  1,100 W for each of the next 30 duplex receptacles;
(c)  900 W for each additional duplex receptacle.
“ (4)  If the load is controlled, the ampacity of the service or feeder conductors shall:
(a)  be determined in accordance with Subrule (3), considering only the maximum number of duplex receptacles that can be supplied simultaneously; or
(b)  not be lower than 125% of the maximum current of the load controller.
“ (5)  For the purposes of Subrules (3) and (4), two single receptacles are considered to be one duplex receptacle.”;
(26)  (paragraph revoked);
(27)  (paragraph revoked);
(28)  (paragraph revoked);
(29)  (paragraph revoked);
(30)  (paragraph revoked);
(31)  (paragraph revoked);
(31.1)  by adding the following paragraph in Rule 12-116:
“ (5)  Cutting or adding strands, or altering in any other way conductors to connect them to terminal parts, lugs or other junctions is prohibited.
(32)  by replacing Rule 12-312 by the following:
“ 12-312 Conductors Over Buildings
“ Only conductors entering a building shall be permitted to run over the building.”;
(33)  (paragraph revoked);
(34)  (paragraph revoked);
(34.01)  by replacing Rule 12-516 by the following:
“ 12-516 Protection for cable in concealed installations (see Appendix G)
“ (1)  The outer surfaces of the cable shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the edges of the members intended to be used as support for sheathing or cladding, or the cable shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury both during and after installation.
“ (2)  Where the cable passes through a structural metal element, it shall be protected by an insert approved for the purpose and adequately secured in place.
“ (3)  Where the cable is installed behind a baseboard, moulding or other similar finishing element, its outer surfaces shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the hidden side of the element or it shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury from driven nails or screws.
(34.02)  by adding the following after Subrule (2) in Rule 12-616:
“ (3)  The installation of armoured cable in a concealed space in a metal element constituting the roof deck of a building or structure is prohibited.
(34.1)  by deleting “metallic” in Subrule (1) of Rule 12-904;
(34.2)  by inserting the following after Rule 12-1122:
“ 12-1124 Split Straight Conduit
“ (1)  In an existing installation located above ground, split straight conduits and split couplings shall be permitted to be used to repair a damaged part of a raceway provided that:
(a)  both halves of each split conduit are notched or grooved to ensure the integrity of the assembly, and are glued;
(b)  the assembly is connected at each end to the non-split rigid conduit with split couplings glued to the conduit;
(c)  each coupling assembly is clamped at each end;
(d)  non-removable stainless steel clamps are used; and
(e)  the repair work does not damage the insulation of the raceway conductors.
“ (2)  If the assembly mentioned in Subrule (1) exceeds 500 mm in length, additional non-removable stainless steel clamps spaced not more than 500 mm apart shall be installed.”;
(35)  (paragraph revoked);
(36)  (paragraph revoked);
(37)  (paragraph revoked);
(38)  (paragraph revoked);
(39)  in Rule 18-010:
(1)  by inserting “(1)” in the part preceding item (a) before “Class III”;
(2)  by adding the following Subrules:
“ (2)  For stationary woodworking machines, the vertical cylindrical volume centred around the dust-producing parts of the machine is a Class III, Division 1 location:
(a)  if the machine is used for sanding, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 3.6 m if there is a dust collector or 9 m in all other cases; and
(b)  for other types of machines, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 1.8 m if there is a dust collector or 4.5 m in all other cases.
“ (3)  Sawmills where humidity is excessive are considered to be locations to which Section 22 applies.
“ (4)  The dust collectors mentioned in Subrule (2) shall be connected to a dust removal system to avoid any accumulation within the cylindrical volume.”;
(40)  in Rule 18-302, by inserting “with rain-tight couplings and connectors” in Subrule (1) after “electrical metallic tubing”;
(41)  (paragraph revoked);
(41.1)  in Rule 20-102, by inserting “showrooms, sales offices,” after “stockrooms” in Subrule (5);
(42)  (paragraph revoked);
(43)  (paragraph revoked);
(44)  (paragraph revoked);
(44.1)  in Rule 26-712, in item (d), by replacing items iv and v by the following:
“ (iv)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each permanently fixed island counter space;
“ (v)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each peninsular counter space, except if the wall adjacent to the mating edge of the peninsula is equipped with a receptacle provided for in item iii;”;
(44.2)  in Rule 26-712, by replacing item (h) by the following:
“ (h)  receptacles shall not be required to be tamper resistant, provided that they are not accessible by their location, by the presence of stationary or fixed appliances, or they are located at more than 2 m from the floor or the finished grade.”;
(45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in item (a);
(2)  by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be installed in each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(46)  (paragraph revoked);
(47)  (paragraph revoked);
(48)  in Rule 28-604, in Subrule (4), by replacing items (a), (b) and (c) by the following:
(a)  it is capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load; and
(b)  it is capable of being locked in the open position.
(48.1)  In Rule 30-320, in Subrule (3), by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  if the requirement of item (a) cannot be complied with, be protected by a Class A ground fault circuit interrupter and be installed inside the room without being located within the perimeter of the bath or shower.”;
(48.2)  By deleting Rules 30-500 to 30-510;”;
(49)  (paragraph revoked);
(50)  (paragraph revoked);
(51)  (paragraph revoked);
(52)  (paragraph revoked);
(53)  in Rule 32-000, by replacing Subrule (1) by the following:
(1)  This Section applies to the installation of fire pumps required by Chapter 1 of the Construction Code.”;
(54)  by deleting Rules 32-100 to 32-110;
(54.1)  by replacing Rule 32-206 by the following:
“32-206 Disconnecting means and overcurrent protection (see Appendices B and G)
(1)  No device capable of interrupting the circuit shall be placed between the service box and a fire pump transfer switch or a fire pump controller, other than a circuit breaker lockable in the on position or an unfused switch lockable in the off position, labelled in a conspicuous, legible, and permanent manner identifying it as the fire pump disconnecting means.
(2)  The circuit breaker referred to in Subrule (1) shall be permitted to be used in the separate service box described in Rule 32-204 and the rating or setting shall
(a)  comply with Rule 28-200 where it is installed in an emergency supply circuit between the emergency power source and the fire pump transfer switch; or
(b)  be not less than the overcurrent protection that is provided integral with the fire pump controller where it is installed in a normal supply circuit upstream of the controller.
(3)  The unfused switch referred to in Subrule (1) shall
(a)  be capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load;
(b)  comply with the requirements of the supply authority;
(c)  bear a mark indicating the need to maintain it at all times in the on position to ensure functionality of the fire pump; and
(d)  be equipped with an integral device connected to the fire alarm system to signal the provisional deactivation of the fire pump.
(55)  (paragraph revoked);
(56)  by deleting Section 38;
(57)  by deleting Rule 44-100;
(58)  by deleting Section 54;
(59)  (paragraph revoked);
(60)  (paragraph revoked);
(61)  (paragraph revoked);
(61.1)  by striking out Section 58 – Passenger ropeways and similar equipment
(62)  by deleting Rule 60-108;
(63)  by deleting Rules 60-500 to 60-510;
(64)  by deleting Rules 60-600 to 60-604;
(65)  in Rule 62-102, by inserting the following definition, in alphabetical order:
Wire mesh heating system means a heating system which uses concrete-embedded wire mesh as a heating element.”;
(66)  by inserting the following after Rule 62-500:
“ Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ 62-600 Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ Rules 62-602 to 62-606 apply to the supply and connection of wire mesh embedded in a concrete slab or concrete wall for heating, from the point of emergence of the wire mesh at the slab level. However, those rules do not apply to the wire mesh or to the part of busbars embedded in concrete.
“ 
62-602 Use
(1)  Connection of wire mesh to the electrical supply if the wire mesh is installed in shower rooms, in or around swimming pools or in other locations involving similar hazards, is prohibited.
(2)  If a wire mesh heating system produces electrical currents in metallic parts other than the mesh, the mesh shall be supplied only if the currents have been eliminated.
62-604 Other Conductors and Outlets in a Heated Slab
(1)  Any other conductor shall be located at least 50 mm from the wire mesh and busbars and shall be considered to operate at an ambient temperature of 40 °C.
(2)  Any outlet to which a lighting fixture or other heat-producing equipment is likely to be connected shall be located at least 200 mm from the wire mesh.
62-606 Transformers for Wire Mesh Heating Systems
(1)  Transformers supplying wire mesh heating systems shall have a grounded electrostatic shield between the primary and secondary windings.
(2)  The secondary voltage of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system shall not exceed 30 V measured on the secondary side of a single-phase transformer or between two phases on the secondary side of a three-phase transformer.
(3)  The conductors connected to the secondary side of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system do not require overcurrent protection.”;
(67)  in Rule 66-000, by deleting Subrule (2);
(67.1)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-402:
“66-404 Receptacles
Receptacles with a CSA 5-15R configuration and those with a CSA 5-20R configuration installed in itinerant midways, carnivals, fairs and festivals and intended to supply outside loads or in a damp location shall be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter of the Class A type.
(68)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-504:
“ Itinerant Rides
“ 
66-600 Bonding
(1)  Notwithstanding Rules 66-200 and 66-202, an itinerant ride shall be permitted to be bonded by one of the following means:
(a)  a loop-shaped copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG, installed so as to form a loop around the ride or around the group of rides connected to the supply system of those rides; the ends of the loop shall be connected to a block whose terminals are connected to the grounded neutral conductor of the supply system. The non-current-carrying parts of the supply system and of the rides connected to the system shall be connected to the loop-shaped conductor by means of a copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG;
(b)  an insulated copper conductor, attached to the supply cable, at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG.
“ 66-602 Splitter
“ An itinerant ride shall be permitted to be connected to the supply system by means of a movable splitter provided that the splitter is water and dustproof and is raised at least 25 mm from the surface on which it is installed.
“ 66-604 Live Bare Parts
“ The cover of a box containing live parts shall be screwed shut or key-locked. Failing that, the box shall be inaccessible to the public.
“ 66-606 Supply
“ A receptacle used to supply an amusement ride shall be of the locking type or the equivalent. In addition, a receptacle that does not ensure the simultaneous disconnecting of all conductors shall be inaccessible to the public.”;
(68.01)  (paragraph revoked);
(68.1)  in Rule 68-304, by adding “(see Appendix B)” in the title after “Control”;
(69)  (paragraph revoked);
(70)  (paragraph revoked);
(71)  (paragraph revoked);
(72)  in Rule 72-110, by adding the following Subrules:
“ ( 5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with sewers shall be provided with at least one receptacle of each type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b) and (1)(c).
“ (5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with only one water outlet shall be provided with one receptacle of the type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b).”;
(73)  in Rule 76-014, by substituting the words “unless an acceptable warning has been posted at all interconnecting points or other dangerous places” for the words “except by special permission”.;
(73.1)  in Rule 76-016, by replacing “configuration 5-15R or 5-20R” by “15 A and 20 A to 125 V”;
(74)  (paragraph revoked);
(75)  (paragraph revoked);
(76)  by inserting the following table after Table 65:
“ Table 66
“ [See Rule 4-022(6)]
“ Minimum Size of Neutral Conductors for Underground Consumer’s Services Rated at More than 600 A and Fed by Parallel Conductors
“ 



Nominal Rating AWG Size of each AWG Size of each
of Service Box A Copper Neutral Aluminum Neutral
Conductor Conductor


601 to 1,200 0 000


1,201 to 2,000 00 0000


2,001 or more 000 250 kcmil

(77)  in Appendix B:
(1)  in Section 0, by adding the following note before the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Electrical installation
“ From the definition of “electrical installation” it is understood that installations, from the connecting point where the supply authority supplies the customer or from any other supply, to the connection point where the fixture receives its power to function, are electrical installations as defined in the Code. “Electrical installation” therefore means the “infrastructure” used to direct the electrical current to equipment requiring the current to function (appliance, equipment, specialized system) but not such equipment. The following systems in particular are not electrical installations as defined in the Code: intercommunication systems, public address systems, synchronized clock systems, visual, sound or voice signalling systems, telephony systems, their interconnection to the telephone network, closed circuit television systems, access cards, community antennae, instrumentation and regulation systems related to heating, air conditioning, air venting and industrial processes, burglar alarm systems and fire alarm systems.
“ 
(2)  in Section 0, by adding the following note after the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Connecting point
“ The connecting point for the supply of the electrical installation of a building or structure shall be situated on the closest wall to the line of the electric distributor.
“ 
However it may be situated:
(1)  if the system of the electric distributor is an overhead system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-volt supply or less:
i.  either on one of the adjacent walls closest to the line of the electric distributor and at the most 3 m away from it, when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 5 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; however that distance may be wider when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 15 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; or
ii.  on a pole or other structure
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators on the receiving structure; and
(c)  whatever the supply voltage: on a pole or structure belonging to the electric distributor, subject to the specific requirements of such distributor;
(2)  if the system of the electric distributor is an underground system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-V installation or less: on the meter mounting device, on a multiple-meter mounting device, in a junction box, in a service connecting box, in the main disconnect switch or in a manhole located outside the building; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection and if they end at the main disconnect switch, they shall comply with that switch approval specifications;
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators of the owner on his or her receiving structure, in a manhole located outside the building, in a compartment of the service entrance or in a box specifically designed for that purpose; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection;
(3)  at the secondary taps of the transformers if the supply comes from a non-network station, the connecting point may also be located at the taps of the raceways in an adjacent room.
(3)  (subparagraph revoked);
(3.1)  the following note after the note related to Rule 2-318 in Section 2:
“ 2-322 Flowmeters are not considered to be devices equipped with a vent or allowing the relief of combustible gas.
“ The distances prescribed are measured from the combustible gas relief device and not from the appliance. An appliance may be located near arc-producing equipment provided that an airtight conduit conveys the exhaust gas beyond the prescribed distances.”;
(4)  in Rule 6-112 (4), by deleting
(1)  “200 A or” in subparagraph a of the second paragraph;
(2)  subparagraph b of the second paragraph;”;
(5)  (subparagraph revoked);
(6)  (subparagraph revoked);
(7)  by inserting the following note after the note related to Rule 26-700 (11):
26-710(e)(iv) It is understood from the expression “Unfinished” that even after the installation of the wall covering (gypsum, etc.), it may be impossible to find the appropriate location for the installation of the receptacles required by Rule 26-712(a), if partitions and usable wall space have not yet been delimited. A basement is not considered to be “a finished basement” if the foundation walls are finished but the ceiling is not finished or is partly finished. However, the installation of a duplex receptacle required under Rule 26-710(e)(iv) does not remove the requirement to install the receptacles for specific use already required by other rules of the Code.”;
(7.1)  by inserting the following after the note related to Rule 26-712(g):
“26-712 (g) (h) The purpose of Rule 26-712(g) is to protect children against electrical shock when they are able to reach receptacles. Where the location of a receptacle is inaccessible, the receptacle may not be tamper resistant [Rule 26-712(h)]. For example, receptacles dedicated for recessed microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and those located in an attic, a crawl space or at a distance of more than 2 m from the floor or the finished floor are considered inaccessible to children.
(8)  (subparagraph revoked);
(8.1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(9)  by adding the following after the note related to Rule 68-068:
“68-304 If that requirement cannot be met, the control devices should be installed as far away as possible from the bathtub and shower but not outside the bathroom.”.
O.C. 961-2002, s. 5; O.C. 1385-2003, s. 3; O.C. 577-2007, s. 2; O.C. 1062-2010, s. 3.
5.04. The Code is amended:
(1)  in Section 0:
(0.1)  by striking out the following portion of the second paragraph of the definition “Object”: “Safe installations may be also achieved by alternatives to this Code, when such alternatives meet the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364-1 (see Appendix K). These alternatives are intended to be used only in conjunction with acceptable means to assess compliance of these alternatives with the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364 by the authorities enforcing this Code.
(1)  by deleting “Scope”;
(2)  by deleting the definition of “Electrical Installation“;
(3)  by deleting the definition “Permit”; and
(4)  by deleting the definition “Current-permit”;
(5)  by inserting the following definition after “Conduit”:
Connecting point: The point at which the consumer’s service entrance is connected to the distributor’s supply (see appendix B).”;
(2)  by deleting Rule 2-000;
(3)  by replacing Rule 2-004 by the following:
“2-004 Declaration of Work
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall declare the construction work carried out to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, except work specified in an application for a connection made to a public electricity distribution undertaking, or work of a power not exceeding 10 kW that does not require the replacement or addition of wiring.
(2)  The declaration shall contain the following information:
(a)  the address of the work site;
(b)  the name, address and telephone number of the person for whom the work is carried out;
(c)  the name, address, telephone number and licence number of the electrical contractor or owner-builder;
(d)  the dates scheduled for the beginning and end of the construction work;
(e)  the nature and type of work, in particular the specific kind of work and a description of the powers to be installed;
(f)  the use of the building or installation and the number of stories and dwellings in the building.
(3)  The declaration shall be made on the form provided for that purpose by the Board or on any other document containing the information required by Subrule (2).
(4)  The declaration shall be sent to the Board not later than the twentieth day of the month following the date on which the work begins.”;
(4)  by deleting Rule 2-006;
(5)  by replacing Rule 2-008 by the following:
“2-008 Levies and fees
(1)  The levy which every electrical contractor shall pay annually to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec is $754.02 plus an amount corresponding to 2.5% of the contractor’s payroll.
(2)  For the purposes of this Rule, “payroll” means the total of payments made, before deductions, to journeymen and apprentice electricians carrying out construction work on an electrical installation, including hourly or piece-work wages, commissions, bonuses, pay for leave and any other form of remuneration. The payments made annually to a journeyman or apprentice electrician by an electrical contractor are presumed to be made to a person assigned to construction work on an electrical installation.
(3)  The following payments are not included in the payroll:
(a)  payments to a person who qualifies an electrical contractor for the issue of a licence because of his or her technical knowledge;
(b)  payments for construction work on an electrical installation at a hydroelectric power station at the time of the original construction.
(4)  An electrical contractor renting the services of journeymen or apprentice electricians through a third party that does not hold a licence shall include the cost of those services in calculating the payroll.
(5)  A journeyman or apprentice electrician who is a partner in a partnership is, for calculation of the payroll, presumed to receive annual wages of $35,493.20 for the electrical installation work he or she carries out for the partnership.
(6)  The fixed amount of the levy to be paid under Subrule (1) is established in proportion to the number of months for which the licence is valid, a part of a month being considered a full month.
(7)  In the case of voluntary abandon of a holder’s licence, the validity period of the licence is deemed to have ended on the date on which the Board received a notice to that effect.
(8)  An electrical contractor shall pay the levy under this Rule to the Board not later than:
(a)  31 May for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 January to 31 March of the current year;
(b)  31 August for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 April to 30 June of the current year;
(c)  30 November for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 July to 30 September of the current year;
(d)  28 February for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 October to 31 December of the preceding year.
(9)  Each payment shall also include the applicable portion of the fixed amount of the levy. An electrical contractor shall provide with each payment a written statement indicating the portion of the payroll applicable to each journeyman or apprentice electrician identified by name. If a licence is issued to the electrical contractor during the year, the first statement and the first payment shall be made on the first date in Subrule (8) that is at least two months after the issue of the licence.
(10)  If an electrical contractor fails to send the statement required under this Rule to the Board, or if the Board has reason to believe that the statement is inaccurate, the Board shall make an estimate of the contractor’s payroll. In such a case, it is the contractor’s responsibility to demonstrate that the estimate is inaccurate.
(11)  If it is established that an electrical contractor’s payroll differs from the amount used to establish the levy, the Board shall bill or credit, as the case may be, an amount equal to the difference between the amount levied and the amount calculated according to the actual payroll.
(12)  The levy that an electrical owner-builder shall pay annually to the Board in accordance with Subrule (8) is $565.53, plus inspection fees of $149.55 for the first hour of inspection or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour or fraction thereof of inspection in addition to the first hour; an amount of $70.36 for each trip related to the inspection shall be added to those fees.
(13)  For approval of electrical equipment referred to in Rule 2-024 or 2-026 that is not already approved by an organization mentioned in Subrule (2)-028(1), approval fees are $149.55 for the first hour of approval or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour of approval or fraction thereof in addition to the first hour; an amount of $70.36 for each trip related to the approval and $8.80 for each approval mark affixed by the Board shall be added to those fees.
(14)  The fees payable under Subrules (12) and (13) shall be paid not later than 30 days after the billing date.”;
(6)  by deleting Rules 2-010 and 2-012;
(7)  by replacing Rule 2-014 by the following:
“2-014 Plans and Specifications
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall not start construction work on an electrical installation to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies unless plans and specifications have been prepared for the work if the installation requires a service line exceeding 200 kW.
(2)  The plans and specifications referred to in Subrule (1) shall contain the following information:
(a)  name and address of the person responsible for preparing them;
(b)  type of building or electrical installation and the location of the work;
(c)  location of the service line and distribution;
(d)  the supply voltage and the single-line diagram of the service line and distribution;
(e)  loads, protection characteristics and identification of the feeder and branch circuits at their respective panelboards;
(f)  rated power of each apparatus;
(g)  type and size of raceways to be used;
(h)  number and characteristics of conductors used in the raceways;
(i)  cable characteristics;
(j)  type of materials, accessories or apparatus installed in hazardous locations;
(k)  size and location of grounding conductors;
(l)  a description of all underground parts of the installation;
(m)  for an addition to an existing electrical installation, all information on the part of the installation on which work is to be carried out and a list of the existing loads or of the maximum demand loads of the existing installation recorded for the last 12 months;
(n)  for an electrical installation exceeding 750 V, the vertical and horizontal clearances of live parts and a description of the grounding and mechanical protection of live parts.”;
(8)  by deleting Rules 2-016 to 2-020;
(9)  by replacing Rules 2-024 to 2-028 by the following:
“ 
2-024 Approval of Electrical Equipment Used in an Electrical Installation or Intended to Consume Energy from an Electrical Installation
(1)  The selling or renting of electrical equipment that has not been approved is prohibited.
(2)  All electrical equipment used in an electrical installation shall be approved for the use for which it is intended. In addition, the use of electrical equipment that has not been approved in an electrical installation or the permanent connection of such equipment to such an installation, is prohibited. However, for purposes of a test, exhibition, presentation or demonstration, electrical equipment shall be permitted to be used without being approved if a notice containing the following warning in letters at least 15 mm high is posted: “NOTICE: This electrical equipment has not been approved for sale or rental as required by Chapter V of the Construction Code.”.
(3)  This Rule does not apply to electrical equipment of a power not exceeding 100 volt-amperes and of a voltage not exceeding 30 V, with the exception of luminaires, thermostats with heat anticipators, electromedical devices and apparatus installed in a hazardous location.
“ 2-026 Approval of a Prefabricated Building
“ A prefabricated building in which the electrical installation work was not carried out by an electrical contractor shall not be sold, rented, exchanged or acquired unless it has been approved.
2-028 Mark of Approval
(1)  Electrical equipment or a prefabricated building that has received certification by one of the following organizations is considered to be approved:
(a)  CSA International (CSA);
(b)  Curtis-Straus LLC (cCS);
(c)  FM Approvals (cFM);
(d)  IAPMO Research and Testing Inc. (cIAPMO, cUPC or cUSPC);
(e)  Labtest Certification Inc. (cLC);
(f)  Underwriter’s Laboratories of Canada (ULC);
(g)  Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd (WH, cETL);
(h)  MET Laboratories, Inc. (cMET);
(i)  Nemko Canada Inc. (cNemko);
(j)  NSF International (cNSF);
(k)  OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc. (cO-T L);
(l)  QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. (cQPS);
(m)  Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd (cQAI);
(n)  TÜV SÜD America Inc. (cTÜV Product Service);
(o)  TUV Rheinland of North America Inc. (cTUV);
(p)  Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc. (cUL);
(q)  any other certification organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation and whose certification seal or label attests to compliance with Canadian standards.
(2)  Electrical equipment bearing the label of an organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation attesting that, without being certified by an organization listed in Subrule (1), the equipment is recognized as complying with the requirements of Standard SPE-1000-99 Model Code for the Field Evaluation of Electrical Equipment or complying with the requirements of Standard C22.2 n° 125-M1984 Équipement électromédical and Standard C22.2 No. 125-M1984 Electromedical Equipment, published by the Canadian Standards Association, as amended or republished by that organization, is also considered to be approved.
(3)  Notwithstanding Subrules (1) and (2), approval is not required for each of the components of electrical equipment if the equipment has received an overall approval.”;
(10)  (paragraph revoked);
(10.1)  by replacing Rule 2-322 by the following:
“ 2-322 Electrical Equipment in the Vicinity of a Venting or Relief Discharge for Combustible Gas (see Appendix B)
“ (1)  Arc-producing electrical equipment shall be installed at least 3 m from the discharge of a combustible gas relief device or vent.
“ (2)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1), in the case of natural gas, the distance allowed shall be permitted to be 1 m.”;
(11)  by adding the following Subrule to Rule 4-022:
“ (5)  Notwithstanding Subrule (3), for underground consumer’s services exceeding 600 A fed by parallel conductors, each neutral conductor shall be sized in accordance with Table 66.”;
(12)  (paragraph revoked);
(13)  by replacing Rule 6-104 by the following:
“ 6-104 Number of Consumer’s Services permitted
“ (1)  The number of low-voltage consumer’s services terminating at any one overhead supply service run shall be limited by the following factors:
(a)  the total calculated load shall not exceed 600 A;
(b)  the number of conductors connected to the supply service conductor shall not exceed four
“ (2)  In the case of a change to the electrical installation of a building with more than four conductors connected to one supply service conductor, replacement of the conductors shall be permitted provided that the total number of conductors is not increased and the total calculated load does not exceed 600 A.”;
(14)  in Rule 6-112:
(1)  in Subrule (2), by replacing “9 m” by “8 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  Notwithstanding Subrule (2), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), the height of the point of attachment of service conductors shall be not more than 9 m, if such a measurement allows compliance with the clearance required.
“ (“ 10)  Notwithstanding Subrules (2) and (9), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), it shall be permitted to install a barrier made of solid material so as to make service conductors exposed to persons from a window, door or porch permanently inaccessible.
“ (“ 11)  Notwithstanding Subrule (6), in the case of an existing installation in which the connection presents no noise problem due to the amplification of vibrations caused by the mutual repulsion of the conductors, it shall be permitted to fasten the service conductor support to a solid wooden structural member with a lag screw not less than 9 mm in diameter. The threaded part of the lag screw shall penetrate the solid wooden structural member to a depth of at least 75 mm.
(15)  in Rule 6-206:
(1)  by inserting “except in existing buildings” in item (c) of Subrule (1) after “less than 2 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (2):
“ (3)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1)(d), in the case of dwelling units, the service box shall be permitted to be a meter mounting device equipped with a combined breaker outside the building or on a post, provided that an associated branch circuit panelboard equipped with a main breaker of a rating equal to or lower than that of the meter mounting device is used inside the building. The service box shall
(a)  be weatherproof and specifically approved for that use;
(b)  be protected against mechanical damage if installed less than 2 m above ground;
(c)  be equipped with a lockable outside cover; and
(d)  supply only one feeder dedicated to the associated panelboard.
“ (4)  The meter mounting devices installed in compliance with Subrule (3) shall be grouped into a single connecting point.
“ (5)  The feeder cables installed in compliance with Subrule (3), that penetrate or pass through a fire separation, shall comply with the requirements of Chapter I of the Construction Code and have not more than 30 mm in diameter.
(16)  (paragraph revoked);
(17)  (paragraph revoked);
(17.1)  in Rule 6-302, by replacing Subrule (2) by the following:
“ (2)  Except for an installation on an existing trestle, no portion of the conductors that is run on the supply side of the consumer’s service head on outside building surfaces shall be permitted to be run as exposed wiring.”;
(18)  by inserting the words “Except for 347/600 V underground consumer’s service in a raceway,” at the beginning of Rule 6-308;
(19)  (paragraph revoked);
(20)  in Rule 8-106, by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  The method of calculation in Subrule (8) shall be permitted to be used for the replacement of a service or feeder of an existing installation, with or without additional load.”;
(21)  (paragraph revoked);
(22)  in Rule 8-202:
(1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(2)  by inserting “,except automobile heater receptacles included in the basic load of each dwelling” after “75%” in item (d) of Subrule (3).”;
(23)  (paragraph revoked);
(24)  (paragraph revoked);
(25)  in Rule 8-400:
(1)  by deleting the definition of “Restricted””
“ (45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in Paragraph (a);
(2)  by substituting the following for Paragraph (c):
“ (c)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be provided for each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(2)  by replacing Subrules (3) to (5) by the following:
“ (3)  Service or feeder conductors shall be considered to have a basic load of
(a)  1,300 W for each of the first 30 duplex receptacles;
(b)  1,100 W for each of the next 30 duplex receptacles;
(c)  900 W for each additional duplex receptacle.
“ (4)  If the load is controlled, the ampacity of the service or feeder conductors shall:
(a)  be determined in accordance with Subrule (3), considering only the maximum number of duplex receptacles that can be supplied simultaneously; or
(b)  not be lower than 125% of the maximum current of the load controller.
“ (5)  For the purposes of Subrules (3) and (4), two single receptacles are considered to be one duplex receptacle.”;
(26)  (paragraph revoked);
(27)  (paragraph revoked);
(28)  (paragraph revoked);
(29)  (paragraph revoked);
(30)  (paragraph revoked);
(31)  (paragraph revoked);
(31.1)  by adding the following paragraph in Rule 12-116:
“ (5)  Cutting or adding strands, or altering in any other way conductors to connect them to terminal parts, lugs or other junctions is prohibited.
(32)  by replacing Rule 12-312 by the following:
“ 12-312 Conductors Over Buildings
“ Only conductors entering a building shall be permitted to run over the building.”;
(33)  (paragraph revoked);
(34)  (paragraph revoked);
(34.01)  by replacing Rule 12-516 by the following:
“ 12-516 Protection for cable in concealed installations (see Appendix G)
“ (1)  The outer surfaces of the cable shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the edges of the members intended to be used as support for sheathing or cladding, or the cable shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury both during and after installation.
“ (2)  Where the cable passes through a structural metal element, it shall be protected by an insert approved for the purpose and adequately secured in place.
“ (3)  Where the cable is installed behind a baseboard, moulding or other similar finishing element, its outer surfaces shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the hidden side of the element or it shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury from driven nails or screws.
(34.02)  by adding the following after Subrule (2) in Rule 12-616:
“ (3)  The installation of armoured cable in a concealed space in a metal element constituting the roof deck of a building or structure is prohibited.
(34.1)  by deleting “metallic” in Subrule (1) of Rule 12-904;
(34.2)  by inserting the following after Rule 12-1122:
“ 12-1124 Split Straight Conduit
“ (1)  In an existing installation located above ground, split straight conduits and split couplings shall be permitted to be used to repair a damaged part of a raceway provided that:
(a)  both halves of each split conduit are notched or grooved to ensure the integrity of the assembly, and are glued;
(b)  the assembly is connected at each end to the non-split rigid conduit with split couplings glued to the conduit;
(c)  each coupling assembly is clamped at each end;
(d)  non-removable stainless steel clamps are used; and
(e)  the repair work does not damage the insulation of the raceway conductors.
“ (2)  If the assembly mentioned in Subrule (1) exceeds 500 mm in length, additional non-removable stainless steel clamps spaced not more than 500 mm apart shall be installed.”;
(35)  (paragraph revoked);
(36)  (paragraph revoked);
(37)  (paragraph revoked);
(38)  (paragraph revoked);
(39)  in Rule 18-010:
(1)  by inserting “(1)” in the part preceding item (a) before “Class III”;
(2)  by adding the following Subrules:
“ (2)  For stationary woodworking machines, the vertical cylindrical volume centred around the dust-producing parts of the machine is a Class III, Division 1 location:
(a)  if the machine is used for sanding, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 3.6 m if there is a dust collector or 9 m in all other cases; and
(b)  for other types of machines, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 1.8 m if there is a dust collector or 4.5 m in all other cases.
“ (3)  Sawmills where humidity is excessive are considered to be locations to which Section 22 applies.
“ (4)  The dust collectors mentioned in Subrule (2) shall be connected to a dust removal system to avoid any accumulation within the cylindrical volume.”;
(40)  in Rule 18-302, by inserting “with rain-tight couplings and connectors” in Subrule (1) after “electrical metallic tubing”;
(41)  (paragraph revoked);
(41.1)  in Rule 20-102, by inserting “showrooms, sales offices,” after “stockrooms” in Subrule (5);
(42)  (paragraph revoked);
(43)  (paragraph revoked);
(44)  (paragraph revoked);
(44.1)  in Rule 26-712, in item (d), by replacing items iv and v by the following:
“ (iv)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each permanently fixed island counter space;
“ (v)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each peninsular counter space, except if the wall adjacent to the mating edge of the peninsula is equipped with a receptacle provided for in item iii;”;
(44.2)  in Rule 26-712, by replacing item (h) by the following:
“ (h)  receptacles shall not be required to be tamper resistant, provided that they are not accessible by their location, by the presence of stationary or fixed appliances, or they are located at more than 2 m from the floor or the finished grade.”;
(45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in item (a);
(2)  by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be installed in each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(46)  (paragraph revoked);
(47)  (paragraph revoked);
(48)  in Rule 28-604, in Subrule (4), by replacing items (a), (b) and (c) by the following:
(a)  it is capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load; and
(b)  it is capable of being locked in the open position.
(48.1)  In Rule 30-320, in Subrule (3), by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  if the requirement of item (a) cannot be complied with, be protected by a Class A ground fault circuit interrupter and be installed inside the room without being located within the perimeter of the bath or shower.”;
(48.2)  By deleting Rules 30-500 to 30-510;”;
(49)  (paragraph revoked);
(50)  (paragraph revoked);
(51)  (paragraph revoked);
(52)  (paragraph revoked);
(53)  in Rule 32-000, by replacing Subrule (1) by the following:
(1)  This Section applies to the installation of fire pumps required by Chapter 1 of the Construction Code.”;
(54)  by deleting Rules 32-100 to 32-110;
(54.1)  by replacing Rule 32-206 by the following:
“32-206 Disconnecting means and overcurrent protection (see Appendices B and G)
(1)  No device capable of interrupting the circuit shall be placed between the service box and a fire pump transfer switch or a fire pump controller, other than a circuit breaker lockable in the on position or an unfused switch lockable in the off position, labelled in a conspicuous, legible, and permanent manner identifying it as the fire pump disconnecting means.
(2)  The circuit breaker referred to in Subrule (1) shall be permitted to be used in the separate service box described in Rule 32-204 and the rating or setting shall
(a)  comply with Rule 28-200 where it is installed in an emergency supply circuit between the emergency power source and the fire pump transfer switch; or
(b)  be not less than the overcurrent protection that is provided integral with the fire pump controller where it is installed in a normal supply circuit upstream of the controller.
(3)  The unfused switch referred to in Subrule (1) shall
(a)  be capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load;
(b)  comply with the requirements of the supply authority;
(c)  bear a mark indicating the need to maintain it at all times in the on position to ensure functionality of the fire pump; and
(d)  be equipped with an integral device connected to the fire alarm system to signal the provisional deactivation of the fire pump.
(55)  (paragraph revoked);
(56)  by deleting Section 38;
(57)  by deleting Rule 44-100;
(58)  by deleting Section 54;
(59)  (paragraph revoked);
(60)  (paragraph revoked);
(61)  (paragraph revoked);
(61.1)  by striking out Section 58 – Passenger ropeways and similar equipment
(62)  by deleting Rule 60-108;
(63)  by deleting Rules 60-500 to 60-510;
(64)  by deleting Rules 60-600 to 60-604;
(65)  in Rule 62-102, by inserting the following definition, in alphabetical order:
Wire mesh heating system means a heating system which uses concrete-embedded wire mesh as a heating element.”;
(66)  by inserting the following after Rule 62-500:
“ Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ 62-600 Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ Rules 62-602 to 62-606 apply to the supply and connection of wire mesh embedded in a concrete slab or concrete wall for heating, from the point of emergence of the wire mesh at the slab level. However, those rules do not apply to the wire mesh or to the part of busbars embedded in concrete.
“ 
62-602 Use
(1)  Connection of wire mesh to the electrical supply if the wire mesh is installed in shower rooms, in or around swimming pools or in other locations involving similar hazards, is prohibited.
(2)  If a wire mesh heating system produces electrical currents in metallic parts other than the mesh, the mesh shall be supplied only if the currents have been eliminated.
62-604 Other Conductors and Outlets in a Heated Slab
(1)  Any other conductor shall be located at least 50 mm from the wire mesh and busbars and shall be considered to operate at an ambient temperature of 40 °C.
(2)  Any outlet to which a lighting fixture or other heat-producing equipment is likely to be connected shall be located at least 200 mm from the wire mesh.
62-606 Transformers for Wire Mesh Heating Systems
(1)  Transformers supplying wire mesh heating systems shall have a grounded electrostatic shield between the primary and secondary windings.
(2)  The secondary voltage of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system shall not exceed 30 V measured on the secondary side of a single-phase transformer or between two phases on the secondary side of a three-phase transformer.
(3)  The conductors connected to the secondary side of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system do not require overcurrent protection.”;
(67)  in Rule 66-000, by deleting Subrule (2);
(67.1)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-402:
“66-404 Receptacles
Receptacles with a CSA 5-15R configuration and those with a CSA 5-20R configuration installed in itinerant midways, carnivals, fairs and festivals and intended to supply outside loads or in a damp location shall be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter of the Class A type.
(68)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-504:
“ Itinerant Rides
“ 
66-600 Bonding
(1)  Notwithstanding Rules 66-200 and 66-202, an itinerant ride shall be permitted to be bonded by one of the following means:
(a)  a loop-shaped copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG, installed so as to form a loop around the ride or around the group of rides connected to the supply system of those rides; the ends of the loop shall be connected to a block whose terminals are connected to the grounded neutral conductor of the supply system. The non-current-carrying parts of the supply system and of the rides connected to the system shall be connected to the loop-shaped conductor by means of a copper conductor at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG;
(b)  an insulated copper conductor, attached to the supply cable, at least equal in size to that specified in Table 16, but not less than No. 6 AWG.
“ 66-602 Splitter
“ An itinerant ride shall be permitted to be connected to the supply system by means of a movable splitter provided that the splitter is water and dustproof and is raised at least 25 mm from the surface on which it is installed.
“ 66-604 Live Bare Parts
“ The cover of a box containing live parts shall be screwed shut or key-locked. Failing that, the box shall be inaccessible to the public.
“ 66-606 Supply
“ A receptacle used to supply an amusement ride shall be of the locking type or the equivalent. In addition, a receptacle that does not ensure the simultaneous disconnecting of all conductors shall be inaccessible to the public.”;
(68.01)  (paragraph revoked);
(68.1)  in Rule 68-304, by adding “(see Appendix B)” in the title after “Control”;
(69)  (paragraph revoked);
(70)  (paragraph revoked);
(71)  (paragraph revoked);
(72)  in Rule 72-110, by adding the following Subrules:
“ ( 5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with sewers shall be provided with at least one receptacle of each type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b) and (1)(c).
“ (5)  Each recreational vehicle lot equipped with only one water outlet shall be provided with one receptacle of the type described in Subrule (1)(a) or (b).”;
(73)  in Rule 76-014, by substituting the words “unless an acceptable warning has been posted at all interconnecting points or other dangerous places” for the words “except by special permission”.;
(73.1)  in Rule 76-016, by replacing “configuration 5-15R or 5-20R” by “15 A and 20 A to 125 V”;
(74)  (paragraph revoked);
(75)  (paragraph revoked);
(76)  by inserting the following table after Table 65:
“ Table 66
“ [See Rule 4-022(6)]
“ Minimum Size of Neutral Conductors for Underground Consumer’s Services Rated at More than 600 A and Fed by Parallel Conductors
“ 



Nominal Rating AWG Size of each AWG Size of each
of Service Box A Copper Neutral Aluminum Neutral
Conductor Conductor


601 to 1,200 0 000


1,201 to 2,000 00 0000


2,001 or more 000 250 kcmil

(77)  in Appendix B:
(1)  in Section 0, by adding the following note before the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Electrical installation
“ From the definition of “electrical installation” it is understood that installations, from the connecting point where the supply authority supplies the customer or from any other supply, to the connection point where the fixture receives its power to function, are electrical installations as defined in the Code. “Electrical installation” therefore means the “infrastructure” used to direct the electrical current to equipment requiring the current to function (appliance, equipment, specialized system) but not such equipment. The following systems in particular are not electrical installations as defined in the Code: intercommunication systems, public address systems, synchronized clock systems, visual, sound or voice signalling systems, telephony systems, their interconnection to the telephone network, closed circuit television systems, access cards, community antennae, instrumentation and regulation systems related to heating, air conditioning, air venting and industrial processes, burglar alarm systems and fire alarm systems.
“ 
(2)  in Section 0, by adding the following note after the note “in alphabetical order”:
“ Connecting point
“ The connecting point for the supply of the electrical installation of a building or structure shall be situated on the closest wall to the line of the electric distributor.
“ 
However it may be situated:
(1)  if the system of the electric distributor is an overhead system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-volt supply or less:
i.  either on one of the adjacent walls closest to the line of the electric distributor and at the most 3 m away from it, when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 5 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; however that distance may be wider when the service conductors of the electric distributor make an angle of 15 degrees or more in relation to one of the walls; or
ii.  on a pole or other structure
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators on the receiving structure; and
(c)  whatever the supply voltage: on a pole or structure belonging to the electric distributor, subject to the specific requirements of such distributor;
(2)  if the system of the electric distributor is an underground system:
(a)  in the case of a 750-V installation or less: on the meter mounting device, on a multiple-meter mounting device, in a junction box, in a service connecting box, in the main disconnect switch or in a manhole located outside the building; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection and if they end at the main disconnect switch, they shall comply with that switch approval specifications;
(b)  in the case of a supply at more than 750 V: upstream of the shackle insulators of the owner on his or her receiving structure, in a manhole located outside the building, in a compartment of the service entrance or in a box specifically designed for that purpose; however, when the distributor service connectors enter the building, they shall have a mechanical protection;
(3)  at the secondary taps of the transformers if the supply comes from a non-network station, the connecting point may also be located at the taps of the raceways in an adjacent room.
(3)  (subparagraph revoked);
(3.1)  the following note after the note related to Rule 2-318 in Section 2:
“ 2-322 Flowmeters are not considered to be devices equipped with a vent or allowing the relief of combustible gas.
“ The distances prescribed are measured from the combustible gas relief device and not from the appliance. An appliance may be located near arc-producing equipment provided that an airtight conduit conveys the exhaust gas beyond the prescribed distances.”;
(4)  in Rule 6-112 (4), by deleting
(1)  “200 A or” in subparagraph a of the second paragraph;
(2)  subparagraph b of the second paragraph;”;
(5)  (subparagraph revoked);
(6)  (subparagraph revoked);
(7)  by inserting the following note after the note related to Rule 26-700 (11):
26-710(e)(iv) It is understood from the expression “Unfinished” that even after the installation of the wall covering (gypsum, etc.), it may be impossible to find the appropriate location for the installation of the receptacles required by Rule 26-712(a), if partitions and usable wall space have not yet been delimited. A basement is not considered to be “a finished basement” if the foundation walls are finished but the ceiling is not finished or is partly finished. However, the installation of a duplex receptacle required under Rule 26-710(e)(iv) does not remove the requirement to install the receptacles for specific use already required by other rules of the Code.”;
(7.1)  by inserting the following after the note related to Rule 26-712(g):
“26-712 (g) (h) The purpose of Rule 26-712(g) is to protect children against electrical shock when they are able to reach receptacles. Where the location of a receptacle is inaccessible, the receptacle may not be tamper resistant [Rule 26-712(h)]. For example, receptacles dedicated for recessed microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and those located in an attic, a crawl space or at a distance of more than 2 m from the floor or the finished floor are considered inaccessible to children.
(8)  (subparagraph revoked);
(8.1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(9)  by adding the following after the note related to Rule 68-068:
“68-304 If that requirement cannot be met, the control devices should be installed as far away as possible from the bathtub and shower but not outside the bathroom.”.
O.C. 961-2002, s. 5; O.C. 1385-2003, s. 3; O.C. 577-2007, s. 2; O.C. 1062-2010, s. 3.
5.04. The Code is amended:
(1)  in Section 0:
(0.1)  by striking out the following portion of the second paragraph of the definition “Object”: “Safe installations may be also achieved by alternatives to this Code, when such alternatives meet the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364-1 (see Appendix K). These alternatives are intended to be used only in conjunction with acceptable means to assess compliance of these alternatives with the fundamental safety principles of IEC 60364 by the authorities enforcing this Code.
(1)  by deleting “Scope”;
(2)  by deleting the definition of “Electrical Installation“;
(3)  by deleting the definition “Permit”; and
(4)  by deleting the definition “Current-permit”;
(5)  by inserting the following definition after “Conduit”:
Connecting point: The point at which the consumer’s service entrance is connected to the distributor’s supply (see appendix B).”;
(2)  by deleting Rule 2-000;
(3)  by replacing Rule 2-004 by the following:
“2-004 Declaration of Work
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall declare the construction work carried out to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, except work specified in an application for a connection made to a public electricity distribution undertaking, or work of a power not exceeding 10 kW that does not require the replacement or addition of wiring.
(2)  The declaration shall contain the following information:
(a)  the address of the work site;
(b)  the name, address and telephone number of the person for whom the work is carried out;
(c)  the name, address, telephone number and licence number of the electrical contractor or owner-builder;
(d)  the dates scheduled for the beginning and end of the construction work;
(e)  the nature and type of work, in particular the specific kind of work and a description of the powers to be installed;
(f)  the use of the building or installation and the number of stories and dwellings in the building.
(3)  The declaration shall be made on the form provided for that purpose by the Board or on any other document containing the information required by Subrule (2).
(4)  The declaration shall be sent to the Board not later than the twentieth day of the month following the date on which the work begins.”;
(4)  by deleting Rule 2-006;
(5)  by replacing Rule 2-008 by the following:
“2-008 Levies and fees
(1)  The levy which every electrical contractor shall pay annually to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec is $747 plus an amount corresponding to 2.5% of the contractor’s payroll.
(2)  For the purposes of this Rule, “payroll” means the total of payments made, before deductions, to journeymen and apprentice electricians carrying out construction work on an electrical installation, including hourly or piece-work wages, commissions, bonuses, pay for leave and any other form of remuneration. The payments made annually to a journeyman or apprentice electrician by an electrical contractor are presumed to be made to a person assigned to construction work on an electrical installation.
(3)  The following payments are not included in the payroll:
(a)  payments to a person who qualifies an electrical contractor for the issue of a licence because of his or her technical knowledge;
(b)  payments for construction work on an electrical installation at a hydroelectric power station at the time of the original construction.
(4)  An electrical contractor renting the services of journeymen or apprentice electricians through a third party that does not hold a licence shall include the cost of those services in calculating the payroll.
(5)  A journeyman or apprentice electrician who is a partner in a partnership is, for calculation of the payroll, presumed to receive annual wages of $35,162.67 for the electrical installation work he or she carries out for the partnership.
(6)  The fixed amount of the levy to be paid under Subrule (1) is established in proportion to the number of months for which the licence is valid, a part of a month being considered a full month.
(7)  In the case of voluntary abandon of a holder’s licence, the validity period of the licence is deemed to have ended on the date on which the Board received a notice to that effect.
(8)  An electrical contractor shall pay the levy under this Rule to the Board not later than:
(a)  31 May for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 January to 31 March of the current year;
(b)  31 August for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 April to 30 June of the current year;
(c)  30 November for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 July to 30 September of the current year;
(d)  28 February for a payroll calculated for the period from 1 October to 31 December of the preceding year.
(9)  Each payment shall also include the applicable portion of the fixed amount of the levy. An electrical contractor shall provide with each payment a written statement indicating the portion of the payroll applicable to each journeyman or apprentice electrician identified by name. If a licence is issued to the electrical contractor during the year, the first statement and the first payment shall be made on the first date in Subrule (8) that is at least two months after the issue of the licence.
(10)  If an electrical contractor fails to send the statement required under this Rule to the Board, or if the Board has reason to believe that the statement is inaccurate, the Board shall make an estimate of the contractor’s payroll. In such a case, it is the contractor’s responsibility to demonstrate that the estimate is inaccurate.
(11)  If it is established that an electrical contractor’s payroll differs from the amount used to establish the levy, the Board shall bill or credit, as the case may be, an amount equal to the difference between the amount levied and the amount calculated according to the actual payroll.
(12)  The levy that an electrical owner-builder shall pay annually to the Board in accordance with Subrule (8) is $560.26, plus inspection fees of $148.16 for the first hour of inspection or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour or fraction thereof of inspection in addition to the first hour; an amount of $69.70 for each trip related to the inspection shall be added to those fees.
(13)  For approval of electrical equipment referred to in Rule 2-024 or 2-026 that is not already approved by an organization mentioned in Subrule (2)-028(1), approval fees are $148.16 for the first hour of approval or fraction thereof and half that rate for each half-hour of approval or fraction thereof in addition to the first hour; an amount of $69.70 for each trip related to the approval and $8.72 for each approval mark affixed by the Board shall be added to those fees.
(14)  The fees payable under Subrules (12) and (13) shall be paid not later than 30 days after the billing date.”;
(6)  by deleting Rules 2-010 and 2-012;
(7)  by replacing Rule 2-014 by the following:
“2-014 Plans and Specifications
(1)  An electrical contractor or owner-builder shall not start construction work on an electrical installation to which Chapter V of the Construction Code applies unless plans and specifications have been prepared for the work if the installation requires a service line exceeding 200 kW.
(2)  The plans and specifications referred to in Subrule (1) shall contain the following information:
(a)  name and address of the person responsible for preparing them;
(b)  type of building or electrical installation and the location of the work;
(c)  location of the service line and distribution;
(d)  the supply voltage and the single-line diagram of the service line and distribution;
(e)  loads, protection characteristics and identification of the feeder and branch circuits at their respective panelboards;
(f)  rated power of each apparatus;
(g)  type and size of raceways to be used;
(h)  number and characteristics of conductors used in the raceways;
(i)  cable characteristics;
(j)  type of materials, accessories or apparatus installed in hazardous locations;
(k)  size and location of grounding conductors;
(l)  a description of all underground parts of the installation;
(m)  for an addition to an existing electrical installation, all information on the part of the installation on which work is to be carried out and a list of the existing loads or of the maximum demand loads of the existing installation recorded for the last 12 months;
(n)  for an electrical installation exceeding 750 V, the vertical and horizontal clearances of live parts and a description of the grounding and mechanical protection of live parts.”;
(8)  by deleting Rules 2-016 to 2-020;
(9)  by replacing Rules 2-024 to 2-028 by the following:
“ 
2-024 Approval of Electrical Equipment Used in an Electrical Installation or Intended to Consume Energy from an Electrical Installation
(1)  The selling or renting of electrical equipment that has not been approved is prohibited.
(2)  All electrical equipment used in an electrical installation shall be approved for the use for which it is intended. In addition, the use of electrical equipment that has not been approved in an electrical installation or the permanent connection of such equipment to such an installation, is prohibited. However, for purposes of a test, exhibition, presentation or demonstration, electrical equipment shall be permitted to be used without being approved if a notice containing the following warning in letters at least 15 mm high is posted: “NOTICE: This electrical equipment has not been approved for sale or rental as required by Chapter V of the Construction Code.”.
(3)  This Rule does not apply to electrical equipment of a power not exceeding 100 volt-amperes and of a voltage not exceeding 30 V, with the exception of luminaires, thermostats with heat anticipators, electromedical devices and apparatus installed in a hazardous location.
“ 2-026 Approval of a Prefabricated Building
“ A prefabricated building in which the electrical installation work was not carried out by an electrical contractor shall not be sold, rented, exchanged or acquired unless it has been approved.
2-028 Mark of Approval
(1)  Electrical equipment or a prefabricated building that has received certification by one of the following organizations is considered to be approved:
(a)  CSA International (CSA);
(b)  Curtis-Straus LLC (cCS);
(c)  FM Approvals (cFM);
(d)  IAPMO Research and Testing Inc. (cIAPMO, cUPC or cUSPC);
(e)  Labtest Certification Inc. (cLC);
(f)  Underwriter’s Laboratories of Canada (ULC);
(g)  Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd (WH, cETL);
(h)  MET Laboratories, Inc. (cMET);
(i)  Nemko Canada Inc. (cNemko);
(j)  NSF International (cNSF);
(k)  OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc. (cO-T L);
(l)  QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. (cQPS);
(m)  Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd (cQAI);
(n)  TÜV SÜD America Inc. (cTÜV Product Service);
(o)  TUV Rheinland of North America Inc. (cTUV);
(p)  Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc. (cUL);
(q)  any other certification organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation and whose certification seal or label attests to compliance with Canadian standards.
(2)  Electrical equipment bearing the label of an organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada that has notified the Board of its accreditation attesting that, without being certified by an organization listed in Subrule (1), the equipment is recognized as complying with the requirements of Standard SPE-1000-99 Model Code for the Field Evaluation of Electrical Equipment or complying with the requirements of Standard C22.2 n° 125-M1984 Équipement électromédical and Standard C22.2 No. 125-M1984 Electromedical Equipment, published by the Canadian Standards Association, as amended or republished by that organization, is also considered to be approved.
(3)  Notwithstanding Subrules (1) and (2), approval is not required for each of the components of electrical equipment if the equipment has received an overall approval.”;
(10)  (paragraph revoked);
(10.1)  by replacing Rule 2-322 by the following:
“ 2-322 Electrical Equipment in the Vicinity of a Venting or Relief Discharge for Combustible Gas (see Appendix B)
“ (1)  Arc-producing electrical equipment shall be installed at least 3 m from the discharge of a combustible gas relief device or vent.
“ (2)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1), in the case of natural gas, the distance allowed shall be permitted to be 1 m.”;
(11)  by adding the following Subrule to Rule 4-022:
“ (5)  Notwithstanding Subrule (3), for underground consumer’s services exceeding 600 A fed by parallel conductors, each neutral conductor shall be sized in accordance with Table 66.”;
(12)  (paragraph revoked);
(13)  by replacing Rule 6-104 by the following:
“ 6-104 Number of Consumer’s Services permitted
“ (1)  The number of low-voltage consumer’s services terminating at any one overhead supply service run shall be limited by the following factors:
(a)  the total calculated load shall not exceed 600 A;
(b)  the number of conductors connected to the supply service conductor shall not exceed four
“ (2)  In the case of a change to the electrical installation of a building with more than four conductors connected to one supply service conductor, replacement of the conductors shall be permitted provided that the total number of conductors is not increased and the total calculated load does not exceed 600 A.”;
(14)  in Rule 6-112:
(1)  in Subrule (2), by replacing “9 m” by “8 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  Notwithstanding Subrule (2), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), the height of the point of attachment of service conductors shall be not more than 9 m, if such a measurement allows compliance with the clearance required.
“ (“ 10)  Notwithstanding Subrules (2) and (9), in the case of an existing installation and where it is impossible to comply with the minimum 1 m clearance set out in Subrule (3), it shall be permitted to install a barrier made of solid material so as to make service conductors exposed to persons from a window, door or porch permanently inaccessible.
“ (“ 11)  Notwithstanding Subrule (6), in the case of an existing installation in which the connection presents no noise problem due to the amplification of vibrations caused by the mutual repulsion of the conductors, it shall be permitted to fasten the service conductor support to a solid wooden structural member with a lag screw not less than 9 mm in diameter. The threaded part of the lag screw shall penetrate the solid wooden structural member to a depth of at least 75 mm.
(15)  in Rule 6-206:
(1)  by inserting “except in existing buildings” in item (c) of Subrule (1) after “less than 2 m”;
(2)  by adding the following after Subrule (2):
“ (3)  Notwithstanding Subrule (1)(d), in the case of dwelling units, the service box shall be permitted to be a meter mounting device equipped with a combined breaker outside the building or on a post, provided that an associated branch circuit panelboard equipped with a main breaker of a rating equal to or lower than that of the meter mounting device is used inside the building. The service box shall
(a)  be weatherproof and specifically approved for that use;
(b)  be protected against mechanical damage if installed less than 2 m above ground;
(c)  be equipped with a lockable outside cover; and
(d)  supply only one feeder dedicated to the associated panelboard.
“ (4)  The meter mounting devices installed in compliance with Subrule (3) shall be grouped into a single connecting point.
“ (5)  The feeder cables installed in compliance with Subrule (3), that penetrate or pass through a fire separation, shall comply with the requirements of Chapter I of the Construction Code and have not more than 30 mm in diameter.
(16)  (paragraph revoked);
(17)  (paragraph revoked);
(17.1)  in Rule 6-302, by replacing Subrule (2) by the following:
“ (2)  Except for an installation on an existing trestle, no portion of the conductors that is run on the supply side of the consumer’s service head on outside building surfaces shall be permitted to be run as exposed wiring.”;
(18)  by inserting the words “Except for 347/600 V underground consumer’s service in a raceway,” at the beginning of Rule 6-308;
(19)  (paragraph revoked);
(20)  in Rule 8-106, by adding the following after Subrule (8):
“ (9)  The method of calculation in Subrule (8) shall be permitted to be used for the replacement of a service or feeder of an existing installation, with or without additional load.”;
(21)  (paragraph revoked);
(22)  in Rule 8-202:
(1)  (subparagraph revoked);
(2)  by inserting “,except automobile heater receptacles included in the basic load of each dwelling” after “75%” in item (d) of Subrule (3).”;
(23)  (paragraph revoked);
(24)  (paragraph revoked);
(25)  in Rule 8-400:
(1)  by deleting the definition of “Restricted””
“ (45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in Paragraph (a);
(2)  by substituting the following for Paragraph (c):
“ (c)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be provided for each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(2)  by replacing Subrules (3) to (5) by the following:
“ (3)  Service or feeder conductors shall be considered to have a basic load of
(a)  1,300 W for each of the first 30 duplex receptacles;
(b)  1,100 W for each of the next 30 duplex receptacles;
(c)  900 W for each additional duplex receptacle.
“ (4)  If the load is controlled, the ampacity of the service or feeder conductors shall:
(a)  be determined in accordance with Subrule (3), considering only the maximum number of duplex receptacles that can be supplied simultaneously; or
(b)  not be lower than 125% of the maximum current of the load controller.
“ (5)  For the purposes of Subrules (3) and (4), two single receptacles are considered to be one duplex receptacle.”;
(26)  (paragraph revoked);
(27)  (paragraph revoked);
(28)  (paragraph revoked);
(29)  (paragraph revoked);
(30)  (paragraph revoked);
(31)  (paragraph revoked);
(31.1)  by adding the following paragraph in Rule 12-116:
“ (5)  Cutting or adding strands, or altering in any other way conductors to connect them to terminal parts, lugs or other junctions is prohibited.
(32)  by replacing Rule 12-312 by the following:
“ 12-312 Conductors Over Buildings
“ Only conductors entering a building shall be permitted to run over the building.”;
(33)  (paragraph revoked);
(34)  (paragraph revoked);
(34.01)  by replacing Rule 12-516 by the following:
“ 12-516 Protection for cable in concealed installations (see Appendix G)
“ (1)  The outer surfaces of the cable shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the edges of the members intended to be used as support for sheathing or cladding, or the cable shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury both during and after installation.
“ (2)  Where the cable passes through a structural metal element, it shall be protected by an insert approved for the purpose and adequately secured in place.
“ (3)  Where the cable is installed behind a baseboard, moulding or other similar finishing element, its outer surfaces shall be kept a distance of at least 32 mm from the hidden side of the element or it shall be effectively protected from mechanical injury from driven nails or screws.
(34.02)  by adding the following after Subrule (2) in Rule 12-616:
“ (3)  The installation of armoured cable in a concealed space in a metal element constituting the roof deck of a building or structure is prohibited.
(34.1)  by deleting “metallic” in Subrule (1) of Rule 12-904;
(34.2)  by inserting the following after Rule 12-1122:
“ 12-1124 Split Straight Conduit
“ (1)  In an existing installation located above ground, split straight conduits and split couplings shall be permitted to be used to repair a damaged part of a raceway provided that:
(a)  both halves of each split conduit are notched or grooved to ensure the integrity of the assembly, and are glued;
(b)  the assembly is connected at each end to the non-split rigid conduit with split couplings glued to the conduit;
(c)  each coupling assembly is clamped at each end;
(d)  non-removable stainless steel clamps are used; and
(e)  the repair work does not damage the insulation of the raceway conductors.
“ (2)  If the assembly mentioned in Subrule (1) exceeds 500 mm in length, additional non-removable stainless steel clamps spaced not more than 500 mm apart shall be installed.”;
(35)  (paragraph revoked);
(36)  (paragraph revoked);
(37)  (paragraph revoked);
(38)  (paragraph revoked);
(39)  in Rule 18-010:
(1)  by inserting “(1)” in the part preceding item (a) before “Class III”;
(2)  by adding the following Subrules:
“ (2)  For stationary woodworking machines, the vertical cylindrical volume centred around the dust-producing parts of the machine is a Class III, Division 1 location:
(a)  if the machine is used for sanding, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 3.6 m if there is a dust collector or 9 m in all other cases; and
(b)  for other types of machines, the radius and height of the cylindrical volume above the floor is 1.8 m if there is a dust collector or 4.5 m in all other cases.
“ (3)  Sawmills where humidity is excessive are considered to be locations to which Section 22 applies.
“ (4)  The dust collectors mentioned in Subrule (2) shall be connected to a dust removal system to avoid any accumulation within the cylindrical volume.”;
(40)  in Rule 18-302, by inserting “with rain-tight couplings and connectors” in Subrule (1) after “electrical metallic tubing”;
(41)  (paragraph revoked);
(41.1)  in Rule 20-102, by inserting “showrooms, sales offices,” after “stockrooms” in Subrule (5);
(42)  (paragraph revoked);
(43)  (paragraph revoked);
(44)  (paragraph revoked);
(44.1)  in Rule 26-712, in item (d), by replacing items iv and v by the following:
“ (iv)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each permanently fixed island counter space;
“ (v)  at least one receptacle (15 A split or 20 A T-slot) installed at each peninsular counter space, except if the wall adjacent to the mating edge of the peninsula is equipped with a receptacle provided for in item iii;”;
(44.2)  in Rule 26-712, by replacing item (h) by the following:
“ (h)  receptacles shall not be required to be tamper resistant, provided that they are not accessible by their location, by the presence of stationary or fixed appliances, or they are located at more than 2 m from the floor or the finished grade.”;
(45)  in Rule 26-714:
(1)  by adding “ground floor” before “single dwelling” in item (a);
(2)  by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  At least one duplex receptacle shall be installed in each garage or carport of single dwellings.”;
(46)  (paragraph revoked);
(47)  (paragraph revoked);
(48)  in Rule 28-604, in Subrule (4), by replacing items (a), (b) and (c) by the following:
(a)  it is capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load; and
(b)  it is capable of being locked in the open position.
(48.1)  In Rule 30-320, in Subrule (3), by replacing item (b) by the following:
“ (b)  if the requirement of item (a) cannot be complied with, be protected by a Class A ground fault circuit interrupter and be installed inside the room without being located within the perimeter of the bath or shower.”;
(48.2)  By deleting Rules 30-500 to 30-510;”;
(49)  (paragraph revoked);
(50)  (paragraph revoked);
(51)  (paragraph revoked);
(52)  (paragraph revoked);
(53)  in Rule 32-000, by replacing Subrule (1) by the following:
(1)  This Section applies to the installation of fire pumps required by Chapter 1 of the Construction Code.”;
(54)  by deleting Rules 32-100 to 32-110;
(54.1)  by replacing Rule 32-206 by the following:
“32-206 Disconnecting means and overcurrent protection (see Appendices B and G)
(1)  No device capable of interrupting the circuit shall be placed between the service box and a fire pump transfer switch or a fire pump controller, other than a circuit breaker lockable in the on position or an unfused switch lockable in the off position, labelled in a conspicuous, legible, and permanent manner identifying it as the fire pump disconnecting means.
(2)  The circuit breaker referred to in Subrule (1) shall be permitted to be used in the separate service box described in Rule 32-204 and the rating or setting shall
(a)  comply with Rule 28-200 where it is installed in an emergency supply circuit between the emergency power source and the fire pump transfer switch; or
(b)  be not less than the overcurrent protection that is provided integral with the fire pump controller where it is installed in a normal supply circuit upstream of the controller.
(3)  The unfused switch referred to in Subrule (1) shall
(a)  be capable of safely making and interrupting the locked rotor current of the connected load;
(b)  comply with the requirements of the supply authority;
(c)  bear a mark indicating the need to maintain it at all times in the on position to ensure functionality of the fire pump; and
(d)  be equipped with an integral device connected to the fire alarm system to signal the provisional deactivation of the fire pump.
(55)  (paragraph revoked);
(56)  by deleting Section 38;
(57)  by deleting Rule 44-100;
(58)  by deleting Section 54;
(59)  (paragraph revoked);
(60)  (paragraph revoked);
(61)  (paragraph revoked);
(61.1)  by striking out Section 58 – Passenger ropeways and similar equipment
(62)  by deleting Rule 60-108;
(63)  by deleting Rules 60-500 to 60-510;
(64)  by deleting Rules 60-600 to 60-604;
(65)  in Rule 62-102, by inserting the following definition, in alphabetical order:
Wire mesh heating system means a heating system which uses concrete-embedded wire mesh as a heating element.”;
(66)  by inserting the following after Rule 62-500:
“ Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ 62-600 Wire Mesh Heating Systems
“ Rules 62-602 to 62-606 apply to the supply and connection of wire mesh embedded in a concrete slab or concrete wall for heating, from the point of emergence of the wire mesh at the slab level. However, those rules do not apply to the wire mesh or to the part of busbars embedded in concrete.
“ 
62-602 Use
(1)  Connection of wire mesh to the electrical supply if the wire mesh is installed in shower rooms, in or around swimming pools or in other locations involving similar hazards, is prohibited.
(2)  If a wire mesh heating system produces electrical currents in metallic parts other than the mesh, the mesh shall be supplied only if the currents have been eliminated.
62-604 Other Conductors and Outlets in a Heated Slab
(1)  Any other conductor shall be located at least 50 mm from the wire mesh and busbars and shall be considered to operate at an ambient temperature of 40 °C.
(2)  Any outlet to which a lighting fixture or other heat-producing equipment is likely to be connected shall be located at least 200 mm from the wire mesh.
62-606 Transformers for Wire Mesh Heating Systems
(1)  Transformers supplying wire mesh heating systems shall have a grounded electrostatic shield between the primary and secondary windings.
(2)  The secondary voltage of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system shall not exceed 30 V measured on the secondary side of a single-phase transformer or between two phases on the secondary side of a three-phase transformer.
(3)  The conductors connected to the secondary side of a transformer supplying a wire mesh heating system do not require overcurrent protection.”;
(67)  in Rule 66-000, by deleting Subrule (2);
(67.1)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-402:
“66-404 Receptacles
Receptacles with a CSA 5-15R configuration and those with a CSA 5-20R configuration installed in itinerant midways, carnivals, fairs and festivals and intended to supply outside loads or in a damp location shall be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter of the Class A type.
(68)  by inserting the following after Rule 66-504:
“ Itinerant Rides