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Safety Standards Act

Electrical Safety Regulation

B.C. Reg. 100/2004

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 18 May 29, 2017
Section 20 October 1, 2012
February 29, 2016
Division 3 Section 22-27 May 29, 2017
Schedule October 1, 2012
Schedule February 29, 2016

 Section 18 (6) and (7) were added by BC Reg 50/2017, effective May 29, 2017.

 Section 20 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 202/2012, effective October 1, 2012.

 Canadian Electrical Code adopted as B.C. Electrical Code

20  The Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Twenty-first Edition, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.1-09 is adopted in whole, including any errata and as if it were amended as set out in the Schedule to this regulation, as the B.C. Electrical Code Regulation 2009.

[am. B.C. Regs. 17/2007, Sch. 1, s. 1; 186/2009, s. (a).]

 Section 20 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 222/2015, effective February 29, 2016.

Canadian Electrical Code adopted as B.C. Electrical Code

20   The Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Twenty-second Edition, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.1-12 is adopted in whole, including any errata and as if it were amended as set out in the Schedule to this regulation, as the B.C. Electrical Code Regulation 2012.

[am. B.C. Regs. 17/2007, Sch. 1, s. 1; 186/2009, s. (a); 202/2012, s. 1.]

 Division 3, sections 22 to 27 were enacted by BC Reg 50/2017, effective May 29, 2017.

 Schedule BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 202/2012, effective October 1, 2012.

Schedule

[en. B.C. Reg. 17/2007, Sch. 1, s. 2; am. B.C. Reg. 186/2009, ss. (b) to (e).]

Deemed Amendments for Purposes of Adopting
Canadian Electrical Code

1 For the purposes of section 20 of this regulation, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, Twenty-first Edition, Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.1-09 is adopted as if it were amended as follows:

(a) in section 0 by deleting the definition of "Electrical contractor" and substituting the following:

"Electrical contractor" means a licenced electrical contractor, as defined in the Electrical Safety Regulation;

"National Building Code of Canada" means the British Columbia Building Code and local building bylaws;

(b) to (d) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 186/2009 s. (c).]

(e) in section 62 by renumbering rule 62-202 as rule 62-202 (1) and by adding the following subrules:

   (2)  Manually operable controls for electric heaters in bathrooms shall be located at least 1 m from the bathtub or shower stall, this distance being measured horizontally between the control and the bathtub or shower stall, without piercing a wall, partition or similar obstacle.

(3)  If the condition in subrule (2) is not practicable, be located not less than 500 mm from a bathtub or shower stall and be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter of the class A type. ,

(f) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 186/2009 s. (c).]

(f.1) in section 76 by amending rule 76-016 by adding " except by special permission" after "Class A type",

(g) to (i) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 186/2009, s. (e).]

 Schedule BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 222/2015, effective February 29, 2016.

Schedule

[en. B.C. Reg. 202/2012, s. 2.]

Deemed Amendments for Purposes of Adopting
Canadian Electrical Code

1 For the purposes of section 20 of this regulation, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, Twenty-second Edition, Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.1-12, is adopted as if it were amended as follows:

(a) in section 0 by deleting the definition of "Electrical contractor" and substituting the following:

"Electrical contractor" means a licensed electrical contractor, as defined in the Electrical Safety Regulation;

"National Building Code of Canada" means the British Columbia Building Code and local building bylaws; ,

(b) in section 4 by amending rule 4-004 (10) by striking out "Subrules 1(b) and 2(b)" and substituting "Subrules 1(a) and 2(a)",

(c) in section 76 by amending rule 76-016 by adding "except by special permission" after "Class A Type",

(d) in Table 2

(i) in column 1 by striking out the eighth item, "2", and substituting "2§§" and by striking out the eleventh item, "00", and substituting "00§§", and

(ii) in the notes immediately below the table by adding the following:

§§For 3-wire 120/240 V and 120/208 V service conductors for single dwellings, or for feeder conductors supplying single dwelling units of row housing of apartment and similar buildings, and sized in accordance with Rules 8-200(1), 8-200(2), and 8-202(1), the allowable ampacity for sizes No. 2 AWG and No. 2/0 AWG with 90 ºC insulation terminating on equipment having a maximum conductor termination temperature of 75 ºC shall be 125 A and 200 A, respectively (see Rule 4-006). In this case, the 5% adjustment of Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied., and

(e) in Table 4

(i) in column 1 by striking out the fourth item, "6", and substituting "6‡‡", by striking out the seventh item, "2", and substituting "2‡‡", by striking out the ninth item, "0", and substituting "0‡‡", by striking out the tenth item, "00", and substituting "00‡‡", by striking out the twelfth item, "0000", and substituting "0000‡‡" and by striking out the nineteenth item, "700", and substituting "700‡‡", and

(ii) in the notes immediately below the table by adding the following:

‡‡For 3-wire 120/240 V and 120/208 V service conductors for single dwellings, or for feeder conductors supplying single dwelling units of row housing of apartment and similar buildings, and sized in accordance with Rules 8-200(1), 8-200(2), and 8-202(1), the allowable ampacity for sizes No. 6 AWG, No. 2 AWG, No. 1/0 AWG, No. 2/0 AWG, No. 4/0 AWG and No. 700 kcmil with 90 ºC insulation terminating on equipment having a maximum conductor termination temperature of 75 ºC shall be 60 A, 100 A, 125 A, 150 A, 200 A and 400 A, respectively (see Rule 4-006). In this case, the 5% adjustment of Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied.