Rulemaking Calendar

Preparations for the 2021 Rulemaking Calendar

Government Code section 11017.6 requires that state agencies submit to OAL their projections of rulemaking activities for the upcoming year.   OAL publishes these projections in its annual Rulemaking Calendar.

Below are instructions for preparing the 2021 Rulemaking Calendar, including OAL’s letter sent to Chief Counsels and Regulations Coordinators and Rulemaking Calendar Schedules A and B.   As the memo explains, the format of the two Schedules have been modified in order to better address state and federal Americans with Disabilities Act website accessibility requirements.      Please use these new forms.     See the memo for more details.

2021 Rulemaking Calendar Memo to Chief Counsels and Regulation Coordinators

Schedule A: Proposed Regulations Implementing Statutes Enacted During the Year 2020

Schedule B: Proposed Regulations Implementing Statutes Encated Prior to the Year 2020

Please note that the 2021 calendars are due to OAL by February 12, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact Melvin Fong at (916) 324-7952 or


The 2020 Rulemaking Calendar

Government Code section 11017.6 requires every state agency subject to the Administrative Procedure Act to prepare an annual rulemaking calendar describing its rulemaking activities for the upcoming year.  The 2020 Rulemaking Calendar has now been published and may be accessed through the following means:

  • Electronic copies are available from the Office of Administrative Law upon request by emailing
  • Contact your nearest depository library. A list of state depository libraries can be located at the following page: for a list of California depository libraries.
  • Hard copies of the Rulemaking Calendar are available by contacting Thomson Reuters at 1-888-728-7677. The cost of the printed calendar is $30.00. Subscribers of the Notice Register may obtain a hard copy of the Rulemaking Calendar upon request at no extra charge .

The 2020 Rulemaking Calendar is incorporated by reference into the November 27, 2020 edition of the California Regulatory Notice Register, Register 2020, Number 48-Z.