The 2016 California Electrical Code is based upon the 2014 NEC, which is the state standard for all 50 states for electrical hazard protection from electrical design to installation to inspection. Based on the premise of protecting people and property, Part 3 integrates the full text of the 2014 NFPA 70 and the changes clearly marked as additions, deletions, or modifications.
Changes in the 2016 California Electrical Code include:
Extended information on arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) & ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) safeguards in houses
Ongoing safety measures on installs for electrical workers
New approaches on low voltage power distribution
New coverages regarding photovoltaic (PV) electric systems safety
Updates to voltage levels employed in the code
Plus several others regarding secure utitlization of the newest electrical technology and systems.
The 2016 California Electrical Code is updated every three years based on the California Code of Regulations, Title 24. These regulations implement the State's statutes and have the same force of law.
The 2016 California Electrical Code, Title 24 Part 3, comes packaged in a heavy duty loose leaf binder.