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Office of Administrative Law
300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1250
Sacramento, CA 95814-4339

Phone (916) 323-6225
CALNET 473-6225
Fax: (916) 323-6826

Reference Attorney phone message line: (916) 323-6815

Reference Attorney e-mail:


The 2016 Rulemaking Calendar

Government Code section 11017.6 requires every state agency subject to the Administrative Procedure Act to prepare an annual rulemaking calendar describing its rulemaking activities for the upcoming year.     The 2016 Rulemaking Calendar* has now been published and is available through the following means (please note that the calendar will take time to upload, depending on your Internet connection):

  1. On-line. 
  2. On CD-ROM. (Subscribers to the Notice Register automatically receive a CD-ROM.) If you are not a subscriber, you may order a CD-ROM by contacting Barclays Law Publishers at 1-800-888-3600 or by visiting their website at The cost of the CD-ROM is $6.00.
  3. At your nearest depository library:
  4. A very limited number of hard copies are available. Please contact Barclays Law Publishers (see # 2 above) for more information. The cost of the printed calendar is $30.00. Subscribers may obtain at no extra charge a hard copy of the Rulemaking Calendar, if desired.

*The 2016 Rulemaking Calendar is incorporated by reference into the April 29, 2016 edition of the California Regulatory Notice Register, Register 2016, No. 18-Z.

Preparations for the 2016 Rulemaking Calendar

Government Code section 11017.6 requires that state agencies submit to OAL their projections of rulemaking activities for the upcoming year.   OAL publishes these projections in its annual Rulemaking Calendar.

Below are instructions for preparing the 2016 Rulemaking Calendar, including OAL’s letter sent to Chief Counsels and Regulations Coordinators and Rulemaking Calendar Schedules A and B:

2016 Rulemaking Calendar Memo to Chief Counsels and Regulation Coordinators

Schedule A: Proposed Regulations Implementing Statutes Enacted During the Year 2015

Schedule B: Proposed Regulations Implementing Statutes Encated Prior to the Year 2015

Please note that the 2016 calendars are due to OAL by February 12, 2016.  If you have any questions, please contact Melvin Fong at (916) 324-7952 or