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The Commission will receive proposed code changes from the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), the Division of the State Architect - Access Compliance (DSA-AC), the Division of the State Architect - Structural Safety (DSA-SS), the Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM), the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) and the Department of Water Resources (DWR) for code change consideration in the 2009 Annual Code Adoption Cycle which is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2009. The proposed code change submittals include the text of the proposed changes and justification, and are reviewed in the following phases of the adoption cycle:
The new codes are here! CBSC announces the recent adoption and approval of the 2010 California Building Standards Code, California Code of Regulations, Title 24, scheduled for publication by July 4, 2010 with an effective date of January 1, 2011. Adopted and amended as the new California codes are the:
Errata for the 2010 codes (PDF) Last update 8-12-10
2009 International Building Code for the 2010 California Building Code, Part 2;
2009 International Residential Code for the 2010 California Residential Code, Part 2.5 (a new part, adopted for the first time);
2008 National Electrical Code for the 2010 California Electrical Code, Part 3;
2009 Uniform Mechanical Code for the 2010 California Mechanical Code, Part 4;
2009 Uniform Plumbing Code for the 2010 California Plumbing Code, Part 5;
2009 International Fire Code for the 2010 California Fire Code, Part 9; and
2009 International Existing Building Code for the 2010 California Existing Building Code, Part 10.
In addition, CBSC adopted and approved updates for the following parts authored by the State of California:
The 2010 California Administrative Code, Part 1;
The 2010 California Green Building Standards (CALGreen) Code, Part 11; and
The 2010 California Referenced Standards Code, Part 12.
To be republished unchanged as 2010 editions are the 2007 California Energy Code, Part 6, based on the 2008 Energy Efficiency Standards; and Part 8, the 2010 California Historical Building Code. Part 7 is vacant.