2007 California Electrical Code
210.52 Dwelling Unit Receptacle Outlets.
(B) Small Appliances.
(1) Receptacle Outlets Served. In the kitchen, pantry, breakfast room, dining room, or similar area of a dwelling unit, the two or more 20-ampere small-appliance branch circuits required by
210.11(C)(1) shall serve all wall and floor receptacle outlets covered by 21O.52(A), all countertop outlets covered by 21O.52(C), and receptacle outlets for refrigeration equipment.
Exception No.1: In addition to the required receptacles specified by 210.52, switched receptacles supplied from a general-purpose branch circuit as' defined in 2IO.70(A)(I),
Exception No.1, shall bepermitted
Exception No.2: The receptacle outlet for refrigeration equipment shall be permitted to be suppliedfrom an individual branch circuit rated 15 amperes or greater.
(3) Kitchen Receptacle Requirements. Receptacles installed in a kitchen to serve countertop surfaces shall be supplied by not fewer than two small-appliance branch circuits, either or both of which shall also be permitted to supply receptacle outlets in the same kitchen and in other rooms specified in 210.52(B)(1).
Additional small-appliance branch circuits shall be permitted to supply receptacle outlets in the kitchen and other rooms specified in 21O.52(B)(1). No small-appliance branch circuit shall serve more than one kitchen.