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The Board of Electricity is considering adoption of the National Electrical Code (NEC) by reference, with any necessary amendments, as the Minnesota Electrical Code in Minnesota Rules, chapter 1315.

The National Electrical Code is adopted from time to time, generally every three years, by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The NFPA is in the process of amending and adopting the final 2020 National Electrical Code/NFPA 70.

Published notices and comment periods

Availability of rule draft and statement of need and reasonableness (SONAR)

Requests for hearing; date and place of hearing

DLI received 25 valid requests for hearing. The public hearing on the proposed rules has been rescheduled from May 4, 2020, to Aug. 19, 2020, at 9 a.m. via WebEx. 

To view the presentation and join the WebEx hearing by computer, when it's time for the hearing click here.

  • Meeting number: 146 735 1484

  • Meeting password: nxJ9pQ7N2hW

To join by phone, call toll-free 855-282-6330 or 415-655-0003.

For other methods view the Notice of Revised Format of Hearing above. Learn more about joining the WebEx hearing here.

View the board's hearing exhibits submitted pursuant to Minnesota Rules, part 1400.2220.

ALJ Reports

To be determined.


To be determined.

Timetable/status of the rule proceeding; agency determinations

A public hearing about the proposed rules will be Aug. 19, 2020, at 9 a.m. in the Minnesota Room at the Department of Labor and Industry. 

Date the rule was filed with Secretary of State

To be determined.

For written comments, questions and requests:

For procedural questions and to submit comments, contact:

Amanda Spuckler
Phone:  651-284-5006
Fax:  651-284-5725

Contact the person above to submit written comments, questions, requests to receive a draft of the rules when it has been prepared, and requests for more information about these possible rules.
Comments and questions may also be mailed to the contact person listed above, at:  Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN  55155.

Comments received after 4:30 p.m. will be considered received on the next state business day the Department of Labor and Industry is open.