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CODE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC) REVIEW

The California Building Standards Commission Code Advisory Committees review and make recommendations to proposed changes, submitted by state agencies, to California's building codes. All CAC meetings are open to the public.  Industry stakeholders and members of the public are invited to attend and/or present comments in advance to the committees (see submission deadlines for written comments by committee and the link to the Comment Form in the next section):

CAC Meetings: 

  • Structural Design/Lateral Forces Committee (SD/LF) - July 17, 2012   
(scroll down to next section to review individual agency proposed actions)
  • Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Energy Committee (PEME) - July 24 & 25, 2012 
(scroll down to next section to review individual agency proposed actions) 

  • Health Facilities Committee (HF) August 1, 2012
(scroll down to next section to review individual agency proposed actions)

  • Green Building Standards Committee (GREEN) - August 8, 2012
(scroll down to next section to review individual agency proposed actions)

  • Building Fire and Other Committee (BFO) August 14, 2012
    • Notice/Agenda (PDF) (DOC)  **REVISED** 
(scroll down to next section to review individual agency proposed actions)

  • Accessibility Committee (ACCESS)September 25-27, 2012
    • Notice/Agenda (PDF) (DOC) **REVISED**
    • Teleconference number: 1-888-622-5357; Participant code:  201321
Note:  In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meetings, please continue to monitor the webcast and/or refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcomiing ACCESS 45-day public comment period.

(scroll down to next section to review individual agency proposed actions)


Key:

  • NOPA =  Notice of Proposed Action (proposing agency's intentions);
  • 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); 
  • SRV = Screen Reader Version (Accessible Format).           

2012 CAC Review

SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2012 - ACCESSIBIILITY COMMITTEE (ACCESS)

Notice/Agenda (PDF) (DOC) **REVISED**
Teleconference number: 1-888-622-5357; Participant code:  201321

Note:  In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meetings, please continue to monitor the webcast and/or refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcomiing ACCESS 45-day public comment period.

Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the ACCESS CAC through September 18, 2012.                 

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

DSA-AC 01/12 - California Building Code, Part 2 (Chapter 11B)
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Addendum 1 - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Addendum 2 - (PDF) (DOC)

DSA-AC 02/12 - California Administrative Code, Part 1 (Chapter 5)

  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 08/12 - California Building Code, Part 2 (Chapter 11A)

  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)

JULY 17, 2012 - STRUCTURAL DESIGN/LATERAL FORCES COMMITTEE (SD/LF)

Notice/Agenda (PDF) (DOC)
Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the SD/LF CAC through July 10, 2012. 


Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 03/12 - California Building Code, Part 2 (Structural)

  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

BSC 06/12 - California Building Code, Part 10 (Structural) 
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC) 

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)  

HCD 06/12- California Building Code, Part 2 (Structural) 
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)

Division of the State Architect (DSA-SS)

DSA-SS 01/12- California Administrative Code, Part 1 (Structural)
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

DSA-SS 02/12- California Building Code, Part 2 (Structural)  
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC) 

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 03/12: California Administrative Code, Part 1 & California Building Code, Part 2 (Structural) 
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms Pt 1, ET - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms Pt. 2, ET - (PDF) (DOC

JULY 24 & 25, 2012 - PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL & ENERGY COMM. (PEME)

Notice/Agenda (PDF) (DOC)
Comments to the PEME CAC may be submitted through July 17, 2012
Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)


California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 01/12- 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) of the National Fire Protection Associaiton, Part 3

  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

BSC 04/12- 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Part 4
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

BSC 05/12- 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Part 5
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 01/12- 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) of the National Fire Protection Association, Part 3
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)
  
HCD 02/12- 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Part 4
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)

HCD 05/12- 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Part 5
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 01/12- 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) of the National Fire Protection Association, Part 3
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

OSHPD 05/12- 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Part 4
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

OSHPD 06/12- 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Part 5
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

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

DSA-SS 03/12- 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) of the National Fire Protection Association, Part 3
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

DSA-SS  04/12- 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Part 4
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

DSA-SS  05/12- 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Part 5
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM 01/12- 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) of the National Fire Protection Association, Part 3
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Matrix Adoption Table (PDF)

SFM 05/12- 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Part 4
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

SFM 06/12- 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Part 5
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)   

AUGUST 1, 2012 - HEALTH FACILITIES CAC (HF)

Notice/Agenda (PDF) (DOC)
Comments to the HF CAC may be submitted through July 25, 2012
Comment Form- (PDF) (DOC)


Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 02/12- 2013 California Administration Code, Part 1

  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC

OSHPD 04/12- 2013 California Building Code, Part 2
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

AUGUST 8, 2012 - GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS COMMITTEE (GREEN)

Notice/Agenda (PDF) (DOC)
Comments to the GREEN CAC may be submitted through August 1, 2012
Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)

Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 07/12 - California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

Department of Community and Housing Development (HCD)

HCD 04/12 - California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC

Division of the State Architect (DSA-SS)

DSA-SS 06/12 - California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC
  • Initital Statement of Reason, ISOR - Addendum (PDF
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC

California Energy Commission (CEC)

CEC 01/12 - California Energy Code, Part 6
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC) **REVISED August 6, 2012**

AUGUST 14, 2012 - BUILDING FIRE AND OTHER COMMITTEE (BFO)

Notice/Agenda (PDF) (DOC)  **REVISED**
Comments to the BFO CAC may be submitted through August 7, 2012
Comment Form (PDF) (DOC) 
Teleconference number: 1-877-953-8408; Participant code: 3177657

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 03/12 - 2013 California Building Code (Part 2)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 02/12 - 2013 California Administrative Code (CAC) Part 1, Title 24:
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

​Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 06/12 - 2012 International Code (IBC) of the International Code Council published as the 2013 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24:
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)

HCD 03/12 - 2012 International Residential Building Code (IRC) of the International Code Council published as the 2013 California Residential Building Code, Part 2.5, Title 24:
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)

HCD 07/12 - 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) Chapters A1 and A3 of the International Code Council  published as the 2013 California Existing Building Code, Part 10, Title 24:  
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC

California Department of  Public Health (CDPH)​

CDPH 01/12 - 2013 California Building Code (CBC) Chapter 31B- Public Pools, Part 2, Title 24:
       
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)
 

​Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM 02/12 - 2012 International Building Code (IBC) of the International Code Council to be published as the 2013 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24:
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC

SFM 03/12 - 2012 International Fire Code (IFC) of the International Code Council to be published as the 2013 California Fire Code, Part 9, Title 24:
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)

SFM 04/12 - 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) of the International Code Council to be published as the 2013 California Residential Code, Part 2.5, Title 24:
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)
  • **August 13, 2012 Addendum to ET** - (PDF) (DOC)

SFM 07/12 - 2013 California Referenced Standards Code (CRSC), Part 12, Title 24:
  • Preliminary Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)