LESSOR AND LESSEE BEWARE OF CALIFORNIA
REGARDING CABLE ABATEMENT
The Code includes important new requirements that certain types of abandoned cable be removed from buildings. Owners, tenants and lenders can, through awareness of these requirements and proactive measures, significantly reduce the potential for resulting costs and liability.
The Code defines abandoned cable as cable that is not terminated [at a connector and/or other equipment] and not identified for future use with a tag (see, e.g., §§760.1 and 800.2).
The removal requirements apply to audio distribution cable (§640), information technology cable (§645), class 2, class 3 and PLTC cable (§725), fire alarm cable (§760), optical fiber cable (§770), communication cable (§800), coaxial cable (§820), and network-powered broadband cable (§830).
TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIRED CABLE ABATEMENT LAWS DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT SWS CABLING BY PHONE OR YOU CAN SIMPLY REQUEST A QUOTE.