NEW JERSEY REGISTER
Adopted New Rule: N.J.A.C. 13:31-4.3
Proposed: October 20, 2003 at 35 N.J.R. 4818(a).
Adopted: January 7, 2004 by the Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors, Joseph P. Schooley, Chairman.
Filed: October 8, 2004 as R.2004 d.417, without change.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:5A-6 and 45:5A-18.
Effective Date: November 1, 2004.
Federal Standards Statement
A Federal standards analysis is not required because the new rule is governed by N.J.S.A. 45:5A-1 et seq., and is not subject to any Federal standards or requirements.
Full text of the adoption follows:
<< NJ ADC 13:31-4.3 >>
13:31-4.3 Testing, servicing or repairing of electrical equipment or apparatus exemption
(a) For purposes of this section, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Ballast" means a component of an electric-discharge lamp used to obtain the necessary circuit conditions for starting and operating the electric-discharge lamp.
"Branch circuit" means the circuit conductor between the final overcurrent device protecting the circuit and the outlet(s).
"Electrical equipment or apparatus" means utilization equipment, other than electric signs, that are connected to a branch circuit.
"Servicing or repairing" means restoration or improvement of electrical equipment or apparatus by replacing a component of the electrical equipment or apparatus that is worn or broken such that the electrical equipment or apparatus, once serviced or repaired, conforms to the manufacturer's original specifications. "Servicing or repairing" shall not be construed to permit the replacement of ballasts.
"Testing" means procedures used to determine proper operation of electric equipment or apparatus or to isolate non-functioning components of such equipment or apparatus.
"Utilization equipment" means equipment that utilizes electric energy for electronic, electromechanical, chemical, heating, lighting or similar purpose.
(b) Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(c), testing, servicing or repairing of electrical equipment or apparatus, consistent with the provisions of this section, shall be exempt from the license and business permit requirements of N.J.S.A. 45:5A-9(a).
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