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Open conductors, open multiconductor cables, and service-drop conductors of not over 600 volts, nominal, shall conform to the following minimum clearances:
Installations built before May 5, 2008:
Above areas (other than thoroughfares) where it is possible to drive vehicles 16 feet (4.88 m)
Above areas accessible to pedestrians only 12 feet (3.66 m)
Installations built on or after May 5, 2008:
Table 2375.18 Clearances from Ground.
Distance Installations built on or after May 5, 2008 Voltage to ground Conditions __________________________________________________________________ 12 ft. (3.66 m) <300V Above finished grade or sidewalks, or from any platform or projection from which they might be reached. Over residential property and driveways. Over commercial areas subject to pedestrian traffic or to vehicular traffic other than truck traffic. __________________________________________________________________ 16 ft. (4.88 m) 301 to 600 V Over residential property and driveways. Over commercial areas subject to pedestrian traffic or to vehicular traffic other than truck traffic. (This category includes conditions covered under the 12 ft. (3.66 m) category where the voltage exceeds 300 V.) __________________________________________________________________ 18 ft. (5.49 m) <600 V __________________________________________________________________Note: California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) General Order No. 95 applies in areas subject to CPUC jurisdiction ___________________________________________________
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 8-9-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 32).2. Editorial correction filed 11-2-83 (Register 83, No. 45).
3. Amendment deleting subsection (a) designation only filed 8-27-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 37).
4. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-5-2008; operative 5-5-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Labor Code 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2008, No. 19).
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