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Approved Standards

​The following code proposals were reviewed and adopted by the California Building Standards Commission at the respective July 22, 2014 or October 21, 2014 meetings.  These approved standards will be included in the 2013 California Building Standards Code, Title 24, as an Intervening Code Supplement, which is scheduled for publication on or before January 1, 2015.  

All approved standards have an effective date of July 1, 2015, with the exception of revisions to Administrative standards in Part 1, and changes without regulatory effect in Parts 1 and 11 of Title 24. These provisions are effective 30-days from date of approval.

Key:

  • Final Express Terms (FET)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) 
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) 
  • Commission Action Matrix: Green- Uncontested Items; Yellow- Challenged Items; Salmon- Withdrawn/No Action Required

Click on the agency name below to review the adopted standards

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 01/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Administrative Code, Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:

  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green - (PDF)


BSC 02/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:

  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)


BSC 03/13: Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:

  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)


BSC 05/13: Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:

  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)


BSC 06/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:

  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Yellow (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Salmon (PDF)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

The following was approved at the July 22, 2014 CBSC meeting:

CDPH 01/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Building Code, California Amendment Chapter 31B – Public Pools, Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF
  • Commission Action Matrix - Yellow  (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Salmon (PDF

The following was approved at the October 21, 2014 CBSC meeting:

CDPH- CWORE 01/14: Proposed Change without Regulatory Effect.  Administrative regulations, Part 1, Title 24:
  • Express Terms (ET) - (PDF)
  • CWORE Letter - (PDF)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

The following items were approved at the July 22, 2014 CBSC meeting:

HCD 02/13: Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF) (SRV)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Yellow (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Salmon (PDF)

HCD 03/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF) (SRV)   Matrix Adoption Table Art. 625 - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

HCD 01/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF) (SRV)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
HCD 05/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms- REVISED (FET) - (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Yellow (PDF)
  • Documents Relied Upon (PDF)
  • Addendum (PDF)

HCD 04/13:  Proposed adoption of amended access compliance provisions to the 2013 California Building Code, Chapter 11A, California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF) (SRV)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Yellow (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Salmon (PDF)

The following items were approved at the October 21, 2014 CBSC Meeting:


HCD- CWORE 02/14: Proposed Change without Regulatory Effect
  • Final Express Terms (ET) - (PDF)
  • Letter (PDF)

HCD 05/13: Proposed adoption of amendments to the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), Part 11, Items 7 & 8, Title 24
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)  (SRV)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - (PDF)

Division of the State Architect (DSA)

The following items were approved at the July 22, 2014 CBSC meeting:

DSA-AC 01/13 - Access Compliance
:  Proposed adoption of amended access compliance provisions to the 2013 California Building Code, Chapter 11B, California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF) (SRV)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Yellow (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Salmon (PDF)

DSA-SS  01/13 - Structural Safety:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Administrative Code, Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Item withdrawn by Division of the State Architect during CBSC July 22, 2014 meeting

DSA-SS  02/13 - Structural Safety:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Item withdrawn by Division of the State Architect during CBSC July 22, 2014 meeting

The following items were approved at the October 21, 2014 CBSC meeting:

DSA-SS 01/13: Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Administrative Code, Part 1, Title 24
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - (PDF)

DSA-SS 02/13: Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), Part 11, Title 24
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - (PDF)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 01/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Building Code, Volume 1, Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

OSHPD 02/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Building Code, Volume 2, Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

OSHPD 03/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

OSHPD 04/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM 01/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

SFM 02/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Residential Code, Part 2.5, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

SFM 03/13:  Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2013 California Fire Code, Part 9, Title 24, California Code of Regulations:
  • Final Express Terms (FET) - (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) - (PDF
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) - (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)