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RULE §265.161Electrical Requirements

(a) Licensed designer. An electrical system installed on or after the effective date of this subchapter shall be planned and designed by a licensed engineer or licensed master electrician.

(b) Compliance with National Electrical Code (NEC). All electrical equipment and lines shall comply with applicable provisions in the current NEC in effect on the date of installation.

(c) Testing laboratory approval. Electrical equipment shall be approved by a nationally recognized electrical testing laboratory, such as UL, at the time of installation as evidenced by the listing or labeling on the equipment.

(d) Grounding and bonding. Equipment, as required, shall be bonded and grounded in accordance with the NEC in effect at the time of installation. Pumps shall be both internally and externally grounded and bonded in accordance with the NEC.

(e) Manufacturer's instructions. Electrical equipment and related electrical components shall comply with manufacturer's installation instructions.

(f) Line clearances. Electrical line clearances shall comply with the National Electrical Safety Code or NEC in effect at the time of construction.

(g) Inspections required. For a lagoon constructed on or after the effective date of this subchapter, a licensed electrician shall conduct at least two inspections, one during construction and one after construction, to ensure that all electrical facilities are constructed in compliance with this section.

(h) Shut-off switch for service personnel. A shut-off switch shall be provided for service personnel to disconnect all power to circulation and jet system pumps.

(i) Surf lagoon emergency shut-off switches required. A minimum of two emergency shut-off switches capable of immediately stopping wave generation shall be provided, shall be clearly marked as emergency shut-offs, and shall be readily accessible to lifeguards.

Source Note: The provisions of this §265.161 adopted to be effective March 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 1024

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