- The provisions of this article pertaining to petitions shall not apply when an agency notifies the Commission that a petition process is mandated by specific statutes in addition to Government Code Sections 11340.6 and 11340.7, and/or that it has adopted its own regulations or procedures complying with Government Code Sections 11340.6 and 11340.7, and that it has notified the public of the existence of these statutes, regulations or procedures. Notification to the Commission shall consist of a written copy of the statutes, regulations or procedures and a description of the methods used to make the public aware of their existence. Upon receiving notification, the Commission shall exclude the agency from compliance with this article pertaining to petitions. If the Commission receives a petition pertaining to an excluded agency's jurisdiction, the Commission shall forward the petition without undertaking any of the duties prescribed by this article pertaining to petitions directly to the agency and shall notify the petitioner of that fact.
- These regulations are not intended to be the sole means by which the proposing agency or adopting agencies and the interested public can raise, discuss and resolve issues pertaining to building standards. Agency procedures such as public participation meetings, advisory committees, written and verbal correspondence between members of the public and agency personnel, and other methods are considered alternatives that may be chosen by a member of the public instead of or in addition to the petition procedures described in this article.
Authority: Health and Safety Code Sections 18931 and 18949.6.
Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 18931 and 18949.6.