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15-Day Public Comment Period (BSC/HCD/DSA-SS Combined): November 23, 2015 - December 8, 2015

Certifying Rulemaking: Model Water Efficiency Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) Emergency Building Standards

The following emergency building standards were developed in coordination with the Department of Water Resources in response to the Governor's Executive Order No. B-29-15, to address severe ongoing drought conditions in California.

  • Combined Notice of 15-Day Public Comment Period from November 23, 2015 through December 8, 2015 (PDF) (DOC)
  • Public Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)

 

Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC EF 01/15: Amend California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations) - reduction of outdoor water use for landscape irrigation.

  • 15-Day Express Terms/Initial Statement of Reasons (Combined ET/ISOR) (PDF) (DOC)

Public Comments:

  • J. Norwood, California Pool and Spa Association (PDF)
  • J. Wreschinsky, California Council, American Society of Landscape Architects (PDF)
  • T. Quinn, National Resources Defense Council (PDF)
  • D. Guhin, City of Santa Rosa (PDF)
  • California Utility Codes and Standards Team (PDF)
  • California Landscape Contractors Association (PDF)

 

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD EF 01/15: Amend California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations) - reduction of outdoor water use for landscape irrigation.

  • 15-Day Express Terms/Initial Statement of Reasons (Combined ET/ISOR) (PDF) (DOC) (SRV-DOC)

Public Comment:

  • J. Wreschinsky, California Council, American Society of Landscape Architects (PDF)
  • T. Quinn, National Resources Defense Council (PDF)
  • D. Guhin, City of Santa Rosa (PDF)
  • California Utility Codes and Standards Team (PDF)

 

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

DSA-SS EF 02/15: Amend California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations) - reduction of outdoor water use for landscape irrigation.

  • 15-Day Express Terms/Initial Statement of Reasons (Combined ET/ISOR) (PDF) (DOC)

Public Comment: 

  • D. Briley, Blair, Church & Flynn Consulting Engineers (PDF)
  • A. Ferrera, School Energy Coalition (PDF)

DSA-SS EF 03/15: Amend California Administrative Code (Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations) - administrative standards pertaining to reduction of outdoor water use for landscape irrigation.

  • 15-Day Express Terms/Initial Statement of Reasons (Combined ET/ISOR) (PDF) (DOC)

Public Comment: 

  • J. Wreschinsky, California Council, American Society of Landscape Architects (PDF)
  • A. Ferrera, School Energy Coalition (PDF)