Dept of Homeland Security funds may be available for enforcing Article 708 of the 2008 NEC

The 2008 NEC contains a new article 708 addressing the requirements critical operation power systems. This article is a result of work by a special task group that worked on Emergency and Standby Systems for Homeland Security.

Schools Districts in Anchorage, Alaska are obtaining Homeland Security funds to install new generator systems that are critical operation power systems so the schools can remain safe during disasters such as the 911 event. These are federal funds coming from the Dept of Homeland Security.

Before jurisdictions adopt the 2008 NEC they should be sure that they are going to receive funding from Homeland Security to enforce Article

708. It is probably a fact that the NFPA has already received funding for writing this Article. Don't get caught enforcing Homeland Security requirements without receiving the compensation.
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Gerald Newton
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