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2018 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:
  • 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)

2018 Code Advisory Committee Meetings and Assigned Proposals

Health Facilities (HF), July 19

  • 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 July 18, 2018. 

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 01/18: Amend the 2019 California Administrative Code, Chapters 6 and 7, Part 1, Title 24.

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

OSHPD 02/18: Amend the 2019 California Building Code, Vol. 1, Various Chapters, Part 2, Title 24.

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

OSHPD 06/18: Amend the 2019 California Existing Building Code, Various Chapters, Part 10, Title 24.

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

Accessibility (ACCESS), July 24-25

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 July 24, the CAC will not reconvene on July 25.

  • Meeting Notice/Agenda - (PDF) (DOC)
  • Teleconference Number (888) 431-3632, Participant Code 4466821
    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 July 23, 2018. Instructions for completing and submitting a comment are on page 2 of the form.

Division of the State Architect - Access Compliance (DSA-AC)
DSA-AC 01/18 California Building Code, Part 2, Chapters 1 and 11B

Building, Fire and Other (BFO), July 31 - August 1

This BFO 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 July 31, the CAC will not reconvene on August 1.

  • Meeting Notice/Agenda - (PDF)
  • Teleconference Number: (888) 431-3632, Participant Code: 3565995
    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.

  • Public Comment Form - (PDF) (DOC)
    Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the BFO CAC by the close of business on July 30, 2018.

     

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)
BSC 01/18: Amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Administrative Code, Part 1, Title 24, Chapter 1, Article 1, 2, 3, & 4.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF

BSC 02/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24, Volume 1 and 2.

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


California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
CDPH 01/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24, Chapter 31B.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF


Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
HCD 03/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24, Volume 1 and 2.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF

HCD 04/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Residential Code, Part 2.5, Title 24.

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


Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)
SFM 01/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24, Volume 1 and 2.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
    • Addendum: Update to Part 2 - (PDF)

SFM 02/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Residential Code, Part 2.5, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
SFM 06/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Fire Code, Part 9, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
SFM 07/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Existing Building Code, Part 10, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
SFM 08/18: Amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Referenced Standards Code, Part 12, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF

Structural Design and Lateral Forces (SDLF), August 8-9

This SDLF 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 August 8, the CAC will not reconvene on August 9.

  • Meeting Notice/Agenda - (PDF)
  • 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 SDLF 45-day public comment period.

  • Public Comment Form - (PDF) (DOC)
    Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the SDLF CAC by the close of business on August 7, 2018.

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)
BSC 05/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Existing Building Code, Part 10, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF


Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
HCD 05/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Existing Building Code, Part 10, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF


The Division of the State Architect – Structural Safety (DSA-SS/CC)
DSA-SS/CC 01/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Administrative Code, Part 1, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
DSA-SS/CC 02/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF)
    • Addendum: Update to Part 2 - (PDF
DSA-SS/CC 05/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Existing Building Code, Part 10, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
DSA-SS/CC 06/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Referenced Standards Code, Part 12, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF


Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
OSHPD 02/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24, Volume 1.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
OSHPD 03/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24, Volume 2.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
OSHPD 06/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Existing Building Code, Part 10, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF

Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Energy (PEME), August 14-15

This PEME 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 August 14, the CAC will not reconvene on August 15.

  • Meeting Notice/Agenda - (PDF)
  • Teleconference Number: (888) 240-3210, Participant Code: 4208703
    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.
  • Public Comment Form - (PDF) (DOC)
    Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the PEME CAC by the close of business on August 13, 2018. Instructions for completing and submitting a comment are on page 2 of the form.

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)
BSC 01/17: Amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
BSC 03/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Mechanical Code, Part 4, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF

  • Addendum: Update to Part 4 - (PDF)

BSC 04/18: Amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF


Division of the State Architect – Structural Safety/Community Colleges (DSA-SS-CC)
DSA-SS-CC 01/17: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
DSA-SS-CC 03/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Mechanical Code, Part 4, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
DSA-SS-CC 04/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF


Department of Water Resources (DWR)
DWR 01/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF

  • Addendum: Update to Part 5 - (PDF)


Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
HCD 01/17: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
HCD 01/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Mechanical Code, Part 4, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF

  • Addendum: Update to Part 4 - (PDF)

HCD 02/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF


Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
OSHPD 01/17: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
OSHPD 04/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Mechanical Code, Part 4, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
OSHPD 05/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF


Office of the State Fire Marshall (SFM)
SFM 01/17: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
SFM 04/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Mechanical Code, Part 4, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF
SFM 05/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF

Green Building (GREEN), August 22-23

This GREEN 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 August 22, the CAC will not reconvene on August 23.

This GREEN CAC meeting concluded on Wednesday, August 22, and will not reconvene on August 23.

  • Meeting Notice/Agenda - (PDF)
  • 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 45-day public comment period.

  • Public Comment Form - (PDF) (DOC)
    Comments concerning the following proposed actions may be submitted to the GREEN CAC by the close of business on August 21, 2018.

California Energy Commission (CEC)
CEC 01/18: Comment on the Energy Commission’s proposed energy related amendments to the triennial edition of the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF


California Building Standards Commission (BSC)
BSC 06/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF


Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
HCD 06/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF

  • Addendum: Update to Part 11 - (PDF)

  • Updated CARB Cost Analysis & Technical Report (PDF)


The Division of the State Architect—Structural Safety (DSA-SS)
DSA-SS 07/18: Adopt and amend the triennial edition of the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24.
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) - (PDF
  • Initial Express Terms (ET) - (PDF