South Dakota Administrative Rules
20:44 - ELECTRICIANS
Chapter 20:44:19 - Inspection procedures.
20:44:19:03 - Rough-in inspection

20:44:19:03. Rough-in inspection. An inspector shall record on the inspector's daily report any electrical installation that has serious or hazardous violations of the National Electrical Code, is too incomplete to inspect finally, or is too large to be inspected during one inspection as a rough-in inspection. A blue rough-in tag shall be dated, signed, and applied on or near the service disconnect by the electrical inspector.

When life or safety violations are noted, the inspector shall provide an inspection report to the electrical installer.

The installer shall correct all noted violations and notify the inspector of those corrections by the date specified on the inspector's report and in compliance with § 20:44:19:07.

If the installer fails to notify the inspector by the date specified on the inspector's report, the inspector shall issue a correction order to the installer ordering compliance with SDCL chapter 36-16 and this article. The inspector shall assess fees according to § 20:44:20:12.

If the installer fails to comply with the correction order or fails to pay the fees according to § 20:44:20:12, the inspector may final void the installation with notice of non-compliance to installer, order a disconnect, or make a compliance request of the electrician's undertaking fund. In addition, the commission may conduct a hearing to determine whether the violator's license should be revoked.

If at any time during the process the owner of a residential or farmstead installation refuses to allow for corrections by an installer the inspector shall final void the installation with notice of non-compliance to installer or order the service disconnected. If at any time during the process the owner of a commercial installation refuses to allow for corrections the inspector shall order the service disconnected.

If an owner performing electrical installations under an owner's exemption refuses to make corrections, the inspector shall final void the installation with notice of non-compliance to owner, provide an inspection report to the owner, or order the service disconnected. The owner shall correct all noted violations and notify the inspector of those corrections by the date specified on the inspector's report and in compliance with § 20:44:19:07. If the owner fails to notify the inspector by the date specified on the inspector's report, the inspector shall issue a correction order to the owner ordering compliance with SDCL chapter 36-16 and this article. The inspector shall assess fees according to§ 20:44:20:12.

Violations considered inconsequential to the safety of life and property do not require an inspector's report, and corrections may be made at the convenience of the installer. This status may change with the next inspection.



Source: 2 SDR 89, effective July 2, 1976; 12 SDR 92, effective January 1, 1986; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986; 14 SDR 76, effective November 30, 1987; 16 SDR 153, effective March 29, 1990; 20 SDR 222, effective July 6, 1994; transferred from § 20:44:11:03, August 12, 1994; 40 SDR 198, effective May 28, 2014; 43 SDR 181, effective July 10, 2017.

General Authority: SDCL 36-16-12, 36-16-30.

Law Implemented: SDCL 36-16-15, 36-16-29, 36-16-31.

Cross-Reference: Undertaking and insurance required, SDCL 36-16-20.

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