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09.12.52.00.htm 09.12.52.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 12 BUILDING AND MATERIAL CODES Chapter 52 Industrialized Buildings and Manufactured Homes Authority: Public Safety Article, §12-305, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.12.52.01.htm 09.12.52.01. 01 Authority and Scope.. A. This chapter is adopted pursuant to Public Safety Article, §12-305, Annotated Code of Maryland, in order to implement, interpret, make specific, and otherwise carry out the provisions of Public Safety Article, Title 12, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland, known as the Industrialized Building and Manufactured Homes Act.B. Former regulations as originally adopted effective July 1, 1972, included industrialized buildings and manufactured homes.
09.12.52.02.htm 09.12.52.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Act" means the Industrialized Buildings and Manufactured Homes Act, Public Safety Article, Title 12, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Add-on" means any structure (except a structure designed or produced as an integral part of a manufactured home) that, when attached to the basic manufactured home unit, increases the area, either living or storage, of th
09.12.52.03.htm 09.12.52.03. 03 Enforcement Generally.. A. General. These regulations shall be enforced as prescribed by the Act.. B. Inspection by Department. The Department may enter any industrialized building unit or manufactured home, at a reasonable time and manner, to inspect it for compliance with this chapter. If the inspection shows a violation, the Department may order the responsible person to bring the unit into compliance within a reasonable time fixed in the order. The order may be appe
09.12.52.04.htm 09.12.52.04. 04 Enforcement in Localities.. A. Reports to the Secretary. Each governmental jurisdiction shall furnish monthly notice to the Department, on forms supplied by the Department, of each industrialized building being erected or installed in its jurisdiction, giving the State insignia number, type or model, manufacturer's name, and any other data needed to properly identify each unit. In lieu of these reports, the jurisdiction may complete and forward the location report form ship
09.12.52.05.htm 09.12.52.05. 05 Variance from Regulations.. The Department shall have the power to authorize variances from the regulations to permit specified alternative methods of construction which will fulfill the objectives of the Act. Requests for variances shall be in writing and shall be accompanied by the plans, specifications, and other information necessary for adequate evaluation. Before any variance is authorized, the local building officer having jurisdiction may be afforded an opportunity
09.12.52.06.htm 09.12.52.06. 06 Requirements.. Industrialized building units shall be reasonably safe for the users, shall be designed to conserve energy, and shall provide reasonable protection to the public against hazards to life, health, and property. Compliance with all applicable requirements of the standards and codes specified in Regulations .07 and .08 shall be acceptable evidence of compliance with this provision. When industrialized building units are combined with each other or wi
09.12.52.07.htm 09.12.52.07. 07 Reference Standards.. The standards identified in the Model Performance Code which are incorporated by reference in COMAR 09.12.50 shall constitute the reference standards for industrialized building construction in the State.
09.12.52.08.htm 09.12.52.08. 08 Energy Conservation Standards.. All industrialized buildings shall be designed to meet all the applicable energy conservation standards as identified in the State Model Performance Code (COMAR 09.12.50) In using these standards, the design shall be based on a minimum of 5,200 degree days.
09.12.52.09.htm 09.12.52.09. 09 Application for Plan Approval by Manufacturers.. A. General. A plan approval shall be obtained from the Department for each model of industrialized building which is subject to these regulations. Approved models shall be accepted by the local enforcement agency as approved for the purpose of granting an installation permit when the design loads are safe for the locality as determined by the local enforcement agency. Installation permits shall be issued subject to compli
09.12.52.10.htm 09.12.52.10. 10 Label.. A. Approved Testing Facility Label. Every approved industrialized building unit shall be marked with a label identifying the approved testing facility which performed the inspection. Each label shall bear the following information directly or by reference:1) Name of approved testing facility;. 2) Type of industrialized building unit;. 3) Serial number of the label;. 4) "See Data Plate for Special Instructions". B. Manufacturer's Data Plate and Other Markings. T
09.12.52.11.htm 09.12.52.11. 11 State Certification Insignias.. A. Effect of Affixing State Certification Insignias. The approved testing facility shall affix a State certification insignia to every industrialized building unit which has been found to be in full compliance with all applicable standards of the Department. The manner of affixing is prescribed in Regulation .10 of this chapter. The legal effect of affixing the State certification insignia is a certification by the approved testing facility, addi
09.12.52.12.htm 09.12.52.12. 12 Fees.. A. The annual application fee is $500. When a manufacturer has more than one plant producing approved models, an additional $500 application fee for each additional plant, with details on each plant as part of the quality control manuals, will be required.B. When a design is unusual, and involves special analysis, the Department will also charge a rate of $25 per man-hour to cover its added costs. When practical, the Department will estimate costs befo
09.12.52.13.htm 09.12.52.13. 13 Approval of Testing Facilities.. A. Application and Criteria. A testing facility shall apply to the Department to be designated an approved testing facility. The application shall be verified and shall contain information enabling the Department to determine whether the applicant is specially qualified by reason of facilities, personnel, experience, and demonstrated reliability to investigate, test, and evaluate industrialized building units for compliance with these regulations
09.12.52.14.htm 09.12.52.14. 14 Reciprocity with Other States.. Upon the application of another state for reciprocity, or upon his own initiative, the Secretary shall investigate if the other state has adopted and promulgated a code and enforcement procedures which establish standards and safeguards at least equal to those contained in these regulations. He will hold a public hearing to state the findings of his investigation and give interested parties the opportunity to submit their comments both for and ag
09.12.52.15.htm 09.12.52.15. 15 Manufactured Home Procedures.. A. General. The Federal Act gives the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) complete jurisdiction over the design and construction of manufactured homes, effective June 15, 1976. The Federal Act supersedes all state laws on this subject. All manufactured home units manufactured after the effective date of the Federal Act shall bear the HUD label to be lawfully sold anywhere in the United States.B. Authority of the Depar
09.12.52.16.htm 09.12.52.16. 16 Vacant..
09.12.52.17.htm 09.12.52.17. 17 Code Enforcement Certification Board.. A. The Secretary shall appoint the members of the Code Enforcement Certification Board, to serve at the Secretary’s pleasure. There are nine members of the Board, including four certified code enforcement officials, and one from each of the following areas: licensed architect; registered engineer; representative of the Maryland Department of Labor; educator; building industry representative. Members of the Board shall be
09.12.52.18.htm 09.12.52.18. 18 NCSBCS Reciprocity.. A. General. The National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, Inc. (NCSBCS) has established a program for voluntary reciprocity between the states in the regulation of industrialized buildings for use as one- or two-family dwellings. States electing to participate in this program agree to accept any one- or two-family dwelling which bears the NCSBCS label and the label of the state where the dwelling is to be erected as complying
09.12.52.9999.htm 09.12.52.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 1972. Regulations .01―10 amended effective July 23, 1975 (2:16 Md. R. 1137). Regulation .10 amended effective March 3, 1976 (3:5 Md. R. 295). Regulations .11 ―14 adopted effective July 23, 1975 (2:16 Md. R. 1137). Regulation .14 amended effective April 13, 1977 (4:8 Md. R. 632). Regulation .16 adopted effective July 23, 1975 (2:16 Md. R. 1137) ―. Chapter revised effective August 11, 1978 (5:16 Md. R. 1254).
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