California Code of Regulations, Title 24

Chapter 1 Administrative Regulations of the California Building Standards Commission

History Note Appendix for Chapter 1

Chapter 2 Administrative Regulations for the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

History Note Appendix for Chapter 2

Chapter 3 Administrative Regulations for the Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

Chapter 4 Administrative Regulations for the Division of the State Architect—structural Safety (DSA-SS)

Group 1 Safety of Construction of Public Schools

Group 2 Safety of Construction of Public Schools: Fire and Life Safety

Group 3 Sustainable Construction of Public Schools & Community Colleges Outdoor Water Use

History Note Appendix for Chapter 4

Chapter 5 Access to Public Buildings by Persons With Disabilities

History Note Appendix for Chapter 5

Chapter 6 Seismic Evaluation Procedures for Hospital Buildings

Appendix General Sets of Evaluation Statements

Appendix H To Chapter 6 HAZUS AEBM Regulations

History Note Appendix for Chapter 6

Chapter 7 Safety Standards for Health Facilities

History Note Appendix for Chapter 7

Chapter 8 Administrative Regulations for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

History Note Appendix for Chapter 8

Chapter 9 Administrative Regulations for the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHA)

Chapter 10 Administrative Regulations for the California Energy Commission (CEC)

History Note Appendix for Chapter 10

Chapter 11 Administrative Regulations for the Department of Food and Agriculture (AGR)

Chapter 12 Administrative Regulations for the Department of Youth Authority (YA)

Chapter 13 Administrative Regulations for the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)

History Note Appendix for Chapter 13

Chapter 14 Administrative Regulations for the Department of Education (DOE)

Chapter 15.1 Administrative Regulations for the Department of Consumer Affairs (CA) Board of Accountancy

Chapter 15.2 Acupuncture Examining Committee

Chapter 15.3 Division of Allied Health Professions

Chapter 15.4 Board of Architectural Examiners

Chapter 15.5 Athletic Commission

Chapter 15.6 Auctioneer Commission

Chapter 15.7 Bureau of Automotive Repair

Chapter 15.8 Board of Barber Examiners

Chapter 15.9 Board of Behavioral Science Examiners

Chapter 15.10 Cemetery Board

Chapter 15.11 Bureau of Collection and Investigative Services

Chapter 15.12 Contractors' State License Board

Chapter 15.13 Board of Cosmetology

Chapter 15.14 Board of Dental Examiners

Chapter 15.15 Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair

Chapter 15.16 Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

Chapter 15.17 Board of Registration for Geologists and Geophysicists

Chapter 15.18 Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind

Chapter 15.19 Hearing Aid Dispensers Examining Committee

Chapter 15.20 Bureau of Home Furnishings

Chapter 15.21 Board of Landscape Architects

Chapter 15.22 Board of Medical Quality Assurance

Chapter 15.23 Board of Nursing Home Administrators

Chapter 15.24 Board of Optometry

Chapter 15.25 Bureau of Personnel Services

Chapter 15.26 Board of Pharmacy

Chapter 15.27 Physical Therapy Examining Committee

Chapter 15.28 Physician's Assistant Examining Committee

Chapter 15.29 Board of Podiatric Medicine

Chapter 15.30 Board of Polygraph Examiners

Chapter 15.31 Board of Professional Engineers

Chapter 15.32 Psychology Examining Committee

Chapter 15.33 Board of Registered Nurses

Chapter 15.34 Respiratory Care Examining Committee

Chapter 15.35 Board of Certified Shorthand Reporters

Chapter 15.36 Speech Pathology and Audiology Examining Committee

Chapter 15.37 Structural Pest Control Board

Chapter 15.38 Tax Preparers Program

Chapter 15.39 Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine

Chapter 15.40 Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners

Chapter 16 California State Library

Appendix State Library Plans Review Form

History Note Appendix for Chapter 16

These regulations implement Sections 4450 et seq. of the Government Code to ensure that where state funds are utilized for the construction or alteration of any public building or facility or where the funds of counties, municipalities or other political subdivisions are utilized for the construction or alteration of elementary, secondary or community college buildings and facilities that the plans and specifications for such buildings and facilities are reviewed by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) and certified to be in compliance with California law requiring access for persons with disabilities prior to a contract being awarded.

Authority: Government Code Sections 4450, 4453 and 4454.

Reference: Government Code Section 4454.

HISTORY:

  1. New Group 2 (§§81 through 86) filed 3-5-71 as an emergency; effective on filing. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 71, No. 10). For history of former Group 2 see Register 66, No. 38.
  2. Amendment filed 11-24-78; designated effective 1-1-79 (Register 78, No. 47).

For the purpose of assuring compliance with minimum requirements for accessibility by persons with disabilities, the governmental agency controlling the appropriation from which the project is funded shall submit an application, together with plans and full, complete and accurate specifications and filing fee, to the State Architect. The DSA will process the documents. Written approval shall be obtained prior to award of a construction contract.

Authority: Government Code Section 4453.

Reference: Government Code Section 4454.

HISTORY:

  1. Amendment filed 11-24-78; designated effective 1-1-79 (Register 78, No. 47).

For each project to be reviewed and certified, a separate application (Form DSA-1) shall be submitted to the DSA. The application shall be accompanied by a complete set of project plans and specifications and an appropriate filing fee (see Section 5-104).

The above documents shall be submitted to one of the following regional offices:

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT

OAKLAND REGIONAL OFFICE

1515 Clay Street, Suite 1201

Oakland, CA 94612

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT

SAN DIEGO REGIONAL OFFICE

10920 Via Frontera, Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92127

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT

SACRAMENTO REGIONAL OFFICE

1102 Q Street, Suite 5200

Sacramento, CA 95811

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT

LOS ANGELES REGIONAL OFFICE

700 N. Alameda St., Suite 5-500

Los Angeles, CA 90012

The application shall be considered received when all the required documents and fees have been received by the office and the application number assigned.

The documents submitted for review and used for certification shall be retained by the DSA.

Authority: Government Code Section 4454.

Reference: Government Code Section 4454.

HISTORY:

  1. Amendment filed 11-24-78; designated effective 1-1-79 (Register 78, No. 47). For prior history, see Register 76, No. 25.
  2. Renumbering and amendment of former Section 83 to Section 83.1 filed 8-30-84; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 84, No. 35).
  3. Erratum to reflect locations of offices.

(a) The filing fee for projects under applications received on or after March 1, 2013, shall be five-tenths of one percent (0.5%) of the first $500,000.00 of the estimated project cost plus twenty-five one-hundredths of one percent (0.25%) of the project cost greater than $500,000.00 up to and including $2,000,000.00 plus one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of the excess of the estimated project cost over $2,000,000.00, except that the minimum fee in any case shall be $500.00.

Example of filing fee to accompany application:
  Estimated project cost = $250,000.00
    .005 x $250,000.00=$1,250.00
  Estimated project cost = $1,500,000.00
    .005 x $500,000.00=$2,500.00
    .0025 x $1,000,000.00=2,500.00
$5,000.00
  Estimated project cost = $5,000,000.00
    .005 x $500,000.00=$2,500.00
    .0025 x $1,500,000.00=3,750.00
    .001 x $3,000,000.00=3,000.00
$9,250.00

(b) The fee schedule in effect at the time of filing shall apply throughout the duration of such application.

(c) When the actual project cost exceeds the estimated cost a further fee for such projects shall become due and shall be equal to the difference between the filing fee paid and the amount computed under the schedule above using the actual cost of the project. The actual project cost shall be determined as directed in Section 5-105 and billed according to Section 5-107.

(d) If the applicant requests the cancellation or withdrawal of the application and return of the plans and specifications and filing fee, this shall be granted unless the review has begun. No portion of the filing fee can be returned after the review has started.

(e) Beginning in July 2009, with a review in 2011 and within every four years thereafter, the State Architect shall review the fee schedule and make a written determination whether the fees are sufficient to fund the programs.

  1. If the State Architect determines that a lesser amount is sufficient to maintain the programs, the fees may be reduced for a period up to four years.
  2. If the State Architect determines that a greater amount is necessary to maintain the programs utilizing these funds, the State Architect shall propose a fee schedule increase.

Authority: Government Code Section 4453.

Reference: Government Code Section 4454.

HISTORY:

  1. New section filed 8-30-84; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 84, No. 35).
  2. (OSA/AC-A 1/89) Editorial transfer from CCR, Title 21 to Title 24 11-1-89.
  3. (OSA/AC-A 2/89) Amend CCR, Title 24, Part 1, Sec. 5-104 (a) (b), effective 1-1-90. Approved by Building Standards Commission 10-30-89.
  4. (OSA/AC EF 1/92) Emergency order by the Office of the State Architect/Access Compliance to amend Section 5-104 (a), Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. Filed as an emergency order with the secretary of state February 25, 1992; effective March 1, 1992. Approved as an emergency by the California Building Standards Commission on February 24, 1992.
  5. (OSA/AC EF 1/92) Emergency order by the Office of the State Architect/Access Compliance to amend Section 5-104 (a), Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations; approved by the California Building Standards Commission on February 24, 1992; filed as an emergency order with the secretary of state February 25, 1992, and effective March 1, 1992, has lapsed. No action was taken by the OSA/AC to make these regulations permanent; therefore, the initial regulations are back in effect as of June 29, 1992.

For purposes of determining the fees, both the estimated and actual project cost shall be the cost for the total outlay contemplated for all work included in the certified plans and specifications. The term “project” shall be defined as all buildings and other structures, together with the development of the site, but in the event the plans and specifications submitted with the application do not provide for the construction of, addition or alteration to a building or structure, then it shall be for the site development proposed in the application.

The actual project cost shall include all items which are normally considered to be contractors operation costs. Addenda or change order items which increase the contract amount shall be included in the final actual project cost computation.

All fees and/or reimbursable charges paid the construction managers shall be included in the actual project cost. When the contract for the work includes items not otherwise subject to the approval of the office and not included in the approved plans and specifications the actual cost shall include this work unless such costs are segregated by separate bid items or by separately priced items of change orders, or by a certified copy of the subcontractor's bid. Such segregation shall not be made by contract price breakdown or estimates.

Authority: Government Code Section 4454.

Reference: Government Code Section 4454.

HISTORY:

  1. New section filed 8-30-84; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2 (d) (Register 84, No. 35).

Revisions are changes to plans or specifications made after DSA approval. Revisions shall be submitted to and approved by DSA.

An hourly fee may be charged to the applicant for the review of revisions to approved plans and specifications.

If the original plans are abandoned and the plans and specifications submitted in lieu thereof are in fact for a new project rather than an identical project, or where a modified set of plans is for an essentially different concept, it is necessary that a new application be filed and a fee paid. This is regardless of the fact that the project may have the same name, be of the same general size, and be situated at the same location as the project for which the original application was made.

Authority: Government Code Section 4454.

Reference: Government Code Section 4454.

HISTORY:

  1. New section filed 8-30-84; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 84, No. 35).

For public school projects the DSA shall determine whether or not further fees are due and shall bill the district for such further fees.

For projects other than public schools, the applicant or owner shall submit to the office a report verifying the actual project cost within 90 days after the completion of the project. This actual project cost shall be the basis for the further fee computation. The accuracy and timely submission of this actual project cost report shall be the responsibility of the owner or his designated agent. The owner shall be billed for further fees upon completion of the project or portion thereof if fee is due.

Authority: Government Code Section 4454.

Reference: Government Code Section 4454.

HISTORY:

  1. New section filed 8-30-84; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2 (d) (Register 84, No. 35).

Claims for refunds of five dollars or less due to errors in cost reporting or fee computation shall be made within one year from the date of payment.

Authority: Government Code Section 4454.

Reference: Government Code Section 4454.

HISTORY:

  1. New section filed 8-30-84; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 84, No. 35).

The DSA will review the submitted documents to ensure that the requirements cited in Article 1 are fully met.

Authority: Government Code Section 4453.

Reference: Government Code Section 4454.

HISTORY:

  1. Amendment filed 11-24-78; designated effective 1-1-79 (Register 78, No. 47).

(a) Approval obtained. Upon completion of review, DSA will return to the awarding authority a written approval, if the documents comply with the requirements. This approval of the application constitutes the “written approval” required by Section 4454 of the Government Code. No changes or revisions shall be made following written approval which affect access compliance items unless such changes or revisions are submitted to the DSA for approval.

(b) Approval denied. If the documents fail to meet the requirements of these regulations, DSA will return to the awarding authority the plans with corrections noted thereon together with instructions for resubmittal of the plans and specifications. The corrected plans are the property of the Division of the State Architect and shall be returned within six months or the application will be void. No valid construction contract may be awarded before written approval is obtained.

(c) Unauthorized deviations. In the event that there is an unauthorized deviation from the requirements of these regulations with respect to the standards specified, the same shall be rectified by full compliance therewith within ninety (90) days after discovery of such deviation.

(d) Notification. Where the State Architect is the enforcement authority and any project is proposed to be approved and such approval action would deny accessibility either required by Sections 4450 and 4458, inclusive, of the Government Code to persons with disabilities, or by reason of an equivalent facilitation exception granted pursuant to Section 4451 of the Government Code, the State Architect shall notify affected persons with disabilities or organizations and others who have made written requests to be informed as to such proposals under consideration.

Authority: Government Code Sections 4450 and 4460 and Health and Safety Code Section 18949.

Reference: Government Code Section 4460.

HISTORY:

  1. Amendment filed 11-24-78; designated effective 1-1-79 (Register 78, No. 47).
  2. New subsection (d) filed 3-6-81 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 81, No. 10). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 7-4-81.
  3. Order of Repeal of 3-6-81 emergency order filed 3-13-81 by OAL pursuant to Government Code Section 11349.6 (Register 81, No. 11).
  4. New subsection (d) filed 7-28-82; effective thirtieth day (Register 82, No. 31).
  5. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 7-17-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 29).
General requirements and building standards are located in Title 24, Part 2.
Detectable warning products and directional surfaces installed after January 1, 2001 shall be evaluated by an independent entity, selected by the Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect, Access Compliance, for all occupancies, including transportation and other outdoor environments, except that when products and surfaces are for use in residential housing, evaluation shall be in consultation with the Department of Housing and Community Development. See Government Code Section 4460.

Independent Entity Evaluation Approvals shall be registered in the Division of the State Architect (DSA) headquarters office.

To maintain a central file for all IEEA and to operate within the current DSA program, certain administration and all accounting shall be performed at the DSA headquarters office under the direction of the Principal Architect.

  1. Upon receipt of an IEEA application, send the application fee and a copy of the application to the DSA headquarters office, attention: Access Compliance.
  2. A paper file will be created for each IEEA, which will initially include a copy of the application and the application fee. Headquarters personnel will then file the product, manufacturer and registration information, creating an IEEA number.
  3. The application fee will be given to the headquarters’ cashier for deposit.
  1. Prior to issuing IEEA acceptance, it is required that all fees be paid. If fees are due, please contact the manufacturer for payment and forward the payment to the DSA headquarters office, along with the request for the additional payment.
  2. The fee, if any, will be given to the headquarters’ cashier for filing and deposit.
  3. The acceptance letter will be retained at DSA headquarters, Access Compliance. A copy of the status approval letter will be returned to the applicant.
  4. Headquarters’ personnel will register, prepare and distribute all necessary copies of the acceptance letter. The original file shall be maintained at headquarters.
Income for IEEA will be earned in the month in which they are banked. This money will be applied to Disability Access Account for deposit.
  1. IEEA Contact—DSA headquarters, attention: Access Compliance, IEEA Program.
  2. Headquarters Administration Contact—DSA headquarters, attention: Access Compliance, IEEA Program.
  3. Headquarters Accounting Contact—DSA headquarters, Accounting.

Authority: Government Code Sections 4450, 4460 and Health and Safety Code Section 18949.1.

Reference: Government Code Section 4460.

Detectable warning products and directional surfaces installed after January 1, 2001 shall be evaluated by an independent entity, selected by the Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect, Access Compliance, for all occupancies, including transportation and other outdoor environments, except that when products and surfaces are for use in residential housing, evaluation shall be in consultation with the Department of Housing and Community Development. See Government Code Section 4460.

The procedure for the DSA-AC acceptance of manufactured products is detailed in this article.

All products require prior evaluation by a recognized evaluation agency that has a program specifically intended for such purposes. DSA-AC shall review the evaluation report for compliance with related and appropriate national standards and Title 24 requirements.

Products must meet the requirements of Section 5-301.
No products can be approved for use that do not require evaluation by a recognized evaluation agency.
No products can be approved by any state and city agencies for use that do not require evaluation by a recognized evaluation agency.
Products must have, as a minimum, an approved report published by a nationally recognized evaluation agency. Without an evaluation report, the applicant will be required to obtain such a report or will be denied acceptance on DSA-AC projects. The report and its evaluation criteria may be reviewed for compliance with national standards.
Development of new DSA-AC acceptance criteria shall be based on acceptance criteria from a recognized evaluation agency.

Each detectable warning and directional surface product shall be provided with:

  1. Label indicating the DSA label number,
  2. Manufacturer’s product number, and
  3. Product approval expiration date.

Authority: Government Code Sections 4450 and 4460 and Health and Safety Code Section 18949.1.

Reference: Government Code Section 4460.

The following form must be filed in duplicate:
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