Vol. 29 Iss. 5 - November 05, 2012

Chapter 95
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the Board of Housing and Community Development intends to consider amending 13VAC5-95, Virginia Manufactured Home Safety Regulations. The purpose of the proposed action is to update the Manufactured Home Safety Regulations to incorporate by reference the recent changes and additions to the Federal Construction Standards of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Federal Construction Standards are enforcement provisions for the design, construction, distribution, and installation of manufactured homes. These enforcement standards are enforced in the Commonwealth of Virginia through a Cooperative Agreement between HUD and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). As of October 2008, HUD instituted manufactured home installation standards as part of its enforcement procedures to be the standard for the installation of manufactured homes in all states. The change to be proposed in the Manufactured Home Safety Regulations allows the Commonwealth of Virginia to adopt Installation Standards of HUD Part 3285 as the most current installation standard available. Also, the Federal Installation Standards will replace current outdated ANSI standards no longer in print and not readily available, as requested by clients and constituents of the State Building Code Administrative Office.

The agency intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: § 36-85.7 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: December 5, 2012.

Agency Contact: Stephen W. Calhoun, Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Housing and Community Development, Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 371-7000, FAX (804) 371-7090, TTY (804) 371-7089, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R13-3405; Filed October 16, 2012, 12:16 p.m.