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Act Now: Share Your Expertise and Opinion CBC Amendments

September 05, 2021 2:29 PM | Deleted user

On September 3, 2021, the State of California launched the 45-day public comment period for the Building Standards Commission approved proposals to amend the California Building Code (CBC) by State jurisdictions (DSA, OSHPD, HCD, etc.). The SEAOSC Codes and Standards Committee is asking all members to review these proposals and offer your expertise and input. This can be done by emailing your comments to the Codes and Standards Committee, as it will have more weight if it is included with comments from the Association.

These proposals can be found at 2021 Public comments ( You will see one bar for each jurisdiction. For example, if you click “DSA-SS/CC,” you will see the following:

From the options, “Initial Express Terms” are the actual proposals written in legal language. For a better understanding, you may consider reading the “Initial Statement of Reasons” (ISOR) first.

The proposals were written in April, and the Commission decision can be found by clicking “Commission Action Matrix.” The matrix shows most of them approved as written. (Note that those few that were not approved will not advance, and as such, commenting on them is not useful.)

Again, the SEAOSC Codes and Standards Committee recommends that you send your comments to their Committee by emailing where they will review comments and adopt them as part of the official position of SEAOSC. Please send your comments by September 30, 2021 for consideration by the committee.

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