On January 30, 2020, the Board received Petition 20-01 from the Ohio Electrical Coalition requesting the Board update the edition of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) referenced in the Ohio Building Code from the 2017 to the 2020 edition. Prior to consideration of the Petition, the Board directed staff to conduct a stakeholder meeting and education forum on the changes included in the 2020 edition and their potential impact if adopted. Representatives from the Ohio Electrical Coalition will provide an overview of the changes and respond to questions. Comments and input from stakeholders impacted by the changes will be recorded and considered by the Board’s Code Committee before the Board acts on Petition 20-01.
Stakeholder Meeting & Education Forum
The Stakeholder Meeting and Education Forum on the 2020 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) will be held on March 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM in Training Room 1, 6606 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. All interested stakeholders are invited to attend.
Access to the 2020 National Electrical Code
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides free online access to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and other NFPA publications on its website. The 2020 NEC can be reviewed here.
Contact Information for Comments or Questions
If you cannot attend the above Meeting, you can submit written comments or questions on the proposed adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code in the Ohio Building Code to the Board. You may submit your comments via email at BBS@com.state.oh.us or U.S. Mail at Ohio Board of Building Standards, 6606 Tussing Rd, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068, Attn: Regina Hanshaw by March 6, 2020.