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STATE OF CALIFORNIA

BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION


INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS
FOR

PROPOSED BUILDING STANDARDS

OF THE

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT (DSA-AC)
REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES TO

THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 24, PART 2
2016 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE

TRIENNIAL CODE CYCLE

The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) requires that an Initial Statement of Reasons be available to the public upon request when rulemaking action is being undertaken. The following information required by the APA pertains to this particular rulemaking action:


STATEMENT OF SPECIFIC PURPOSE, PROBLEM, RATIONALE and BENEFITS:
California Government Code Section 4450 directs the State Architect to develop and submit proposed building standards to the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) for approval and adoption pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 18935 for the purpose of making buildings, structures, sidewalks, curbs, and related facilities accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities.
This proposed regulatory action by DSA-AC will provide greater consistency and clarity for code users by:


  • Repealing DSA-AC’s adoption of the 2012 edition of the IBC.




  • Adopting selected portions of the 2015 edition of the IBC.



  • Adopting new California accessibility amendments for electric vehicle charging stations into 2016 CBC, Chapter 11B.





  • Adopting existing California accessibility amendments carried forward from the 2013 CBC and incorporated into the 2016 CBC.




  • Amending existing California accessibility amendments from the 2013 CBC and incorporating into the 2016 CBC.




  • Codifying non-substantive editorial and formatting amendments.


ITEM 1.1.00
CHAPTER 1, DIVISION I – Matrix Adoption Table
REASON: DSA-AC proposes to carry forward its adoption of existing California amendments in Chapter 1, Division I, from the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code, with further amendment as indicated.

ITEM 1.1.01
CHAPTER 1, DIVISION I

Section 1.1 General

Section 1.2 Building Standards Commission

Section 1.9 Division of the State Architect
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to amend the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing administrative provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. In addition, a typographical error in Section 1.1.3.2, Item 17 is being corrected; “Chapters 11B” is being amended to read “Chapter 11B”.

ITEM 1.2.00
CHAPTER 1, DIVISION II – Matrix Adoption Table

REASON: DSA-AC proposes to carry forward its adoption of specific model code provisions in Chapter 1, Division II, from the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code, with existing amendments.


ITEM 1.2.01
CHAPTER 1, DIVISION II

Part 1, Section 101 General

Part 1, Section 104 Duties and Powers of Building Official

Part 1, Section 111 Certificate of Occupancy

REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to carry forward its adoption of these model code sections from the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code with existing amendments.

ITEM 2.00
CHAPTER 2 – Matrix Adoption Table
REASON: DSA-AC proposes to carry forward its adoption of specific model code definitions and California amendments in Chapter 2, from the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code, with further amendment as indicated.

ITEM 2.01
CHAPTER 2

Section 202 Definitions
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code.

ITEM 2.02
CHAPTER 2

Section 202 Definitions

Definition of ACCESSIBLE

REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to delete the model code definition of “accessible” which includes a reference to Chapter 11, and carry forward the adoption of the 2013 CA Building Code definition of “accessible”. This amendment will provide consistency for code users.


ITEM 2.03
CHAPTER 2

Section 202 Definitions

Definition of ACCESSIBLE ROUTE
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to delete the model code definition of “accessible route” which includes a reference to Chapter 11, and carry forward the adoption of the 2013 CA Building Code definition of “accessible route”. This amendment will provide consistency for code users.

ITEM 2.04
CHAPTER 2

Section 202 Definitions

Definition of AREA OF SPORT ACTIVITY
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to repeal the adoption of the 2013 CA Building Code definition of “Area of Sport Activity” and adopt the new model code definition. The two definitions are identical except for the phrase “indoor or outdoor”. Carrying forward a second, nearly identical definition for DSA-AC use would be duplicative and create confusion for code users.

ITEM 2.05
CHAPTER 2

Section 202 Definitions

Definition of DETECTABLE WARNING
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to repeal the adoption of the 2013 CA Building Code definition of “detectable warning” and adopt the new model code definition. The two definitions are identical except for the phrase “visually impaired persons”. Carrying forward a second, nearly identical definition for DSA-AC use would be duplicative and create confusion for code users.

ITEM 2.06

CHAPTER 2

Section 202 Definitions

Definition of PROFESSIONAL OFFICE OF A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to repeal the phrase “See Chapter 11B.” consistent with model code format. This is an editorial amendment with no regulatory effect.

ITEM 2.07
CHAPTER 2

Section 202 Definitions

Definition of PUBLIC USE AREAS
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to amend the definition of “public-use area” to clarify that public-use areas are not limited to rooms or spaces “of a building” but may include rooms or spaces located in buildings and facilities. The phrase “or facility” is being added in two locations for consistency with the terminology of Chapter 11B. This amendment will provide clarity and consistency for code users.

ITEM 2.08
CHAPTER 2

Section 202 Definitions

Definition of SIGNAGE

Definition of SIGN
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to repeal the definition of SIGNAGE and add a new definition for SIGN. Signage is defined as a system of signs as differentiated from a sign which is a singular element. This amendment will align the 2013 California Building Code with the 2010 ADA Standards model code providing clarity and consistency for code users.

ITEM 2.08 – RELATED CODE AMENDMENT
CHAPTER 11B

DIVISION 1: APPLICATION AND ADMINISTRATION


Section 11B-106.5 Defined terms.
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to replace the term “signage” with the term “sign” consistent with 2013 California Building Code and 2010 ADA Standards model code format.

ITEM 2.08 – RELATED CODE AMENDMENT
CHAPTER 11B

DIVISION 2: SCOPING REQUIREMENTS

Section 11B-206.4.1 Entrances and exterior ground floor exits.

Section 11B-216.6 Entrances.

Section 11B-216.9.2 Directional signs.
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to replace the term “signage” with the term “sign” consistent with 2013 California Building Code with the 2010 ADA Standards model code.

ITEM 2.08 – RELATED CODE AMENDMENT
CHAPTER 11B

DIVISION 4: ACCESSIBLE ROUTES

Section 11B-404.2.9 Door and gate opening force.

Section 11B-411.2.1.6 Identification of floors served.
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to replace the term “signage” with the term “sign” consistent with 2013 California Building Code amendments to the 2010 ADA Standards model code.

ITEM 2.08 – RELATED CODE AMENDMENT
CHAPTER 11B

DIVISION 5: GENERAL SITE AND BUILDING ELEMENTS

Section 11B-502.8 Additional sign.

REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to replace the term “signage” with the term “sign” consistent with 2013 California Building Code with the 2010 ADA Standards model code.

ITEM 2.08 – RELATED CODE AMENDMENT
CHAPTER 11B

DIVISION 7: COMMUNICATION ELEMENTS AND FEATURES

Table 11B-703.8.5 Pixel Count for Low Resolution VMS Sign

Figure 11B-703.8.5
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to replace the term “signage” with the term “sign” consistent with 2013 California Building Code with the 2010 ADA Standards model code.

ITEM 2.08 – RELATED CODE AMENDMENT
CHAPTER 11B

DIVISION 8: SPECIAL ROOMS, SPACES, AND ELEMENTS

Section 11B-802.4.2 Identification.
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to replace the term “signage” with the term “sign” consistent with 2013 California Building Code with the 2010 ADA Standards model code.

ITEM 2.09
CHAPTER 2

Section 202 Definitions

Definition of TECHNICALLY INFEASIBLE

REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to carry forward the adoption of the 2013 CA Building Code (model code) definition for “technically infeasible”. The new model code does not include a definition for “technically infeasible”. This amendment will provide consistency for code users.


ITEM 4.00
CHAPTER 4 – Matrix Adoption Table
REASON: DSA-AC proposes to carry forward its adoption of specific model code provisions and California amendments in Chapter 4, from the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code, with further amendment as indicated.

ITEM 4.01
CHAPTER 4

SECTION 406 – MOTOR-VEHICLE-RELATED OCCUPANCIES

Section 406.4.1 Clear height.
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. The DSA-AC California amendment language was inadvertently omitted during publication of the 2013 CA Building Code, July 1, 2015 Supplement (blue) pages.

ITEM 4.02
CHAPTER 4

SECTION 412 – AIRCRAFT-RELATED OCCUPANCIES

Section 412.3.8 Accessibility.
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. This section has been renumbered as indicated.

ITEM 4.03
CHAPTER 4

SECTION 419 – LIVE/WORK UNITS

Section 419.7 Accessibility.

REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code.


ITEM 9.00
CHAPTER 9 – Matrix Adoption Table
REASON: DSA-AC proposes to carry forward its adoption of specific model code provisions and California amendments in Chapter 9, from the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code, with further amendment as indicated.

ITEM 9.01
CHAPTER 9

SECTION 907 FIRE ALARM AND DETECTION SYSTEMS

Section 907.4.2.2 Height.
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. Portions of the DSA-AC California amendment language were inadvertently omitted and/or amended during publication of the 2013 CA Building Code, July 1, 2015 Supplement (blue) pages.

ITEM 9.02
CHAPTER 9

SECTION 907 FIRE ALARM AND DETECTION SYSTEMS

Section 907.5.2 Alarm notification appliances.
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. Specific code sections have been renumbered as indicated.

ITEM 10.00
CHAPTER 10 – Matrix Adoption Table

REASON: DSA-AC proposes to carry forward its adoption of specific model code provisions and California amendments in Chapter 10, from the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code, with further amendment as indicated.


ITEM 10.01
CHAPTER 10

SECTION 1003 GENERAL MEANS OF EGRESS

Section 1003.1 Applicability.

Section 1003.5 Elevation change.
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. Additional editorial changes are shown replacing model code references to Chapter 11 with references CA Building Code Chapter 11A and/or Chapter 11B.

ITEM 10.02
CHAPTER 10

SECTION 1009 ACCESSIBLE MEANS OF EGRESS

Section 1009.1 Accessible means of egress required.

Section 1009.2 Continuity and components.

Section 1007.3 Stairways.

Section 1009.4 Elevators.

Section 1009.5 Platform lifts.

Section 1009.6 Areas of refuge.

Section 1009.7 Exterior areas for assisted rescue.

Section 1009.8 Two-way communication.

Section 1009.9 Signage.

Section 1009.10 Directional signage.

Section 1009.11 Instructions.

Section 1009.12 Alarms/emergency warning systems/accessibility.

REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. Specific code sections have been renumbered as indicated.

ITEM 10.03
CHAPTER 10

SECTION 1010 DOORS, GATES AND TURNSTILES

First Paragraph

Section 1010.1 Doors.
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. Additional editorial changes are shown replacing model code references to Chapter 11 with references CA Building Code Chapter 11A and/or Chapter 11B. Specific code sections have been renumbered as indicated.

ITEM 10.04
CHAPTER 10

SECTION 1011 STAIRWAYS

First Paragraph

Section 1011.5.2 Riser height and tread depth.

Section 1011.11 Handrails.
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. Specific code sections have been renumbered as indicated.

ITEM 10.05
CHAPTER 10

SECTION 1012 RAMPS

First Paragraph

Section 1012.1 Scope.


Section 1012.10 Edge protection.
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. An additional editorial change was made replacing a model code reference to ICC 117.1 with a reference CA Building Code Chapter 11A or Chapter 11B. Specific code sections have been renumbered as indicated.

ITEM 10.06
CHAPTER 10

SECTION 1013 EXIT SIGNS

Section 1013.4 Raised character and Braille exit signs.
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. Specific code sections have been renumbered as indicated.
DSA-AC is proposing to further amend this section to clarify for code users that the text required to be placed on tactile exit signs does not include any punctuation marks, specifically a period. The language of this section is being revised to show the periods outside of the quotation marks in items 1, 3, 4 and 5. This is an editorial change without regulatory effect.

ITEM 10.07
CHAPTER 10

SECTION 1014 HANDRAILS

First Paragraph

REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. Specific code sections have been renumbered as indicated.


ITEM 10.08
CHAPTER 10

SECTION 1015 GUARDS

Section 1015.2 Where required.

Section 1015.3 Height.
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. Specific code sections have been renumbered as indicated.

ITEM 10.09
CHAPTER 10

SECTION 1018 AISLES

First Paragraph

Section 1018.3 Aisles in Groups B and M.

Section 1018.5 Aisles in other than assembly spaces and Groups B and M.
REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. Additional editorial changes are shown replacing model code references to Chapter 11 with references CA Building Code Chapter 11A and/or Chapter 11B. Specific code sections have been renumbered as indicated.

ITEM 10.10
CHAPTER 10

SECTION 1023 INTERIOR EXIT STAIRWAYS AND RAMPS

Section 1023.9 Stairway identification signs.

REASON: DSA-AC is amending the model code to carry forward and incorporate existing accessibility provisions of the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code. Specific code sections have been renumbered as indicated.


ITEM 11A.00
CHAPTER 11A – Matrix Adoption Table
REASON: DSA-AC proposes to carry forward its adoption of existing California amendments in Chapter 11A, from the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code.

ITEM 11B.00
CHAPTER 11B – Matrix Adoption Table
REASON: DSA-AC proposes to carry forward its adoption of existing California amendments in Chapter 11B, from the 2013 CA Building Code into the 2016 CA Building Code, with further amendment as indicated.

ITEM 11B.01
CHAPTER 11B

DIVISION 2: SCOPING REQUIREMENTS

11B-202 Existing buildings and facilities

11B-202.4 Path of travel requirements in alterations, additions and structural repairs.

Exception 2
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to amend this exception to correct a typographical error. The word “preceeding” is being replaced with the word “preceding”. This is an editorial change without regulatory effect.

ITEM 11B.02
CHAPTER 11B

DIVISION 2: SCOPING REQUIREMENTS

11B-202 Existing buildings and facilities

11B-202.4 Path of travel requirements in alterations, additions and structural repairs.


Exception 4
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to amend this exception to correct an inadvertent error in the drafting of the 2013 CA Building Code. This amendment will clarify that the examples of project types provided in this exception is an inclusive list rather than exclusive list consistent with the 2010 CA Building Code Section 1134B.2.1, Exception 3, Item 3.6 and the ADA, 28 C.F.R., Section 36.304 which states:
36.304 Removal of barriers.

(a) General. A public accommodation shall remove architectural barriers in existing facilities, including communication barriers that are structural in nature, where such removal is readily achievable, i.e., easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense.



(b) Examples. Examples of steps to remove barriers include, but are not limited to, the following actions – …
The term “consisting of” is being replaced with the term “including, but not limited to”. This amendment will provide clarity and consistency for code users.

ITEM 11B.03
CHAPTER 11B

DIVISION 2: SCOPING REQUIREMENTS

11B-202 Existing buildings and facilities

11B-202.4 Path of travel requirements in alterations, additions and structural repairs.

Exception 8

REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to amend this exception to provide consistency for code users. The term “a single accessible unisex restroom” is being replaced with the term “one accessible unisex restroom”. This will clarify that either one accessible restroom for each sex or one accessible unisex restroom is required. This is an editorial change with no regulatory effect.


ITEM 11B.04
CHAPTER 11B

DIVISION 2: SCOPING REQUIREMENTS

11B-202 Existing buildings and facilities

11B-202.4 Path of travel requirements in alterations, additions and structural repairs.

Exception 8
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing an amendment to Exception 8 to clarify which costs, fees and expenses are included or not included in the Adjusted Construction Cost. Providing this clarification will aid code users when calculating the cost of compliance of 20 percent of the adjusted construction cost of alterations as required in Section 11B-202.4. This amendment will provide clarity and consistency for code users.

ITEM 11B.04.01 – RELATED CODE AMENDMENT
CHAPTER 2

Section 202 Definitions

Definition of ADJUSTED CONSTRUCTION COST
REASON: DSA-AC is proposing to add a new definition for the term “adjusted construction cost” in coordination with the related code change to Section 11B-202.4, Exception 8. The adoption of this new definition will provide clarity and consistency for code users.

ITEM 11B.04.02 – RELATED CODE AMENDMENT
CHAPTER 11B

DIVISION 1: APPLICATION AND ADMINISTRATION




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