NEW JERSEY REGISTER
VOLUME 35, NUMBER 5
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2003
RULE ADOPTION
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS

NEW JERSEY BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
ACTIVITIES REQUIRING LICENSURE AND BUSINESS PERMIT

Adopted New Rule: N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.8

Proposed: May 6, 2002 at 34 N.J.R. 1622(a).

Adopted: August 7, 2002 by the New Jersey Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors, Joseph P. Schooley, Chairperson.

Filed: January 24, 2003 as R.2003 d.87, with a technical change not requiring additional public notice and comment (see N.J.A.C. 1:30-6.3).

Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:5A-6.

Effective Date: March 3, 2003.
Expiration Date: May 2, 2007.

Summary of Agency-Initiated Change:

Prior to publication of the proposed new rule in the New Jersey Register on May 6, 2002, the Board proposed a readoption with amendments of the rules in Chapter 31 which appeared in the New Jersey Register on October 1, 2001 at 33 N.J.R. 3404(a). As part of the readoption proposal, the Board recodified many of the rules in Chapter 31 and created three new subchapters in order to better organize and clarify the rules. The new codification scheme became effective on May 2, 2002. As a result, the new rule proposed as N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.20 will be codified, upon adoption, as N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.8, in the new subchapter on standards of practice.

Federal Standards Statement

A Federal standards analysis is not required because the adopted new rule is governed by N.J.S.A. 45:5A-1 et seq., and, therefore, is not subject to any Federal standards or requirements.

Full text of the adoption follows:

<< NJ ADC 13:31-1.20 >>

<< NJ ADC 13:31-1.38 >>

13:31-<<-1.20->><<+3.8+>> Activities requiring licensure and business permit

(a) The following words and terms, when used in this section, shall have the following meaning unless the context indicates otherwise.

"Service point" means the point of connection between the facilities of the public utility serving a customer and the premises wiring.

"Premises wiring" means interior and exterior wiring, including power, lighting, control and signal circuit wiring, together with all of their associated hardware, fittings and wiring devices, both permanently and temporarily installed, that extends from the service point of utility conductors or source of power such as a battery, a solar photovoltaic system, or a generator, transformer or converter windings, to the outlets. Premises wiring does not include wiring internal to appliances, fixtures, motors, controllers, motor control centers, and similar equipment.

(b) Installing, maintaining or servicing wiring for the supplying of power from the service point on a customer's premises to an appliance or other equipment used by the customer for the purpose of light, heat or power, shall be performed only by a licensee holding a business permit, except as provided in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18 and (c) below.

(c) Installing, maintaining or servicing wiring for the supplying of power from the service point on a customer's premises to an appliance or other equipment used by the customer for the purpose of light, heat or power may be performed by an employee of a public utility offering services that relate to an end user's premises wiring and determined by the Board of Public Utilities to be competitive, provided that the employee has obtained a license from the Board or is working under the supervision of such a licensee and the utility has obtained a business permit from the Board pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:5A-9.

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