South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 79 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION- MANUFACTURED HOUSING BOARD
79-1 - Definitions
(A) "Act" means the "Uniform Standards Code for Manufactured Housing Act."
(B) "Anchoring Equipment (Ties)" means straps, cables, turnbuckles, chains, or other devices of any kind including tensioning devices, which are used to secure a manufactured home to the ground or foundation.
(C) "Anchoring System" means a method of construction which when properly designed and installed will resist overturning and lateral movement of the manufactured home.
(D) "Approved" means acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
(E) "Authority Having Jurisdiction" means the organization, office, or individual responsible for "Approving" equipment, an installation, or a procedure.
(F) "Board" means the South Carolina Manufactured Housing Board.
(G) "Diagonal Tie" means a tie intended to primarily resist horizontal or shear forces and which may secondarily resist vertical, uplift, and overturning forces.
(H) "Department" means the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and the staff responsible for providing administrative support to the Manufactured Housing Board.
(I) "Dwelling Unit" means one or more habitable rooms which are designed to be occupied by one family with facilities for living, sleeping, cooking, eating, and sanitation.
(J) "Frame, Main" means that part of the structural system which is normally used to transmit accumulative design loads to the support system.
(K) "Foundation, Manufactured Home" means a site-built or site-assembled system of stabilizing devices which is:
(1) Capable of transferring design dead loads and live loads required by Federal Regulations and other design loads unique to local home sites due to wind, seismic, and water conditions, that are imposed by or upon the structure into the underlying soil bedrock without failure;
(2) In frost susceptible areas, placed at an adequate depth, or otherwise adequately protected, to prevent frost damage: and
(3) Constructed of materials acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction (See Appendix B for examples).
(L) "Gas Supply Connector, Manufactured Home" means a listed connector designed for connecting the manufactured home to the gas supply source.
(M) "Ground Anchor" means a device at the manufactured home stand designed to transfer manufactured home anchoring loads to the ground.
(N) "Habitable Room" means a room or enclosed floor space arranged for living, eating, food preparation, or sleeping purposes not including bathrooms, toilet compartments, laundries, pantries, foyers, hallways, and other accessory spaces.
(O) "Hurricane-Resistive Manufactured Home" means a manufactured home which meets the wind design load requirements for Zone II in Subpart D, Section 3280-305(c)(2) of the Federal Standard or the applicable hurricane-resistive design requirements of the Standard for Manufactured Homes, NFPA 501B/ANSI A22 5.1 edition in effect at the time of manufacture.
(P) "Inspector" means a person employed by the Department as being qualified to adequately inspect the construction, electrical installations and mechanical installations of manufactured homes, as well as the installation, tie-downs, blocking and sewer connections of new manufactured homes.
(Q) "Install/Installed" means the installation operations performed at the occupancy site which render a manufactured home fit for habitation. Such operations include, but are not limited to, positioning, blocking, leveling, supporting, tying down, connecting utility systems, and assembling multiple or expandable units.
(R) "Labeled" means equipment or materials to which has been attached a label, symbol, or other identifying mark of an organization acceptable to the "Authority having jurisdiction" and concerned with product evaluation, that maintains periodic inspection of production of labeled equipment or materials, and by whose labeling the manufacturer indicates compliance with appropriate standards or performance in a specified manner.
(S) "Listed" means equipment or materials included in a list published by an organization acceptable to the "Authority having jurisdiction" and concerned with product evaluation, that maintains periodic inspection of production of labeled equipment or materials, and whose listing states either that the equipment or materials meets appropriate standards or has been tested and found suitable for use in a specified manner.
(T) "Manufactured Home" means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length, or when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and all systems, appliances, accessories, and furnishings sold with the home, including, among other things, the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems.
(U) "Modify" means to alter, change, adjust or convert in compliance with the Standards for Manufactured Homes published by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
(V) "Permit" means a certificate issued by the Board allowing a retail dealer to temporarily conduct business away from the normal place of business.
(W) "Pier" means that portion of the support system between the footing and the manufactured home, exclusive of caps and shims.
(X) "Red Tag" means a printed notification issued by the Department that a manufactured home may not be offered for sale because of violations of the Act or these Regulations.
(Y) "Repair" means the renewal, replacement or reconstruction of any structural, mechanical, or electrical component of an existing manufactured home for the purpose of its maintenance.
(Z) "Site, Manufactured Home" means a designated parcel of land designed for the accommodation of one manufactured home, its accessory buildings or structures, and accessory equipment for exclusive use of the occupants.
(AA) "Stabilizing Devices" means all components of the anchoring and support systems such as piers, footings, ties, anchoring equipment, ground anchors, or any other materials and methods of construction which supports and secures the manufactured home to the ground.
(BB) "Stand, Manufactured Home" means that area of a manufactured home site which has been reserved for the placement of a manufactured home.
(CC) "Structure" means that which is built or constructed, an edifice or building of any kind, or any piece of work artificially built up or composed of parts joined together in some definite manner.
(DD) "Support System" means a combination of footings, piers, caps, and shims that will, when properly installed, support the manufactured home.
(EE) "Vertical Tie" means a tie intended to resist the uplifting and overturning forces.(Added by State Register Volume 29, Issue No. 2, eff February 25, 2005.)