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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 7 August 31, 2018
Section 10.1 July 22, 2019
Section 10.2 July 22, 2019
Section 12 July 22, 2019
Section 18 May 29, 2017
Section 20 October 1, 2012
February 29, 2016
January 1, 2020
Section 20.1 August 31, 2018
Section 22 January 1, 2020
Division 3 Section 22 to 27 May 29, 2017
Schedule October 1, 2012
Schedule February 29, 2016
January 1, 2020

 Section 7 (4) and (5) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(4) The holder of a class B, certificate of qualification may make declarations only with respect to electrical installations in which the voltage of the completed installation does not exceed 750 volts.

(5) The holder of a class C, certificate of qualification may make declarations only with respect to electrical installations in which the current and voltage in the installation do not exceed current of 200 amps and voltage of 150 volts to ground, single phase power.

 Section 10.1 was enacted by BC Reg 183/2019, effective July 22, 2019.

 Section 10.2 was enacted by BC Reg 183/2019, effective July 22, 2019.

  Section 12 (1) definition of "main consumer service" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 183/2019, effective July 22, 2019.

"main consumer service" has the same meaning as in the Canadian Electrical Code;

 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.]

 Section 20 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 183/2019, effective January 1, 2020.

Canadian Electrical Code adopted as B.C. Electrical Code

20   The Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Twenty-third Edition, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.1-15, amended as set out in the Schedule to this regulation and including any errata, is adopted as the B.C. Electrical Code 2015.

[en. B.C. Reg. 222/2015, s. 1.]

 Section 20.1 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

Certification agencies

20.1   An organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada under the Standards Council of Canada Act as an organization engaged in conformity assessment is a certification agency for the purposes of this regulation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 327/2005, Sch. 1, s. 5.]

 Section 22, definition of "hazardous location" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 183/2019, effective January 1, 2020.

"hazardous location" has the same meaning as in section 18 of the B.C. Electrical Code, as it applies to combustible dust;

 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.

 Schedule title BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 183/2019, effective January 1, 2020.

Amendments for Purposes of Adopting
Canadian Electrical Code as B.C. Electrical Code 2015

 Schedule, section 1 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 183/2019, effective January 1, 2020.

1 For the purposes of section 20 of this regulation, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Twenty-third Edition, Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.1-15, is adopted as if it were amended as follows:

 Schedule, section 1 (b) to (f) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 183/2019, effective January 1, 2020.

(b) in section 2 by repealing rule 2-104 (1);

(c) in section 10 by repealing rule 10-802 (1) and substituting the following:

(1) The grounding conductor may be insulated or bare.

(1.1) Subject to sub-rules (1.2) and (1.3), the grounding conductor must be made of copper.

(1.2) The grounding conductor may be made of aluminum if installed in a dry location.

(1.3) The grounding conductor may be made of a material other than copper or aluminum if special permission is obtained under rule 2-030. ;

(d) in section 18 by amending rule 18-002 by adding the following to the definition of "Explosive dust atmosphere":

For certainty, dust, fibres, or flyings arising from the processing or handling of wood, when mixed with air under atmospheric conditions, are conclusively deemed to be flammable substances that, after ignition, permit self-sustaining propagation for the purposes of this definition. ;

(e) in Appendix B

(i) by adding the following note to rule 10-002 (1):

Rule 10-002(1)

The object of bonding is to have an impedance sufficiently low in order to

(a) facilitate the operation of the overcurrent devices in the circuit on the occurrence of a fault of negligible impedance from an energized or phase conductor to exposed metal, and

(b) limit the duration of the voltage above ground on this exposed metal. This object is accomplished by means of completing the fault path of the bonding arrangement of the consumer's installation which would normally have to be such that a current of not less than 5 times the rating of the overcurrent device protecting the circuit will flow on the occurrence of a fault of negligible impedance via a bonding conductor back to the solidly ground source. ,

(ii) by amending the note to rule 12-1204 by striking out "3.1.5.15, 3.15.17," and substituting "3.1.5.16,",

(iii) by amending the note to rule 12-3000 by striking out "Subsections 9.25.3 and 9.25.4" and substituting "Subsections 9.25.3 and 9.25.4 and Article 9.36.2.9.",

(iv) by adding the following to the note to rule 32-110:

Article 2.1.3.3 of the British Columbia Fire Code permits battery-powered fire alarms in some circumstances. , and

(v) by amending the note to rule 46-108 by striking out "Section 3.2.6" and substituting "Sections 3.2.6 and 3.2.7";

(f) in Part G3. of Appendix G

(i) by repealing the following reference:

Rule 2-122         3.8.1.5., Mounting height of electrical controls in barrier-free areas

and substituting the following:

Rule 2-122         3.8.3.21., Mounting height of electrical controls in accessible areas ,

(ii) by repealing the following reference:

Rule 2-312         3.8.1.5., Mounting height of electrical controls in barrier-free areas

and substituting the following:

Rule 2-312         3.8.3.21., Mounting height of electrical controls in accessible areas ,

(iii) by repealing the following reference:

Section 26         3.8.3.3.(5), Power-operated barrier-free doors

and substituting the following:

Section 26         3.3.1.13. and 3.8.3.5., Power-operated accessible doors ,

(iv) by repealing the following reference:

Section 26         3.8.3.7., Assistive listening device systems

and substituting the following:

Section 26         3.8.3.20., Assistive listening device systems ,

(v) by repealing the following reference:

Section 38         3.3.1.7.(1)., Protection of conductors for elevator used in barrier-free floor area

and substituting the following:

Section 38         3.8.3.19.(1)., Protection of conductors for elevator used in accessible floor area , and

(vi) by repealing the following reference:

Section 38         3.8.3.5., Elevators in barrier-free floor areas

and substituting the following:

Section 38         3.8.3.10., Elevators in accessible floor areas .

 Schedule, section 1 (g) was added by BC Reg 183/2019, effective January 1, 2020.