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45-Day Public Comment Period (BSC/HCD/OSHPD Combined): September 11, 2015 - October 26, 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.

  • Notice of 45-Day Comment Period from September 11, 2015 through October 26, 2015 (PDF) (DOC)
  • Public Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)

California 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.

  • Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) (PDF) (DOC)

Public Comment:

  • California Building Standards Commission (PDF)
  • California Pool & Spa Assoc. (PDF)
  • Industry Coalition, B. Raymer (PDF)
  • California Statewide Utilities Codes & Standards Team (PDF)
  • J. Dillard (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.

  • Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) (PDF) (DOC) (DOC-SRV)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) (PDF) (DOC)

Public Comment:

  • Department of Housing and Community Development (PDF)
  • Industry Coalition, B. Raymer (PDF)
  • California Statewide Utilities Codes & Standards Team (PDF)
  • California Pool & Spa Assoc. (PDF)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 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.

  • Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Express Terms (ET) (PDF) (DOC)
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) (PDF) (DOC)