Upon receipt of a petition forwarded by the Commission, or a petition received directly from a petitioner, the proposing agency or adopting agency shall be responsible for the following duties:
(a) If the proposing or adopting agency receives a forwarded petition from the Commission but disagrees with the Commission’s determination that a petition is complete, or if the proposing or adopting agency believes the petition is in the jurisdiction of a different agency, the proposing or adopting agency shall notify the Commission in writing within 45 days after the date of receiving the petition. In notifying the Commission, the agency shall include an itemization of the missing or incomplete items and/or reasons why the petition is not within the proposing or adopting agency’s authority as provided in statute.
(b) If the proposing or adopting agency determines that a received petition, which has not been forwarded by the Commission, does not meet the requirements of this article for petitions, the agency shall, within 45 days after the date of receiving the petition, provide the petitioner written notification of the determination with itemization of the missing or incomplete items. The agency shall provide the Commission a copy of the notification at the time the notification is sent to the petitioner.
(c) If the proposing agency or adopting agency determines that it has jurisdiction and that a received petition is complete, it shall take one of the following actions, communicating with the petitioner and Commission, within the noted time lines:
- The agency may reject, accept or approve a petition in part and may grant other relief or take other action as it may determine to be warranted by the petition and shall notify the petitioner and Commission in writing of the action.
- If the agency denies the petition for cause pursuant to Section 1-323 of this article [Criteria for denying a petition], it shall do so in writing within 45 days after the date of receiving the petition from the petitioner, or the referral by the Commission.
- If the agency accepts the petition, it shall notify the petitioner and Commission in writing within 45 days after the date of receiving the petition. For the purposes of this section, accepting the petition indicates that the agency believes the issue(s) merit(s) proceeding to the development of a code change submittal as prescribed in this chapter.
- If the approved petition contains an emergency clause, the agency shall also rule on the existence of an emergency, and if it concurs that an emergency exists, shall schedule code development and adoption procedures on an emergency basis.
Authority: Health and Safety Code Sections 18931, 18949.1, 18949.2, 18949.3, 18949.5 and 18949.6.
Reference: Health and Safety Code Section 18931 and 18949.6.
- (BSC 2/93) Regular order by the California Building Standards Commission to adopt Section 1-805, Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. Approved by Office of Administrative Law on January 27, 1995; filed at the Secretary of State on January 27, 1995; effective 30 days thereafter, which will be February 26, 1995. Publication date April 24, 1995.