Regulatory Actions

​The California Highway Patrol is authorized by the California Vehicle Code to adopt and enforce such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the duties of the department. These rules and regulations are subject to the procedures contained in the California Government Code and as specified by the California Office of Administrative Law. Regulations adopted by the department are contained in Title 13, California Code of Regulations.

Questions regarding existing regulations adopted by the department may be addressed to the Office of Community Outreach and Media Relations or Commercial Vehicle Section.

Any interested person may submit written comments on proposed regulatory actions via any of the contact methods below.

Contact information​

Facsimile

​See Proposed Regulations Below.

​Electronic mail

​​See Proposed Regulations Below.

​U.S. Postal Service mail

​California Highway Patrol
Enforcement and Planning Division
P.O. Box 942898
Sacramento, CA 94298-0001

 

​All comments should be directed to the attention of the contact person or persons listed for each regulatory action, and should include the "CHP-R" number of the regulatory proposal. The Department regrets that verbal comments via telephone cannot be accepted.

Persons who furnish written comments on proposed regulatory actions may request that a copy of the final statement of reasons be provided to them when the proposed action is completed.

 

​Proposed Regulations:

Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action
SMOKING ON SCHOOL BUS
(CHP-R-20​19-06102)

Title 13, California Code of Regulations 
Division 2, Chapter 6.5, Article 4 
Amend Section 1222

Federal Consistency
CHP-R-2018-01

Title 13, California Code of Regulations
Division 2, Chapter 6.5, Article 1
Amend Section 1200 and Article 6, Amend Section 1234

General Hazardous Materials Regulations
CHP-R-2018-08
Title 13, California Code of Regulations
Division 2, Chapter 6, Article 3
Amend Sections 1160.2 and 1164

Newly Adopted Regulations:​ ​

​​Explosives Stops
CHP-R-2020-06202

Title 13, California Code of Regulations
Division 2, Chapter 6, Article 1
Amend Section 1153
Effective Date: June 9, 2020

​• ​ Adopted Text (PDF)
•  Contact Person:

Dr. Tian-Ting Shih or Sergeant Robert Daniels
Commercial Vehicle Section
Telephone: (916) 843-3400
Fax: (916) 322-3154

Inhalation Hazards Routes – Map 7
CHP-R-2019-06205
Title 13, California Code of Regulations
Division 2, Chapter 6, Article 2.5
Amend Section 1157.18
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
​• ​Adopted Text (PDF)
Contact Person:
Dr. Tian-Ting Shih or Sergeant Robert Daniels
Commercial Vehicle Section
Telephone: (916) 843-3400
Fax: (916) 322-3154
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, April 1, 2020
CHP-R-2020-06204

Title 13, California Code of Regulations
Division 2, Chapter 6.5, Article 7.5
Amend Section 1239
Effective Date: February 27, 2020

Inhalation Hazards Routes – Map 5
CHP-R-2019-06204

Title 13, California Code of Regulations
Division 2, Chapter 6, Article 2.5
Amend Section 1157.14
Effective Date: April 1, 2020

Inhalation Hazards Safe Stops
CHP-R-2019-06203

Title 13, California Code of Regulations
Division 2, Chapter 6, Article 2.5
Amend Section 1157.21
Effective Date: April 1, 2020

Radioactive Materials Shipment – Safe Haven
CHP-R-2019-06208

Title 13, California Code of Regulations
Division 2, Chapter 6, Article 2.7
Amend Section 1158.2
Effective Date: April 1, 2020

Inhalation Hazards Routes – Map 8
CHP-R-2019-06206
Title 13, California Code of Regulations
Division 2, Chapter 6, Article 2.5
Amend Section 1157.20
Effective Date: January 1, 2020

Drivers’ Hours-of-Service
CHP-R-2015-01

Title 13, California Code of Regulations 
Division 2, Chapter 6.5, Article 3, 
Amend Sections 1201,1212, and 1212.5

Effective Date: April 1, 2020

Officer David Kelly or MCS III Craig Weaver, 
Commercial Vehicle Section 
Telephone: (916) 843-3400
Fax: (916) 322-3154     

 

 

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