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§ 12-305. Standards for industrialized buildings and manufactured homes

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Safety

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 12. Building and Material Codes; Other Safety Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Industrialized Buildings and Manufactured Homes (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Safety, § 12-305
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 83B, § 6-203;  MD CODE Art. 83B, § 6-207
§ 12-305. Standards for industrialized buildings and manufactured homes
Industrialized buildings--In general
(a) The Department:
(1) shall adopt regulations that set standards to which industrialized buildings shall comply to protect against the hazards of industrialized buildings to safety, health, and property;
(2) may adopt regulations that govern the enforcement, inspection, and certification programs authorized by this subtitle; and
(3) with respect to industrialized buildings, shall adopt the Maryland Building Performance Standards1 with exceptions or modifications that, after adequate public notice and public hearing, the Department considers appropriate to meet the needs and judgments of the State.
Industrialized buildings--Acceptance of new materials and methods
(b)(1) If practical, the regulations that set standards for industrialized buildings shall be stated in terms of required levels of performance to facilitate the prompt approval of acceptable new building materials and methods.
(2) If generally recognized standards of performance are not available, the regulations shall provide for acceptance of materials and methods whose performance has been determined by the Department, on the basis of reliable test and evaluation data presented by the proponent, to be substantially equal in safety to the materials and methods specified when used for the purpose and in the manner recommended.
Industrialized buildings--Pamphlets
(c)(1) The Department shall have printed and keep in pamphlet form the regulations that set standards for industrialized buildings.
(2) The pamphlets shall be provided at cost to the public on request.
Manufactured home construction or safety
(d) The Department may adopt regulations that relate to issues of construction or safety of manufactured homes for which a federal standard has not been established and which are not reserved to a local government under § 12-303 of this subtitle.

Credits

Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.

Footnotes

COMAR 05.02.07.01 et seq.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 12-305, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 12-305
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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