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Emergency Rulemaking

State agencies may propose emergency changes to building standards or regulations related to the implementation or enforcement of building standards. State Building Standards Law allows for the emergency rulemaking process and requires submission of the proposed emergency building standard(s) to CBSC for adoption and/or approval.  Once approved by CBSC, emergency building standards must be made permanent within 180 days via Certifying Rulemaking pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.1.  Approved emergencies currently going through Certifying Rulemaking may be viewed on the Regular Rulemaking webpage. Additional information and regulations on the emergency rulemaking process may be viewed by clicking on the links below:

  • California Administrative Code (Title 24, Part 1, Section 1-417) (PDF)
  • California Administrative Code Supplement - effective July 1, 2015 (PDF)
Proposing State Agencies:

  • California Building Standards Commission (BSC)
  • Division of the State Architect - Access Compliance (DSA-AC)
  • Division of the State Architect - Structural Safety (DSA-SS)
  • Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
  • Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)
  • Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

Effective Date
Approved emergency building standards are effective immediately upon filing with the Office of the Secretary of State, or at a later date established by CBSC.

Proposed and Approved Emergency Building Standards by Year

2015 Emergency Building Standards for the 2013 California Building Standards Code

Note: Approved emergency building standards are noted with bold red text.


Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
OSHPD EF 02/15 - Emergency regulations regarding proposed amendments to the 2013 California Plumbing Code, Title 24, Part 5, CCR

  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on December 16, 2015 and filed with Secretary of State on December 17, 2015.

 


Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC EF-02/15 - Emergency regulations regarding proposed amendments to the 2013 California Plumbing Code, Title 24, Part 5, CCR

  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on October 21, 2015 and filed with Secretary of State on October 23, 2015.

Public Comment (None)

BSC EF-03/15 - Emergency regulations regarding proposed amendments to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24, Part 11, CCR

  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on October 21, 2015 and filed with Secretary of State on October 23, 2015.


Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
HCD EF-02/15 - Emergency regulations regarding the 2013 California Plumbing Code, Title 24, Part 5, CCR

  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on October 21, 2015 and filed with Secretary of State on October 23, 2015.

HCD EF-03/15 - Emergency regulations regarding the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24, Part 11, CCR

  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on October 21, 2015 and filed with Secretary of State on October 23, 2015.

 


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

DSA-SS EF-04/15 - Emergency regulations regarding the 2013 California Plumbing Code, Title 24, Part 5, CCR

  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on October 21, 2015 and filed with Secretary of State on October 23, 2015.

DSA-SS EF-05/15 - Emergency regulations regarding proposed amendments to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24, Part 11, CCR

  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on October 21, 2015 and filed with Secretary of State on October 23, 2015.

 


Division of the State Architect - Structural Safety (DSA-SS)
DSA-SS EF-03/15 - Emergency regulations regarding proposed changes to the California Administrative Code, Title 24, Part 1, CCR
  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)
Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on July 21, 2015, filed with Secretary of State on July 23, 2015.

Public Comment:
  • California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (PDF)
  • Community College Facility Coalition (PDF)
  • School Energy Coalition (PDF)

DSA-SS EF-02/15 - Emergency regulations regarding proposed changes to the California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24, Part 11, CCR
  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)
Public Comment:
  • California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (PDF)
  • Community College Facility Coalition (PDF)
  • School Energy Coalition (PDF)
Approved-as-Amended by the California Building Standards Commission on July 21, 2015, filed with Secretary of State on July 23, 2015.


Building Standards Commission (BSC)
BSC EF-01/15 - Emergency regulations regarding proposed changes to the California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24, Part 11, CCR
  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF
Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on May 29, 2015, filed with Secretary of State on June 1, 2015.

Public Comment:
  • Diablo Water District, M. Yeraka (PDF)
  • San Diego County Water Authority, K. Weinberg (PDF)
  • California Council American Society of Landscape Architects (PDF)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (PDF)

 


Division of the State Architect - Structural Safety (DSA-SS)
DSA-SS EF-01/15
 - Emergency regulations regarding proposed changes to the California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24, Part 11, CCR
  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)
Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on May 29, 2015, filed with Secretary of State on June 1, 2015.

Public Comment:

 

  • California Council American Society of Landscape Architects (PDF)

 


Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD EF-01/15 - Emergency regulations regarding the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24, Part 11 (outdoor potable water use reduction standards)
  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)
Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on May 29, 2015, filed with Secretary of State on June 1, 2015.

Public Comment:
  • California Council American Society of Landscape Architects (PDF)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (PDF)

 


Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD EF-01/15 - Emergency regulations regarding proposed changes to the California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24, Part 11, CCR
  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)
Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on May 29, 2015, filed with Secretary of State on June 1, 2015.

Public Comment:
  • California Council American Society of Landscape Architects (PDF)

2014 Emergency Building Standards for the 2013 California Building Standards Code

Note: Approved emergency building standards are noted with bold red text.

Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM EF 01/14 - Emergency regulations regarding UL 1703 Fire Classification provisions for the 2013 California Building Code, Title 24, Part 2, CCR.
  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)
Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on April 22, 2014, filed with Secretary of State on April 23, 2014.

SFM EF 02/14 - Emergency regulations regarding UL 1703 Fire Classification provisions for the 2013 California Residential Code, Title 24, Part 2.5, CCR.

  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on April 22, 2014, filed with Secretary of State on April 23, 2014.



Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
OSHPD EF 01/14 - Emergency regulations regarding AB 980 (Chapter 663, Statutes of 2013) Repeal Section 1226.7 from the 2013 California Building Code, Part 2, Title 24.
  • Finding of Emergency (PDF)
  • Express Terms (PDF)
Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on April 22, 2014, filed with Secretary of State on April 23, 2014.

2013 Emergency Building Standards for the 2010 California Building Standards Code

Note: Approved emergency building standards are noted with bold red text.

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD EF 01/13 - Emergency regulations regarding cardiac catheterization laboratory service space

2012 Emergency Building Standards for the 2010 California Building Standards Code

Note: Approved emergency building standards are noted with bold red text.

D​ivision of The State Architect - Access Compliance (DSA-AC)
​DSA-AC EF 01-12 - Amend Part 2, Chapter 11B,  California Building Code regulations. (Regulatory Notices: DSA-AC EF 01-12)

(July 19, 2012 Commission Meeting - DSA-AC EF 01-12 Resubmittal for Consideration)

Emergency standards pertaining to Accessibility Provisions to align with 2010 ADA Standards 

  • Finding of Emergency (PDF) (DOC
  • Emergency Accessibility Building Standards, Express Terms - Part 2, Ch. 11B. (PDF) (DOC) - Figures (PDF

Certification of Compliance:

  • Final Express Terms (PDF) (DOC) Figures (PDF)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (PDF) (DOC)
  • Updated Informative Digest (PDF) (DOC)

Approved July 19, 2012 - Effective August 1, 2012

  • Summary of DSA Emergency Regulations Effective August 1, 2012 (PDF) (DOC)
  • Notice of Proposed Action - (PDF)
DSA-AC EF 01-12 - Emergency standards pertaining to Accessibility Provisions to align with 2010 ADA Standards
(April 18, 2012 Commission Meeting) 
  • Finding of Emergency (PDF) (DOC
  • Emergency Accessibility Building Standards, Express Terms - Part 2, Ch. 11B. (PDF) (DOC) - Figures (PDF)
Not Approved as an Emergency