Effective Dates

Approved emergency building standards are effective immediately upon filing with the Office of the Secretary of State, or at a later date established by CBSC.

 

Proposed and Approved Emergency Building Standards:

For the 2016 California Building Standards Code

Note: Approved emergency building standards will be notated in bold text.

 

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s Finding of Emergency and proposed emergency building standards allow hospitals to apply for seismic safety upgrade extensions pursuant to AB 2190 (Chapter 673, Statutes of 2018). The emergency building standard proposals were heard at the January 15-16, 2019 Commission Meeting.


Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development emergency provisions for the 2016 California Administrative Code, Part 1 of Title 24, California Code of Regulations.

 

OSHPD EF 01/18

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on January 16, 2019, and filed with the Secretary of State on January 18, 2019.

OSHPD EF 01/18


Re-adoption:The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development is requesting, at the April 17, 2019 Commission Meeting, a re-adoption of these emergency building standards for a 90-day period pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.1(h) so they may complete the certifying rulemaking process to make the regulations permanent.


Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development emergency provisions for the 2016 California Administrative Code, Part 1 of Title 24, California Code of Regulations.

 

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on July 17, 2019, and filed with the Secretary of State on July 18, 2019.

OSHPD EF 01/18

Note: Approved emergency building standards will be notated in bold text.

 

The following emergency regulations enhance building standards in response to new legislation (AB 932, Ting. Shelter crisis: homeless shelters) in the 2016 editions of the of the California Building Code and California Residential Code (Cal. Code. Regs., Title 24, Parts 2 and 2.5). The emergency building standard proposals were heard at the April 17, 2018 Commission Meeting.


Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

 

HCD EF 01/18

 

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on April 17, 2018, and filed with the Secretary of State on April 18, 2018.

 

HCD EF 01/18

Note: Approved emergency building standards will be notated in bold text.

 

The following emergency regulations enhance building standards for Exterior Elevated Elements (EEE) in the 2016 editions of the California Building Code and California Existing Building Code (Cal. Code Regs., Tit. 24, Parts 2 and 10). The emergency building standard proposals were heard at the January 27, 2017 Commission Meeting.


California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

 

BSC EF 01/17

 

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on January 27, 2017, and filed with the Secretary of State on January 30, 2017.

 


Division of The State Architect - Structural Safety/Community Colleges (DSA-SS & DSA-SS/CC)

 

DSA-SS and DSA-SS/CC EF 01/17

 

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on January 27, 2017, and filed with the Secretary of State on January 30, 2017.

 


Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

 

HCD EF 01/17

 

Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on January 27, 2017, and filed with the Secretary of State on January 30, 2017.

 

Rulemaking Activities

  • Code Adoption Cycles
  • Change Without Regulatory Effect
  • Emergency Rulemaking
To Make Approved Emergency Building Standards Permanent including Certifying Rulemaking Public Comment periods.

Emergency Rulemaking

State agencies may propose emergency changes to building standards or regulations related to the implementation or enforcement of building standards. State Building Standards Law allows for the emergency rulemaking process and requires submission of proposed emergency building standard(s) to CBSC for adoption and/or approval. Once approved by CBSC, emergency building standards must be made permanent within 180 days via the Certifying Rulemaking process pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.1.

 

Additional information and current regulations governing the emergency rulemaking process for building standards located in the California Administrative Code (Cal. Code Regs., Title 24, Part 1, Sec. 1-417) may be viewed via the International Code Council's website (publisher).

More Information

More information regarding the rulemaking process, including emergency rulemaking, can be found in our "Public Guide to the Building Standards Adoption Process" or "Guide for Creating Proposed Building Standards" publications.