§ 149.3. Installation standard for new manufactured homes.
(a) In accordance with the Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C.A. § § 54015426), a manufacturer of a new manufactured home shall provide a copy of the manufacturers approved design, which includes instructions for the installation of the new manufactured home, with each home.
(b) In accordance with the Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, a new manufactured home shall be installed consistent with the manufacturers approved design. The manufacturers approved design must be current, complete, easily understood and compatible with the home being installed. The manufacturers approved design must fully address the support, attachment, assembly and all other aspects of manufactured home construction and installation to assure that the manufactured home performs as a fully integrated structure and complies with all elements of the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards. Elements of installation and foundation construction not addressed in the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards must be in compliance with the UCC.
(c) A design other than the manufacturers approved design may not be utilized in the support, stabilization and assembly of a new manufactured home without authorization of the manufacturer and evaluation and approval by the manufacturers DAPIA.
(d) A building code official may not reject a manufacturers approved design applicable to a particular home for any reason, including, but not limited to, the fact that the material was not reviewed, approved, sealed or certified by an engineer, architect or similar person licensed in this Commonwealth. If a building code official believes a manufacturers approved design was approved by a DAPIA in error, or questions the validity of a manufacturers approved design, the building code official may contact the Department, which will investigate the matter.
The provisions of this § 149.3 amended under section 5 of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act (35 P. S. § 1658.5).
The provisions of this § 149.3 amended January 24, 2014, effective March 26, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 488. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (320229).
This section cited in 12 Pa. Code § 149.3a (relating to installation and construction standards for relocated manufactured homes); and 12 Pa. Code § 149.6 (relating to Certificate of Compliance).
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