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:

Director's Office

Proposed Regulation Status
There are no proposed rulemakings for the Director at this time.

California Apprenticeship Council

Proposed Regulation Status
Public Works Apprenticeship Requirements
Title 8, Chapter 2, Part IV
Sections 202, 205, 227, 228, 229, 230.1 and 231 - 232.7
Public Hearing
Dec. 12, 2019 - Los Angeles
Dec. 16, 2019 - Oakland

Division of Apprenticeship Standards

Proposed Regulation Status
There are no proposed rulemakings for DAS at this time.  

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

Proposed Regulation Status
Assessment of Civil Penalties for the Violations of Retaliation Laws Within the Jurisdiction of the Labor Commissioner
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 16 adding sections 13900 through 13904
Notice of Rulemaking:
9/25/2020

Public Hearing:
None scheduled
Public List of Certain Motor Carriers
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 15 and Sections 13875 through 13888 inclusive
Notice of Rulemaking:
09/04/2020

Public Hearing:
None scheduled
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Cal/OSHA

Proposed Regulation Status
Pressure Vessel Fee Changes
Proposed Regulation - Regular Rulemaking Package
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 344, 344.1, and 344.2
Public Hearing:
January 24, 2020

Notice of Proposed Regular Rulemaking:
November 25, 2019
Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Emergency Rulemaking Package
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 14300.35, 14300.41

Public Hearing:
June 27, 2019

Notice of Proposed Regular Rulemaking:
May 10, 2019

Readoption of Emergency Regulations:
May 1, 2019

Emergency Regulations Filed with Secretary of State:
Nov. 1, 2018

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Division of Workers' Compensation

Proposed Regulation Status
Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9792.24.8
Public Hearing
June 11, 2021
Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9792.24.7
Public Hearing
May 14, 2021
Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9792.24.7

Note: This action was cancelled because the publisher of the ACOEM guidelines made an edit to the version of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guideline DWC posted for the 30-Day public comment period. As a result, DWC will not have sufficient time to repost the edited version and complete the formal guideline adoption process before another ACOEM update to this guideline is expected in mid-March. DWC plans to adopt and incorporate ACOEM's COVID-19 Guideline into the MTUS when the next update is published in mid-March if there is enough time to complete the formal adoption process before another update.

In the meantime, the DWC continues its support of this guidance and encourages providers to follow the MTUS Medical Evidence Search Sequence found in California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 9792.21.1, for treatment recommendations pertaining to COVID-19. This regulatory search sequence requires a search of the most current version of ACOEM guidance. The ACOEM COVID-19 Guideline meets that criteria.  Additional information available at https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/mtus/mtus.html.

Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9792.23.6, 9792.23.8, 9792.23.12

Note: This action was cancelled because the Division was unable to proceed with the scheduled March 30, 2020 public hearing due to the regional stay-at-home order in response to COVID-19. The proposed order has been re-issued and an additional update has been included.  A telephonic hearing has been scheduled for July 23, 2020. The revised notice, regulations and proposed order can be obtained at Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS).

Qualified Medical Evaluations (QME)
Emergency Regulations
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 36.7 & 46.2
Emergency Regulations Readopted
Expires October 12, 2021
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Occupational, Safety & Health Standards Board

Proposed Regulation Status
Various Sections within CSO, HVESO and GISO
Consolidate Construction Safety Orders, Article 15 (Cranes and
Derricks in Construction), into General Industry Safety Orders,
Group 13 (Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment)

Notice of Rulemaking Apr. 2, 2021

Public Hearing:
May 20, 2021
Section 3401, Section 3402, New Sections 3402.1 - 3402.3,
Sections 3403 - 3410, New Section 3410.1 and Section 3411

Fire Fighters’ Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment – AB 2146

Notice of Rulemaking Jan. 29, 2021

Public Hearing:
Mar. 18, 2021
Sections 6051, 6056 and 6057
Commercial and Technical Diving Operations

Notice of Rulemaking: Jan. 3, 2020

Public Hearing:
Feb. 20, 2020

 

April 2021

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Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board

Proposed Regulation Status
No rulemaking packages in process at this time.  
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Office of Self Insurance Plans

Proposed Regulation Status

There are no proposed rulemakings for OSIP at this time.

 

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Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

 

Proposed Regulations Status
There are no proposed rulemakings for WCAB at this time.