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What Is in California’s Code of Regulations Title 19?

Public Safety

By Chris Micheli, May 9, 2022 3:28 pm

The California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 19 is one of 27 Titles that contain state regulations. Title 19, called “Public Safety,” contains 4 Divisions. There are also numerous chapters and articles containing regulatory sections, or individual regulations. The following is a broad overview of CCR Title 19.

Division 1 State Fire Marshal

Chapter 1. General Fire and Panic Safety Standards – 61 Sections

Chapter 1.5. Construction Materials and Equipment Listings – 18 Sections

Chapter 2. Tents, Awnings and Other Fabric Enclosures – 17 Sections

Chapter 3. Fire Extinguishers – 167 Sections

Chapter 4. Fire Alarm Systems and Devices – 19 Sections

Chapter 5. Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems – 29 Sections

Chapter 5.5. Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems Certification – 43 Sections

Chapter 6. Fireworks – 151 Sections

Chapter 6.5. Flamethrowing Devices – 14 Sections

Chapter 7. Flammable Fabrics Standards – 6 Sections

Chapter 8. Regulations Relating to Flame-Retardant Chemicals, Fabrics and Application Concerns – 126 Sections

Chapter 9. Standardization of Threaded Fittings on Fire Equipment – 0

Chapter 10. Explosives – 151 Sections

Chapter 11. Transportation of Flammable Liquids in Cargo Tanks on Highways – 0

Chapter 11.5. Gasoline Vapor Control Systems – 44 Sections

Chapter 12. Portable Internal Combustion Engine-Driven Pumps – 0

Chapter 13. California Fire Service Training and Education Program – 22 Sections

Chapter 14. Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety – 36 Sections

Chapter 15. Conflict of Interest Code of the Office of the State Fire Marshal [Repealed]

Chapter 16. Oil Refinery and Chemical Plant Safety Preparedness Program [Repealed]

Division 2 California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Chapter 1. Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) – 19 Sections

Chapter 1.5. Community Isolation Outages – 3 Sections

Chapter 2. Emergencies and Major Disasters – 16 Sections

Chapter 3. Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – Conflict-of-Interest Code – 1 Section

Chapter 4. Hazardous Material Release Reporting, Inventory, and Response Plans – 27 Sections

Chapter 4.1 – 31 Sections

Chapter 4.5. California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program Detailed Analysis – 92 Sections

Chapter 5. State Assistance for Fire Equipment Act – 10 Sections

Chapter 6. Disaster Assistance Act – 34 Sections

Division 3 Seismic Safety Commission

Article 1. Emergency Meetings – 2 Sections

Division 4 California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board

Chapter 1. General – 5 Sections

Chapter 2. Investigation – 3 Sections

Chapter 3. Enforcement – 11 Sections

Chapter 4. Area of Continual Excavation – 8 Sections

Chapter 5. Pre-Excavation Responsibilities – 2 Sections

Title 19 contains 1,168 Sections.

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