Code of Maryland Regulations
Chapter 09.12.52 - Industrialized Buildings and Manufactured Homes - NCSBCS Reciprocity

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg NCSBCS Reciprocity

A. General. The National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, Inc. (NCSBCS) has established a program for voluntary reciprocity between the states in the regulation of industrialized buildings for use as one- or two-family dwellings. States electing to participate in this program agree to accept any one- or two-family dwelling which bears the NCSBCS label and the label of the state where the dwelling is to be erected as complying with the state's design and construction standards for manufactured dwellings. Under the program, NCSBCS will accredit System Analysis Agencies and Compliance Assurance Agencies. System Analysis Agencies will evaluate manufacturer's Building System Certification Documents (BSCD's). Compliance Assurance Agencies will perform ongoing inspections to determine whether dwellings are built to BSCD requirements, including conformance to an approved Compliance Assurance Manual.

B. Determination. The Secretary determines, after public hearings, that it would be in the State's best interest to participate in the NCSBCS program, and adopts the standards established by the program, as they pertain to the evaluation, testing, and quality control of one- or two-family dwellings built by manufacturers participating in the program.

C. Reference Standards. The reference standards set forth in Regulation .07, are modified to the extent necessary to comport with the design and construction standards established by the program for one- and two-family dwellings built by manufacturers participating in the program.

D. Approved Testing Facilities. NCSBCS and those agencies accredited by it for participation in the program are designated as approved testing facilities, authorized to act as the Department's agents for the purpose of determining whether or not a one- or two-family dwelling built by a manufacturer participating in the program meets the standards of the Department.

E. Exemptions.

(1) Manufacturers participating in the program will be exempted from the provisions of Regulations .09 and .12, provided they file an application with the Department, on forms obtainable from the Department, and pay an annual administration fee of $300.

(2) Any one- or two-family dwelling built by a manufacturer participating in the program to be sold, offered for sale, or installed in Maryland shall be exempt from the provisions of Regulation .10, provided it contains a Maryland State Certification Insignia, available from the Department for a $25 fee, and a NCSBCS label, both of which shall be mounted in the manner specified by Regulation .10D.

(3) NCSBCS and any inspection agency approved by NCSBCS for participation in the program is exempted from the requirements of Regulations .12K and .13, for the purposes of ยง D of this regulation, but is subject to those requirements if it acts as an Approved Testing Facility for any other purpose.

(Regulation .18 amended and recodified from effective 46:6 Md. R. 345, eff. 3/25/2019)
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