City of Camdenton, MO
Camden County
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[R.O. 1992 § 500.010; Ord. No. 2124-06 § 1, 6-6-2006; Ord. No. 2467-13 § 1, 6-4-2013]
This Article establishes minimum regulations governing the design, construction, alteration, enlargement, repair, demolition, removal, maintenance and use of all buildings and structures; providing for the issuance of permits, collection of fees, making of inspections; providing penalties for the violation thereof; known as "The Building Code."
[R.O. 1992 § 500.020; Ord. No. 2124-06 § 1, 6-6-2006; Ord. No. 2133-06 § 1, 7-18-2006; Ord. No. 2467-13 § 1, 6-4-2013; Ord. No. 2618-16, 11-15-2016]
The following Building Codes, properly identified as to date and source, are hereby referred to, adopted by the City of Camdenton, Missouri, and made part of this Chapter as if fully set out, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 500.030, for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided. At least one (1) copy of such code, portion or amendment which is incorporated or adopted by reference shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk and there kept available for public use, inspection, and examination.
500.20.1
International Building Code 2012 and Appendix C Group U — Agricultural Buildings
500.20.2
International Residential Code 2012, Appendix G Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs and Appendix H Patio Covers
500.20.3
International Property Maintenance Code 2012
500.20.4
International Plumbing Code 2012
500.20.5
International Mechanical Code 2012
500.20.6
International Existing Building Code 2012
500.20.7
International Fuel Gas Code 2012
500.20.8
National Electric Code 2011
A. 
For any violation of any of the codes adopted by Section 500.020, or any rule, regulation, notice , condition, term or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under authority duly vested in him/her by said codes, the violator, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
B. 
Whenever any act is prohibited by the codes adopted by Section 500.020, by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted thereunder, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.
C. 
Equitable Relief. In addition to any other remedies or penalties established for violations the codes adopted by Section 500.020, or any rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under duly vested in him/her by said codes, the City Official responsible for the enforcement of the code, rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order may, on behalf of the City and after approval by the Board of Aldermen, apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable relief as may be necessary to enforce compliance with the code or rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order. In such action the court may grant such legal or equitable relief, including, but not limited to, mandatory or prohibitory injunctive relief, as the facts may warrant. Upon the successful prosecution of any such action the City may be awarded by the court reasonable attorney fees as allowed by law.
[R.O. 1992 § 500.030; Ord. No. 2124-06 § 1, 6-6-2006; Ord. No. 2397-11 § 1, 3-1-2011; Ord. No. 2467-13 § 1, 6-4-2013]
A. 
The International Building Code 2012 is hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: the City of Camdenton.
2. 
Section 105.2. Work Exempt From Permit. Delete: Building: 1 and 2.
3. 
Section 107.1. Delete text in its entirety and insert: Section 107.1 General. Construction documents, statement of special inspections and other data shall be submitted in three (3) sets, including a code summary sheet, civil, foundation, structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, accessibility and fire suppression (if required by occupancy group) with each permit application. The construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional. Where special conditions exist, the building official is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional.
Exceptions:
1. A registered design professional is not required for a single-family dwelling, a town house, a multiple-family dwelling house, flat or apartment containing not more than two families, a commercial structure containing less than twenty thousand (20,000 cu. ft.) cubic feet or a structure used exclusively for farm purposes.
2. The building official is authorized to waive the submission of construction documents and other data not required to be prepared by a registered design professional if it is found that the nature of the work applied for is such that review of construction documents is not necessary to obtain compliance with this code.
4. 
Section 308.4.1. Five Or Fewer Persons Receiving Care. Delete text: ." or shall comply with the International Residential Code provided an automatic sprinkler system is installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.3 or with Section P2904 of the International Residential Code."
5. 
Section 1612.3. Establishment Of Flood Hazard Areas. Insert: the City of Camdenton.
6. 
Section 1612.3. Insert: June 16, 2011.
7. 
Chapter 27 Electrical. Delete in its entirety.
8. 
Chapter 28 Mechanical Systems. Delete in its entirety.
9. 
Chapter 29 Plumbing Systems. Delete in its entirety.
10. 
Chapter 34 Existing Structures. Delete in its entirety.
B. 
The International Residential Code 2012 is hereby revised:
1. 
Section R101.1. Title. Insert: the City of Camdenton.
2. 
Table 101.2. Scope. Delete: Exceptions: one (1) and two (2).
3. 
Section 105.2. Work Exempt From Permit. Delete: "Building: one (1), two (2), and ten (10)."
4. 
Table R301.2.(1). Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria Insert: Ground Snow Load: twenty (20) psf, Wind Speed: ninety (90) mph, Topographic Effects: No, Seismic Design Category: B, Weathering: Severe, Frost Line Depth: twenty-four (24) inches, Termite: Moderate to Heavy, Winter Design Temp: seven degrees Fahrenheit (7° F.), Ice Barrier Underlayment: None, Flood Hazards: 6/21/11, Air Freezing Index: 593, Mean Annual Temp: fifty-seven and two tenths degrees Fahrenheit (57.2° F.).
5. 
Section 302.2. Town Houses. Delete: Exception: A common one-hour fire-resistance-rated wall assembly tested in accordance with ASTM E 119 or UL 263 is permitted for town houses if such walls do not contain plumbing or mechanical equipment, ducts or vents in the cavity of the common wall. The wall shall be rated for fire exposure from both sides and shall extend to and be tight against exterior walls and the underside of the roof sheathing. Electrical installations shall be installed in accordance with Chapters 34 through 43. Penetrations of electrical outlet boxes shall be in accordance with Section R302.4. Insert: Exception: A common two-hour fire-resistance-rated wall is permitted for town houses if such walls do not contain plumbing or mechanical equipment, ducts or vents in the cavity of the common wall. Electrical installations shall be installed in accordance with Chapters 34 through 43. Penetrations of electrical outlet boxes shall be in accordance with Section R302.4.
6. 
Table R302.6. Dwelling/Garage Separation. Delete: "Not less than one half (1/2) inch gypsum board or equivalent applied to the garage side." Insert: Not less than five-eighth (5/8) inch "X" type gypsum board applied to the garage side. Delete: "Not less than one half (1/2) inch gypsum board or equivalent." Insert: Not less than five-eighth (5/8) inch "X" type gypsum board or equivalent. Delete: "Not less than one half (1/2) inch gypsum board or equivalent applied to the interior side of exterior walls that are within this area." Insert: Not less than five-eighth (5/8) inch "X" type gypsum board applied to the interior side of the exterior walls that are within this area.
7. 
Section R303.4. Mechanical Ventilation. Delete text in its entirety and insert: In dwellings of unusually tight construction such as the use of insulated concrete forms or structural insulated panels, the dwelling shall be provided with whole-house ventilation in accordance with M1507.3.
8. 
Section R310. Emergency Escape And Rescue Openings. Insert: Section R310.1.5 Closets: Any of the rooms i.e., den, office, exercise room, library, bonus room shall have an egress window and a smoke detector.
Exception: Any of the rooms, i.e., den, office, exercise room, library, bonus room that does not have an egress window shall not be allowed to have any type of closet or alcove, but still shall have a smoke detector.
9. 
Section R312.1. Guards. Insert: R312.1.5 Required guards shall not be constructed with horizontal rails or other ornamental pattern that results in a ladder effect.
10. 
Section R313.1. Town House Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems. Delete: ."shall be installed in town houses." Insert: . . .may be installed in town houses per State of Missouri Section 67.281, RSMo.
11. 
Section R313.2 One- and two-family dwellings automatic fire systems. Delete: ."shall be installed in one- and two-family dwellings." Insert: . . .may be installed in one- and two-family dwellings per State of Missouri Section 67.281, RSMo.
12. 
Section R507.2.3 Deck Lateral Load Connections. Addition: Section R507.2.3.1 Existing decks. Replacement of an existing deck, for a deck one story high as defined in Chapter 2 of this code, shall not be required to meet this requirement if the ceiling of the first floor or basement is all ready finished.
13. 
Chapter 11 Energy Efficiency. Delete in its entirety and insert: Chapter 11 Energy Efficiency of the 2006 International Residential Code.
14. 
Section M1306.1 Appliance clearance. Insert: M1306.1.1 Fuel-gas firebox. The firebox walls and ceiling of fuel-gas appliances shall be lined with five-eighth (5/8) inch X type drywall. Seams shall be tight or shall be sealed with tape and joint compound or approved fire caulking.
15. 
Section M1306.2.1 Solid-Fuel Appliances. Insert: M1306.2.1.1 Solid-fuel firebox and shaft. The fire box walls and chimney/flue shaft shall be lined with five-eighth (5/8) inch X type drywall to the height of the roof sheathing/deck. Seams shall be tight or shall be sealed with tape and joint compound or approved fire caulking.
16. 
Section M1502.4.2 Duct Installation. Delete text in its entirety and insert: Exhaust ducts shall be supported at intervals not to exceed four (4) feet and shall be secured in place. The insert end of the duct shall extend into the adjoining duct or fitting in the direction of airflow. Exhaust duct joints shall be sealed in accordance with Section M1601.4.1.
17. 
Section P2603.5.1 Sewer depth. Insert: twelve (12) inches.
18. 
Section E3601.6.2 Service Disconnect Location. Delete in its entirety and insert: The service disconnecting means shall be installed at a readily accessible location outside of every building and structure. Building or structure remodels will require an outside disconnect as set forth in this text unless the code official or his/her designee exempts it from the requirement. Each occupant shall have access to the disconnect serving the building, structure or space they occupy.
C. 
The International Property Maintenance Code 2012 is hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: the City of Camdenton.
2. 
Section 112.4. Delete: "shall be liable to a fine not less than [AMOUNT] dollars or more than [AMOUNT] dollars." Insert: shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.
[Ord. No. 2618-16, 11-15-2016]
3. 
Section 103.5. Delete in its entirety.
4. 
Section 302.4. Insert: twelve (12) inches.
5. 
Section 304.14. Insert: May 1st to October 1st.
6. 
Section 602.3. Insert: October 1st to May 1st.
7. 
Section 602.4. Insert: October 1st to May 1st.
D. 
The International Plumbing Code 2012 is hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: The City of Camdenton.
2. 
Section 106.6.2. Insert: as determined by City Code Section 500.070 Permit Fees.
3. 
Section 106.6.3. Delete in its entirety.
4. 
Section 108.4. Delete: "Shall be guilty of a [SPECIFY OFFENSE], punishable by a fine of not more than [AMOUNT] dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding [NUMBER OF DAYS], or both fine and imprisonment."
Insert: shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.
[Ord. No. 2618-16, 11-15-2016]
5. 
Section 108.5. Delete: "shall be liable to a fine of not less than [AMOUNT] dollars or more than [AMOUNT] dollars."
Insert: shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.
[Ord. No. 2618-16, 11-15-2016]
6. 
Section 305.4.1. Insert: twelve (12) inches.
7. 
Section 903.1. Insert: six (6) inches.
E. 
The International Mechanical Code 2012 is hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: The City of Camdenton.
2. 
Section 106.5.2. Insert: . . .as determined by City Code Section 500.070 Permit Fees.
3. 
Section 106.5.3. Delete in its entirety.
4. 
Section 108.4. Delete: "shall be guilty of a [SPECIFY OFFENSE], punishable by a fine of not more than [AMOUNT] dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding [NUMBER OF DAYS], or both such fine and imprisonment."
Insert: shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.
[Ord. No. 2618-16, 11-15-2016]
5. 
Section 108.5. Delete: "shall be liable to a fine of not less than [AMOUNT] dollars or more than [AMOUNT] dollars."
Insert: shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.
[Ord. No. 2618-16, 11-15-2016]
6. 
Section 308.7 Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances. Insert: Section 308.7.1 Solid-fuel firebox and shaft. Solid-fuel firebox walls and chimney/flue shafts shall be lined with five-eighth (5/8) inch X type drywall to the height of the roof sheathing/deck. Seams shall be tight or shall be sealed with tape and joint compound or approved fire caulking.
F. 
The International Existing Building Code 2012 is hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: The City of Camdenton.
2. 
Section 1401.2. Insert: July 1, 2013.
G. 
The International Fuel Gas Code 2012 is hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: The City of Camdenton.
2. 
Section 106.6.2. Insert: as determined by City Code Section 500.070 Permit Fees.
3. 
Section 106.6.3. Delete in its entirety.
4. 
Section 108.4. Delete: "shall be guilty of a [SPECIFY OFFENSE], punishable by a fine of not more than [AMOUNT] dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding [NUMBER OF DAYS], or both such fine and imprisonment."
Insert: shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.
[Ord. No. 2618-16, 11-15-2016]
5. 
Section 108.5. Delete: "shall be liable to a fine of not less than [AMOUNT] dollars or more than [AMOUNT] dollars."
Insert: shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.
[Ord. No. 2618-16, 11-15-2016]
6. 
Section 308.1 Scope. Insert: Section 308.1.1 Fuel-gas firebox. The firebox walls and ceiling of fuel-gas appliances shall be lined with five-eighth (5/8) inch X type drywall. Seams shall be tight or shall be sealed with tape and joint compound or approved fire caulking.
H. 
The National Electric Code 2011 is hereby revised:
[Ord. No. 2577-16, 3-1-2016]
1. 
Article 230.70(A)(1). Delete in its entirety and insert: 230.70(A)(1), Readily Accessible Location. The service disconnect means shall be installed outside of every building and structure. Building or structure remodels will require an outside disconnect as set forth in this text unless the Code Official or his/her designee exempts it from the requirement. Each occupant shall have access to the disconnect serving the building, structure or space they occupy.
2. 
Article 404.8(A). Delete the measurement of six (6) feet seven (7) inches and insert: sixty-six (66) inches [five (5) feet six (6) inches].
3. 
Article 553.4. Insert at end of text: The disconnecting means shall be within six (6) feet of the entrance ramp and at the height of forty-two (42) inches above finished grade or surface.
a. 
Type Of Disconnecting Means. The disconnecting means shall be breaker type switches and shall be recognized as a disconnecting means (snap switches are not allowed).
4. 
Article 554, Residential Docks Addition:
I. General
554.1 Scope
This article covers wiring, services, feeders, and grounding for residential and private, non-commercial docking facilities constructed or occupied for the use of the owner or residents of associated single- or two-family dwelling(s).
554.2 Definition
Residential Dock. A private, noncommercial docking facility constructed or occupied for the use of the owner or residents or associated single- or two-family dwelling(s) is considered a residential dock. A building unit that floats on water, is moored in a permanent location, and has a premises wiring system served through connection by permanent wring to an electrical supply system not located on the premises. The dock shall be limited to a service of fifty (50) amps or less.
554.3 Application of Other Articles
Wiring for residential docks as defined in this article shall comply with the applicable provisions of other articles of the 2011 National Electrical Code, except as modified by this article. Wiring inside storage sheds, wet bars, bar areas, and storage lockers located on residential docks shall use the same wiring methods as the rest of the dock.
II. Services and Feeders
554.4 Location of Service or Feeder Service Equipment
The service equipment or the feeder service equipment for a residential dock shall be located adjacent to, but not in or on, the building or any floating structure. The service or feeder service equipment shall be at or within six (6) feet of the dock ramp.
A.
Existing Service or Feeder Service Equipment Conductors
Existing service or feeder service conductors to a dock not meeting the current requirements shall not continue as installed. The conductors shall be inspected prior to being covered for confirmation to determine it meets the installation requirements for conductors as identified in the 2011 National Electrical Code. Any NM, NMC, and NMS used as service of feeder service conductors shall be placed in a weatherproof junction box where it exits the residence. UF cable shall meet all the current installation requirements for the type of conductors, including the correct burial depth.
B.
Disconnecting Means
The disconnecting means for the service or feeder service equipment shall be forty-two (42) inches off finished grade or surface and shall be measured to the bottom of the equipment enclosure.
C.
Disconnecting Means Clarification
All disconnecting means shall have the ability to isolate neutrals and grounding conductors, bond the grounding conductors, and protect all circuits with a GFCI personnel protection breaker [GFCI modules, pull-out (HVAC) disconnects, or regular over current devices (breakers) with only GFCI protected outlets are not allowed]. All service, feeder, and branch circuits shall be protected by personnel protected GFCI breakers (lighting, receptacles, and other circuits).
554.5 Service Conductors
One set of service conductors shall be permitted to serve more than one set of service equipment.
554.6 Feeder Conductors
Each residential dock shall be supplied by a single set of feeder conductors from its service or feeder service equipment.
Exception: Where the residential dock has multiple occupancies, each occupancy shall be permitted to be supplied by a single set of feeder conductors extended from the occupant's service equipment to the occupant's panel board. The feeder conductors shall extend into one disconnecting means for the dock. The disconnect shall be within six (6) feet of the ramp or ramps that extend to the dock.
554.7 Installation of Services and Feeders
A.
Flexibility. Flexibility of the wiring system shall be maintained between residential docks and the supply conductors. All wiring shall be installed so that motion of the water surface and changes in the water level will not result in unsafe conditions.
B.
Wiring Methods. Liquidtight flexible metal conduit or liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit with approved fittings shall be permitted for feeders and where flexible connections are required for services. Extra-hard usage portable power cable listed for both wet locations and sunlight resistance shall be permitted for a feeder to a residential dock where flexibility is required. Other raceways suitable for the location shall be permitted to be installed where flexibility is not required. (See Article 555.1 and 555.13) Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing (ENT) may not be used as a wiring method.
III. Grounding
554.8 General Requirements
Grounding at residential docks shall comply with Article 554.8(A) through (F).
A.
Grounding of Electrical and Nonelectrical Parts. Grounding of both electrical and nonelectrical parts in a residential dock shall be through connection to a grounding bus in the building panelboard.
B.
Installation and Connection of Equipment Grounding Conductor. The equipment grounding conductor shall be installed with the feeder conductors and connected to a grounding terminal in the service equipment.
C.
Identification of Equipment Grounding Conductor. The equipment-grounding conductor shall be an insulated copper conductor with a continuous outer finish that is either green or green with one or more yellow stripes. For conductors larger than 6 AWG, or where multi-conductor cables are used, re-identification of conductors as allowed in Article 250.009(A)(2)(b) and (A)(2)(c) or 250.119 (B)(2) and (B)(3) shall be permitted.
D.
Grounding Electrode Conductor Connection. The grounding terminal in the service equipment shall be grounded by connection through an insulated grounding electrode conductor to a grounding electrode(s) on shore.
E.
Grounding Electrode Conductor. The installation must comply with Article 250.64(A) and (B); this is either in conduit suited for the application or secured tightly to the supporting structure and buried underground to the grounding electrode(s).
F.
Service Grounding Conductor at Source. The existing service at the service equipment shall have a proper grounding electrode system per Article 250.50. If the service is not properly grounded then a grounding electrode system shall be installed that meets the requirements of the 2011 National Electric Code.
554.9 Insulated Neutral.
The grounded circuit conductor (neutral) shall be an insulted conductor identified in conformance with Article 200.6 (shall be identified by a continuous white or gray outer finish or by three continuous white stripes on other than green insulation along its entire length). The neutral conductor(s) shall be connected to the equipment-grounding terminal in the service equipment and, except for that connection; it shall be insulted from the equipment grounding conductors, terminals, equipment enclosures and all other grounding parts. The neutral circuit terminals in the panelboard and in ranges, clothes dryers, counter-mounted cooking units and similar appliances shall be insulted from the enclosures.
554.10 Equipment Grounding [DC1]
A.
Electrical Systems. All enclosures and exposed metal parts of electrical systems shall be bonded to the grounding bus.
B.
Cord-Connected Appliances. Where required to be grounded, cord-connected appliances shall be grounded by means of an equipment-grounding conductor in the cord and a grounding-type attachment plug.
554.11 Bonding of Non-Current Carrying Metal Parts [DC2].
All metal parts in contact with the water, all metal piping, and all non-current carrying metal parts that may become energized shall be bonded to the grounding bus in the panelboard.
IV. Electrical Equipment
554.12 Electrical Equipment Enclosures. [DC3]
A.
Securing and Supporting. Electrical equipment enclosures installed or, above deck level shall be securely and substantially supported by structural members, independent of any conduit connected to them. If enclosures are not attached to mounting surfaces by external ears or lugs, the internal screw heads shall be sealed to prevent seepage of water through mounting holes.
B.
Locations. Electrical equipment enclosures shall be located so as not to interfere with mooring lines.
C.
Weep Holes. Weatherproof enclosures are allowed to have "weep holes."
554.13 Circuit Breakers, Switches, Panelboards, and Marine Power Outlets.[DC4] Circuit breakers and switches installed in gasketed enclosures shall be arranged to permit required manual operation without exposing the interior of the enclosure. All such enclosures shall be arranged with a weep hole to discharge condensation.
554.14 Wiring Methods and Installation. All installations above the waterline and below eight (8) feet of the height of the residential dock will be considered a wet location. All installations above eight (8) [DC5] feet and not exposed to weather will be considered a damp location.
The complete electrical system shall be located above the finished surface of the dock (this requirement is to improve the ability of the owner to regularly inspect and maintain the system).
A.
Wiring Methods.
1.
General. Wiring methods of Chapter 3 Wiring Methods and Materials shall be permitted where identified for use in wet locations.
2.
Portable Power Cables. Extra-hard usage portable power cables rated not less 167 F (75 C), 600 volts; listed for both wet locations and sunlight resistance; and having an outer jacket rated to be resistant to temperature extremes, oil, gasoline, ozone, abrasion, acids and chemicals shall be permitted as follows:
a.
As permanent wiring on the underside of piers and docks (floating and fixed).
b.
Where flexibility is necessary as on piers and docks composed of floating sections.
B.
Installation.
1.
Outside Branch Circuits and Feeders. Outside branch circuits and feeders shall comply with Article 225.
2.
Portable Power Cables. Where portable power cables are permitted by Article 554.14(A)(2), [DC6] the installation shall comply with the following:
a.
Cables shall be properly supported.
b.
Cables shall be located on the underside of the dock or pier.
c.
Cables shall be securely fastened by non-metallic clips to structural members other than the deck planking.
d.
Cables shall not be installed where subject to physical damage.
e.
Where cables pass through structural members, they shall be protected against chafing by a permanently installed oversized sleeve of non-metallic material.
f.
Where portable power cables are used as Article 554.14(A)(2)(b), there shall be an approved junction box of corrosion-resistant construction with permanently installed terminal blocks on each pier and dock section to which the feeder and feeder extensions are to be connected. Metal junction boxes and their covers, and metal screws and parts that are exposed externally to the boxes, shall be of corrosion-resistant materials or protected by material resistant corrosion.
3.
Protection. Rigid metal or non-metallic conduit suitable for the location shall be installed to protect wiring above decks of piers, docks and landing stages and below the enclosure that it serves. The conduit shall be connected to the enclosure by full standard threads. The use of special fittings of non-metallic material to provide a threaded connection into enclosures on ridged non-metallic conduit, employing joint design as recommended by the conduit manufacturer, for attachment of the fitting to the conduit shall be acceptable, provided the equipment and method of attachment are approved and the assembly meets the requirements of installation in damp or wet locations as applicable.
554.15 Disconnecting Means for Shore Power Connection(s). Disconnecting means shall be provided to isolate each boat from its supply connection(s).
A.
Type. The disconnecting means shall be permitted to consist of a circuit breaker, switch or both and shall be properly identified as to which receptacle it controls.
B.
Location. The disconnecting means shall be readily accessible, located not more than thirty (30) inches from the receptacle it control and shall be located in the supply circuit ahead of the receptacle. Circuit breakers or switches located in marine power outlets complying with this section shall be permitted as the disconnecting means.
554.16 Receptacles. Receptacles shall be mounted not less than thirty-six (36) inches above the deck surface.
A.
Shore Power Receptacles. All shore power receptacles shall be GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) protected.
1.
Enclosures. Receptacles intended to supply shore power to boats shall be housed in marine power outlets listed as marina power outlets or listed for set locations, or shall be installed in listed enclosures protected from the weather or in listed weatherproof enclosures. The integrity of the assembly shall not be affected when the receptacles are in use with any type of booted or non-booted attachment plug/cap inserted.
2.
Strain Relief. Means shall be provided where necessary to reduce the strain on the plug and receptacle caused by the weight and catenary angle of the shore power cord.
3.
Branch Circuits. Each single receptacle that supplies shore power to boats shall be supplied from a marine shore power outlet or panelboard by an individual branch circuit of the voltage class and rating corresponding to the rating of the receptacle.
4.
Ratings. Shore power boats shall be provided by single receptacles rated not less than thirty (30) amperes.
For locking and grounding-type receptacles for auxiliary power to boats, see NFPA 303-2000, Fire Protection. Standard for Marinas and Boatyards.
a.
Receptacles rated not less than 30 amperes or more than 50 amperes shall be of the locking and grounding type.
For various configurations and ratings of locking and grounding-type receptacles and caps see ANSI/NEWA 18WD 6-1989, National Electrical Manufacturers Association's Standard for Dimensions of Attachment Plugs and Receptacles.
b.
Receptacles rated for sixty (60) amperes or one hundred (100) amperes shall be of the pin and sleeve type.
For various configurations and ratings of pin and sleeve receptacles see ANSI/UL 1686, UL Standard for Safety Pin and Sleeve Configurations.
B.
Other than Shore Power.
1.
Ground-Fault-Fault Circuit-Interrupter (GFCI) Protection for Personnel. Fifteen (15) and twenty (20) ampere, single phase, one hundred twenty-five (125) volt receptacles installed outdoors, in boathouses, in buildings used for storage, maintenance or repair where portable hand tools or portable lighting equipment are to be used shall be provided with GFCI protection for personnel. Receptacles in other locations shall be protected in accordance with Article 210.8(B).
2.
Marking. Receptacles other than those supplying shore power to boats shall be permitted to be housed in marine power outlets with the receptacles that provide shore power to boats provided they are marked to clearly indicate that they are not to be used to supply power to boats.
554.17 Temporary Wiring. Temporary wiring shall not be used to supply boats or docks.
5. 
Article 555, Marinas and Boatyards.
555.1, Scope. Delete in its entirety and insert:
This article covers the installation of wiring and equipment in the areas comprising fixed or floating piers, wharves, docks and other areas in marinas, boatyards, boat basins, boathouses, yacht clubs, boat condominiums, docking facilities associated with residential condominiums, any multiple docking facility or similar occupancies, residential docks with a service of fifty-one (51) amps or larger and facilities that are used or intended for use, for the purpose of repair, berthing, launching, storage or fueling of small craft and the moorage of floating buildings.
This article does not cover private, noncommercial docking facilities, constructed or occupied for the use of the owner or residents of the associated single- or two-family dwelling with services of fifty (50) amps or less.
The docks covered under this article shall submit an electrical schematic and cut sheets on the type or types of material to be used for the project.
Wiring inside storage sheds, wet bars, bar areas and storage lockers shall use the same wiring methods as the rest of the dock.
See NFPA 303-2000, Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards, for additional information.
A.
Application Of Other Articles. Wiring for docks covered by this article shall comply with the applicable provisions of other articles of this Code, except as modified by this article.
555.2 Definitions.
A.
Marine Power Outlet. Delete in its entirety and insert: An enclosed assembly that can include receptacles, circuit breakers, fused switches, fuses, watt-hour meter(s), and monitoring means approved for marine use.
555.3 Ground-Fault Protection. Delete in its entirety and insert: The main overcurrent protective device serving the dock shall be protected with ground-fault protection not exceeding one hundred (100) mA, these are the conductors from the shoreline disconnect to the sub-panel(s) on the dock, the circuits leaving the subpanel on the dock shall be GFCI personnel protected with a breaker (all branch circuits on a dock shall be GFCI protected not just the receptacle outlets).
555.7 Location of Service Equipment. Delete in its entirety and insert: The service equipment for floating docks or marinas shall be located adjacent to, but not on or in, the floating structure. The service equipment shall be at or within six (6) feet of the marina or boatyard ramp.
A.
Existing Service Or Feeder Service Conductors. Existing service or feeder service conductors to a dock not meeting the current requirements shall not continue as installed. The conductors shall be inspected prior to being covered for confirmation to determine it meets the installation requirements for conductors as identified in the 2011 National Electrical Code. Any NM, NMC, and NMS used as the service of feeder conductors shall be replaced in a weatherproof junction box where it exits at the residence. UF cable shall meet all current installation requirements for the type of conductors used, including the correct burial depth.
B.
Disconnecting Means. The disconnecting means for the service or feeder service equipment shall be forty-two (42) inches off the finished grade or surface and shall be measured to the bottom of the equipment enclosure.
555.9 Electrical Connections. Delete in its entirety and insert: All electrical connections shall be located at least thirty-six (36) inches above the deck of a floating pier, pier or dock.
555.13 Wiring Methods And Installation. Addition: All installations measured from above the waterline below eight (8) feet will be considered a wet location. All installations above eight (8) feet and not exposed to weather will be considered damp locations.
B.
Installation. Delete in its entirety and insert:
1.
Outside Branch Circuits And Feeders. Outside branch circuits and feeders shall comply with Article 225 except that clearances for overhead wiring in portions of the yard other than those described in 555.13(B)(1) shall not be less than 5.49 m (18 feet) above grade.
2.
Portable Power Cables.
a.
Where portable power cables are permitted by Article 555.13(A)(2), the installation shall comply with the following:
1.
Cables shall be properly supported.
2.
Cables shall be located on the underside of the pier.
3.
Cables shall be securely fastened by nonmetallic clips to structural members other than the deck planking.
4.
Cables shall not be installed where subject to physical damage.
5.
Where cables pass through structural members, they shall be protected against chafing by a permanently installed oversized sleeve of nonmetallic material.
b.
Where portable power cables are used as permitted in Article 555.13(A)(2)(2), there shall be an approved junction box of corrosion-resistant construction with permanently installed terminal blocks on each pier section to which the feeder and feeder extensions are to be connected. A listed marine power outlet employing terminal blocks/bars shall be permitted in lieu of a junction box. Metal junction boxes and their covers, and metal screws and parts that are exposed externally to the boxes, shall be of corrosion-resistant materials or protected by material resistant to corrosion.
3.
Protection. Rigid metal conduit, reinforced thermosetting resin conduit (RTRC) listed for above ground use, or ridged polyvinyl chloride (PVC) conduit suitable for the location shall be installed to protect wiring above decks of piers and landing stages and below the enclosure that it serves. The conduit shall be connected to the enclosure by full standard threads or fittings listed for the use in damp or wet locations, as applicable. The use of special fittings of nonmetallic material to provide a threaded connection into enclosures on ridged nonmetallic conduit, employing joint design as recommended by the conduit manufacturer, for attachment of the fitting to the conduit shall be acceptable, provided the equipment and method of attachment are approved and the assembly meets the requirements of installation in damp or wet locations as applicable.
555.15 Grounding. Addition:
F.
Grounding Electrode Conductor. The installation must comply with Article 250.64. This is either in conduit suited for the application or secured tightly to the supporting structure and buried underground to the ground rod(s).
G.
Service Grounding Conductor At Source. The existing service at equipment shall have a proper grounding electrode system per Article 250.50. If the service is not properly grounded a grounding electrode system shall be installed that meets the requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code.[DC10]
555.19 Receptacles. Addition: All receptacles shall be personnel GFCI protected. Receptacles shall be mounted not less than thirty-six (36) inches above the deck surface.
A.
Shore Power Receptacles. Addition: All shore power receptacles shall be GFCI protected (ground-fault circuit-interrupter).