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
The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) contains the statutes governing the rulemaking process. These statutes are found in Chapter 3.5 of the Government Code, section 11340 et seq. and can be found here: Administrative Procedure Act
Office of Administrative Law Regulations, found in Title 1, sections 1 through 280 can be found here: California Code of Regulations, Title 1, sections 1 through 280