Notice of Intended Action

Electrical installations, 504.1

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to electrical installations

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Electrical Examining Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 504, "Standards for Electrical Work," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 103.6(1).

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2021 Iowa Acts, House File 871, section 25.

Purpose and Summary

This proposed rule making removes the January 1, 2022, expiration date in rule 661—504.1(103) and brings that rule into alignment with 2021 Iowa Acts, House File 871, section 25. This rule making provides consistency and predictability regarding the rules applicable to electrical installations in Iowa by clarifying that the amendments in rule 661—504.1(103) will remain in effect until the Board issues additional rule making in response to any changes to the National Electrical Code, 2020 edition.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to the provisions of rule 661—10.222(17A).

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 31, 2021. Comments should be directed to:

Sarah Jennings

Department of Public Safety

Oran Pape State Office Building

215 East 7th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Phone: 515.725.6185


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Amend rule 661—504.1(103), introductory paragraph, as follows:

661—504.1(103) Installation requirements. The provisions of the National Electrical Code, 2020 edition, published by the National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471, are adopted as the requirements for electrical installations performed by persons licensed pursuant to 661—Chapters 500 through 503 and to installations subject to inspection pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 103 with the following amendments, which shall expire on January 1, 2022. The following amendments are effective as of May 1, 2021, shall not expire, and shall remain in effect until, at minimum, the effective date of rules adopted by the board in regard to either (1) a subsequent edition of the National Electrical Code; or (2) subsequent amendments, issued and adopted by the National Fire Protection Association, to the National Electrical Code, 2020 edition:

Public Safety Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 8/31/2021.

Official Document

The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

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View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 8/11/2021.

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 661-504.1

Iowa Code References

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Iowa Code 103


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