The International Code Council has designated NFPA 70®, the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) as the electrical code for use with the ICC’s International Family of Codes or "I-Codes.” The set of 15 I-Codes are model building codes used in every state and most jurisdictions. Similarly the NEC, which is developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is the model code used as the basis for electrical regulations throughout the country, and it has been referenced for more than 10 years in the I-Codes as an integral part of the building safety framework.