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Proposed Regulations

This table provides detail on current rulemaking within the DIR. The public is invited to participate in the rulemaking by submitting written comments or by attending the public hearings noted in the detail for each proposed regulatory change. Unless otherwise indicated, DIR rulemaking follows the regular rulemaking process prescribed by the California Office of Administrative Law.

Regulations covered in this section:

Division of Apprenticeship Standards

Proposed Regulation Status
Audit Procedures of & Approval for Apprenticeship Programs
Title 8, Chapter 2, Part IV
Sections 205, 206, 207, 212, 212.2, and 212.3
Public Hearing
Jan. 8, 2014 - Los Angeles
Jan. 13, 2014 - San Francisco

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

Proposed Regulation Status
AB1660 Child Performer Services Permit (CPSP)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 2.2 and Sections 11770 through 11773 inclusive

Notice of emergency rulemaking: 09/17/2013

Notice of proposed
emergency regulations issued:

09/17/2013
Filed with Office of Administrative Law:
9/26/2013
Filed with Secretary of State:
10/03/2013
Farm Labor Contractors License
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 13660, 13660.1, 13660.2, 13661, 13662, 13663, 13663.5, 13664, 13665, 13665.5, 13666, 13666.1, 13667, 13667.1, and 13667.4

Notice rulemaking: 10/25/2013

Public Hearing:
12/9/2013

15-day comment period:
April 16, 2014

Cal/OSHA

Proposed Regulation Status
Process Safety Management Program Assessment
Sections 344.76 and 344.77
15-day comment period:
Mar. 17, 2014

45-day comment period:
Feb. 3, 2014

Public Hearing:
Feb. 3, 2014

Division of Workers' Compensation

Proposed Regulation Status
Medical Provider Network (MPN)
Sections 9767.5.1 and 9767.16.5 - 9767.19

Notice of rulemaking: Aug. 16, 2013

Public hearing:
Sept. 30, 2013
1st 15 day comment period:
Dec. 26, 2013
2nd 15 day comment period:
March 25, 2014
Official Medical Fee Schedule: Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Proposed Rulemaking
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9789.30 - 9789.39
Public hearing:
March 11, 2014
1st 15 day comment period:
April 28, 2014

Occupational, Safety & Health Standards Board

Proposed Regulation Status
Sections 1504, New Section 1929, 1930 – 1932, 1934 – 1936, 5154, 5191, 5194, 5415, 5449, 5451, 5531 – 5534, 5541 – 5543, 5545 – 5547, 5549, 5556, 5558, 5560, 5566, 5568 – 5570, 5573 – 5579, 5590, 5592, 5594, 5596 – 5599, 5601, 5606, 5616 – 5622, and 5624
Federal Final Rule, Globally Harmonized System - Update to Hazard Communication (Safety)

Notice of Rulemaking: Jun 28, 2013

Public Hearing:
Aug. 15, 2013

15 day notice:
Jan. 28, 2014 -
Feb. 13, 2014

Sections 1514 and 3380
Personal Protective Devices and Safeguards

Notice of Rulemaking: Feb 28, 2014

Public Hearing:
Apr. 17, 2014
Sections 1529, 1532, 1532.1, Appendix B to 1532.1, 1532.2, 1535, 3204, 5150, 5157, 5161, 5189, 5190, 5191, 5192, Appendix A to 5192, 5194, Appendices A through G to 5194, 5198, Appendix B to 5198, 5200, 5201, 5202, Appendix A to 5202, 5206, 5207, 5208, Appendix J to 5208, 5208.1, 5209, 5210, 5211, 5212, Appendix B to 5212, 5213, 5214, 5215, 5217, Appendix A to 5217, 5218, 5219, 5220, 8358, Appendix K to 8358 and 8359
Federal Final Rule, Globally Harmonized Systems - Update to Hazard Communication (Health)

Notice of Rulemaking: Aug 30, 2013

Public Hearing:
Oct. 17, 2013

15 day notice:
Jan. 23, 2014 -
Feb. 10, 2014

New Section 1550 and Section 5605
Tank Storage Subject to Flooding, Precautionary Measure

Notice of Rulemaking: Oct. 4, 2013, 2013

Public Hearing:
Nov. 21, 2013
Section 1598 and 1599
Update of Reference to California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (CA MUTCD)

Notice of Rulemaking: Jan. 3, 2014

Public Hearing:
Feb. 20, 2014
Section 1903
Landing Operations-Note to Section 1903

Notice of Rulemaking: Mar. 28, 2014

Public Hearing:
May 15, 2014
Section 2940.2 and 2940.7
Fed OSHA DFR, Revision to CDAC Scope: Exception For Digger Derricks

Notice of Rulemaking: Nov. 22, 2013

Public Hearing:
Jan. 16, 2014
Section 3314
Lockout Tagout (LOTO) - Group Lockout

Notice of Rulemaking: Mar. 28, 2014

Public Hearing:
May 15, 2014
Section 3650
Powered Industrial Trucks–Excessive Loads

Notice of Rulemaking: Jun. 28, 2013

Public Hearing:
Aug. 15, 2013

15 day notice:
Jan. 21, 2014 -
Feb. 7, 2014

Section 4542
Guarding of Vertical Food Mixers

Notice of Rulemaking: Jan. 31, 2014

Public Hearing:
Mar. 20, 2014
Section 5001
Update and Harmonization of Crane Hand Signals Standards and Illustrations

Notice of Rulemaking: Nov. 22, 2013

Public Hearing:
Jan. 16, 2014

15 day notice:
Feb. 13, 2014 -
Mar. 03, 2014

Section 5120
Safe Patient Handling

Notice of Rulemaking: Aug. 2, 2013

Public Hearing:
Sep. 19, 2013
Section 5155
Airborne Contaminants, Naphthalene

Notice of Rulemaking: Jun. 28, 2013

Public Hearing:
Aug. 15, 2013
Section 5155
Airborne Contaminants, Hydrogen Chloride

Notice of Rulemaking: Jan. 31, 2014

Public Hearing:
Mar. 20, 2014

Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board

Proposed Regulation Status
Rules of Practice and Procedure
Sections 354, 371.2, 373, 376.1, 386

Notice of Rulemaking: Aug. 3, 2012

Public hearing:
Sept. 17, 2012

Office of Self Insurance Plans

There are no proposed OSIP regulations currently.

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board


There are no proposed WCAB regulations currently.

November 2013