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

2004-2005 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. 207/624-8678

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None.

EXPECTED 2004-2005 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 310: Licensing-Authority
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §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 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 320: Licensing-Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §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 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 330: Licensing-Administration
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §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 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 340: Licensing-Licenses
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §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 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 350: Licensing-Prohibited Practices
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §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 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 360: Licensing-Inspections
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9021
PURPOSE: To review current inspection & investigative powers and procedures, and to modify accordingly.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 370: Licensing-Complaints and Investigations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9021
PURPOSE: To review current complaints & investigations procedures and to modify accordingly.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 380: Licensing-Adoption of Codes and Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9021
PURPOSE: To modify codes and standards to bring into conformance with current industry standards.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 381: Home Installation Warranty Seal
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9021
PURPOSE: To further clarify the process of affixing installation warranty seals.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

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

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

CHAPTER 900: Subpart 1: Scope & Intent of Standard, Organization of Standard, and Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with federal regulation (HUD).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 900: Subpart 2: Siting & Foundation Systems
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with federal regulation (HUD).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 900: Subpart 3: Plumbing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with federal regulation (HUD).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 900: Subpart 4: Mechanical Equipment (Heating & Cooling)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with federal regulation (HUD).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 900: Subpart 5: Fuel Supply
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with federal regulation (HUD).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 900: Subpart 6: Electrical
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with federal regulation (HUD).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 900: Subpart 7: Life and Fire Safety
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with federal regulation (HUD).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 900: Appendix A: Preventive Maintenance
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with federal regulation (HUD).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 900: Appendix B: Wind Zone and Roof Load Zone
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with federal regulation (HUD).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 900: Appendix C
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with federal regulation (HUD).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 900: Appendix D: Ground Level Installation of Manufactured Homes (Floor at Grade)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 M.R.S.A. §9005
PURPOSE: Review and modify to bring into conformance with federal regulation (HUD).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: August 2005
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated


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