Essential Services Buildings Seismic Safety Act (ESBSSA)


Enforcement

Responsibility for enforcement of the act falls to the local building jurisdiction for locally owned or leased facilities and to the Division of the State Architect (DSA) for state owned or leased facilities. However, the duties and responsibilities of the State Architect include observing the implementation and administration of the act’s provisions for all including "…providing advice and assistance to local jurisdictions regarding essential services buildings." Therefore, the DSA should be contacted for assistance if your local building jurisdiction cannot answer questions. The State Architect’s Sacramento Headquarters can be reached at (916) 445-8100.