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2015 Code Advisory Committee Review
The California Building Standards Commission Code Advisory Committees (CACs) 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).

Proposed Action 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 strikeout format)
  • SRV = Screen Reader Version (Accessible Format)   
(click on the appropriate CAC headings below to review proposed agency actions)

ACCESSIBILITY (ACCESS) July 14-16

Accessibility Committee (ACCESS)
July 14, 15, and 16, 2015
  • Meeting Notice/Agenda (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference Number and Participant Codes:
    • JULY 14, 2015 - 10:00 A.M.
      Teleconference Number (888) 431-3632, Participant Code 3916021
    • JULY 15, 2015 - 9:00 A.M.
      Teleconference Number (888) 431-3632, Participant Code 7821127
    • JULY 16, 2015 - 9:00 A.M. (This committee meeting has been scheduled for three days. In the event the ACCESS Committee completes its review prior to July 16, the committee will not convene on this day.)
      Teleconference Number (888) 431-3632, Participant Code 988596
Note: In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting, please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming ACCESS 45-day public comment period.

Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the ACCESS CAC through July 7, 2015.    

Public Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)

Division of the State Architect - Access Compliance (DSA-AC)
DSA-AC 01/15 California Building Code, Part 2, Chapter 11B

DSA-AC 02/15 California Existing Building Code, Part 10

BUILDING, FIRE and OTHER (BFO) July 28-29


Building, Fire and Other (BFO)

July 28-29, 2015
  • Meeting Notice/Agenda (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference Number and Participant Codes; See Meeting Notice/Agenda for teleconference instructions.
    • July 28, 2015 - 10:00 A.M.
      Teleconference Number (888) 431-3632, Participant Code 3084118
    • July 29, 2015 - 9:00 A.M.
      Teleconference Number (888) 431-3632, Participant Code 5415593
Note: In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting, please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming BFO 45-day public comment period.

Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the BFO CAC through July 20, 2015.            

Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM 06/15: Repeal the 2012 edition of the IBC.  Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IBC into Part 2, Title 24. 
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC
SFM 07/15: Repeal the 2012 edition of the IFC.  Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IFC into Part 9, Title 24. 
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC
SFM 01/15: Repeal the 2012 edition of the IRC.  Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IRC into Part 2.5, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC
SFM 05/15: Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IEBC into Part 10, Title 24. 
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC) 
Addendum:
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)

Department Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 03/15:  Repeal the 2012 edition of the IBC. Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IBC into Part 2, Title 24. (Non-Structural) 

  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC) Revised
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC) Revised
Addendum:
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)

HCD 02/15:  Repeal the 2012 edition of the IRC. Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IRC into Part 2.5, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC
Addendum:
  • Initial Statement of Reasons - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)


California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC-01/15: Adopt and amend the 2016 edition of the CAC into Part 1, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC

BSC 05/15:  Repeal the 2012 edition of the IBC. Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IBC into Part 2, Title 24. (Non-Structural)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC

State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB)

SHBSB 01/15: Adopt and amend the 2016 edition of the CHBC into Part 8, Title 24. 
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC

HEALTH FACILITIES (HF) August 11

Health Facilities Committee (HF)
August 11, 2015, 10:00 A.M.

  • Meeting Notice: (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference #: (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 8694051
Note: In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting, please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming Health Facilities 45-day public comment period.

 
Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the Health Facilities CAC through August 4, 2015.    
  • Public Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 01/15:
  Adopt and amend the 2016 edition of the CAC (Chapter 7) into Part 1, Title 24. (Non-Structural)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)

OSHPD 02/15:  Repeal the 2012 edition of the IBC. Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IBC (Vol. 1, Non-Structural) into Part 2, Title 24. 
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)




STRUCTURAL DESIGN / LATERAL FORCES (SD/LF) August 12-13

Structural Design/Lateral Forces Committee
August 12-13, 2015

  • Meeting Notice: (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference numbers and participant codes:
    • August 12, 10 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 2698588
    • August 13, 9:00 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 2288100


Note: In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting, please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming SD/LF 45-day public comment period.

Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the SD/LF CAC through August 5, 2015.    

Public Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)


The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 04/15:
  Repeal the 2012 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) and adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IBC for use as the 2016 California Building Code. Adopt and amend the 2016 edition of the CAC (Chapter 6 & 7) into Part 1, Title 24. 

    • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)


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

DSA-SS  01/15:
  Adopt and amend the 2016 edition of the CAC into Part 1, Title 24. 
    • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)

DSA-SS  02/15:
  Repeal the 2012 edition of the IBC. Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IBC to become the 2016 edition of the CBC, Part 2, Title 24. 
    • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)

    • Addendum:

    • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC
    • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)
DSA-SS 03/15:  Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IEBC to become the 2016 edition of the CEBC, Part 10,Title 24. 
    • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)

DSA-SS  04/15:
  Adopt and amend the 2016 edition of the CRSC to become the 2016 edition of Part 12, Title 24. 

    • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)


California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 06/15:
  Repeal the 2012 edition of the IEBC. Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IEBC to become the 2016 edition of the CEBC, Part 10, Title 24. (Structural)

    • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)

BSC 05/15:  Repeal the 2012 edition of the IBC. Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IBC to become the 2016 edition of the CBC, Part 2, Title 24. (Structural) (Non-Structural for BSC 05/15 heard at BFO CAC)

    • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)


Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)


HCD 03/15:  Repeal the 2012 edition of the IBC. Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IBC to become the 2016 edition of the CBC, Part 2, Title 24. (Structural) (Non-Structural for HCD 03/15 heard at BFO CAC)

    • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)

HCD 04/15:
  Repeal the 2012 edition of the IEBC. Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the IEBC to become the 2016 edition of the CEBC, Part 10, Title 24. 

    • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)


State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB)

SHBSB 01/15: Adopt and amend the 2016 edition of the CHBC into Part 8, Title 24.

  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)




GREEN BUILDING (GREEN) August 25-26


Green Building (GREEN)
 *This committee will not meet on August 26th; all business was completed on August 25, 2015.
August 25-26, 2015

  • Meeting Notice: (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference numbers and participant codes:
    • August 25, 10 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 5239586
    • August 26, 9:00 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 7970142


Note: In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting, please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming GREEN 45-day public comment period.

Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the GREEN CAC through August 18, 2015.    

Public Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)


CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION (CEC)

CEC 01/15: Proposed energy related amendments to the triennial edition of the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24.

  • Initial Statement of Reasons (PDF)
  • Initial Express Terms (PDF)


BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION (BSC)


BSC 04/15: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24.

  • Initial Statement of Reasons (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (PDF) (DOC)
    • Exhibit A: CALRecycle Cost Analysis (PDF)
    • Exhibit B: CARB Cost Analysis & Technical Report (PDF)
    • Exhibit C: California Utilities Statewide Codes and Standards Team (REVISED 8/24/2015) (PDF)

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (HCD)

HCD 07/15: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT - STRUCTURAL SAFETY (DSA-SS)

DSA-SS 07/15: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24. 
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (PDF) (DOC)




PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL & ENERGY (PEME) September 9-10

Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Energy (PEME)
September 9-10, 2015

  • Meeting Notice (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference numbers and participant codes:
    • September 9, 10 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 8541395
    • September 10, 9:00 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 1962618


Note: In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming PEME 45-day public comment period.

Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the PEME CAC through September 2, 2015.    

Public Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)



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

  • DSA-SS 01/14:  Repeal 2011 edition of the NEC. Adopt and Amend the 2014 edition of the NEC into Part 3, Title 24.
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)

    

  • DSA-SS 06/15:  Repeal 2012 edition of the UMC. Adopt and Amend the 2015 edition of the UMC into Part 4, Title 24. 
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)

  • DSA-SS 05/15:  Repeal 2012 edition of the UPC. Adopt and Amend the 2015 edition of the UPC into Part 5, Title 24.  
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

  • BSC 01/14:  Repeal 2011 edition of the NEC. Adopt and Amend the 2014 edition of the NEC into Part 3, Title 24.
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)

  • BSC 02/15:  Repeal 2012 edition of the UMC. Adopt and Amend the 2015 edition of the UMC into Part 4, Title 24.
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)

  • BSC 03/15:  Repeal 2012 edition of the UPC. Adopt and Amend the 2015 edition of the UPC into Part 5, Title 24.
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)

Department Housing and Community Development (HCD) 
       

  • HCD 01/14:  Repeal 2011 edition of the NEC. Adopt and Amend the 2014 edition of the NEC into Part 3, Title 24.
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)

  • HCD 05/15:  Repeal 2012 edition of the UMC. Adopt and Amend the 2015 edition of the UMC into Part 4, Title 24.

    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)

  • HCD 06/15:  Repeal 2012 edition of the UPC. Adopt and Amend the 2015 edition of the UPC into Part 5,Title 24.

    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)


Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

  • OSHPD 01/14:  Repeal 2011 edition of the NEC. Adopt and Amend the 2014 edition of the NEC into Part 3, Title 24.
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)

  • OSHPD 06/15:  Repeal 2012 edition of the UMC. Adopt and Amend the 2015 edition of the UMC into Part 4, Title 24.
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)

  • OSHPD 05/15:  Repeal 2012 edition of the UPC. Adopt and Amend the 2015 edition of the UPC into Part 5, Title 24.


Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

  • SFM 01/14: Repeal 2011 edition of the NEC.  Adopt and Amend the 2014 edition of the NEC into Part 3, Title 24.  
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)
   
  • SFM 04/15:  Repeal 2012 edition of the UPC. Adopt and Amend the 2015 edition of the UPC into Part 5, Title 24.      
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)

  • SFM 03/15:  Repeal 2012 edition of the UMC. Adopt and Amend the 2015 edition of the UMC into Part 4, Title 24.
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC)


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

  • DSA-AC 03/15: Repeal 2012 edition of the UPC.  Adopt and amend the 2015 edition of the UPC in Part 5, Title 24.
    • Initial Statement of Reasons: (PDF) (DOC)
    • Initial Express Terms: (PDF) (DOC) (SRV)

  • Meeting Notice: (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference numbers and participant codes:
    • August 25, 10 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 5239586
    • August 26, 9:00 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 7970142


Note: In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting, please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming GREEN 45-day public comment period.

Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the GREEN CAC through August 18, 2015.    

Public Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)

  • Meeting Notice: (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference numbers and participant codes:
    • August 25, 10 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 5239586
    • August 26, 9:00 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 7970142


Note: In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting, please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming GREEN 45-day public comment period.

Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the GREEN CAC through August 18, 2015.    

Public Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)

  • Meeting Notice: (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference numbers and participant codes:
    • August 25, 10 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 5239586
    • August 26, 9:00 A.M.
    • Teleconference # (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 7970142


Note: In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting, please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming GREEN 45-day public comment period.

Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the GREEN CAC through August 18, 2015.    

Public Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)