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Federal Regulations Planned for 2013 Will Impact Manufactured Housing

The Federal Government’s Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda or (SAR) was published in the Federal Register on January 7th of this year.  There are many regulatory actions that will be quite significant to the manufactured housing industry this year.  Below explains some of these actions and when they are to be discussed throughout the year.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • May 2013 – Final rule to revise the notification, correction and procedural regulations of Subpart I of the Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations (24 CFR Part 3282).
  • June 2013 – A final rule for on-site completion of construction of manufactured homes.
  • June 2013 – A final rule to revise and update the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards.

Department of Energy (DOE)

There is nothing in the SAR regarding proposed rule making for energy efficiency standards for manufactured housing because the draft rule which has been completed by DOE is pending for publication at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • January 2013 – A proposed rule to establish specific national formaldehyde emission limits for hardwood plywood, particleboard, and medium-density fiberboard that are identical to the California emission limits for the same products is pending for publication at the OMB.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Various rules either issued or planned to be issued by the CFPB are detailed in the above Dodd-Frank/CFPB update written by Jason Boehlert.

Occupational Standards Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

  • October 2013 – OSHA plans to hold panel discussions with small businesses to obtain input on its efforts to establish standards for combustible dust hazards.

(*This information is coming from Manufactured Housing Week in Review)

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January 31, 2013 - Posted by | Legislation

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