90.2(B) Not Covered. This Code does not cover the following:
(5) Installations under the exclusive control of an electric
utility where such installations
a. Consist of service drops or service laterals, and associated
Accepted Signed Cut-in Cards
PPL EU accepts signed cut-in cards from an inspector with the understanding that the inspector is responsibly enforcing the standards of the Uniform Construction Code, NEC, REMSI and any other applicable code. Continued acceptance of an inspector’s signed cut-in cards is contingent upon the inspector maintaining satisfactory performance.
An inspector whose signed cut-in cards are accepted by PPL EU may inspect in any region or area of PPL EU
When PPL EU receives a cut-in card specifying NEC violations at a premises, PPL EU requires the customer or customer's contractor to:
correct the situation, and
secure the services of the same inspector who issued the violation card to re-inspect the corrected facilities.
Re-inspection by another inspector is acceptable to PPL EU only if the original inspector is unavailable due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances, and the customer requires immediate service.
Unsatisfactory Performance of a Code Official (Inspector)
When PPL EU personnel discover NEC or REMSI violations for service entrance facilities after PPL EU has received a cut-in card, a letter may be sent to the Code Official (Inspector).
The letter shall:
explain the problem(s) with the service entrance facilities discovered by PPL EU personnel,
ask the inspector to contact the electrician or customer and arrange to correct the problem(s), and
ask the inspector to re-inspect the corrected service entrance facilities and send a new cut-in card to PPL EU.
If the frequency or severity of violations indicates that the inspector is either:
not looking at all services for which PPL EU received cut-in cards, or
not adequately ensuring that the requirements of the NEC or REMSI are met, a complaint may be made to the Field Operations Manager at the Department of Labor and Industry for investigation. The complaint form and address for the Field Operations Manager may be found at:
You are going to hate me but there are no NEC violations within that meter enclosure.
The meter seal and common 'terms of service' pretty much puts it under exclusive control of the utility.
Things that I notice:
* The reducer washer shouldn't have been trimmed as it would be modified and no longer listed.
* Debris in the bottom of the panel needs cleaned out.
* Electrical tape on the conductors as a means of reducing abrasion (shouldn't a plasic insert be installed on the conduit?)
* Bonding bushing should be used.
* Rusty conduit should be cleaned and zinc rich paint applied.
* Conduit not installed square to panel or panel/conduit not level. Something is caddywampus.