Effective Dates

State agencies may propose changes to building standards or regulations related to the implementation or enforcement of building standards. Building standards law requires the state proposing or adopting agency to submit building standards to the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) for approval.

The type of standard or regulation approved determines its effective date.

Type of Building Standard or Regulation Effective date

Building standards adopted by any agency

180 days after its publication in Title 24, or at a later date established by CBSC

Emergency building standard or regulation

Immediately upon its filing with the Office of the Secretary of State, or at a later date established by CBSC

Building standards adopted pursuant to Section 25402 of the Public Resources Code, or regulation relating to the implementation or enforcement of building standards

30 days after its filing with the Office of the Secretary of State

Change without regulatory effect (see California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 1, Chapter 1)

Immediately upon its filing with the Office of the Secretary of State, or at a later date established by CBSC

 
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