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These regulations implement sections of the Education Code to ensure that elementary, secondary, or community college buildings and facilities constructed or altered pursuant to these regulations are in compliance with the California Code of Regulations (C.C.R.), Title 24 related to the design aspects of sustainable building elements, components, and systems specifically irrigation systems for landscape areas.

Authority: Education Code Sections 17310 and 81142.

Reference: Education Code Sections 17280, 81130 and 81142.

California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11; known as the "CALGreen Code", designates building regulations that are applicable to the Green Building Standards portions of the design, construction, or addition to any school building as defined in Sections 17283 and 81131 of the Education Code.

Authority: Education Code Sections 17310 and 81142.

Reference: Education Code Sections 17280 and 81130.

The definition(s) in Sections 4-507 shall have the meaning stated therein throughout the regulations contained in Part 1, Chapter 4, Group 3, et. seq, Title 24, C.C.R.

Authority: Education Code Sections 17310 and 81142.

Reference: Education Code Sections 17283, 81130, 81131, and 81529.

SELF-CERTIFICATION shall mean a registered architect, landscape architect, or civil engineer in general responsible charge prepares a set of construction documents which comply with the California Code of Regulations (C.C.R.), Title 24 or other referenced regulations, and provides their signature ensuring that the construction documents and related reports meet or exceed the code requirements.

Authority: Education Code Sections 17310 and 81142.

Reference: Education Code Sections 17280, 17283, 17405, 81130, 81131, and 81529.

When an application for review of the self-certification of compliance with the Outdoor Water Use regulations is filed, it shall be accompanied by a site landscape area location plan, set of plans and specifications, and a fee payment.

Plans, specifications, or self-certification forms which, when submitted, are determined by DSA to be incomplete or incorrect, shall be returned to the architect, landscape architect, or civil engineer in general responsible charge with a request for additional information or revisions.

Authority: Education Code Sections 17310 and 81142.

Reference: Education Code Sections 17280 and 81130.

The irrigation plans and specifications shall meet the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 11 (CALGreen Code), Section 5.304.5, Outdoor Water Use. The architect, landscape architect, or civil engineer in general responsible charge shall self-certify that the project's landscape planting and irrigation design is compliant with the current version of the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) per Section 5.304.6 of the CALGreen Code and built in accordance to these regulations. All related drawings and specifications must display their registration seal and signature.

Before commencing with construction of a landscape irrigation project and any associated buildings, the architect, landscape architect, or civil engineer in general responsible charge shall submit the forms prescribed by the DSA certifying that the landscape irrigation design complies with the Outdoor Water Use regulations, and obtain approval of the self-certified plans and specifications from the DSA intake specialist.

When construction is complete, a self-certification form prescribed by the DSA certifying that the landscape irrigation system is installed in compliance with the Outdoor Water Use regulations shall be filed with the DSA intake specialist.

Authority: Education Code Sections 17310 and 81142.

Reference: Education Code Sections 17280 and 81130.

The filing fee for the self-certification review shall be $500 due at the time of submission of the project and is non-refundable.

Authority: Education Code Sections 17310 and 81142.

Reference: Education Code Sections 17280 and 81130.

HISTORY:

  1. (DSA-SS EF 03/15) Rulemaking file number DSA-SS EF 03/15 Emergency rulemaking added Group 3, Articles 1 through 4, to Part 1 Title 24, Chapter 4. It was originally approved by the Commission July 21, 2015 and filed with Secretary of State July 23, 2015, which is the effective date. An emergency supplement was not issued for the initial emergency building standards but was provided in Building Standards Commission Information Bulletin 15-03, dated July 24, 2015, which is now superseded. The rulemaking was made permanent pursuant to Government Code Sections 11346.2 to 11347.3. The supplement provides emergency building standards which were adopted by the Building Standards Commission on January 20, 2016, and filed with Secretary of State on January 26, 2016.
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