National Electrical Code Style Manual

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NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Chapter 1 General … 1
1.1 Purpose… 1
1.2 Scope… 1
1.3 Regulatory Adoption… 1

Chapter 2 Document Structure and Numbering … 2
2.1 Subdivisions of the NEC… 2
2.2 Content of NEC Subdivisions… 5
2.3 Tables and Figures… 6
2.4 Numbering Practices… 7
2.5 General References to Other Articles … 8
2.6 Exceptions… 8

Chapter 3 Editorial Guidelines … 9
3.1 Mandatory Rules, Permissive Rules, and Explanatory
Information… 9
3.2 Word Choices… 9
3.3 Writing Style… 13

Chapter 4 References and Extracts … 17
4.1 References to Other NEC Rules… 17
4.2 References to Other Standards… 17
4.3 Extracts… 18

Chapter 5 Editorial Administrative Responsibilities .. 20
5.1 General… 20
5.2 Responsibilities of Committee Members… 20
5.3 Responsibilities of NFPA Staff… 20

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