The National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®)
The one-stop resource for the National Electrical Safety Code.
NESC Subcommittees
Subcommittee Title Section/Part Scope Purpose
Subcommittee 1 Coordination-Scope, Purpose, and Definitions Section 1, 2, 3, Appendix E See Rule 011, Scope of the NESC See Rule 010, Purpose of the NESC
Chair:
Sam Stonerock
Secretary:
Mickey Gunter
Subcommittee 2 Grounding Methods Section 9 Section 9 of this Code covers methods of protective grounding of supply and communication conductors and equipment. The rules requiring grounding are in other parts of this Code. For rules requiring conductors or equipment to be effectively grounded, methods described in this section shall be used and the definition of effectively grounded shall be met.
These rules do not cover the grounded return of electric railways nor those lightning protection wires that are normally independent of supply or communication wires or equipment.
The purpose of Section 9 of this Code is to provide practical methods of grounding, as one of the means of safeguarding employees and the public from injury that may be caused by electrical potential.
Chair:
Robert Molde 
Secretary:
Ron Wellman
Subcommittee 3 Electric Supply Stations Part 1, Sections 10-19 Part 1 of this Code covers the electric supply conductors and equipment, along with the associated structural arrangements in electric supply stations, that are accessible only to qualified personnel. It also covers the conductors and equipment employed primarily for the utilization of electric power when such conductors and equipment are used by the utility in the exercise of its function as a utility. The purpose of Part 1 of this Code is the practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or maintenance of electric supply stations and their associated equipment.
Chair:
James Houston
Secretary:
Gregory A. Wolven
Subcommittee 4 Overhead Lines-Clearances     Part 2 of this Code covers supply and communication conductors and equipment in overhead lines. It covers the associated structural arrangements of such systems and the extension of such systems into buildings. The rules include requirements for spacing, clearances, and strength of construction. They do not cover installations in electric supply stations except as required by Rule 162A. The purpose of Part 2 of this Code is the practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or maintenance of overhead supply and communication lines and their associated equipment.
Chair:
Eric Engdahl
Secretary:
Mickey Gunter
Subcommittee 5 Overhead Lines-Strength and Loading Part 2, Sections 24-27, Appendix C
Chair:
Joe Rempe
Secretary:
Bruce Freimark
Subcommittee 7 Underground Lines Part 3, Sections 30-39 Part 3 of this Code covers supply and communication cables and equipment in underground or buried systems. The rules cover the associated structural arrangements and the extension of such systems into buildings. It also covers the cables and equipment employed primarily for the utilization of electric power when such cables and equipment are used by the utility in the exercise of its function as a utility. They do not cover installations in electric supply stations. The purpose of Part 3 of this Code is the practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or maintenance of underground or buried supply and communication cables and associated equipment.
Chair:
Lauren Gaunt
Secretary:
Ashley Eanes
Subcommittee 8 Work Rules Part 4, Sections 40-45, Appendix D Part 4 of this Code covers work rules to be followed in the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric supply and communications systems. The purpose of Part 4 of this Code is to provide practical work rules as one of the means of safeguarding employees and the public from injury. It is not the intent of these rules to require unreasonable steps to comply; however, all reasonable steps shall be taken.
Chair:
Sam Stonerock
Secretary:
Brent McKinney