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02-385
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Manufactured Housing Board

2003-2004 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-385
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, Manufactured Housing Board

CONTACT PERSON: Robert LeClair, Executive Director, Office of Licensing and Registration, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Tel. 624-8678

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None.

EXPECTED 2003-2004 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 310: Licensing-Authority
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9021
PURPOSE: To clarify the citation to the statutory authority for the licensing of persons engaged in manufacturing, selling, installing or servicing manufactured housing.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 320: Licensing-Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9021
PURPOSE: The Board is in the process of reviewing the current license category requirements, and is it expected to modify definitions accordingly.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 330: Licensing-Administration
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9021
PURPOSE: To assist with licensing administration and to relocate rules within other chapters to this specific chapter where they are more appropriately addressed.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 340: Licensing-Licenses
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9021
PURPOSE: The Board is in the process of reviewing current license category requirements, and is expected to modify & add categories accordingly.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 350: Licensing-Prohibited Practices
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9021
PURPOSE: The Board is in the process of reviewing current license category requirements, and is expected to modify prohibited practice accordingly.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 360: Licensing-Inspections
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9021
PURPOSE: To review current inspection & investigative powers and procedures, and to modify accordingly.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 370: Licensing-Complaints and Investigations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9021
PURPOSE: To review current complaints & investigations procedures and to modify accordingly.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 380: Licensing-Adoption of Codes and Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9021
PURPOSE: To modify codes and standards to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 381: Home Installation Warranty Seal
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9021
PURPOSE: To further clarify the process of affixing installation warranty seals.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 110: Subpart A: Purpose, Objective, Scope & Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 110: Subpart B: Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 110: Subpart C: Administration and Enforcement
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 110: Subpart D: Requirements for Inspection Agency Approval Alternative
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 110: Subpart E: Local Option Method
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 110: Subpart F: Special Program Approval
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 110: Subpart G: Approval of Evaluation & Inspection Agencies
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 110: Subpart H: Interstate Reciprocity
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 110: Subpart I: Consumer Complaint Handling
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 110: Subpart J: Appeals
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 810: Park Licensing Authority
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Repeal of chapter as part of recodification of manufactured housing community rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 820: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Repeal and replacement of existing chapter as part of recodification of manufactured housing community rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 830: Licensure of Manufactured Housing Communities
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Repeal and replacement of existing chapter as part of recodification of manufactured housing community rules and as part of the transfer of fee-setting authority to the Office of Licensing and Registration.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 840: Mobile Home Park Licensing - Application for a New Mobile Home Park or to Expand an Existing One
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Repeal of chapter as part of recodification of manufactured housing community rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 850: Community Licensing - Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Repeal and replacement of existing chapter as part of recodification of manufactured housing community rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 860: Inspections and Complaints
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Repeal and replacement of existing chapter as part of recodification of manufactured housing community rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 870: Park Licensing: Complaint and Investigation
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §9005
PURPOSE: Repeal of chapter as part of recodification of manufactured housing community rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 320: Licensing Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: P.L. 2001, c. 633, sec. 2, amending 32 MRSA §2401
PURPOSE: To amend the definition of "installer" in Chapter 320, §1(G). The effect of the amendment is to remove the board's authority to license manufactured housing mechanics to install oil tanks.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

[FEE-RELATED PROVISIONS FOLLOW]

CHAPTER 331: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §8003(2-A(D)
PURPOSE: Transfer of fee-setting authority to the Office of Licensing and Registration.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 110: State Certification of Manufactured Housing - Authority
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §§8003(2-A)(D), 9041, 9045
PURPOSE: Amendment of chapter as part of the transfer of fee-setting authority to the Office of Licensing and Registration.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 110: State Certification of Manufactured Housing - Authority
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §§8003(2-A)(D), 9041, 9045
PURPOSE: Amendment of chapter as part of the transfer of fee-setting authority to the Office of Licensing and Registration.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 340: Licensing - Licenses
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §§8003(2-A)(D), 9041, 9045
PURPOSE: Amendment of chapter as part of the transfer of fee-setting authority to the Office of Licensing and Registration.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 381: Home Installation Warranty Seal
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §§1404-A, 8003(2-A)(D), 9005, 9006-C
PURPOSE: Amendment of chapter as part of the transfer of fee-setting authority to the Office of Licensing and Registration.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No

CHAPTER 690: State Administrative Agency - Monitoring and Other Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §§8003(2-A)(D), 9005
PURPOSE: Amendment of chapter as part of the transfer of fee-setting authority to the Office of Licensing and Registration.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Adoption in October or November, 2003
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: No


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