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(1) Cover (rough-in) inspections are made by a state electrical inspector wherever possible. Insulation and wallboard shall not be applied prior to inspection unless 48 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, have expired after the electrical installation is complete and notice to inspect has been received.

(2) The permittee of record, whether an electrical contractor or a homeowner, shall notify the area electrical inspector when the electrical installation is ready for cover (rough-in) inspection, whether or not an inspection is subsequently performed.

(3) Whenever violations are found upon inspection, the inspector will notify the permittee verbally, with a written inspection report, or a written compliance order as to the nature of the violations.

(4) Provisional power may be removed from the installation if code violations discovered during the cover (rough-in) inspection are of such a nature to be considered an immediate threat of fire to the structure or shock hazard.

History: 50-60-203, 50-60-603, MCA; IMP, 50-60-103, 50-60-201, 50-60-203, 50-60-603, 50-60-604, MCA; NEW, 1978 MAR p. 378, Eff. 2/25/78; AMD, 1981 MAR p. 519, Eff. 5/29/81; TRANS, from Dept. of Admin., Ch. 352, L. 1985, Eff. 7/1/85; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 420, Eff. 2/9/96; TRANS, from Commerce, 2001 MAR p. 2301; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 567, Eff. 2/24/06; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 1733, Eff. 7/30/10.

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