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Approved Standards from the Commission Meeting held on January 19 and 20, 2016
State agencies presented code proposals for the California Building Standards Commission's (CBSC's) review and approval during two separate public meetings held on December 16-17, 2015 and January 19-20, 2016 respectively. These proposals are the result of the 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle and intended for inclusion in the 2016 California Building Standards Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. The triennial code is scheduled for publication on or before July 1, 2016 and will be effective January 1, 2017. This webpage contains those standards that have been approved by CBSC on January 19 and 20, 2016.

For standards approved by CBSC on December 16 and 17, 2015, click here.

For standards approved by CBSC on April 19, 2016, click here.

Approved Standards by Agency

(Click on an agency below to review its approved standards.)

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 01/14 (Part 3) 

Proposed adoption of the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Electrical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 3): 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


BSC 02/15 (Part 4)
Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Mechanical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 4): 
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


BSC 03/15 (Part 5) Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the National Plumbing Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5):
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF); Addendum (PDF)


BSC 04/15 (Part 11)
Proposed adoption of amendments to the California Green Building Standards Code for incorporation into the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11):
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

California Energy Commission (CEC)

CEC 02/15 (Parts 1 and 6) 
Proposed adoption of amendments to the California Administrative Code for incorporation into the 2016 California Administrative Code (Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations), and proposed approval of amendments to the Energy Efficiency Standards incorporated into the 2016 California Energy Code (Part 6, Title 24, California Code of Regulations): 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


CEC 01/15 (Part 11)
Proposed adoption of amendments to the California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 01/14 (Part 3) 
Proposed adoption of the 2014 National Electrical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Electrical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 3): 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF

HCD 05/15 (Part 4)
Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Mechanical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 4): 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF

HCD 06/15 (Part 5) 

Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5): 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF


HCD 04/15 (Part 10) 

Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Existing Building Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Existing Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 10): 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF); Addendum (PDF


HCD 07/15 (Part 11) 

Proposed adoption of amendments to the California Green Building standards Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11): 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

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

DSA-AC 01/15 (Part 2)
Proposed adoption of amended access compliance provisions for incorporation into the 2016 California Building Code, Chapter 11B (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2): 


DSA-AC 03/15 (Part 5)

Proposed adoption of amended access compliance provisions for incorporation into the 2016 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5): 


DSA-AC 02/15 (Part 10)
Proposed adoption of amendments to include access compliance provisions for incorporation into the 2016 California Existing Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 10): 

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

DSA-SS 01/14 (Part 3)
Proposed adoption of the 2014 edition of the National Electric Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Electrical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 3):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


DSA-SS 06/15 (Part 4)
Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Mechanical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 4):
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


DSA-SS 05/15 (Part 5)  
Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5): 
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


DSA-SS 07/15 (Part 11)
Proposed adoption of amendments to the California Green Building Standards Code for incorporation into the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11): 
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM 01/14 (Part 3)
Proposed adoption of the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Electrical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 3):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


SFM 03/15 (Part 4)
Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Mechanical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 4):
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


SFM 04/15 (Part 5)
Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5):
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 01/14 (Part 3)
Proposed adoption of the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Electrical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 3):
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

OSHPD 06/15 (Part 4)
Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Mechanical Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 4). All items being challenged that are related to CEQA/Negative Declaration for Part 4 are not included in this rulemaking. These items will be presented at a future commission meeting - TBD).
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

OSHPD 05/15 (Part 5)
Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the National Plumbing Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5). All items being challenged that are related to CEQA/Environmental Impact Report for Part 5 are not included in this rulemaking. These items will be presented at a future commission meeting - TBD)
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB)

SHBSB 01/15 (Part 8) - pending update - TBA
Proposed adoption of amendments to the California Historical Building Code for incorporation into the 2016 California Historical Building Code (Part 8, Title 24, California Code of Regulations): 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF); Addendum (PDF)

Certification of Compliance and Permanent Approval of Emergency Building Standards (MWELO)

Certification of compliance and permanent approval of emergency building standards for the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO). (Click on an agency below to review its approved standards.)

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC EF 01/15 (Part 11)
Approved by the Commission at its May 29, 2015 meeting. Certification of compliance and permanent approval of emergency building standards pertaining to water efficiency effecting a reduction in outdoor irrigation water usage relative to the 2013 California Green Building Standards code, Chapters 2, 5 and A5 (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11): 
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD EF 01/15 (Part 11) 

Approved by the Commission at its May 29, 2015 meeting. Certification of compliance and permanent approval of building standards relative to water efficiency effecting a reduction in outdoor irrigation water usage relative to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code, Chapters 2, 5, and A4 (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11). 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

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

DSA-SS EF 03/15 (Part 1)
Approved by the Commission at its July 21, 2015 meeting. These approved building standards added Section 4-501 through 4-507 as Group 3 of Chapter 4, 2013 California Administrative Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 1).  These administrative requirements pertain to Sustainable Construction of Public Schools & Community colleges and include general requirements, definitions, self-certification of drawings and specifications, and associated fees. 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF


DSA-SS EF 02/15 (Part 11)
Approved by the Commission at its July 21, 2015 meeting. These approved emergency building standards added, amended and/or repealed building standards relative to water efficiency effecting a reduction in outdoor irrigation water usage to 2013 California Green Building Standards Code, Chapter 3 (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11). 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD EF 01/15 (Part 11)

Approved by the Commission at its May 29, 2015 meeting. These approved emergency building standards added, amended and/or repealed building standards relative to water efficiency effecting a reduction in outdoor irrigation water usage to 2013 California Green Building Standards Code, Chapters 2, 5 and A5 (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11). 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

Certification of Compliance and Permanent Approval of Emergency Building Standards (CEC-Title 20)

Certification of emergency building standards for California Energy Commission (CEC) existing standards in Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations. (Click on an agency below to review its approved standards.)

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC EF 02/15 (Part 5)

Approved by the Commission at its October 21, 2015 meeting: Certification of compliance and permanent approval of emergency building standards pertaining to water efficiency effecting a reduction in indoor water usage relative to the 2013 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5). Proposed changes are to align with the appliance efficiency standards adopted by the California Energy Commission in Title 20, California Code of Regulations. 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF


BSC EF 03/15 (Part 11)
Approved by the Commission at its October 21, 2015 meeting: Certification of compliance and permanent approval of emergency building standards pertaining to water efficiency effecting a reduction in indoor water usage relative to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11). Proposed changes are to align with the appliance efficiency standards adopted by the California Energy Commission in Title 20, California Code of Regulations. 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD EF 02/15 (Part 5)
Approved by the Commission at its October 21, 2015 meeting: Certification of compliance and permanent approval of emergency building standards pertaining to water efficiency effecting a reduction in indoor water usage relative to the 2013 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5). Proposed changes are to align with the appliance efficiency standards adopted by the California Energy Commission in Title 20, California Code of Regulations.
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

HCD EF 03/15 (Part 11)

Approved by the Commission at its October 21, 2015 meeting: Certification of compliance and permanent approval of emergency building standards pertaining to water efficiency effecting a reduction in indoor water usage relative to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11). Proposed changes are to align with the appliance efficiency standards adopted by the California Energy Commission in Title 20, California Code of Regulations.
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

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

DSA-SS EF 04/15 (Part 5)
Approved by the Commission at its October 21, 2015 meeting: Certification of compliance and permanent approval of emergency building standards pertaining to water efficiency effecting a reduction in indoor water usage relative to the 2013 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5). Proposed changes are to align with the appliance efficiency standards adopted by the California Energy Commission in Title 20, California Code of Regulations.
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

DSA-SS EF 05/15 (Part 11)
Approved by the Commission at its October 21, 2015 meeting: Certification of compliance and permanent approval of emergency building standards pertaining to water efficiency effecting a reduction in indoor water usage relative to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11). Proposed changes are to align with the appliance efficiency standards adopted by the California Energy Commission in Title 20, California Code of Regulations.
  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)