Disapproval Decisions

Below are disapprovals issued by the Office of Administrative Law on regulatory actions. Please note that within seven days of issuing a Notice of Disapproval, OAL must provide the agency with the reasons for the disapproval. Those are contained in the Decision of Disapproval. If you would like a copy of a specific Notice of Disapproval or a Disapproval Decision and the PDF version is not available online, please contact the Office of Administrative Law’s Reference Attorney at staff@oal.ca.gov or (916) 323-6815.


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2024-0423-03SEmployment Development Department (Physician/Practitioner E-Filing of Documents)
2024-0329-01SOccupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Places of Employment)
2024-0314-01SDepartment of Financial Protection and Innovation (California Consumer Financial Protection Law)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2023-1024-03SDepartment of Financial Protection and Innovation (Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education Regulations)
2023-0720-02SOffice of the State Fire Marshal (Automatic Extinguishing Systems Program Fee Increase)
2023-0606-01SDepartment of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Licensing of Payment Non-Contiguous Areas)
2023-0201-02SEnvironmental Protection Agency (Envt'l Enforcement & Training Grant Program, Circuit Prosecutor Program)
2023-0130-02CDepartment of Housing and Community Development
(Prohousing Designation Program)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2022-0930-02SDepartment of Toxic Substances Control (Safer Consumer Product: Priority Products Listing)
2022-1005-01SRCentral Valley Flood Protection Board (Flood Control Encroachment Permit Revocation)
2022-0328-04SCentral Valley Flood Protection Board (Definitions and Standards)
2022-0721-09SAir Resources Board (Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation)
2021-1014-03SState Personnel Board (Appeals Process Reimbursement)
2021-0921-04SOffice of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (P65 Exposure Chemicals in Cooked Food)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2020-0721-01SBoard of Juvenile Hearings (Honorable Discharge)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2020-1020-03CDepartment of Food and Agriculture (Hemp Cultivation Planting, Sampling, Texting, Harvest, Destruction)
2020-0212-02SOffice of the State Fire Marshal (Hazardous Liquid Pipelines - New Technologies)

Department of Social Services (Adoptions Regulations Revisions)
2020-0121-03SDepartment of Resources Recycling and Recovery, (Short-lived Climate Pollutant)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2019-1119-02SDepartment of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Responsible Beverage Service Training Program)
2019-1105-05SDepartment of Public Health (Health and Therapeutic Physicist)
2019-1105-01SDepartment of Industrial Relations (Office of Self-Insurance Plans [OSIP] Annual Report of Public Self-Insured Employers)
2019-0919-02SRDepartment of Social Services (90-Day Transition Plan, Youth Policy)

2019-0829-02SDepartment of Justice (California Pawn and SecondhandDealer System Regulations)
2019-0813-02SDepartment of Health Care Services (Narcotic Treatment Program)
2019-0723-05SDepartment of Human Resources (Statutory Appeals Rules)
2019-0708-01SRDepartment of Food and Agriculture (Fertilizing Materials Violations Matrix)
2019-0702-01SDepartment of Social Services (Safe Sleep Regulations)
2019-0626-01SDepartment of Public Health (Requirements for Use of X-Ray Mammography)
2019-0417-02SRDepartment of Motor Vehicles (Electronic Lien and Titling Program)
2019-0214-01SRFair Employment and Housing Council (Fair Housing)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2018-1226-03CDepartment of Social Service (Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act)
2018-1010-08SCalifornia Horse Racing Board (Altering of Sex of Horse)
2018-1001-01SDepartment of Social Services (IHSS Program General Exception Requirements)
2018-0918-01SBureau of Real Estate Appraisers (Form Updates)
2018-0907-03SDepartment of Business Oversight (Student Loan Servicing Act Regulations, Pro 01/17)
2018-0824-01SDepartment of Managed Health Care (General Licensure Requirements)
2018-0823-02SState Water Resources Control Board (Point-of-Use and Point-of-Entry Treatment - Permanent Regulations)
2018-0801-02SRFish and Game Commission (Commercial Use of Native Rattlesnakes for Biomedical Purposes)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2017-1221-02SCalifornia Highway Patrol (Tire Traction Devices)
2017-1020-01SBoard of Registered Nursing (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioners)
2017-1013-07SDivision of Labor Standards Enforcement (Child Performer Services Permit)
2017-0920-05SBoard of Parole Hearings (Comprehensive Risk Assessments)
2017-0825-03SRDepartment of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Administration of Death Penalty - Lethal Injection)
2017-0724-02SBoard of Registered Nursing (Credit for Military Education/Experience)
2017-0623-01SDepartment of Food and Agriculture (Natural Gas Motor Vehicle Fuels)
2017-0427-01SCalifornia Gambling Control Commission (Playing Books for TPPPS and Gambling Businesses)
2017-0420-02SBoard of Forestry and Fire Protection (Working Forest Management Plan)
2017-0417-04S Bureau of Automotive Repair (Mobile Automotive Repair Advertising)
2017-0413-02SDental Board of California (Fee Increase)
2017-0317-02SDepartment of Parks and Recreation (Off-trail Restrictions - Preserves and Reserves)
2017-0310-03SBoard of Chiropractic Examiners (Application for License and CE Requirements)
2017-0213-01SDepartment of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Protests; Protest Process)
2017-0126-01CROffice of Spill Prevention and Response (Oil Spill Prevention Administration Fund Fee)
2017-0120-01SDepartment of Housing and Community Development (Uniform Multifamily Regulations)
2017-0104-02SSpeech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (Speech-Language Pathology Assistants)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2016-1220-02SSpeech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (Fees)
2016-1213-04SCalifornia Horse Racing Board (Application for License to Conduct a Horse Racing Meeting)
2016-1213-01SBoard of Behavioral Sciences (English as a Second Language)
2016-1201-03SCalifornia Horse Racing Board (Jockey's Riding Fee)
2016-1130-01SBoard of Pharmacy (Disciplinary Guidelines)
2016-1109-02SBoard of Pharmacy (Travel Medications)
2016-1104-02SDepartment of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Administration of Death Penalty - Lethal Injection)
2016-1028-02SDepartment of Industrial Relations (Workers’ Compensation-Self-Insurance)
2016-1025-04SOsteopathic Medical Board of California (Uniform Standards and Disciplinary Guidelines)
2016-0921-03SCommission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (Training and Testing Specifications)
2016-0830-01SAcupuncture Board (Sponsored Free Health Care Events)
2016-0825-01SProfessional Fiduciaries Bureau (Client Notification)
2016-0804-02CDepartment of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Searches and Inspections - Canines)
2016-0616-01SPhysical Therapy Board of California (English Proficiency)
2016-0603-02SBoard of Pharmacy (Advanced Practice Pharmacist)
2016-0516-04SDepartment of Public Health (Forensic Alcohol Testing Laboratories)
2016-0420-02SRState Lands Commission (Administrative Hearings - Procedure)
2016-0329-04NDepartment of Child Support Services (REPEAL of MPP Chapter 12-500)
2016-0329-06SBoard of Accountancy (Fees)
2016-0210-02SRCalifornia Energy Commission (Amendments to Appliance Efficiency Regulations)
2016-0211-02SSpeech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (Hearing Aid Dispensers Continuing Education)
2016-0125-04SVeterinary Medical Board (Civil Penalties for Citation)
2016-0104-01SBoard of Equalization (Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2015-1224-02SDepartment of Transportation (Affordable Sales Program)
2015-1123-01SRDivision of the State Architect (Certified Access Specialist Program)
2015-1002-02SRDepartment of Social Services (Kin-GAP Minor/Non-Minor Former Dependents)
2015-1016-01SDepartment of Motor Vehicles (Commercial Driver Licenses)
2015-1014-02SBoard of Behavioral Sciences (Examination Restructure)
2015-1013-07SCemetery and Funeral Bureau (Private Cemeteries: Limited Liability)
2015-1012-01SBoard of Optometry (Medical Evaluations and Unprofessional Conduct)
2015-1002-02SDepartment of Social Services (Kin-GAP Minor/Non-Minor Former Dependents)
2015-0930-01SDepartment of Parks and Recreation (Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Grants and Cooperative Agreement)
2015-0925-01SBoard of Psychology (Uniforms Standards / Disciplinary Guidelines)
2015-0722-03SDental Hygiene Committee of California (Approval of RDH Educational Programs)
2015-0605-04SRMental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention)
2015-0420-03SDepartment of Justice (Amendment of Health Facility Transactions Regulations)
2015-0224-02SDental Hygiene Committee of California (Educational Program)
2015-0305-01SCalifornia Horse Racing Board (Safety Vest Required)
2015-0205-02SDental Hygiene Committee of California (Remedial Education)
2015-0130-02SRCalifornia Prison Industry Authority (Personnel)
2015-0121-01SBoard of Chiropractic Examiners (Sponsored Free Healthcare Events)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2014-1202-04SOffice of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (Proposition 65 Adoption of Labor Code)
2014-1201-02SCalifornia Horse Racing Board (Horse Ineligible to Start in a Race)
2014-1120-01SCalifornia Apprenticeship Council (Audit of Apprenticeship Programs)
2014-1106-02SDepartment of Rehabilitation (Grant Process)
2014-1028-01SVeterinary Medical Board (Spay-Neuter Specialized License Plate)
2014-1024-01SRDepartment of Water Resources (Encroachment Permit Program for Department of Water Resources)
2014-0908-03SDepartment of Managed Health Care (Cancellation, Rescission, Non-renewal of Coverage)
2014-0827-02SMedical Board of California (Implementation of Senate Bill 1441)
2014-0826-02SOffice of Emergency Services (California Accidental Release Prevention [CalARP] Program)
2014-0630-04SNatural Resources Agency (Trail Use and Tool Use in State Parks)
2014-0606-03SAir Resources Board (Evaporative Emissions from Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles)
2014-0528-04SAir Resources Board (Vapor Recovery Systems at GDFs and Cargo Tanks)
2014-0131-02SRDepartment of Justice (Electronic Recording Delivery System)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2013-1205-02SVeterinary Medical Board (Registered Veterinary Technician School Approval)
2013-0913-06SBoard of Pharmacy (Pedigree Requirements)
2013-0911-01SCalifornia Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IP Amendments)
2013-0819-03SDepartment of Toxic Substances Control (Standards of Management of Hazardous Waste Solar Modules)
2013-0718-03SDepartment of Toxic Substances Control (Safer Consumer Products)
2013-0617-06SPhysical Therapy Board of California (Fingerprint and Disclosure Requirements)
2013-0531-01SCalifornia Architects Board (Requirements for an Approved Extension Certificate Program)
2013-0426-01SDepartment of Justice (Nonprofit Organization Registration Fees)
2013-0322-01SStructural Pest Control Board (Citation and Fine, Disciplinary Guidelines)
2013-0131-02SCommission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (Peace Officer Psychological Evaluation)
2013-0131-04SCalifornia Horse Racing Board (Exchange Wagering)
2013-0122-02SRBoard of Forestry and Fire Protection (Defensible Space Regulations, 2012)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2012-1221-02SDental Hygiene Committee of California (Sponsored Free Health Care Events)
2012-1210-03SBoard of Accountancy (Retired Status)
2012-1026-01SVeterinary Medical Board (Minimum Standards of Veterinary Practice)
2012-0926-02SDepartment of Motor Vehicles (Electronic Lien and Title Program)
2012-0918-04SSpeech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (Enforcement Program Enhancements)
2012-0816-02SFish and Game Commission (Public Use of Department and Fish and Game Lands)
2012-0801-07SEmergency Medical Services Authority (Paramedic)
2012-0731-02SCalifornia Gambling Control Commission (MICS II; Gambling Floor Operations and House Rules)
2012-0730-01SAir Resources Board (Vapor Recovery Certification and Test Procedures)
2012-0716-03SDepartment of General Services (Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification and Participation)
2012-0711-02SEmergency Medical Services Authority (Emergency Medical Technician)
2012-0601-01SSuperintendent of Public Instruction (TrustLine Registration to be an Eligible Provider)
2012-0430-02SDental Hygiene Committee of California (Cite and Fine)
2012-0316-01SRVictim Compensation and Government Claims Board (Rule 649.32 Verification of Income or Support Loss)
2012-0224-03SDepartment of Resources Recycling and Recovery (Product Stewardship for Paint)
2012-0215-07SDepartment of Housing and Community Development (Community Development Block Grant Program)
2012-0210-07SDepartment of Resources Recycling and Recovery (Rigid Plastic Packaging Containers)
2012-0210-04SMedical Board of California (Sponsored Free Health Care Events)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2011-1219-04CDepartment of Water Resources (Agricultural Water Measurement)
2011-1213-01SBoard of Barbering and Cosmetology (Passing Grades and Examinations)
2011-1207-02SSecretary of State (Trustworthy Electronic Document or Record Preservation)
2011-1025-03SDepartment of Parks and Recreation (Habitat Conservation Fund Program; Eight Guides for Program)
2011-0921-01SOffice of the State Fire Marshal (Fire Extinguishers Vehicle Signage)
2011-0818-03SDepartment of Personnel Administration (Substance Abuse)
2011-0817-04SDivision of Juvenile Justice (Parole Violation Process, Dentention and Revocation, Hearings Appeals)
2011-0722-04SFish and Game Commission (Marine Protected Areas)
2011-0722-05SState Athletic Commission (License Fees, Hand Wraps, License Denial/Revocation Procedure, etc.)
2011-0418-01SBoard of Barbering and Cosmetology (Administrative Fine Schedule)
2011-0422-03EState Allocation Board (Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998; Labor Compliance Program)
2011-0316-01SBoard of Parole Hearings (Psychological Risk Assessments)
2011-0215-01SDepartment of Fair Employment and Housing (Procedural Regulations)
2011-0210-03SBoard of Education (Charter Revocation and Revocation Appeals)
2011-0120-01SDepartment of Food and Agriculture (Amending Weights and Measures Civil Penalties)
2011-0104-01SDepartment of Motor Vehicles (Commercial Driver Licenses: Disqualification of Drivers)
2011-0105-01SCalifornia Highway Patrol (Pupil Activity Buses)
2011-0106-02SDepartment of Food and Agriculture (Direct Marketing)


OAL File NumberAgency and Subject of Rulemaking
2010-1221-03SAir Resources Board (SF6 Gas Insulated Switchgear)
2010-1202-02SVeterinary Medical Board (Schedule of Fees)
2010-1119-01NEmergency Medical Services Authority (Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic)
2010-1112-03SDepartment of Managed Health Care (Discount Health Plans)
2010-1101-07SBoard of Chiropractic Examiners (Continuing Education and Annual License Renewals)
2010-0820-01SDepartment of Insurance (Underwritten Title Company Limitation on Liability)
2010-0715-02SVeterinary Medical Board (Principal Address; Exam/Licensing Regulations)
2010-0504-02SAir Resouces Board (Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program)
2010-0423-04SFish and Game Commission (New Restricted Species Permits and Requirements)
2010-0429-04SDepartment of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Lethal Injection Process)
2010-0406-06SREmergency Medical Services Authority (Classification of "Emergency Medical Technician-II" to "Advanced Emergency Medical Technician")
2010-0319-04SCalifornia Highway Patrol (Motor Carrier Safety -- Carrier Identification
2010-0226-03SDepartment of Real Estate (Continuing Education)
2010-0203-01CCalifornia Film Commission (Film and Television Tax Credit Program)
2010-0204-02SDental Board of California (Disciplinary Guidelines)
2010-0204-03SAir Resources Board (Tire Pressure Regulation 2009)