Just curious; why did you drop your question in the Hazardous (Classified) Locations forum?Authority Having Jurisdiction (AH.}). An organization,
office, or individual responsible for enforcing the requirements
of a code or standard, or for approving equipment,
materials, an installation, or a procedure.
Informational Note: The phrase "authority having jurisdiction,"
or its acronym AHJ, is used in NFPA documents in a
broad manner, since jurisdictions and approval agencies
vary, as do their responsibilities. Where public safety is
primary, the authority having jurisdiction may be a federal,
state, local or other regional department or individual such as
a fire chief; fire marshal; chief of a fire prevention bureau,
labor depat1ment, or health department; building official; electrical
inspector; or others having statutory authority. For insurance
purposes, an insurance inspection department, rating bureau,
or other insurance company representative may be the
authority having jurisdiction. In many circumstances, the
property owner or his or her designated agent assumes the role
of the authority having jurisdiction; at government installations,
the commanding officer or departmental official may be
the authority having jurisdiction.
Actually, I think you should contact the local building officials first. I suspect the Division of Industrial Compliance will refer you to them anyway,Do you think the best approach to determining this AHJ structure for my state would be to contact the Division of Industrial Compliance for my state?