If the NEC requires new products that are not yet available at the time a new edition is adopted, the ______ may permit the use of the products that comply with the previous edition of the Code adopted by that jurisdiction.
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Authority having jurisdiction
The Code is suitable for compulsory application by governmental bodies, including signaling and communications systems of legal jurisdiction over electrical installations, and for use by insurance inspectors. The authority having jurisdiction for the enforcement of the Code has the responsibility to interpret the rules, to decide on the approval of equipment and materials, and to grant special permissions contemplated in a number of rules.
By special permission, authorities with jurisdiction may waive specific requirements in this Code or allow alternative methods where it is assured that similar objectives can be achieved by establishing and maintaining effective protection.