Proposal to 2008 NEC to require incident energy calculations for Arc Flash marking

It is interesting to note that the person making the proposal worked for a company that provides this service. The additional requirement
to be added to 100.16 was: "The marking [arc flash warning label] shall indicate the incident energy, the flash protection boundary, and the shock protection boundaries" This proposal was rejected, but it brings to light a trend by persons to increase work and business by changing the NEC.
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Gerald Newton wrote:

Gerald Surely you are mot implying that financial self interest played a part in this proposal rather than the proposers selfless concern for the safety and welfare of electricians like myself? The next thing you'll be saying is that Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter requirements in the NEC are a solution inn search of a market; I err mean problem. You may end up thinking that the North American Electrical Manufacturers would stoop to getting provisions inserted into the electric code that have little to do with the legitimate interest of State and local government in assuring the publics safety. What that will lead to is creeping socialism.
"He owns the tools so he makes the rules and he wants it kept that way. What's good for General Bullmoose is good for the USA. HEY.
"The Business of America is Business." President Calvin Coolidge 1925. -- Tom Horne
Who believes that the business of America is FREEDOM!
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The proposal to require arc fault circuit protection for almost all dwelling unit outlets, ROP 2-142, was submitted by Eaton Electric, the owner of Cutler Hammer from what I have found. I have heard numerous complaints about the arc fault circuit breakers. One electrican in Hawaii told me he had to remove them because of the nuisance tripping when computer monitors were plugged in.
I remember Fred Hartwell writing an article "Who's Code is it, anyway." I wonder sometimes.
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