2021 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle

Schedule Change Announcement

On December 14, 2021 the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) heard and took action on agenda items 1 through 12c. The agenda items were heard and completed sooner than expected. As a result, no items will be heard on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 due to a request for accommodation for public comment and a related motion approved by the CBSC to continue agenda item 13. Agenda items 13 a – c will be heard no sooner than 9:00 a.m. on  Thursday, December 16, 2021.

 

The CBSC meeting will resume Thursday, December 16 at 9:00 am. If you have questions please call CBSC at  916-263-0916.

Code Adoption Proposals for Review and Adoption

Meeting Notice and Agenda, December 14-16, 2021

The following state agencies have submitted code adoption proposals (code changes) for commission review and approval. These proposals are intended for inclusion in the 2022 California Building Standards Code (California Code of Regulations., Title 24), which is scheduled for publication on or before July 1, 2022, with an effective date of January 1, 2023.

Approved standards listed within each agency accordion.

Adopting State Agency Rulemakings

California Energy Commission


CEC 04/21: Proposed approval of amendments to the 2022 edition of the California Administrative Code, Part 1, Chapter 10, and the 2022 California Energy Code, Part 6, Title 24.

CEC Docket #21-BSTD-01 (link to CEC's website) approved by the Commission December 14, 2021

  • Final Express Terms—CEC 04/21
  • Final Statement of Reasons—CEC 04/21
  • Updated Information Digest—CEC 04/21

CEC 03/21: Proposed approval of amendments to the 2022 edition of the California Building, Residential, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Green Building Standards Codes, Parts 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and11, Title 24.

CEC Docket #21-BSTD-03 (link to CEC's website) approved by the Commission December 14, 2021

  • Final Express Terms—CEC 03/21
  • Final Statement of Reasons—CEC 03/21
  • Updated Information Digest—CEC 03/21

Proposing State Agency Rulemakings

California Building Standards Commission

BSC 01/20: Proposed adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24.


BSC 01/21: Proposed adoption of the 2021 Uniform Mechanical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Mechanical Code, Part 4, Title 24.


BSC 02/21: Proposed adoption of the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.


BSC 03/21: Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code for incorporation into the 2022 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24.

Division of the State Architect—Structural Safety/Community Colleges

DSA-SS/CC 01/20: Proposed adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24.


DSA-SS/CC 01/21: Proposed adoption of the 2021 Uniform Mechanical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Mechanical Code, Part 4, Title 24.


DSA-SS/CC 02/21: Proposed adoption of the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.


DSA-SS/CC 03/21: Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code for incorporation into the 2022 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24.

Department of Water Resources

DWR 01/21: Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2019 California Plumbing Code for incorporation into the 2022 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.

Department of Housing and Community Development

HCD 01/20: Proposed adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24.


HCD 01/21: Proposed adoption of the 2021 Uniform Mechanical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Mechanical Code, Part 4, Title 24.


HCD 02/21: Proposed adoption of the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.


HCD 03/21: Proposed adoption of amendments to the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code for incorporation into the 2022 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24.

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

OSHPD 01/20: Proposed adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24.


OSHPD 01/21: Proposed adoption of the 2021 Uniform Mechanical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Mechanical Code, Part 4, Title 24.


OSHPD 02/21: Proposed adoption of the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.

Office of the State Fire Marshal

SFM 01/20: Proposed adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Electrical Code, Part 3, Title 24.


SFM 01/21: Proposed adoption of the 2021 Uniform Mechanical Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Mechanical Code, Part 4, Title 24.


SFM 02/21: Proposed adoption of the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2022 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24.

Rulemaking Activities

  • Code Adoption Cycles
  • Change Without Regulatory Effect
  • Emergency Rulemaking

State agency acronyms

  • BSC—California Building Standards Commission
  • CEC—California Energy Commission
  • DSA-AC—Division of the State Architect—Access Compliance
  • DSA-SS/CC—Division of the State Architect—Structural Safety/Community Colleges
  • DWR—Department of Water Resources    
  • HCD—Department of Housing & Community Development
  • OSHPD—Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
  • SFM—Office of the State Fire Marshal

2021 Public Comment Periods

List of all public comment periods for the 2021 triennial code adoption cycle.

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