California Office of Administrative Law

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Office of Administrative Law
Agency overview
Formed September 11, 1979 (1979-09-11)
  • Office of Administrative Hearings
Jurisdiction California
Agency executive
  • Debra Cornez, director
Parent agency California Government Operations Agency
Key document

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) is the California agency responsible for carrying out the rulemaking part of the California Administrative Procedure Act.[2] It is overseen by the California Government Operations Agency.[3]

The OAL is responsible for publishing the weekly California Regulatory Notice Register and the resulting California Code of Regulations (CCR).

List of directors[edit]

Director Tenure
Debra M. Cornez April 11, 2012 – current
Debra M. Cornez (acting) January 3, 2011 – April 10, 2012
Susan A. Lapsley May 10, 2007 – January 2, 2011
William L. Gausewitz July 27, 2004 –


  1. ^ California State Assembly. "An act to repeal Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 11371) of, and to add Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) to Part 1, Division 3, Title 2 of, the Government Code, relating to governmental regulation". 1979–1980 Session of the Legislature. Statutes of California. State of California. Ch. 567 p. 1778. 
  2. ^ California Government Code §11340.2
  3. ^ "About Us". California Government Operations Agency. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 

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