Due to COVID-19-related supply challenges, the Department of Labor and Industry is delaying enforcement of the requirements for 250-volt GFCI receptacles and outlet requirements found in NEC 210.8(A) and 210.8(F).
According to a notice from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry: “GFCI circuit breakers may be commercially available, but the COVID-19 pandemic has created major manufacturing and supply-chain challenges, thus limiting the availability of these devices and the ability to complete work and obtain inspections. Section 90.4, of the NEC allows the authority having jurisdiction to refer to the most recent previous edition of the NEC adopted by the jurisdiction when materials are not yet available at the time the Code is adopted.”
Enforcement of these provisions is suspended until further notice.
Nicholas Erickson, director of research and regulatory affairs, serves as Housing First Minnesota's point of contact for the housing industry's regulatory agencies and local government entities. He also leads the Housing Affordability Institute's research programs. Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @nserickson