[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Lower 12-10-1975 as Sec. 9-2 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code regulating the manner in which conduit, wires and other constructions for conducting or conveying electricity shall be constructed and protected is hereby established. A copy of the code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "National Electrical Code, Current Edition, U.S.A. Standard."
Three copies of the National Electrical Code, Current Edition, U.S.A. Standard, similarly marked have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk and will remain on file in the office for the use and examination of the public.
It shall be hereafter unlawful for any person to string, add to, change or alter any wires for transmission of electric current, for the purposes enumerated in the following schedule, or cause the same to be done, or make any electrical connections whatever, without first filing with an authority appointed by the Township Committee plans and specifications of work to be done and obtaining from the aforesaid authority a permit, for which there shall be paid to the appointed authority at the time application is made the proper fees that are required and charged by the authorized authority.
Any electrical inspection agency authorized to conduct inspections of electrical construction work by the Department of Public Utilities, Board of Public Utility Commissioners, shall be authorized as official inspecting agencies for the Township and shall be the appointed authorities to whom applications for all permits shall be made, and this shall be without cost to the Township.
Nothing in this chapter shall apply to any public utility as defined in an Act entitled "An Act Concerning public utilities; to create a Board of Public Utility Commissioners and to prescribe its duties and powers" approved April 21, 1911, as amended and supplemented, or to any agent, contractor or employee thereof engaged upon work for such public utility.