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January 2016 Commission Review Meeting
January 19-20, 2016 Commission Review Meeting 
  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF) (DOC
  • Teleconference Number: 1-888-240-3210, Participant Code: 6031432

The following state agencies submitted code adoption proposals (code changes) for the California Building Standards Commission's review and approval.  These proposals are intended for inclusion in the 2016 California Building Standards Code, Title 24, which is scheduled for publication in July 2016 with an effective date of January 2017.

Code Proposals by State Agency

California Energy Commission (CEC)

CEC 02/15: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)

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

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)

State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB)

SHBSB 01/15: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - BFO GREEN (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix- SDLF GREEN (PDF)

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

DSA-SS 01/14: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

DSA-SS 06/15Proposed 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

DSA-SS 05/15:  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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

DSA-SS 07/15:  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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

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

DSA-AC 01/15: 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): 

  • 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)
  • Supporting Documents for Chapter 11B:
  • DSA Activities for Accessibility Codes - Fall 2011 to January 2016 (PDF)
  • DSA Response to CODAP Concerns (PDF)
  • DSA Response to Industry Concerns - Proposed EV Charging Station Access Regs (PDF)

 

DSA-AC 03/15: Proposed adoption of amended access compliance provisions for incorporation into the 2016 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5): 

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

 

DSA-AC 02/15:  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):

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

 

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

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

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

HCD 05/15: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

HCD 06/15: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

HCD 04/15:  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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Yellow (PDF)

HCD 07/15: Proposed adoption of amendments to the California Green Building standards Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11):

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

Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM 01/14: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

SFM 03/15Proposed 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

SFM 04/15: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Salmon (PDF)

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 01/14: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

BSC 02/15: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Yellow (PDF)

BSC 03/15: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF); Addendum Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Yellow (PDF)

BSC 04/15: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Salmon (PDF)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 01/14Proposed 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

OSHPD 06/15Proposed 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Yellow (PDF)

OSHPD 05/15: 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
  • Commission Action Matrix - Green (PDF)

Certification of Emergency Building Standards (MWELO)

California Building Standards Commission (BSC EF 01/15) 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD EF 01/15) 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 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)

Division of the State Architect (DSA-SS EF 03/15) 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)

Division of the State Architect (DSA-SS EF 02/15) 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD EF 01/15) 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)

Certification of Emergency Building Standards (CEC)

California Building Standards Commission (BSC EF 02/15) 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
California Building Standards Commission (BSC EF 03/15) 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD EF 02/15) 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD EF 03/15) 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)
Division of the State Architect – (DSA-SS EF 04/15) 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)

Division of the State Architect – (DSA-SS EF 05/15) 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)
  • Final Statement of Reasons, FSOR (PDF)
  • Updated Informative Digest, UID (PDF)