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PDFWAC 296-150F-0020

What definitions apply to this chapter?

"Approved" is approved by the department of labor and industries.
"Building site" is a tract, parcel, or subdivision of land on which a factory-built house or commercial structure will be installed.
"Component" is a part or element of another system as defined by the International Building Code, section 202, and is:
• Designed to be installed in a structure;
• Manufactured as a unit; and
• Designed for a particular function or group of functions.
A component may be a service core or other assembly that is a factory assembled section of a building. It may include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and related systems. It may be a complete kitchen, bathroom, or utility room. Service cores are referred to as "wet boxes," "mechanical cores," or "utility cores."
A roof truss is not considered a component.
"Damaged in transit" is damage that effects the integrity of the structural design or damage to any other system referenced in the codes required by the State Building Code, or other applicable codes.
"Department" is the department of labor and industries. The department may also be referred to as "we" or "us" in this chapter. Note: You may contact us at: Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance, P.O. Box 44440, Olympia, WA 98504-4440.
"Design plan" is a plan for the construction of factory-built housing, commercial structures, or components that includes floor plans, elevation drawings, specifications, engineering data, or test results necessary for a complete evaluation of the design.
"Design option" is a design that a manufacturer may use as an option to its design plan.
"Educational facility" is a building or portion of a building used primarily for educational purposes by six or more persons at one time for twelve hours per week or four hours in any one day. Educational occupancy includes: Schools (preschool through grade twelve), colleges, academies, universities, and trade schools.
"Equipment" is all material, appliances, devices, fixtures, fittings, or accessories used in the manufacture, assembly, installation, or alteration of factory-built housing, commercial structures, and components.
"Factory assembled structure (FAS) advisory board" is a board authorized to advise the director of the department regarding the issues and adoption of rules relating to factory-built housing, commercial structures and components. (See RCW 43.22.420.)
"Health or personal care facilities" are buildings or parts of buildings that contain, but are not limited to, facilities that are required to be licensed by the department of social and health services or the department of health (e.g., hospitals, nursing homes, private alcoholism hospitals, private psychiatric hospitals, boarding homes, alcoholism treatment facilities, maternity homes, birth centers or childbirth centers, residential treatment facilities for psychiatrically impaired children and youths, and renal hemodialysis clinics) and medical, dental or chiropractic offices or clinics, outpatient or ambulatory surgical clinics, and such other health care occupancies where patients who may be unable to provide for their own needs and safety without the assistance of another person are treated. (Further defined in WAC 296-46B-900.)
"Insignia" is a label that we attach to a structure to verify that a factory-built house or commercial structure meets the requirements of this chapter. It could also be a stamp or label attached to a component to verify that it meets the requirements of this chapter.
"Install" is to erect or set in place a structure at a building site. It may also be the construction or assembly of a component as part of a factory-built house or commercial structure.
"Institutional facility" is a building or portion of a building used primarily for detention and correctional occupancies where some degree of restraint or security is required for a time period of twenty-four or more hours. Such occupancies include, but are not restricted to: Penal institutions, reformatories, jails, detention centers, correctional centers, and residential-restrained care.
"Listing agency" is an organization whose business is approving equipment, components, or installations for publication.
"Local enforcement agency" is an agency of city or county government with power to enforce local regulations governing the installation of factory-built housing and commercial structures.
"Manufacturing" is making, fabricating, forming, or assembling a factory-built house, commercial structure, or component.
"Master design plan" is a design plan that expires when a new State Building Code has been adopted.
"One-year design plan" is a design plan that expires one year after approval or when a new State Building Code has been adopted.
"Repair" is the replacement, addition, modification, or removal of any construction, equipment, system, or installation to correct damage in transit or during on-site installation before occupancy.
"Temporary factory built structure" is a building not set on a permanent foundation, which is used for temporary occupancy such as an educational, commercial, or agricultural building. The building must meet the requirements of this chapter and the installation requirements. As required under RCW 43.22.480 all alterations to temporary factory built structures must be preapproved by the department.
"Unit" is a factory-built house, commercial structure, or component.
"Used structure" is a building as defined by section 202 of the International Building Code that has been given a certificate of occupancy by the local building department and has been occupied.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. WSR 12-15-061, § 296-150F-0020, filed 7/17/12, effective 9/1/12; WSR 07-05-063, § 296-150F-0020, filed 2/20/07, effective 4/1/07; WSR 05-23-002, § 296-150F-0020, filed 11/3/05, effective 12/4/05; WSR 98-14-078, § 296-150F-0020, filed 6/30/98, effective 7/31/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. WSR 96-21-146, § 296-150F-0020, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]
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