Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 09 - MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Subtitle 12 - DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter 09.12.52 - Industrialized Buildings and Manufactured Homes
09.12.52.02 - Definitions

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg 09.12.52.02

09.12.52.02. Definitions

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Act" means the Industrialized Buildings and Manufactured Homes Act, Public Safety Article, Title 12, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) "Add-on" means any structure (except a structure designed or produced as an integral part of a manufactured home) that, when attached to the basic manufactured home unit, increases the area, either living or storage, of the manufactured home.

(3) Alteration.

(a) "Alteration" means the installation, replacement, addition, modification, or removal of any equipment after sale by a manufacturer to a dealer or distributor, but before sale by a dealer to a purchaser, that may affect the construction, fire safety, occupancy, plumbing, heat producing, or electrical system.

(b) "Alteration" includes any modification made in the manufactured home that may affect the compliance of the home with the standards.

(c) "Alteration" does not include the:

(i) Repair or replacement of a component or appliance requiring plug-in to an electrical receptacle when the replaced item is of the same configuration and ratings as the one being replaced; or

(ii) Addition of an appliance, not provided with the manufactured home by the manufacturer, requiring plug-in to an electrical receptacle, if the rating of the appliance does not exceed the rating of the receptacle to which it is connected.

(4) "Federal Act" means the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, codified as 42 U.S.C. § 5401 et seq., as amended.

(5) "Federal Regulations" means the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, 24 CFR Part 3280, the Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations, 24 CFR Part 3282, and the Manufactured Home Consumer Manual Requirements, 24 CFR Part 3283.

(6) "HUD label" means the approved form of certification by the manufacturer that, under the federal regulations, is permanently affixed to each transportable section of each manufactured home manufactured for sale to a purchaser in the United States.

(7) Manufactured Home.

(a) "Manufactured home" (formerly called a mobile home in the Act and in the Federal Act) means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, that is:

(i) In the traveling mode, 8 body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length;

(ii) When erected on site, 320 or more square feet;

(iii) Built on a permanent chassis;

(iv) Designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities; and

(v) Includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems contained in it.

(b) "Manufactured home" includes any structure that meets all the requirements of § B(7)(a) of this regulation except the size requirements, with respect to which the manufacturer voluntarily:

(i) Files a certification required by the Secretary of HUD; and

(ii) Complies with the standards established under the Federal Act.

(8) "Model" means a specific design, as designated by the producers of an industrialized building unit and submitted for approval to the Department.

(9) "Open frame construction" means any building, building component, assembly, or system manufactured in such manner that all portions can be readily inspected at the building site without disassembly, damage, or destruction and to which no more than one fixed interior or exterior surface has been applied.

(10) "Regulations" means the Industrialized Buildings and Manufactured Homes Regulations (COMAR 09.12.52.01-.18).

(11) "Stabilizing devices" means all components of the anchoring and support systems, such as:

(a) Piers;

(b) Footing;

(c) Ties;

(d) Anchoring equipment;

(e) Ground anchors; and

(f) Any other equipment that supports the manufactured home and secures it to the ground.

(12) The terms "approved testing facility", "Department", "first user", "industrialized building", "installed", "local enforcement agency", "manufactured home", "Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act", "Secretary", and "site" have the meanings stated in Public Safety Article, § 12-301, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(Regulation .02 recodified from 05.02.04.02 effective 46:6 Md. R. 345, eff. 3/25/2019)
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