Article 2 Duties and Responsibilities of the Building Standards Commission, the Executive Director and Commission Personnel
- Commission duties. The Commission shall perform all functions relating to the adoption and publication of the California Building Standards Code in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations prescribed by the California Building Standards Law in Health and Safety Code, Division 13, Part 2.5, commencing with Section 18901.
- Recommend to the Commission policies under which the office of the Commission will operate.
- Interpret and implement the policies of the Commission.
- Provide the administrative direction for the day-to-day work of the Commission.
- Manage the technical and support staff of the Commission.
- Represent the Commission before the Legislature.
- Review and approve or disapprove agencies' public notices for proposed building standards per Sections 11346.4 and 11346.5 of the Government Code.
- Ensure that state agencies comply with Health and Safety Code Section 18930 and Government Code Section 11340 et seq. (as applicable), when adopting building standards, prior to submission to the Commission.
- Negotiate and execute contractual agreements necessary to carry out the mission of the Commission.
- Manage the Commission's appeal and petition process.
- Represent the Commission to all levels of state and local government, and with the private sector.
- Perform other duties as required by the Commission and state statute(s).
Authority: Health and Safety Code Section 18931.
Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 18925 and 18931.
- The Commission shall adopt, approve, codify, update and publish green building standards for occupancies that are not under the explicit authority of another state agency. The Commission also may review and comment on proposals and proposed standards developed by other agencies in order to reduce or eliminate ambiguities or conflicts.
- A list of agencies with specific authority to propose and/or adopt building standards are identified in Title 24, Part 2, the California Building Code, Chapter 1, Division 1. The Commission shall work with these agencies to coordinate the adoption of green building standards for residential and nonresidential occupancies.
- Environmental advocacy groups
- Interested local government and code enforcement entities
- Building construction and design industries
- Interested public parties
- The Commission may consult with and seek input from the entities and representatives identified in subsections (c) and (d) either by written comment or in a meeting format and shall consider all input provided during the development of the green building standards which is relevant to specific standards. The Commission shall provide written responses to formal comments received during the public comment period for any proposed green building standards.
- See Section 1-404 for requirements concerning state agency participation in the development of green building standards.
Authority: Health and Safety Code Sections 18909(c), 18929, 18930.5, 18931.6 and 18931.7.
Reference(s): Health and Safety Code Sections 18930.5, 18931.6, and 18931.7.
- Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Energy
- Building, Fire and Other Regulations
- Structural Design/Lateral Forces
- Health Facilities
- Green Building
- Special code advisory committee. The Commission may establish one or more special code advisory committees when it determines that a subject in the code needs to be extensively revised or that a complex subject which needs to be regulated is not covered or that the content of a proposed code change warrants special technical review.
- Quorum. A majority of the members of the code advisory committee(s) shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A majority of the members present shall constitute a quorum for determining the outcome of a vote.
- Disability Access Advocate Knowledgeable in Visually Impaired
- Disability Access Advocate Knowledgeable in Hearing Impaired
- Disability Access Advocate Knowledgeable in Mobility Impaired
- Disability Access Advocate Knowledgeable in Environmental Health Network or Other Cognitively Impaired
- Local Government Building Official1
- Construction Industry
- Fire Official
- Public Member
- Residential Construction Industry Representative
- Commercial Building Industry Representatives
- Environmental Organization Representative
- Local Government Building Official1
- Public Member or Local Government Water Efficiency Official1
- Fire Official
- Mechanical Engineer or Energy/Building Performance Specialist
- Electrical Engineer, Electrical Inspector or Energy/Building Performance Specialist
- Application period. When advertising a vacancy on a Code Advisory Committee, the Commission may establish an application period with a closing date and may, at its discretion, consider applications received after the closing date.
- Application required. Persons desiring appointment to a position on a Code Advisory Committee must submit the application to the Commission as required by this section. A separate application is required for each advertised vacancy on a Code Advisory Committee. The Commission will not maintain applications on file for future consideration.
- Application fee. There is no application fee.
- Selection decision. The Commission will consider applications and make selections based on qualifications applicable to the Code Advisory Committee vacancy. All decisions by the Commission regarding appointments to Code Advisory Committees are final and are not subject to appeal.
- Notice of appointment. The Executive Director, or their designee, shall provide written notice to applicants selected by the Commission for appointment to a Code Advisory Committee. Written notice shall also be provided to all applicants not selected for appointment to a Code Advisory Committee.
Authority: Health and Safety Code Sections 18909(c), 18929, 18930.5, 18949.6 and 18931(f).
Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 18927, 18929, 18930.5, 18931 (f), 18934, 18936 and 18949.6.