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12 Pa. Code § 143.1. Definitions.

§ 143.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Act—The Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Authorization Act (35 P. S. § §  1656.1—1656.9).

   Defect—A failure to comply with an applicable Federal manufactured home safety and construction standard that renders the manufactured home, or a part thereof, not fit for the ordinary use for which it was intended, but does not result in an unreasonable risk of injury or death to occupants of the affected manufactured home.

   Federal act—The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  5401—5426).

   Imminent safety hazard—A hazard that presents an imminent and unreasonable risk of death or severe personal injury that may or may not be related to failure to comply with an applicable Federal or State manufactured home construction or safety standard.

   Noncompliance—A failure of a manufactured home to comply with a Federal manufactured home construction or safety standard that does not constitute a defect, serious defect or imminent safety hazard.

   Serious defect—Failure to comply with an applicable Federal or State manufactured home construction and safety standard that renders the manufactured home, or a part thereof, not fit for the ordinary use for which it was intended, and which results in an unreasonable risk of injury or death to occupants of the affected manufactured home.



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