Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Division of the State Architect - Access 2013 Public Participation Forums

BOMA San Francisco Members:

The California Division of State Architect (DSA) is preparing for an update of the state accessibility codes.  As such, the DSA is seeking input and comments from accessibility stakeholders, interested parties and the general public through a series of forums to be held in May, June and July of 2012. The forums will be held throughout California with the following discussion topics, dates and locations:
  • Forum No. 1 – Chapter 3: Building Blocks and Proposed Emergency Items 
    • 24 May 2012 in Sacramento 
  • Forum No. 2 – Accessible Routes and Chapter 5:General Site and Building Elements
    • 31 May 2012 in Oakland 
  • Forum No. 3 – Chapter 6: Plumbing Elements and Facilities
    • 7 June 2012 in Sacramento 
  • Forum No. 4 – Chapter 7: Communication Elements and Features 
    • 14 June 2012 in Los Angeles 
  • Forum No. 5 – Chapter 8: Special Rooms and Spaces and Chapter 9: Built-in Elements 
    • 21 Jul 2012 in Los Angeles 
  • Forum No. 6 – Chapter 10: Recreational Facilities 
    • 10 July 2012 in San Diego 
  • Forum No. 7 – Chapter 1: Application and Administration, Title II State and Local Government Facilities and Title III Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities
    • 17 July 2012 in Sacramento 
The scoping requirements of ADA Chapter 2 will be reviewed as their associated technical guidelines as discussed.

DSA’s goal for the 2013 access code update is to produce an integrated document with the most stringent provisions from the 2010 California Building Code and the federal 2010 ADA Standards.

Interested parties may participate in person at the forum location and by video-conference at the other DSA Regional offices. A call-in teleconference line will also be available. Draft language will be posted on the DSA web-site and distributed to interested parties on the Access 2013 Stakeholder e-mail list, with alternative formats provided upon request.

Requests for alternative formats should be directed to Beth Sanchez at 916 322-1912 or by e-mail to: beth.sanchez@dgs.ca.gov.

E-mail comments may be returned to: DSAAccess2013@dgs.ca.gov

Written comments may also be submitted to:

California Division of the State Architect
Access Code 2013
1102 Q Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento CA 95811
Attn: Beth Sanchez

Forums will be hosted by the DSA Regional Offices at the following locations:

Sacramento Regional Office Oakland Regional Office
1102 Q Street, Suite 5100 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1201
Sacramento CA 95811 Oakland CA 94612

Los Angeles Regional Office San Diego Regional Office
700 North Alameda Street, Suite 5-500 10920 Via Frontera, Suite 300
Los Angeles CA 90012 San Diego CA 92127

The forums are planned to begin with a morning session. They may continue into the afternoon as necessary to allow for full discussion. The exact times will be announced with the draft language and agendas as they are released approximately two weeks before the meeting dates.

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