Adopting Agency Submittals: Rulemaking Documents and Public Comment Periods

California Energy Commission (CEC) 

CEC 04/21—Amend the 2022 California Administrative Code, Part 1, Chapter 10, and 2022 California Energy Code, Part 6, Title 24, California Code of Regulations

  • 45-day Public Comment Period (May 7- June 21, 2021)
  • 15-day Public Comment Period (July 14 - July 28, 2021)


CEC 03/21—Amend the 2022 California Building Code, Part 2; 2022 California Residential Code, Part 2.5; 2022 California Electrical Code, Part 3; 2022 California Mechanical Code, Part 4; 2022 California Plumbing Code, Part 5; and 2022 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations

  • 45-day Public Comment Period (July 2 - August 16, 2021)
  • 15-day Public Comment Period (August 31, 2021 - September 15, 2021)

Public Comments for Adopting Agencies

To provide a public comment on an adopting agency's proposed building standards, please click on the year above and then click on the link to the state adopting agency's rulemaking web page to submit a comment. State adopting agencies are responsible for receiving and processing their own public comments. If you have questions or difficulties, contact CBSC staff at 916-263-0916 or email us at 

Rulemaking Activities

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

State Adopting Agency

A state adopting agency has authority to develop and conduct their own public comment periods and hearings, and to adopt proposed building standards under its authority as provided in statute. However, the state adopting agency must first submit a Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) to the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) before commencing formal public rulemaking process. Upon its review, CBSC files the NOPA with the Office of Administrative Law for inclusion in the California Regulatory Notice Register. Upon the adoption of the building standard regulations, the adopting state agency must submit its rulemaking documents to the California Building Standards Commission for approval and publication in Title 24.

The California Building Standards Commission’s authority to approve adoptions by state adopting agencies is limited to verifying that the adoption process was carried out in compliance with the requirements of state law.

The State Adopting Agencies Are: 

• California Energy Commission

• State Historical Building Safety Board

• Board of State and Community Corrections

• Department of Food and Agriculture

• State Librarian

• State Lands Commission

• Department of Water Resources