According to the 2005 NEC, ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for 125V, 15A or 20A receptacles is required for which of the following locations?

A) near a commercial boathouse, without access to the public
B) in a crawl space of an industrial building
C) on the 2nd floor of a dwelling unit garage that provides no access to vehicles
D) outdoors in a public park where accessible to the general public

Answer: D)

Explanation: Per a 2005 NEC change to 210.8 - GFCI Protection for Personnel, a new location was added under 210.8(B): “Outdoors in public spaces.” For the purposes of this section, a public space is defined as any space that is for use by, or is accessible to, the public. See Sec 210.8(B)(4).

Owen is the owner and president of National Code Seminars and the holder of master electrician certifications in 46 states.