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12 Pa. Code § 145.56. Amendments to building system documentation following changes in standards.

§ 145.56. Amendments to building system documentation following changes in standards.

 (a)  Evaluation agencies shall notify those manufacturers with whom they then have implementing contracts under §  145.78(c) (relating to contractual arrangements) of an amendment to a code or standard adopted by the Department under § §  145.41 and 145.42 (relating to adoption of standards; and alternate standards).

 (b)  Within 1 year from the date of adoption by the Department of an amendment to a code or standard adopted under § §  145.41 and 145.42, the manufacturer shall have done one of the following:

   (1)  Amended its building system documentation, if necessary, to assure compliance with the amended codes and standards.

   (2)  Obtained the approval of the applicable evaluation agency of the amendments to its building system documentation or the determination from the applicable evaluation agency that its building system documentation requires no amendment.

   (3)  Ceased attaching insignia of certification to industrialized housing or housing components which have not been manufactured under the amendments to its building system documentation if the amendments are required to assure compliance with the amended codes and standards.

 (c)  Within 6 months from the date of final publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin of an amendment to a code or standard adopted by the Department under §  145.97 (relating to amendments to this chapter), the manufacturer shall have amended its building system documentation, if necessary, to assure compliance with the amended codes and standards.

 (d)  If the Department determines that an earlier effective date is necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of this Commonwealth, the Department may establish a shorter compliance period. The Department will publish the earlier effective date in the Pennsylvania Bulletin at least 30 days prior to the earlier effective date.

 (e)  If the Department determines that a later effective date is necessary to prevent an unreasonable hardship on a manufacturer in comparison with the anticipated benefits to the health, safety or welfare of the citizens of this Commonwealth, the Department may establish a longer compliance period. The Department will publish the later effective date in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 (f)  Section 145.55 (relating to general requirements for approval of amendments to building system documentation) applies to the amendments to building system documentation required by this section.

Source

   The provisions of this §  145.56 adopted July 12, 1974, effective July 13, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 1403; amended September 8, 1978, effective March 9, 1979, 8 Pa.B. 2524; corrected September 22, 1978, effective March 9, 1979, 8 Pa.B. 2631; amended September 19, 1997, effective September 20, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 4828. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (231135) to (231136).



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