Office of Administrative Law

* Not maintained by OAL

Contact OAL:

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

Phone (916) 323-6225
CALNET 473-6225
Fax: (916) 323-6826
e-mail: staff@oal.ca.gov

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

Reference Attorney e-mail: staff@oal.ca.gov

Administrative Procedure Act * & APA Regulations

The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) establishes rulemaking procedures and standards for state agencies in California. The requirements set forth in the APA are designed to provide the public with a meaningful opportunity to participate in the adoption of state regulations and to ensure that regulations are clear, necessary and legally valid. The APA is found in the California Government Code, section 11340 et seq. State regulations must also be adopted in compliance with regulations adopted by OAL (see California Code of Regulations, Title 1, sections 1-280).

Administrative Procedure Act *

Government code section 11340 et seq.

Chapter 3.5.  Administrative Regulations and Rulemaking
Article 1.  General ................................. 11340-11342.4
Article 2.  Definitions ....................... 11342.510-11342.610
Article 3.  Filing and Publication  ................. 11343-11343.8
Article 4.  The California Code of Regulations, the
            California Code of Regulations Supplement,
            and the California Regulatory Notice
            Register .................................. 11344-11345
Article 5.  Public Participation:  Procedure for Adoption
            of Regulations ............................ 11346-11348
Article 6.  Review of Proposed Regulations .......... 11349-11349.6
Article 7.  Review of Existing Regulations ........ 11349.7-11349.9
Article 8.  Judicial Review ......................... 11350-11350.3
Article 8.  Exemptions
Article 9.  Special Procedures ........................ 11351-11361

*These are links to the Legislative Counsel's website.

APA Regulations

California Code of Regulations

Title 1, sections 1 280