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GREEN/PEME 45-Day Public Comment Period: March 17 - May 1, 2017
  • Notice of 45-Day Public Comment Period, March 17 - May 1, 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., May 1, 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)

Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM 03/16 - 2016 California Electrical 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 Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 03/16 - California Electrical 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 Comments:

  • R. Boyle, Clinic Law (PDF)


OSHPD 04/16 - 2016 California Mechanical 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 Comments:

  • R. Boyle, Clinic Law (PDF)
  • R. Carter, tk1sc (PDF)
  • W. Bader, Sutter (PDF)
  • D. Summers, Glumac (PDF)
  • T. English, Kaiser (PDF)
  • B. Scrantom, Arup (PDF)
  • D. Thomsen, Providence (PDF)
  • W. Vernon, Mazzetti (PDF)
  • M. Ebejer, Capital Engineering (PDF)
  • R. Lyons, UCSD (PDF)
  • S. Rosenfeld, 1 (PDF)
  • S. Rosenfeld, 2 (PDF)
  • S. Rosenfeld, 3 (PDF)


OSHPD 05/16 - 2016 California Plumbing 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 Comments:

  • R. Boyle, Clinic Law (PDF)

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

DSA-SS/CC 03/16 - 2016 California Mechanical 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 04/16 - 2016 California Plumbing 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)

Department of Water Resources (DWR)

DWR 01/16 - 2016 California Plumbing 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 Comments:

  • R. Mills, DWR (PDF)
  • E. Withers, HCD (PDF)
  • P. Cook, IRWD (PDF)
  • G. Patton, SDCWA (PDF)
  • J. West, WRCA (PDF)
  • D. McIntyre, DSRSD (PDF)
  • S. Ritchie, SFPUC (PDF)
  • M. Cudahy, PPFA (PDF)
  • T. Enslow, CSPTC (PDF)
  • T. Enslow, IAPMO (PDF)
  • M. Quiroz, LiUNA (PDF)
  • M. Sigler, PMI (PDF)

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 02/16 - 2016 California Plumbing 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 Comments:

  • M. Nearman, CBSC (PDF)
  • M. Sigler, PMI (PDF)
  • M. Quiroz, LiUNA (PDF)
  • M. Cudahy, PPFA (PDF)
  • P. Cook, IRWD (PDF)
  • D. McIntyre, DSRSD (PDF)
  • J. West, WateReuse (PDF)
  • G. Patton, SDCWA (PDF)


BSC 03/16 - 2016 California Green Building 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)

Public Comments:

  • M. Nearman (PDF)
  • M. Sigler, PMI (PDF)
  • M. Quiroz, LiUNA (PDF)
  • P. Cook, IRWD (PDF)
  • D. McIntyre, DSRSD (PDF)
  • J. West, WateReuse (PDF)
  • G. Patton, SDCWA (PDF)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 02/16 - 2016 California Plumbing Code proposed amendments
  • Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR), REVISED - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC) (DOC-SRV)
  • Matrix Table, CAC recommendations - (PDF)

Public Comments:

  • G. Patton, SDCWA (PDF)
  • P. Cook, IRWD (PDF)
  • J. West, WRCA (PDF)
  • D. McIntyre, DSRSD (PDF)
  • M. Cudahy, PPFA (PDF)
  • M. Quiroz, LiUNA (PDF)
  • M. Sigler, PMI (PDF)


HCD 03/16 - 2016 California Green Building Standards Code proposed amendments

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

Public Comments:

  • H. Goldsmith, CAL-ETC (PDF)