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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 2023 National Electrical Code/NFPA 70.

Published notices and comment periods

  • View the Request for Comments, which was published in the State Register on Nov. 7, 2022.

  • A Dual Notice was published in the State Register on March 20, 2023.

  • View the Notice of Adoption that was published in the State Register on June 20, 2023.

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

Requests for hearing; date and place of hearing

The board received one request for hearing. Because there are fewer than 25 requests for hearing, the hearing scheduled for May 23, 2023, is cancelled.

View requests for hearing in response to the Dual Notice.

View comments received in response to the Dual Notice.

ALJ Reports

To be determined.


Timetable/status of the rule proceeding; agency determinations

This is completed rulemaking.

The order adopting rules was signed May 25, 2023.

Date the rule was filed with Secretary of State and the effective date of the rule as adopted

This rule was filed with the Secretary of State on June 13, 2023.

The effective date of the rule as adopted is July 1, 2023.

For written comments, questions and requests:

Contact person for procedural questions and to submit comments:

Amanda Spuckler
Phone:  651-284-5006

Contact the person above for additional information about the planned rule, to receive rule notices, to receive rule drafts if available, to provide comments, or to view comments or requests for hearing that have been submitted.

Comments and questions may also be submitted by U.S. mail, 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.