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California Building Code Excerpt

Section 11B-228 Depositories, Vending Machines, Change Machines, Mail Boxes, Fuel Dispensers, and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Code excerpt regarding scoping requirements for depositories, vending machines, change machines, mail boxes, fuel dispensers, and electric vehicle charging stations.

11B-228 Depositories, vending machines, change machines, mail boxes, fuel dispensers, and electric vehicle charging stations

11B-228.1 General. Where provided, at least one of each type of depository, vending machine, change machine, and fuel dispenser shall comply with Section 11B-309. Electric vehicle charging stations shall comply with Section 11B-228.3.

Exception: Drive-up only depositories shall not be required to comply with Section 11B-309.

Advisory 11B-228.1 General. Depositories include, but are not limited to, night receptacles in banks, post offices, video stores, and libraries.

11B-228.2 Mail boxes. Where mail boxes are provided in an interior location, at least 5 percent, but no fewer than one, of each type shall comply with Section 11B-309. In residential facilities, where mail boxes are provided for each residential dwelling unit, mail boxes complying with Section 11B-309 shall be provided for each residential dwelling unit required to provide mobility features complying with Sections 11B-809.2 through 11B-809.4 and adaptable features complying with Chapter 11A, Division IV.

11B-228.3 Electric vehicle charging stations

11B-228.3.1 General. Where electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) are provided, EVCS shall be provided in accordance with Section 11B-228.3.

11B-228.3.1.1 Existing facilities. Where new EVCS are added to a facility with existing EVCS, the requirements of Section 11B-812 shall apply only to the new EVCS installed. Alterations to existing EVCS shall comply with Section 11B-228.3.

11B-228.3.1.2 Operable parts. Where EV chargers are provided, operable parts on all EV chargers shall comply with Section 11B-309.4.

11B-228.3.2 Minimum number. EVCS complying with Section 11B-812 shall be provided in accordance with Section 11B-228.3.2. Where EVCS are provided in more than one facility on a site, the number of EVCS complying with Section 11B-228.3.2 provided on the site shall be calculated according to the number required for each facility. Where an EV charger can simultaneously charge more than one vehicle, the number of EV chargers provided shall be considered equivalent to the number of electric vehicles that can be simultaneously charged.

Exceptions:

  1. EVCS not available to the general public and intended for use by a designated vehicle or driver shall not be required to comply with Section 11B-228.3.2. Examples include, but are not limited to, EVCS serving public or private fleet vehicles and EVCS assigned to an employee.
  2. In public housing facilities, EVCS intended for use by an EV owner or operator at their residence shall not be required to comply with Section 11B-228.3.2.

11B-228.3.2.1 Public use or common use EVCS. Where EVCS are provided for public use or common use, EVCS complying with Section 11B-812 shall be provided in accordance with Table 11B-228.3.2.1. Where new EVCS are installed in facilities with existing EVCS, the “Total Number of EVCS at a Facility” in Table 11B-228.3.2.1 shall include both existing and new EVCS.

Exception: All drive-up EVCS shall comply with Section 11B-812.

Table 11B-228.3.2.1
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Public and Common Use
Total Number of EVCS at a Facility1 Minimum Number (by type) of EVCS Required to Comply with Section 11B-8121
Van Accessible Standard Accessible Ambulatory
1 to 4 1 0 0
5 to 25 1 1 0
26 to 50 1 1 1
51 to 75 1 2 2
76 to 100 1 3 3
101 and over 1, plus 1 for each 300, or fraction thereof, over 100 3, plus 1 for each 60, or fraction thereof, over 100 3, plus 1 for each 50, or fraction thereof, over 100
Notes:
  1. Where an EV charger can simultaneously charge more than one vehicle, the number of EVCS provided shall be considered equivalent to the number of electric vehicles that can be simultaneously charged.

Though such designs are unlikely now, in the future it may be common to have large EVCS facilities with hundreds of EV chargers. To that end, here are some additional lines for Table 11B-228.3.2.1.

Total Number Van Accessible Standard Accessible Ambulatory
101 to 150 2 4 4
151 to 160 2 4 5
161 to 200 2 5 5
201 to 220 2 5 6
221 to 250 2 6 6
251 to 280 2 6 7
281 to 300 2 7 7
301 to 340 2 7 8
341 to 350 2 8 8
351 to 400 2 8 9
401 and over 3, plus 1 for each 300, or fraction thereof, over 700 9, plus 1 for each 60, or fraction thereof, over 460 10, plus 1 for each 50, or fraction thereof, over 450