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2017 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)

2017 Code Advisory Committee Meetings and Assigned Proposals

Green Building (GREEN) / Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Energy (PEME) Ad Hoc, Feb 13 - 14

This GREEN/PEME Ad Hoc Code Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting has been scheduled for two days. In the event the CAC completes its review by the close of the meeting on February 13, the CAC will not reconvene on February 14.

  • Meeting Notice/Agenda - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference Number: (877) 953-8408, Participant Code: 3177657
    In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting, please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming GREEN/PEME Ad Hoc 45-day public comment period.

  • Public Comment Form - (PDF) (DOC)
    Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the GREEN/PEME Ad Hoc CAC by the close of business on February 12, 2017.


OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL (SFM)
SFM 03/16 - 2016 California Electrical Code proposed amendments

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


OFFICE OF STATEWIDE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (OSHPD)
OSHPD 03/16 - California Electrical Code proposed amendments

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

OSHPD 04/16 - 2016 California Mechanical Code proposed amendments

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

OSHPD 05/16 - 2016 California Plumbing Code proposed amendments

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


DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT - STRUCTURAL SAFETY (DSA-SS AND DSA-SS/CC)
DSA-SS/CC 03/16 - 2016 California Mechanical Code proposed amendments

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

DSA-SS/CC 04/16 - 2016 California Plumbing Code proposed amendments

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


DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES (DWR)
DWR 01/16 - 2016 California Plumbing Code proposed amendments

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


CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION (BSC)
BSC 02/16 - 2016 California Plumbing Code proposed amendments

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

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

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


DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (HCD)
HCD 02/16 - 2016 California Plumbing Code proposed amendments

  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR), REVISED - (PDF) (DOC)

  • Memorandum for HCD 02/16 (PDF) (DOC)

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

  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)

  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)

Accessibility (ACCESS), Feb 28 - March 1

This ACCESS Code Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting has been scheduled for two days. In the event the CAC completes its review by the close of the meeting on February 28, the CAC will not reconvene on March 1.

  • Meeting Notice/Agenda - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference Number: (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 4828544
    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.

  • Public Comment Form - (PDF) (DOC)
    Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the ACCESS CAC by the close of business on February 27, 2017.



DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT - ACCESS COMPLIANCE (DSA-AC)
DSA-AC 01/16 - 2016 California Building Code, Volume 1, Chapter 11B proposed amendments

  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)



BOARD OF STATE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS (BSCC)
BSCC 01/16 - 2016 California Building Code, Volume 1, Chapter 12 proposed amendments

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

Health Facilities (HF), March 8

  • Meeting Notice/Agenda - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference Number: (877) 953-8408, Participant Code: 3177657
    In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting, please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming HF 45-day public comment period.

  • Public Comment Form - (PDF) (DOC)
    Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the HF Code Advisory Committee (CAC) by the close of business on March 7, 2017.


OFFICE OF STATEWIDE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (OSHPD) 

OSHPD 01/16 - 2016 California Administrative Code proposed amendments

  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)
OSHPD 02/16 - 2016 California Building Code proposed amendments
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)

Building, Fire and Other (BFO) / Structural Design and Lateral Forces (SDLF) Ad Hoc, March 29 - 30

This BFO/SDLF Ad Hoc Code Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting has been scheduled for two days. In the event the CAC completes its review by the close of the meeting on March 29, the CAC will not reconvene on March 30.

  • Meeting Notice/Agenda - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference Number: (877) 953-8408, Participant Code: 3177657
    In the event problems occur with the teleconference service during the meeting, please refer to the CBSC website for information regarding the upcoming BFO/SDLF Ad Hoc 45-day public comment period.

  • Public Comment Form - (PDF) (DOC)
    Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the BFO/SDLF Ad Hoc CAC by the close of business on March 28, 2017.


CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION (BSC)
BSC 01/16 - 2016 California Administrative Code proposed amendments
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)


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

  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)

  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)


CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (CDPH)
CDPH 01/16 - 2016 California Building Code proposed amendments
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)


OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL (SFM)
SFM 01/16 - 2016 California Building Code proposed amendments
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)

  • Addendum: Update to Part 2 - (PDF) (DOC)


SFM 02/16 - 2016 California Residential Code proposed amendments

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

  • Addendum: Update to Part 2.5 - (PDF) (DOC)


SFM 04/16 - 2016 California Fire Code proposed amendments

  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)

  • Initial Express terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Addendum: Update to Part 9 - (PDF) (DOC)


DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (HCD)
HCD 01/16 - 2016 California Residential Code proposed amendments
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)


DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT - STRUCTURAL SAFETY (DSA-SS AND DSA-SS/CC)
DSA-SS/CC 01/16 - 2016 California Administrative Code proposed amendments
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF) (DOC)


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

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


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

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