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BFO/SDLF 45-Day Public Comment Period: April 28 - June 12, 2017
  • Notice of 45-Day Public Comment Period, April 28 - June 12, 2017 (PDF) (DOC)

The following state agencies have submitted proposed actions (code changes) intended for inclusion in the 2016 California Building Standards Code Supplement-scheduled for publication in January 2018 with an effective date of July 1, 2018. All proposed actions are subject to a 45-day public comment period. 

All comments for the state agency proposals below must be submitted to the commission no later than 5:00 p.m., June 12, 2017: 

NOTE: Due to the volume of comments received during a 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. 

(click on the appropriate state agency below to review proposed actions)

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 01/16 - 2016 California Administrative Code proposed amendments
  • Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Matrix Table, CAC recommendations - (PDF)

Public Comment(s):

  • A. Hunter, BSC - (PDF)


BSC 04/16 - 2016 California Referenced Standards Code proposed amendments

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

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

CDPH 01/16 - 2016 California Building Code proposed amendments
  • Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Matrix Table, CAC recommendations - (PDF)

Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM 01/16 - 2016 California Building Code proposed amendments
  • Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Matrix Table, CAC recommendations - (PDF)

Public Comment(s):

  • M. Ivanovich - (PDF)
  • T. Zaremba (PDF)


SFM 02/16 - 2016 California Residential Code proposed amendments

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

Public Comment(s):

  • J. Cain, SEIA (PDF)


SFM 04/16 - 2016 California Fire Code proposed amendments

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

Public Comment(s):

  • J. Lin, CESA - (PDF)
  • Honeywell - (PDF)
  • H. Vempati - (PDF)
  • J. Cain, SEIA - (PDF)
  • S. Hempy - (PDF)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 01/16 - 2016 California Residential Code proposed amendments
  • Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC) (SRV-DOC)
  • Matrix Table, CAC recommendations - (PDF)

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

DSA-SS/CC 01/16 - 2016 California Administrative Code proposed amendments
  • Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Matrix Table, CAC recommendations - (PDF)


DSA-SS/CC 02/16 - 2016 California Building Code proposed amendments

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


DSA-SS/CC 05/16 - 2016 California Referenced Standards Code proposed amendments

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