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Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV's)

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, in cooperation with numerous state agencies and stakeholders across California, has created several resources to help achieve the goals of Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-16-2012, which directs state government to meet a series of milestones toward a long-term target of 1.5 million ZEVs on California’s roadways by 2025.  Among these resources is the Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook.  To view the Guidebook and other ZEV resources, visit the OPR website.

Proposing State Agencies

The 2013 codes, which remain in effect through 2016 are available online both on this website and on the submitting agencies websites:     

California Department of Housing and Community Development
Residential Construction
        www.hcd.ca.gov

California Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect
Access Compliance 
**Updated Accessibility Regulations and Supporting Materials**
School Construction
Structural Safety
        www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa

California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
        Hospitals and Clinic Construction 
        www.oshpd.ca.gov

Office of the State Fire Marshal
         Fire and Panic Safety
         http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/

Local Amendments - Educational Webinar

The California Building Standards Commission (BSC) in collaboration with the International Code Council, California Building Officials, and Stuart Tom, Chief Building Official, City of Glendale presented a webinar on the code adoption process for local jurisdictions.  This instructive presentation is one hour and thirteen minutes in length: 

 - Webinar via YouTube 
 - Webinar slide presentation only (pdf)

Title 24 Publishers

California’s building codes are published by the following three entities.  To purchase copies of the 2013 California Building Standards Code, Title 24 contact the publishers directly:

  • International Code Council (ICC) publishes Parts 1, 2  (includes 8 and 10), 2.5, 6, 9, 11 and 12 of Title 24, the Administrative, Building with Historical and Existing Buildings, Residential, Energy, Fire, Green and Referenced Standards Codes.  For order information go to www.iccsafe.orgor call (800) 786-4452;

  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) publishes Parts 4 and 5 of Title 24, the California Mechanical and Plumbing Codes.  For order information go to www.iapmo.org, or call (909) 472-4208; and

  • BNi Building News publishes Part 3 of Title 24, the California Electrical Code.  For order information go towww.bnibooks.com or call (888) 264-2665.

California's building codes (California Code of Regulations, Title 24) are published on a triennial basis.  The CBSC is responsible for the administration and implementation of each code cycle, which includes the proposal, review and adoption processes. 
 
Supplements and errata are issued throughout the cycle.  Review the current code cycle timeline here.  For more information about the code cycle and the regulatory processes review the information available throughout this website.  Click here for helpful tips on how to navigate the CBSC web pages.

Commission Meeting Webcast
July 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m.- Meeting Notice/Agenda  (PDF) (DOC)  Completed

The following link is active five (5)  minutes prior to meeting start times.  Please be aware of the approximate sixty (60) second delay in the webcast when commenting on an agenda item via teleconference.

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