NEWARK – The Board of Examiners of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors has proposed amendments to its regulations to provide an exemption to licensing requirements for certain electrical contractors when they install, maintain, or repair gas piping while installing or repairing electrical generators. The proposed amendments also revise limitations on electrical work that licensed master heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration contractors may perform.
P.L. 2019, c. 260 establishes that a licensed electrical contractor who has completed continuing education in the installation of gas piping relevant to electric generators is authorized to install, maintain, or repair gas piping associated with electric generators without holding a license from the Board. The proposed amendments effectuate P.L. 2019, c. 260.
N.J.A.C. 13:32A-1.2 provides that licensed master heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration contractors, in replacement cases only, may connect wiring from an equipment services disconnect box to certain equipment. Such work is limited to equipment which has heating or cooling capacity of 25 tons or less and a voltage system of 240 volts or less.
N.J.A.C. 13:32A-1.3 provides that, except for the replacement work provided for in N.J.A.C. 13:32A-1.2, a licensed master heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration contractor may perform electrical work that has a potential of no more than 10 volts or, when the work is in class III structures, no more than 30 volts.
The proposed amendments would delete the limitations as to heating or cooling capacity or voltage in N.J.A.C. 13:32A-1.2 and would revise N.J.A.C. 13:32A-1.3 so that licensed master heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration contractors can perform any electrical work with a potential of no more than 30 volts.
The proposed amendments, and information on how to submit a comment by August 6, 2021, can be viewed