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2nd 45-Day Public Comment Period
2nd 45-Day Comment/Challenge Period: August 31-October 15, 2012

Notice of Proposed Action - 45-Day Public Comment Period- August 31, 2012
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The following state agencies have submitted proposed actions (code changes), which are intended for inclusion in the 2013 California Building Standards Code, Title 24, which is scheduled for publication in July 2013 with an effective date of January 2014.  All proposed actions are subject to a 45-day public comment period.  Comments are reviewed by the respective state agencies and ultimately, as necessary, by the Building Standards Commission prior to adoption.

All comments for the following state agency proposals must be submitted to the commission no later than close of business, October 15, 2012.

Comment Form
(PDF) (DOC)

Please Note:
Due to the volume of comments received during an annual code adoption cycle 45-day public comment period (and 15-day comment period when required), CBSC cannot guarantee that all comments are posted on this website.  While every attempt is made to include all of the submissions online for the convenience of interested parties and the public it is not required by statute or regulation
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Rulemaking Documents
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BSC 02/12 - 2013 California Administrative Code (CAC), Part 1
  • Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF)
  • Matrix Action Table - (PDF)

BSC 03/12 - 2012 International Building Code (IBC), Part 2

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

Public Comments
  • C. Westling, San Diego Co. (PDF)
  • J. Cain, SolarCity (PDF)
  • M. Mlakar (PDF)

BSC 06/12 - 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), Part 10
  • Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF)
  • Matrix Action Table - (PDF)

Public Comments
  • M. Schotanus, S.E.A.O.C. (PDF)
  • M. Schotanus, S.E.A.O.C. (PDF)

BSC 07/12 - 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CGBSC), Part 11

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

Public Comments
  • A. Majors, Cagwin-Dorward (PDF)
  • G. Achman, HHT (PDF)
  • M. Danielczyk (PDF)
  • B. Simpson, USDI (PDF)
  • G.F. Duerig, Z7WA (PDF)
  • G. Wolff, StopWaste.org (PDF)
  • G. Brosseau, BASMAA (PDF)
  • S. Schwartz, FFC (PDF)
  • J. Liszewski, ReLeaf (PDF)
  • W. Orr, C.H.P.S. (PDF)

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CDPH 01/12 - 2013 California Building Code (CBC),  Part 2, Ch 31B

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

Public Comments
  • W. Rowley (PDF)

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HCD 03/12 - 2012 International Residential Building Code (IRC), Part 2.5
  • Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)
  • Matrix Action Table - (PDF)

HCD 04/12 - 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CGBSC), Part 11

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

Public Comments
  • S. Schwartz (PDF)
  • W. Wirick, Jr. (PDF)
  • G. Brosseau, BASMAA (PDF)
  • A. Majors, Cagwin-Dorward (PDF)
  • L. Swatkowski, PMI (PDF)
  • B. Simpson, USDI (PDF)
  • G.F. Duerig, Z7WA (PDF)
  • G. Wolff, StopWaste.org (PDF)
  • J. Liszewski, ReLeaf (PDF)
  • J. Koechlin, Earthcore (PDF)
  • D. Drury, DBS (PDF)
  • D. Stackhouse (PDF)

HCD 06/12 - 2012 International Building Code (IBC), Part 2

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

Public Comments
  • D. Bonowitz (PDF)
  • D. Bonowitz (PDF)
  • J. Cain, SolarCity (PDF)
  • J. Cain, SolarCity (PDF)
  • M. Mlakar (PDF)

HCD 07/12 - 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), Part 10
  • Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR -  (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Matrix Action Table - (PDF)
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DSA/SS 01/12 - 2013 California Administrative Code (CAC), Part 1

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

Public Comments
  • M. Nicholls (PDF)

DSA/SS 02/12 - 2012 International Building Code (IBC), Part 2

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

Public Comments
  • A.A.M.A. (PDF)
  • A.A.M.A. (PDF)
  • R. Huxley, 1616.10 (PDF)
  • R. Huxley, 1616.10.14 (PDF)
  • R. Huxley, 1616A.1 (PDF)
  • R. Huxley, 1616A.1.16 (PDF)
  • R. Fillmore (PDF)
  • R. Fillmore (PDF)
  • A. Friensen (PDF)
  • J. Cain, Solar City (PDF)
  • M. Mlakar (PDF)
  • M. Mlakar (PDF)
  • M. Mlakar (PDF)

DSA/SS 06/12 - 2013 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11

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

Public Comments

  • C.A.S.H. (PDF)
  • W. Orr, C.H.P.S. (PDF)
  • S. Stuart, MM (PDF)
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OSHPD 03/12 - 2013 California Administrative Code (CAC), Part 1; and California Building Code (CBC), Part 2

  • Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF)
  • Express Terms, ET Part 1 - (PDF)
  • Express Terms, ET Part 2 - (PDF)
  • Matrix Action Table - (PDF)

Note: Part 1 Express Terms for OSHPD 03/12 was posted late. To complete the 45-Day public comment period the last day for comment on OSHPD 03/12 submittal has been extended to October 23, 2012.

Public Comments
  • A.A.M.A. (PDF)
  • A.A.M.A. (PDF)
  • M.R. Karim (PDF)
  • M. Mlakar (PDF)
  • M. Mlakar (PDF)
  • M. Mlakar (PDF)
  • R. Huxley, 1616.10 (PDF)
  • R. Huxley, 1616.10.14 (PDF)
  • R. Huxley, 1616A.1 (PDF)
  • R. Huxley, 1616A.1.16 (PDF)
  • R. Fillmore (PDF)
  • R. Fillmore (PDF)

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SFM 02/12 - 2012 International Building Code (IBC), Part 2

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

Public Comments
  • R. Thornberry (PDF)
  • A. Friensen (PDF)
  • R. Thornberry (PDF)
  • J. Cain, SolarCity (PDF)
  • R. Thornberry (PDF)
  • L. Williams, Ventury Co. (PDF)

SFM 03/12 - 2012 International Fire Code (IFC), Part 9

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

Public Comment:
  • FEMA (PDF)
  • M. Lilienthal (PDF)
  • G. Baldock (PDF)
  • J. Cain, SolarCity (PDF)
  • R. Gill, PFPD (PDF)

SFM 04/12 - 2012 International Residential Building Code (IRC), Part 2.5

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

Public Comments
  • A. Friensen (PDF)
  • J. Cain, SolarCity (PDF)

SFM 07/12 - 2012 California Referenced Standards Code (CRSC), Part 12
  • Notice of Proposed Action, NOPA - (PDF
  • Initial Statement of Reasons, ISOR - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms, ET - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Matrix Action Table - (PDF)