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What definitions apply to this chapter?

"Alteration" is the replacement, addition, modification, or removal of any equipment or installation that affects the construction, planning considerations, fire safety, or the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems of a manufactured home. The installation of whole-house water treatment equipment that requires cutting into the existing plumbing is considered an alteration and requires a permit, an inspection and an alteration insignia.
"Alteration insignia" is an insignia issued by the department of labor and industries to verify that an alteration to a manufactured home meets the requirements of federal law 24 C.F.R. 3280 and this chapter.
"Anchoring system" is the means used to secure a mobile home to ground anchors or to other approved fastening devices. It may include straps, cables, turnbuckles, bolts, fasteners, and other components.
"ANSI" is the American National Standards Institute, Inc., 1899 L Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington D.C. 20036.
"Authority having jurisdiction" means that either the department of labor and industries or the local jurisdiction is responsible for establishing specific manufactured home standards. The authority for specific manufactured home standards is divided as follows:
• The department of labor and industries establishes standards for manufactured home installation and alterations and performs alteration inspections;
• The local jurisdiction establishes standards for manufactured homes governing the building site and performs installation inspections.
"Building site" is a tract, parcel, or subdivision of land on which a manufactured home is installed.
"DAPIA" is a Design Approval Primary Inspection Agency as approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
"Department" is the department of labor and industries. The department may be referred to as "we" or "us" in this chapter. Note: You may contact us at: Department of Labor and Industries, Factory Assembled Structures, P.O. Box 44430, Olympia, WA 98504-4430.
"Design plan" is a design submitted to the department for approval of a manufactured home structural alteration. This also includes other types of work and installations (plumbing, electrical, etc.) that are incidental to the structural alteration.
"Equipment" means the appliances used in the alteration or installation of a manufactured home.
Examples that require an alteration inspection include:
• Furnace;
• Water heater;
• Air conditioner;
• Heat pump; and
• New and extended electrical circuits.
Examples that do not require an alteration inspection include:
• Washer;
• Dryer; and
• Dishwasher and range that are connected to their source of power by a plug-in cord.
"Equivalent air conditioning/heat pump components" is equipment that performs the same function and is compatible with the equipment of another manufacturer, sometimes referred to as mix and match.
"Footing" is the portion of a support system that transmits loads from the manufactured home to the ground.
"Foundation skirting" or "skirting" is the material that surrounds and encloses the space under the manufactured home.
"Homeowner" is an individual who owns a manufactured home. Dealers, distributors, and developers are not regarded as homeowners.
"HUD" is the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development with headquarters located in Washington, D.C.
"Indigent" means a person receiving an annual income, after taxes, of one hundred twenty-five percent or less of the most recently published federal poverty level.
"Installation" is the activity needed to prepare a building site and to set a manufactured home within that site. Site means a tract, parcel, or subdivision of land including a mobile home park.
"Installed manufactured or mobile home" is a manufactured or mobile home that has been placed on either private property or in a park and has been installed for occupancy. Installation includes the approval of the blocking of the home, and the connection of the home to all of the utilities, including water, sewer and electrical.
"IPIA" is a manufactured home production Inspection Primary Inspection Agency approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The department of labor and industries is the IPIA for Washington state.
"Local enforcement agency" is an agency of city or county government with power to enforce local regulations governing the building site and installation of a manufactured home.
"Manufactured home" is a single-family dwelling built according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act, which is a national, preemptive building code. A manufactured home also:
• Includes plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems;
• Is built on a permanent chassis; and
• Can be transported in one or more sections with each section at least eight feet wide and forty feet long when transported; or when installed on the site is three hundred twenty square feet or greater (see RCW 46.04.302).
Total square feet is based on exterior dimensions measured after installation using the longest horizontal projections. Dimensions may not include bay windows but may include projections containing interior space such as cabinets and expandable rooms.
A structure that meets the requirements of a manufactured home as set out in 24 C.F.R. 3282.7(u), except the size requirements is considered a manufactured home, if the manufacturer files with the secretary of HUD a certificate noted in C.F.R. 3282.13.
"Mobile home" is a factory-built dwelling built prior to June 15, 1976, to standards other than the HUD Code, and acceptable under applicable state codes in effect at the time of construction or introduction of the home into the state. Mobile homes have not been built since the introduction of the HUD Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act. For the purposes of this chapter references to manufactured homes include mobile homes.
"Park site" is the installation location of a manufactured home within a residential area for manufactured homes.
"Repair" is to restore an item to sound condition, to fix.
"Replacement" is the act or process of replacing, to substitute.
"State administrative agency (SAA)" the department of labor and industries shall perform all the consumer complaint and related functions that are required for purposes of complying with the regulations established by the federal department of housing and urban development for manufactured housing including the preparation and submission of the state administrative plan.
"Structural alteration-custom design" is a design that can only be used once.
"Structural alteration-master design" is a design plan that can be used more than once. The master plan expires when there is a code change applicable to the design.
"System" is part of a manufactured home designed to serve a particular function such as structural, plumbing, mechanical, or electrical functions.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.22 and 43.22A RCW. WSR 22-01-193, § 296-150M-0020, filed 12/21/21, effective 1/31/22. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. WSR 16-01-163, § 296-150M-0020, filed 12/22/15, effective 2/1/16; Chapter 43.22 RCW. WSR 08-12-041, § 296-150M-0020, filed 5/30/08, effective 6/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, 43.22.400, 43.22.432, 43.22.433, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, and 43.22.485, 2002 c 268, and chapter 43.22 RCW. WSR 03-12-044, § 296-150M-0020, filed 5/30/03, effective 5/30/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, 43.22.350, 43.22.432, 43.22.434, 43.22.440, and 2001 c 335. WSR 02-03-048, § 296-150M-0020, filed 1/9/02, effective 1/9/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, 43.22.350, 43.22.355, 43.22.360, 43.22.400, 43.22.432, 43.22.433, 43.22.434, 43.22.450, 43.22.480, and 43.22.485. WSR 00-17-148, § 296-150M-0020, filed 8/22/00, effective 9/30/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.480. WSR 99-13-010, § 296-150M-0020, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. WSR 98-14-078, § 296-150M-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, § 296-150M-0020, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]
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