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10.16.02.00.htm 10.16.02.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 16 HOUSING Chapter 02 Construction, Equipment, Sanitation, Operation, and Maintenance of Mobile Home Parks Authority: Health-General Article, §2-104, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.16.02.01.htm 10.16.02.01. 01 Purpose.. It is the purpose and intent of these regulations to establish minimum standards of construction, maintenance, and operation of mobile home parks to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public. Construction, enlargement, alteration, or addition may not be permitted without compliance with these regulations.
10.16.02.01-1.htm 10.16.02.01-1. 01-1 Definitions.. The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of these regulations:. A. "Access road" means the road leading from the entrance to the mobile home park to the mobile home spaces throughout the park.B. "Approving Authority" means the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene or his designee.. C. "Camping vehicle" means a vehicular accommodation (other than a mobile home) suitable for temporary habitation, used for t
10.16.02.02.htm 10.16.02.02. 02 Permits.. A. General Requirements. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a park without a permit issued annually by the Approving Authority. Application for the permit shall be made in writing on a form and in a manner prescribed by the Approving Authority, and in the case of a new park, or a park to be materially altered, enlarged, or added to, shall include plans and specifications for the proposed park, alterations, enlargements, or additions.
10.16.02.03.htm 10.16.02.03. 03 Inspections.. A. Right of Entry. The Approving Authority shall have the power to enter at reasonable times upon any private or public property for the purpose of inspecting and investigating conditions relative to the enforcement of these regulations.B. Access for Repairs. It shall be incumbent upon every occupant of a mobile home park to allow the owner of it or his agent or employee access to any part of the park or its premises at reasonable times for the purpose of ma
10.16.02.04.htm 10.16.02.04. 04 General Sanitation Requirements―Location, Space, and General Layout.. A. Site Location. A park may not be located in swamps or marshes or adjacent to swamps or marshes, or in areas not subject to drainage. Every park shall provide suitable space for recreation. The park grounds shall be maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition at all times.B. Park Area. Sufficient area shall be provided in the park to accommodate the designated number of mobile home spaces, neces
10.16.02.05.htm 10.16.02.05. 05 Service Building.. A. Building and Equipment. If the park accommodates independent mobile homes exclusively, a service building may not be required; however, one is recommended for emergency use. Every park accommodating one or more dependent mobile homes shall be provided with at least one adequately equipped service building.B. Required Facilities.. 1) The following facilities shall be minimum for parks accommodating from one to ten dependent mobila) One flush-type toilet,
10.16.02.06.htm 10.16.02.06. 06 Water Supply.. A. Requirements. A potable water supply, capable of furnishing a minimum of 150 gallons of water per day per mobile home space, and producing a minimum of 20 pounds per square inch of pressure at all mobile home service connections, shall be provided. If a private water supply is used, minimum treatment shall be chlorination by a method acceptable to the Secretary of the Environment or his designee. The water supply may not be installed, altered,
10.16.02.07.htm 10.16.02.07. 07 Sewage Disposal.. A. Requirements. A sewage disposal system may not be installed, altered, improved, or used without the written permission of the Secretary of the Environment or his designee.B. Sewer Connections. Each independent mobile home space shall be equipped with provisions for making a watertight connection between the mobile home drain and the sewer. Each individual sewer connection shall be so constructed that it may be closed when not connected to a m
10.16.02.08.htm 10.16.02.08. 08 Garbage and Refuse Disposal.. A. Storage, Collection, Disposal. The storage, collection, and disposal of garbage and refuse shall be so managed as to not create health hazards, rodent harborage, insect-breeding areas, accidents, fire hazards, or air pollution.B. Containers. All refuse awaiting collection shall be stored in leak-proof, rodent-proof containers with tight-fitting lids and shall be located not more than 150 feet from any mobile home space. Con
10.16.02.09.htm 10.16.02.09. 09 Insect and Rodent Control Measures.. Insect and rodent control measures to safeguard the public health and comfort shall be applied in the park as required by the Approving Authority. When rats or other objectionable rodents are known to be in the park, the park operator shall take immediate action, as directed by the Approving Authority, to exterminate them. The Approving Authority may also require the park operator to take suitable measures to control weeds and grasses.
10.16.02.10.htm 10.16.02.10. 10 Electrical Service and Exterior Lighting.. A. Service Outlet. An electrical outlet supplying at least 115 volts shall be provided for each mobile home space. The installation of all service outlets shall comply with all applicable electrical codes and ordinances. The main power supply line to the park shall be installed in an approved manner.B. Exterior Lighting. All access roads, parking areas, and walkways within the park shall be illuminated at night so that the
10.16.02.11.htm 10.16.02.11. 11 Fuel Storage, Location, and Connections.. All piping from exchangeable fuel storage tanks or cylinders to the mobile homes shall be of copper or other approved metallic tubing and shall be permanently installed and securely fastened in place. All fuel storage tanks or cylinders shall be securely fastened in place and may not be located inside or beneath the mobile home or less than 5 feet from any mobile home exit. Any exception to the above regulation shall bear
10.16.02.12.htm 10.16.02.12. 12 Safety and Fire Prevention.. All necessary precautions shall be taken to protect persons on the premises of the park from bodily injury resulting from fire, falls, or other types of injuries. The mobile home park area shall be subject to the regulations of the State or local fire prevention authority.
10.16.02.13.htm 10.16.02.13. 13 Penalties.. Any person who violates any of the provisions in these regulations shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction of it shall be fined not less than $25, or more than $100, for each offense, and otherwise penalized as provided by law. Each day's failure to comply with any provision shall constitute a separate violation.
10.16.02.14.htm 10.16.02.14. 14 Severability.. If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of these regulations should be declared invalid for any reason whatsoever, the decision may not affect the remaining portions of these regulations, which shall remain in full force, and effect; and to this end the provisions of these regulations are hereby declared to be severable.
10.16.02.9999.htm 10.16.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 1, 1963. Amended effective June 8, 1965; April 1, 1967; December 1, 1970. Preface and Regulation .01 recodified to Regulations .01 and .01-1, respectively, June 1994. Regulation .04C amended effective February 28, 1994 (21:4 Md. R. 277).
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