The Electrical Council of Florida

Bryan P. Holland, MCP.
Southern Region Field Representative
130 Duxbury Avenue
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Office Phone: 941.613.6802
Mobile Phone: 972.358.0543

The Florida Electrical Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) took the first steps towards the development of the 6th Edition of the Florida Building Code on April 5, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida. The Committee reviewed (12) statewide proposed modifications and (6) local technical amendment proposals during the public hearing. Several proposed modifications were in response to the approved recommendations outlined in the Florida Building Commission’s “Swimming Pool Electrical Safety Project”. The Committee also considered a proposal to expand requirements for Lightning Protection Systems to more occupancy types and a proposal to amend AFCI requirements in dwellings.

To see a complete list of the proposals, go HERE and click on “Detailed Report” next to the Electrical TAC heading. To see the TAC recommendation for each of these proposals, go HERE and enter the modification number in the first text box and hit search. A detailed report of the TAC recommendations will be published on May 6, 2016. This will open a second 45-day public comment period. The Electrical TAC will hold a second meeting in July to review submitted comments and to vote on the final recommendation on all proposals submitted. The Florida Building Commission will hold a meeting on August 18-19, 2016 to consider the TAC recommendations. A final Rule Hearing will be held on June 8, 2017 where the Florida Building Commission will approve the final version of the 6th Edition of the Florida Building / 2014 NEC. The updated code is expected to go into effect on December 31, 2017.

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