code adoption proposals for Commission Review and approval

Meeting Notice and Agenda, April 19,  2016

The following state agencies submitted code adoption proposals (code changes) for the California Building Standards Commission's review and approval. These proposals are intended for inclusion in the 2016 California Building Standards Code, Title 24, which is scheduled for publication in July 2016 with an effective date of January 2017.

State Proposing Agency Rulemakings

California Building Standards Commission—BSC



Proposed adoption of Change Without Regulatory Effect (CWoRE) to the 2013 California Building Code (Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations).

Division of the State Architect - Access Compliance—DSA-AC


DSA-AC 01/15

Proposed adoption of amended access compliance provisions for incorporation into the 2016 California Building Code, Chapter 11B (Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations).

Note: Item 11B.25 of the Final Express Terms was amended at the January 2016 Commission Meeting, which was later determined to contain a substantial change and required an additional comment period that could not be scheduled during the 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle due to limited time constraints.

    Public Comment:

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development—OSHPD


OSHPD EF 02/15

Certification of compliance and permanent approval of emergency building standards pertaining to the 2013 California Plumbing Code (Part 5, Title 24, California Code of Regulations).

Pursuant to an action taken at the October 21, 2015 meeting, the commission may hear or discuss any update or information on the Berkeley balcony collapse and may discuss the formation of, or form, a committee to study or make findings pertaining to exterior elevated elements.

Code Adoption Cycles

State Agency Key

  • BSC—California Building Standards Commission
  • DSA-AC—Division of the State Architect - Access Compliance
  • EEE— Exterior Elevated Elements-EEE
  • OSHPD—Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development

Commission Review Meetings

Proposing agencies are required to ensure adequate public participation in the development of building standards; to ensure satisfactory technical review and sufficient time for such review by code advisory committees; and to ensure notice to the public of code change submittals prior to adoption by the CBSC. In addition to the rulemaking documents below, the 9-point criteria used to determine if a building standard is justified (HS. Code, § 18930) and the agency's Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement (Form 399) are available for each of the proposals upon request.


  • Final Express Terms (FET) 
  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) 
  • Updated Informative Digest (UID) 
  • Commission Action Matrix: Green- Uncontested Items; Yellow- Challenged Items; Salmon- Withdrawn/No Action Required