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2009 Code Advisory Committee (CAC) Review

The California Building Standards Commission's Code Advisory Committees review and make recommendations to changes proposed by state agencies to California's building codes. The public is invited to attend and/or present comments to the Code Advisory Committees on the following dates:

  • Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Energy Committee (PEME) - July 7, 2009 Agenda (PDF)
  • Accessibility Committee (ACCESS) - July 22 & 23, 2009 Agenda (PDF) (TXT)
  • Green Building Standards Committee (GB) - August 4 & 5, 2009 Agenda (PDF)
  • Building Fire and Other Committee (BFO) - August 10 & 11, 2009 Agenda (PDF)
  • Health Facilities Committee (HF) - August 13, 2009 Agenda (PDF)
  • Structural Design - Lateral Forces Committee (SD-LF) - August 18 & 19, 2009 Agenda *Revised* (PDF)

Proposed Action Key:

  • NOPA =  Notice of Proposed Action (public notification required by law to inform the public of action being proposed regarding building standards contained within Title 24)
  • ISOR =  Initial Statement of Reasons (why proposing agency needs to make the code change)
  • ET =  Express Terms (actual text of the proposed modification shown in underline and strike out format)


(July 7, 2009) PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL and ENERGY CAC (PEME) (Agenda - PDF) (Last day to submit written comments to the CAC - July 1, 2009) (Comment Form - Word)

Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 01/08 - California Electrical Code, Part 3, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

BSC 04/09 - California Mechanical Code, Part 4, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

BSC 05/09 - California Plumbing Code, Part 5, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 01/08 - California Electrical Code, Part 3, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Adoption Matrix Tables - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

HCD 02/09 - California Mechanical Code, Part 4, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Adoption Matrix Tables - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

HCD 03/09 - California Plumbing Code, Part 5, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Adoption Matrix Tables - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

Division of the State Architect - Access Compliance (DSA-AC)

DSA-AC 05/09 - California Electrical Code, Part 3, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

DSA-AC 02/09 - California Mechanical Code, Part 4, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

DSA-AC 03/09 - California Plumbing Code, Part 5, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

Division of the State Architect - Structural Safety (DSA-SS)

DSA-SS 01/08 - California Electrical Code, Part 3, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

DSA-SS 03/09 - California Mechanical Code, Part 4, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

DSA-SS 04/09 - California Plumbing Code, Part 5, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 01/09 - California Electrical Code, Part 3, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

OSHPD 03/09 - California Mechancial Code, Part 4, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

OSHPD 02/09 - California Plumbing Code, Part 5, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM 05/08 - California Electrical Code, Part 3, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

SFM 01/09 - California Mechanical Code, Part 4, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

SFM 02/09 - California Plumbing Code, Part 5, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF), (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

DWR 02/09 - California Plumbing Code, Part 5, CCR, Chapter 16 - Recycled Water Standards (Express Terms, ET - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF)


(July 22 & 23, 2009) ACCESSIBILITY CAC (ACCESS) (Agenda - PDF) (Last day to submit written comments to the CAC - July 12, 2009) (Comment Form - Word)

Division of the State Architect - Access Compliance (DSA-AC)

DSA-AC 01/09 - California Building Code, Part 2, Chapter 11B, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF, Word), (Express Terms, ET - PDF, Word), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF, Word) (Figures, 11B - PDF)

DSA-AC 07/09 - Califonria Fire Code, Part 9, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF, Word), (Express Terms, ET - PDF, Word) (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF, Word)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 01/09 - California Building Code, Part 2, Chapter 11A, CCR (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - PDF, Word), (Express Terms, ET - PDF, Word), (Figures, 11A - PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - PDF, Word) (Adoption Matrix Tables - PDF)


(August 4 & 5, 2009) GREEN BUILDING CAC (GREEN) (Agenda - PDF) (Last day to submit written comments to the CAC - July 31, 2009) (Comment Form - Word)

Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 07/09 - California Administrative Code, Part 1 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

BSC 03/09 - California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 05/09 - California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 06/09 - California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

Division of the State Architect - Structural Safety (DSA-SS)

DSA-SS 05/09 - California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)


(August 10 & 11, 2009) BUILDING FIRE AND OTHER CAC (BFO) (Agenda - PDF) (Last day to submit written comments to the CAC - August 6, 2009) (Comment Form - Word)

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM 03/09 - California Building Code, Part 2 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

SFM 06/09 - California Residential Code, Part 2.5 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

SFM 04/09 - California Fire Code, Part 9 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

SFM 07/09 - California Referenced Standards Code, Part 12 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Intitial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 02/09 - California Building Code, Part 2 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

BSC 06/09 - California Existing Building Code, Part 10 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 01/09 - California Building Code, Part 2 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (Matrix Tables - (PDF)

HCD 04/09 - California Residential Code, Part 2.5 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (Matrix Tables - (PDF)

Department of Water Resources (DWR)

DWR 01/09 - California Building Code, Part 2 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DWR Narrative, (PDF)


(August 13, 2009) HEALTH FACILITIES CAC (HF) (Agenda - PDF)(Last day to submit written comments to the CAC - August 10, 2009) (Comment Form - Word

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 04/09 - California Administrative Code, Part 1 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

OSHPD 05/09 - California Building Code, Part 2 - (Non-Structural) (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)


(August 18 & 19, 2009) STRUCTURAL DESIGN / LATERAL FORCES CAC (SD/LF) (Agenda - Revised PDF) (Last day to submit written comments to the CAC - August 14, 2009) (Comment Form - Word)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 08/09 - California Adminstrative Code, Part 1 - (Structural) (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

OSHPD 07/09 - California Building Code, Part 2 - (Structural) (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

Division of the State Architect - Structural Safety (DSA-SS)

DSA-SS 01/09 - California Administrative Code, Part 1 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

DSA-SS 02/09 - California Building Code, Part 2 (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)

Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 08/09 - California Building Code, Part 2 (Structural) (Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF), (Express Terms, ET - (PDF), (Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)