Office of Administrative Law

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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

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

Reference Attorney e-mail:

Emergency Regulations

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) is responsible for reviewing administrative regulations proposed by over 200 state agencies for compliance with the standards set forth in California's Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Generally, there are two types of rulemaking procedures that a state agency can pursue: regular or emergency. The regular rulemaking process requires that a state agency meet certain public hearing and notice requirements. The emergency rulemaking process has different requirements, but generally include a brief public notice period, a brief public comment period, review by OAL and an OAL decision. In addition, some agencies have requirements related to regular or emergency rulemakings that are unique to that particular agency.

Emergency Regulations Under Review

Recent Action Taken on Proposed Regulations

Emergency Regulation Process