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This manual is a guide for electrical and telecommunications engineers and designers (hereafter referred as A/E) for the planning and design of the electrical power distribution, lighting, signal, telecommunications, and related systems (hereinafter referred to as systems) at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities.

It is expected that systems designed with the use of this manual shall meet their primary objective of providing a safe, reliable, and energy efficient installation. In order to provide the latitude needed for new technologies and concepts, technical deviations from the stipulations of this manual may be made only if a safe, reliable, and energy-efficient design shall result. Such deviations must be approved by VA. Deviations are not permitted from those requirements included in public laws, federal regulations, executive orders, and all applicable codes.

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