Remodeling a kitchen - I already have the two required 20A circuits. However, due to removing a wall to open things up, the receptacles that one of the branches serviced will no longer exist and there will be an island roughly in the same place. Apart from the island, only one wall will have countertop surfaces and those surfaces will only require three receptacles to meet code for spacing.
After a lot of searching, I can't find anything that says whether the island can be the sole point of access for one the small appliance circuits. I know there is a one receptacle requirement (I plan to put two - one at either end) and it seems like the island can extend the 20A circuit, but there's nothing that explicitly says it can be the sole provider for the whole circuit. Logically, it is a countertop surface, but it seems like NEC treats island surfaces completely separately from standard countertop surfaces in its definitions.
So, do I have to run one 20A to two countertop receptacles and then split the other 20A to one receptacle + island?
Or can I run one 20A to all three countertop receptacles and one 20A to the island?
The fridge, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and microwave all have/will have their own 15A circuits so the only concern is meeting code requirements on the 20A appliance branches.