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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-1172



Industrialized Housing; Adoption of 2015 Codes

[48 Pa.B. 4520]
[Saturday, July 28, 2018]

 The Department of Community and Economic Development (Department), under section 5 of the Industrialized Housing Act (act) (35 P.S. § 1651.5), is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations to interpret and make specific provisions of the act to assure the health, safety and welfare of the people of this Commonwealth by requiring safe and sanitary industrialized housing. This includes provisions imposing requirements reasonably consistent with recognized and accepted model codes to provide parity with conventional housing constructed under the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act (35 P.S. §§ 7210.101—7210.1103).

 In accordance with 12 Pa. Code § 145.41 (relating to adoption of standards), the Department will adopt the following codes as identified by the Department of Labor and Industry in its notification dated May 1, 2018, which includes the revisions or changes, or both, as amended on June 12, 2018.

The 2015 International Building Code
The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
The 2015 International Fire Code (without amendment)
The 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
The 2015 International Mechanical Code
The 2015 International Plumbing Code
The 2015 International Residential Code/2014 National
 Electric Code

 The act of April 25, 2011 (P.L. 1, No. 1) remains unchanged and automatic fire sprinklers are not required in one-family and two-family dwellings.

 Section 145.42 of 12 Pa. Code (relating to alternate standards) remains unchanged.

 All new industrialized homes entering the first stage of production on or after April 1, 2019, must be constructed in accordance with the applicable 2015 codes including the 2014 National Electric Code.

 For questions, contact Michael Moglia, Housing Standards Division, Office of Community Enhancement, Department of Community and Economic Development, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 4th Floor, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 720-7416,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1172. Filed for public inspection July 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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