authority having jurisdiction


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authority having jurisdiction

A federal, state, local, or other regional department, or an individual such as a fire chief, fire marshal, chief of a fire prevention bureau (or labor department or health department), building official, electrical inspector, or other individual having statutory authority. For insurance purposes, the “authority having jurisdiction” may be an insurance inspection department or rating bureau, or other representative of an insurance company. In many circumstances the
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Who is the authority having jurisdiction? Will the facility seek accreditation?
Because requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance may vary by city, county, or state, it's important to check with the authority having jurisdiction [2] to gain a better understanding of what's necessary in your area.
If they are, the manufacturer receives a certificate from the AECO, which is presented to the authority having jurisdiction, showing proof of compliance with the code.
The NEC requirements do not have the effect of law; however, the majority of jurisdictions in the United States adopt the NEC by reference into local building and fire codes, which are then enforced by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
* Does the authority having jurisdiction condone integration of the systems under consideration?

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