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Oregon Electrical Specialty Code adoption

About the next edition of the code

The Electrical and Elevator Board has announced the beginning of the code adoption process for the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC).

Anticipated effective date: Oct. 1, 2023.

The next edition of the OESC will be based on the following:

  • 2023 NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Existing Oregon amendments in the 2021 OESC
  • Public code amendment proposals

Throughout the code adoption process important notices and events will be posted on this page.

Code adoption timeline

Code related comments and testimony

Verbal testimony

To sign up in advance to provide oral testimony at a code review committee meeting, please email bcd.ptsptech@dcbs.oregon.gov. Instructions for providing testimony will be sent to you.

Written testimony

Please email written testimony for the code review committee to bcd.ptsptech@dcbs.oregon.gov at least 24 hours before the meeting. Include your name, organization, and the related agenda item.