WSR 00-17-148

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed August 22, 2000, 1:19 p.m. , effective September 30, 2000 ]

Date of Adoption: August 22, 2000.

Purpose: Factory assembled structures' rules, chapters 296-150C, 296-150F, 296-150M, 296-150P, 296-150R, and 296-150V WAC.

State-initiated rules are being adopted to make several changes to include:

Clarifying and housekeeping changes,
Update a reference to and incorporate requirements from the Uniform Building Code,
Amendments that were identified on the department's August 1997 rule review plan, and
Incorporate necessary policy into rule as directed by the Governor's Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.

AMENDED SECTIONS:

WAC 296-150C-0140 Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction? "Adequate" was removed from (1)(c) of this section to eliminate the confusion because it is not defined in the chapter. This change clarifies that "justification" is required when the requirements of the chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction.

WAC 296-150C-0200 Who must obtain commercial coach insignia? An incorrect reference to "subsection (1)(a) and (b) of this section" was corrected to "subsection (2)(a) and (b) of this section."

WAC 296-150C-0910 Minimum uniform and concentrated live loads. An incorrect reference to the 1994 edition of the Uniform Building Code was corrected to the 1997 edition.

WAC 296-150C-0970 Roof construction. This section was amended to incorporate the requirements for ventilation, which were inadvertently removed the last time these rules were rewritten and as found in 1505.3 of the 1997 edition of the Uniform Building Code.

WAC 296-150C-1070 Floor closure material. This section was amended to move the floor closure material requirements into a new subsection (4) to make the rules easier to understand and use.

WAC 296-150F-0140 Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction? "Adequate" was removed from (1)(c) of this section to eliminate the confusion because it is not defined in the chapter. This change clarifies that "justification" is required when the requirements of the chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction.

WAC 296-150F-0500 When is an inspection required? A new subsection (6) was added to clarify that components are approved when an insignia has been attached to the first component and all additional components for each job site.

WAC 296-150M-0020 What definitions apply to this chapter? The definition for "equipment" was modified to clarify that equipment is equivalent to "appliances" and a list of examples were provided for what are considered to be and what are not considered to be "appliances."

WAC 296-150M-0140 Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction? "When altering a manufactured home, an" was added to make the rule easier to understand and use. "Adequate" was removed from (1)(c) of this section to eliminate the confusion because it is not defined in the chapter. This change clarifies that "justification" is required when the requirements of the chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction. Also, the reference to WAC 296-150M-0100 was removed.

WAC 296-150M-0306 What codes are used when altering a manufactured (mobile) home?

The reference to the "Part 24, CFR 3280" was corrected to "24 C.F.R. Part 3280."
A sentence was added to clarify that (1) and (2) are provision accepted by the department that supersede the applicable requirements found in 24 C.F.R. Part 3280.
"Tested" was added to (1) to make it easier to understand and use.
A note was added to clarify that the replacement of exterior siding is an alteration and requires department approval in the form of an insignia. This change incorporates necessary policy and current practice into rule.
WAC 296-150M-3000 Manufactured home fees. The reference to "OPIA" was corrected to "IPIA" which is the correct acronym for Inspection Primary Inspection Agency. Also, corrected the spelling of the word "resubmittal."

WAC 296-150P-0140 Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction? "Adequate" was removed from (1)(c) of this section to eliminate the confusion because it is not defined in the chapter. This change clarifies that "justification" is required when the requirements of the chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction.

WAC 296-150P-3000 Recreational park trailer fees. The reference to "STATE PLAN" was corrected to "QUALITY CONTROL" to make the rules easier to understand and use. Also, corrected the spelling of the word "resubmittal."

WAC 296-150R-0140 Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction? "Adequate" was removed from (1)(c) of this section to eliminate the confusion because it is not defined in the chapter. This change clarifies that "justification" is required when the requirements of the chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction.

WAC 296-150R-3000 Recreational vehicle fees. The reference to "STATE PLAN" was corrected to "QUALITY CONTROL" to make the rules easier to understand and use. Also, corrected the spelling of the word "resubmittal."

WAC 296-150V-0140 Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction? "Adequate" was removed from (1)(c) of this section to eliminate the confusion because it is not defined in the chapter. This change clarifies that "justification" is required when the requirements of the chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction.

WAC 296-150V-0530 Am I charged if I request an inspection but I am not prepared? This section was amended to separate the requirements of the rule into two subsections. Also, references to WAC 296-150V-3000 to make the rule easier to use and understand.

WAC 296-150V-1180 What requirements apply to conversion vendor unit exits on all units approved after December 31, 1999? The word "exit" was added to clarify that the rules are referring to the vending unit and medical unit exits.

WAC 296-150V-1220 What code and installation requirements apply to conversion vendor unit or medical unit systems? This section was reorganized and rewritten to make it easier to understand and use. Also, the reference to the National Electrical Code (NEC), Article 550 was corrected to Article 551. The reference to Article 550 is incorrect because it requires changes to the recreational vehicle electrical system, which is not the intent of the rule. This change allows the use of the appropriate recreational vehicle section of the electrical code.

NEW SECTIONS:

WAC 296-150C-1175 Glass and glazed openings. A new section was added for the installation of glass or glazed openings, including hazardous locations. This section (previously WAC 296-150B-500) was inadvertently repealed the last time rule changes were done. This change reflects current policy and industry practice.

WAC 296-150C-1346 When HVAC equipment is supplied with more than one CFM rating, which do I use? A new section was added to clarify that it is the highest rated capacity that must be used. This addition incorporates current policy and industry practice into rule.

WAC 296-150F-0630 When HVAC equipment is supplied with more than one CFM rating, which do I use? A new section was added to clarify that it is the highest rated capacity that must be used. This addition incorporates current policy and industry practice into rule.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.22.340, 43.22.350, 43.22.355, 43.22.360, 43.22.400, 43.22.432, 43.22.433, 43.22.434, 43.22.450, 43.22.480, and 43.22.485.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-13-103 on June 21, 2000.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 296-150M-0306 What codes are used when altering a manufactured (mobile) home?

The reference to the "Part 24, CFR 3280" was corrected to "24 C.F.R. Part 3280."
A sentence was added to clarify that (1) and (2) are provisions accepted by the department that supersede the applicable requirements found in 24 C.F.R. Part 3280.
(3) was changed to a note.
WAC 296-150V-1220 What code and installation requirements apply to conversion vendor unit or medical unit systems? Nonsubstantive changes were made to this section to make it easier to understand and use.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 3, Amended 19, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 3, Amended 19, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 3, Amended 19, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: September 30, 2000.

August 22, 2000

Gary Moore

Director

OTS-4053.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-13-010, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99)

WAC 296-150C-0140
Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction?

An applicant may apply for the use of alternate materials, alternate design and methods of construction different from the requirements of this chapter by filing a written request with the department.

(1) Responsibilities of applicant. The applicant must submit in writing the following information and sign and date the request.

(a) The applicant's name, address and phone number;

(b) The specific requirement or requirements from which the alternate material, alternate design or method of construction is requested;

(c) ((Adequate)) Justification that the requirements of this chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction;

(d) How the use of alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction will achieve the same result as the requirement and any specific alternative measures to be taken to show the alternate provides the same level of protection to life, safety and health as the requirements.

The department has a form that you may use for your request. Contact the department at the address shown in the definition section.

(2) Responsibilities of the department. The department will provide a written response to the applicant within thirty days of receipt of the written request. The written response will state the acceptance or denial of the request, including the reasons for the department's decision. At a minimum the department will base its decision based on:

(a) The applicant's request as described in subsection (1) of this section;

(b) Research into the request;

(c) Expert advise.

(3) Applicant's response to denials. The applicant may appeal the department's decision by following the procedure in WAC 296-150C-0100.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.480. 99-13-010, 296-150C-0140, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-21-146, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96)

WAC 296-150C-0200
Who must obtain commercial coach insignia?

(1) You must obtain an insignia from us for each commercial coach manufactured, sold, leased, or used in Washington state.

(2) You do not need an insignia for a commercial coach:

(a) When a unit has been used outside of the state for six months before being brought into Washington state (see RCW 43.22.380); or

(b) If a unit was manufactured prior to July 1, 1968. (See RCW 43.22.370.)


Note: All commercial coaches must have insignia if they are altered, this includes the exceptions in subsection (((1))) (2)(a) and (b) of this section.


(3) You must obtain an insignia when commercial coaches are altered in Washington state.

(4) You must obtain an alteration insignia when a commercial coach is damaged in transit after leaving the manufacturing location or during an on-site installation, and an alteration or repair is necessary. The insignia indicates the commercial coach was altered or repaired.

(5) You must have an approved design plan and pass our inspection before we will attach an insignia.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. 96-21-146, 296-150C-0200, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-21-146, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96)

WAC 296-150C-0910
Minimum uniform and concentrated live loads.

See use or occupancy of the ((1994)) 1997 edition of The Uniform Building Code for group occupancy loads.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. 96-21-146, 296-150C-0910, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-21-146, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96)

WAC 296-150C-0970
Roof construction.

(1) All roofs must be framed and tied into the framework and supporting walls to form an integral part of the commercial coach.

(2) All trusses must be laterally braced.

(3) All roof decks must be designed and built with sufficient slope or camber to assure adequate drainage, or must be designed to support maximum loads including possible ponding of water due to deflection.

(4) Cutting roof framework members for passage of electrical, plumbing, or mechanical systems is prohibited except where substantiated by engineering analysis.

(5) Electrical, plumbing, or mechanical systems must not penetrate the roofing membrane unless the penetration point is adequately sealed.

(6) Ventilation. Enclosed attics and enclosed rafter spaces formed where ceilings are applied directly to the underside of roof rafters shall have cross ventilation for each separate space by ventilating openings protected against the entrance of rain and snow. Where eave or cornice vents are installed, insulation shall not block the free flow of air. A minimum of 1 inch of air space shall be provided between the insulation and roof sheathing. The net free ventilating area shall not be less than 1/150 of the space ventilated, except:

(a) The area may be 1/300, provided 50 percent of the required opening area is provided by ventilators located in the upper portion of the space to be ventilated at least 3 feet above eave or cornice vents; or

(b) A vapor barrier not exceeding 1 perm is installed on the warm side of the attic insulation.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. 96-21-146, 296-150C-0970, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-21-146, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96)

WAC 296-150C-1070
Floor closure material.

((Floor closure material around piping, ducts, plenums, or vents must prevent damage to the underside of the commercial coach due to air, water, insects, dust, and must be rodent resistant.))

The closure material must meet ASTM D-781 standard or equal and be installed as follows:

(1) Fibrous material (with or without patches) must meet or exceed the level of 48 inch-pounds of puncture resistance as tested.

(2) The material must be installed according to installation instructions furnished by the supplier of the material.

(3) Patching material must be suitable for patches and the patch life must be equivalent to the material life.

(4) Floor closure material around piping, ducts, plenums, or vents must prevent damage to the underside of the commercial coach due to air, water, insects, dust, and must be rodent resistant.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. 96-21-146, 296-150C-1070, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 296-150C-1175
Glass and glazed openings.

The provisions of this section shall apply to the installation of glass or glazed openings, including hazardous locations.

(1) Standards. Standards for material shall meet UBC Standard 24-1 for flat glass and UBC Standard 24-2 for safety glazing.

(2) Identification. Flat glass shall bear the manufacturer's label designating the type and thickness of glass. Safety glazing shall have the manufacturer's identification etched or ceramic fired on the glass and be visible when the unit is glazed.

(3) Wind loads. Exterior glass and glazing shall be capable of withstanding a wind pressure of 20 pounds per square foot.

(4) Hazardous locations. The following shall be considered specific hazardous locations for the purposes of glazing:

(a) Glazing in ingress and egress doors;

(b) Glazing in fixed and sliding panels of sliding door assemblies and panels in swinging doors other than wardrobe doors;

(c) Glazing in storm doors;

(d) Glazing in fixed or operable panels adjacent to a door where the nearest exposed edge of the glazing is within a 24-inch arc of either vertical edge of the door in a closed position;

(e) Glazing in a fixed or operable panel, other than locations in (d) of this subsection, that meets all of the following conditions:

(i) Exposed area of an individual pane greater than 9 square feet.

(ii) Exposed bottom edge less than 18 inches above the floor;

(f) Shower doors and tub enclosures.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 296-150C-1346
When HVAC equipment is supplied with more than one CFM rating, which rating do I use?

Where HVAC equipment manufacturers show multiple cubic feet per minute (CFM) ratings and/or multiple water gauge ratings, you must use the highest rated capacity.

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OTS-4054.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-13-010, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99)

WAC 296-150F-0140
Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction?

An applicant may apply for the use of alternate materials, alternate design and methods of construction different from the requirements of this chapter by filing a written request with the department.

(1) Responsibilities of applicant. The applicant must submit in writing the following information and sign and date the request.

(a) The applicant's name, address and phone number;

(b) The specific requirement or requirements from which the alternate material, alternate design or method of construction is requested;

(c) ((Adequate)) Justification that the requirements of this chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction;

(d) How the use of alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction will achieve the same result as the requirement and any specific alternative measures to be taken to show the alternate provides the same level of protection to life, safety and health as the requirements.

The department has a form that you may use for your request. Contact the department at the address shown in the definition section.

(2) Responsibilities of the department. The department will provide a written response to the applicant within thirty days of receipt of the written request. The written response will state the acceptance or denial of the request, including the reasons for the department's decision. At a minimum the department will base its decision based on:

(a) The applicant's request as described in subsection (1) of this section;

(b) Research into the request;

(c) Expert advice.

(3) Applicant's response to denials. The applicant may appeal the departments decision by following the procedure in WAC 296-150F-0100.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.480. 99-13-010, 296-150F-0140, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-14-078, filed 6/30/98, effective 7/31/98)

WAC 296-150F-0500
When is an inspection required?

(1) Before we issue an insignia, each factory-built house, commercial structure, and component must be inspected at the manufacturing location as many times as are required by the codes. (See WAC 296-150F-0600.) Inspections may include:

(a) A "cover" inspection during construction of the unit before the electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural systems are covered;

(b) Insulation and vapor barrier inspection, if required;

(c) Other required code inspections;

(d) A final inspection after the factory-built house, commercial structure, or component is complete;

Note: Each factory-built house, commercial structure, and component must have a serial number to enable us to track inspections.


(2) If we discover a violation during inspection, we will issue a notice of noncompliance. You can correct the violation during the inspection. If you cannot correct the violation during inspection, you must leave the item uncovered until we approve your correction.

(3) After a unit is manufactured but before occupancy, we must inspect a factory-built house or commercial structure if it is damaged in transit to the building site or during on-site installation. This is considered a repair inspection. (See WAC 296-150F-0540.)

(4) Approved design plans must be available in compliance with the applicable sections of adopted state codes.

(5) Once your unit is inspected and approved we will attach the insignia.

(6) Components shall be identified as having been approved by attaching an insignia to the first component and all additional components for one job site shall have a label issued by the department as having been approved.


Note: We only inspect factory-built housing and commercial structures before occupancy. After occupancy, the local enforcement agency is the inspection agency.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. 98-14-078, 296-150F-0500, filed 6/30/98, effective 7/31/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. 96-21-146, 296-150F-0500, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 296-150F-0630
When HVAC equipment is supplied with more than one CFM rating, which rating do I use?

Where HVAC equipment manufacturers show multiple cubic feet per minute (CFM) ratings and/or multiple water gauge ratings, you must use the highest rated capacity.

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OTS-4056.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-13-010, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99)

WAC 296-150P-0140
Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction?

An applicant may apply for the use of alternate materials, alternate design and methods of construction different from the requirements of this chapter by filing a written request with the department.

(1) Responsibilities of applicant. The applicant must submit in writing the following information and sign and date the request.

(a) The applicant's name, address and phone number;

(b) The specific requirement or requirements from which the alternate material, alternate design or method of construction is requested;

(c) ((Adequate)) Justification that the requirements of this chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction;

(d) How the use of alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction will achieve the same result as the requirement and any specific alternative measures to be taken to show the alternate provides the same level of protection to life, safety and health as the requirements.

The department has a form that you may use for your request. Contact the department at the address shown in the definition section.

(2) Responsibilities of the department. The department will provide a written response to the applicant within thirty days of receipt of the written request. The written response will state the acceptance or denial of the request, including the reasons for the department's decision. At a minimum the department will base its decision based on:

(a) The applicant's request as described in subsection (1) of this section;

(b) Research into the request;

(c) Expert advice.

(3) Applicant's response to denials. The applicant may appeal the department's decision by following the procedure in WAC 296-150P-0100.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.480. 99-13-010, 296-150P-0140, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-12-080, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99)

WAC 296-150P-3000
Recreational park trailer fees.


WAC 296-150P-3000 RECREATIONAL PARK TRAILER FEES
INITIAL FILING FEE $28.00
DESIGN PLAN FEES:
NEW PLAN REVIEW FEE WITHOUT STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS $78.75
NEW PLAN REVIEW FEE WITH STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS $104.00
((RESUBMITAL)) RESUBMITTAL FEE $56.25
ADDENDUM (Approval expires on same date as original plan.) $56.25
((STATE PLAN)) QUALITY CONTROL/MANUAL FEES:
INITIAL APPROVAL $10.75
RESUBMITTAL FEE $56.25
ADDENDUM $56.25
DEPARTMENT AUDIT FEES:
AUDIT (per hour)* $56.25
TRAVEL (per hour)* $56.25
PER DIEM**
HOTEL***
MILEAGE**
RENTAL CAR***
PARKING***
AIRFARE***
DEPARTMENT INSPECTION FEES:
INSPECTION (per hour)* $56.25
TRAVEL (per hour)* $56.25
PER DIEM**
HOTEL***
MILEAGE**
RENTAL CAR***
PARKING***
AIRFARE***
INSIGNIA FEES:
STATE CERTIFIED $10.50
ALTERATION $28.00
REISSUED-LOST/DAMAGED $10.50
OTHER FEES:
FIELD TECHNICAL SERVICE (per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
PUBLICATION PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF RCWs AND WACs (One free copy per year) $10.75
* Minimum charge of 1 hour; time spent greater than 1 hour is charged in 1/2 hour increments.
** Per state guidelines.
*** Actual charges incurred.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.22, 18.27, 70.87 and 19.28 RCW. 99-12-080, 296-150P-3000, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 18.27 and 43.22 RCW. 98-12-041, 296-150P-3000, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.420. 97-16-043, 296-150P-3000, filed 7/31/97, effective 12/1/97.]

OTS-4057.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-13-010, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99)

WAC 296-150R-0140
Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction?

An applicant may apply for the use of alternate materials, alternate design and methods of construction different from the requirements of this chapter by filing a written request with the department.

(1) Responsibilities of applicant. The applicant must submit in writing the following information and sign and date the request.

(a) The applicant's name, address and phone number;

(b) The specific requirement or requirements from which the alternate material, alternate design or method of construction is requested;

(c) ((Adequate)) Justification that the requirements of this chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction;

(d) How the use of alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction will achieve the same result as the requirement and any specific alternative measures to be taken to show the alternate provides the same level of protection to life, safety and health as the requirements.

The department has a form that you may use for your request. Contact the department at the address shown in the definition section.

(2) Responsibilities of the department. The department will provide a written response to the applicant within thirty days of receipt of the written request. The written response will state the acceptance or denial of the request, including the reasons for the department's decision. At a minimum the department will base its decision based on:

(a) The applicant's request as described in subsection (1) of this section;

(b) Research into the request;

(c) Expert advice.

(3) Applicant's response to denials. The applicant may appeal the department's decision by following the procedure in WAC 296-150R-0100.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.480. 99-13-010, 296-150R-0140, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-12-080, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99)

WAC 296-150R-3000
Recreational vehicle fees.


WAC 296-150R-3000 RECREATIONAL VEHICLE FEES
STATE PLAN INITIAL FILING FEE $28.00
DESIGN PLAN FEES:
NEW PLAN REVIEW FEE $78.75
((RESUBMITAL)) RESUBMITTAL FEE $56.25
ADDENDUM (Approval expires on same date as original plan.) $56.25
((STATE PLAN)) QUALITY CONTROL/MANUAL FEES:
INITIAL APPROVAL $10.75
RESUBMITTAL FEE $56.25
ADDENDUM $56.25
DEPARTMENT AUDIT FEES:
AUDIT (per hour)* $56.25
TRAVEL (per hour)* $56.25
PER DIEM**
HOTEL***
MILEAGE**
RENTAL CAR***
PARKING
AIRFARE***
DEPARTMENT INSPECTION FEES:
INSPECTION (per hour)* $56.25
TRAVEL (per hour)* $56.25
PER DIEM**
HOTEL***
MILEAGE**
RENTAL CAR***
PARKING***
AIRFARE***
INSIGNIA FEES:
STATE CERTIFIED $10.25
ALTERATION $28.00
REISSUED-LOST/DAMAGED $10.25
OTHER FEES:
FIELD TECHNICAL SERVICE (per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
PUBLICATION PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF RCWs AND WACs (One free copy per year) $10.75
* Minimum charge of 1 hour; time spent greater than 1 hour is charged in 1/2 hour increments.
** Per state guidelines.
***Actual charges incurred.


WAC 296-150R-3000 RECREATIONAL VEHICLE FEES
SELF CERTIFICATION
INITIAL FILING FEE $28.00
DESIGN PLAN FEES:
NEW PLAN REVIEW FEE (one time fee) $78.75
((RESUBMITAL)) RESUBMITTAL FEE $56.25
ADDENDUM (Approval expires on same date as original plan.) $56.25
SELF CERTIFICATION/MANUAL FEES:
INITIAL APPROVAL $10.75
RESUBMITTAL FEE $56.25
ADDENDUM $56.25
DEPARTMENT AUDIT FEES:
AUDIT (per hour)* $56.25
TRAVEL (per hour)* $56.25
PER DIEM**
HOTEL***
MILEAGE**
RENTAL CAR***
PARKING
AIRFARE***
DEPARTMENT INSPECTION FEES:
INSPECTION (per hour)* $56.25
TRAVEL (per hour)* $56.25
PER DIEM**
HOTEL***
MILEAGE**
RENTAL CAR***
PARKING***
AIRFARE***
INSIGNIA FEES:
SELF CERTIFIED $10.25
ALTERATION $28.00
REISSUED-LOST/DAMAGED $10.25
OTHER FEES:
FIELD TECHNICAL SERVICE (per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
PUBLICATION PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF RCWs AND WACs (One free copy per year) $10.75
* Minimum charge of 1 hour; time spent greater than 1 hour is charged in 1/2 hour increments.
** Per state guidelines.
***Actual charges incurred.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.22, 18.27, 70.87 and 19.28 RCW. 99-12-080, 296-150R-3000, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 18.27 and 43.22 RCW. 98-12-041, 296-150R-3000, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.420. 97-16-043, 296-150R-3000, filed 7/31/97, effective 12/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. 96-21-146, 296-150R-3000, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]

OTS-4058.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-069, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-150V-0140
Do you allow the use of alternate materials, design, or method of construction?

An applicant may apply for the use of alternate materials, design, or methods of construction different from the requirements of this chapter by filing a written request with the department.

(1) Responsibilities of the applicant. The applicant must submit in writing the following information:

(a) Name, address, and phone number;

(b) The specific requirement or requirements from which the alternate material, design, or method of construction is requested;

(c) ((Adequate)) Justification that the requirements of this chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, design, or method of construction;

(d) How the use of alternate materials, design, or method of construction will achieve the same result as the requirement and any specific alternative measures to be taken to show the alternate provides the same level of protection to life, safety and health as the requirements;

The department has a form that you may use for your request. Please contact us at the address shown in WAC 296-150V-0020, Definitions.

(2) Responsibilities of the department. The department will provide a written response to the applicant within thirty days of receipt of the written request. The written response will state the acceptance or denial of the request, including the reasons for the department's decision. At a minimum the department will base its decision on:

(a) The applicant's request as described in subsection (1) of this section;

(b) Research into the request;

(c) Expert advice.

(3) Applicant's response to denials. The applicant may appeal the department's decision by following the procedure in WAC 296-150V-0100.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. 99-18-069, 296-150V-0140, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-069, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-150V-0530
Am I charged if I request an inspection but I am not prepared?

(1) If you ask us to inspect a conversion vendor unit or medical unit within Washington state but you are not prepared when we arrive, you must pay the inspection fee and travel (see WAC 296-150V-3000).

(2) If the inspection is outside of Washington state and you are not prepared, you must pay the inspection fee, travel, and per diem expenses (see WAC 296-150V-3000).

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. 99-18-069, 296-150V-0530, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-069, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-150V-1180
What requirements apply to conversion vendor unit exits on all units approved after December 31, 1999?

At least one conversion vending unit exit or medical unit exit must meet the following requirements:

(1) Exterior doors must be constructed for exterior use.

(2) The exterior door must be at least a 28 inch wide clear opening by 72 inches high.

(3) Locks must be operable from the interior of the unit without use of a key.

(4) Exit doors may either be hinged or sliding. Roll-up doors may not be used to meet the requirements of this section.

(5) Existing units with doors less than 28 inches in width must have a second means of exit. The second means of exit for converted units shall be 24 inches by 17 inches, and for newly built units exits must be a minimum of 5 square feet of openable area.


Exception: When there are employees, a minimum of 28 inches clear opening must be provided.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. 99-18-069, 296-150V-1180, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-18-069, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99)

WAC 296-150V-1220
What code and installation requirements apply to conversion vendor unit or medical unit electrical systems?

The electrical system in any conversion vendor unit or medical unit must comply with Article 551 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) as referenced in chapter 19.28 RCW((, Article 550)) and the ((applicable portions of other Articles as required by this section.)) following:

(1) Appliances must be installed per Articles 422(( - )), Appliances.

(2) Generators must be installed per Article 445(( - )), Generators.

(3) On a 120 volt system a 3-wire system can be used. On a 240 volt system a 4-wire system must be used.


Exception: Sign circuits required by Article 600 will not be required.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. 99-18-069, 296-150V-1220, filed 8/31/99, effective 10/1/99.]

OTS-4055.4


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-13-010, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99)

WAC 296-150M-0020
What definitions apply to this chapter?

"Alteration" is the replacement, addition, modification, or removal of any equipment or installation that affects the construction, planning considerations, fire safety, or the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems of a manufactured home. The installation of whole-house water treatment equipment that requires cutting into the existing plumbing is considered an alteration and requires a permit, an inspection and an alteration insignia.

The following are not considered alterations:

Repairs to equipment with approved parts; or
Modification of a fuel-burning appliance according to the listing agency's specifications; or
Adjustment and maintenance of equipment.
"Alteration insignia" is an insignia issued by the department of labor and industries to verify that an alteration to a manufactured home meets the requirements of federal law 24 CFR 3280 and this chapter.

"Anchoring system" is the means used to secure a mobile home to ground anchors or to other approved fastening devices. It may include straps, cables, turnbuckles, bolts, fasteners, and other components.

"ANSI" is the American National Standards Institute, Inc., and the institute's rules applicable to manufactured homes, ANSI A225.1 Manufactured Homes Installation, 1994 edition, except section 3.5.2 - Ground Cover and section 4.1.3.3 - Clearance.

"Authority having jurisdiction" means that either the department of labor and industries or the local jurisdiction is responsible for establishing specific manufactured home standards. The authority for specific manufactured home standards is divided as follows:

The department of labor and industries establishes standards for manufactured home installation and alterations and performs alteration inspections;
The local jurisdiction establishes standards for manufactured homes governing the building site and performs installation inspections.
"Building site" is a tract, parcel, or subdivision of land on which a manufactured home is installed.

"DAPIA" is a Design Approval Primary Inspection Agency as approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"Department" is the department of labor and industries. The department may be referred to as "we" or "us" in this chapter. Note: You may contact us at: Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance, PO Box 44440, Olympia, WA 98504-4440.

"Design plan" is a design submitted to the department for approval of a manufactured home structural alteration.

"Equipment" ((is all material, appliances, devices, fixtures, fittings, or accessories)) means the appliances used in the alteration or installation of a manufactured home.

Examples of appliances that require an alteration inspection include:

Furnace;

Water heater;

Air conditioner; and

Heat pump.

Examples of appliances that do not require an alteration inspection include:

Microwave oven;

Washer;

Dryer; and

Dishwasher and range that are connected to their source of power by a plug-in cord.

"Equivalent air conditioning/heat pump components" is equipment that performs the same function and is compatible with the equipment of another manufacturer, sometimes referred to as mix and match.

"Footing" is the portion of a support system that transmits loads from the manufactured home to the ground.

"Foundation skirting" or "skirting" is the material that surrounds and encloses the space under the manufactured home.

"Homeowner" is an individual who owns a manufactured home. Dealers, distributors, and developers are not regarded as homeowners.

"HUD" is the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development with headquarters located in Washington, D.C.

"Installation" is the activity needed to prepare a building site and to set a manufactured home within that site. Site means a tract, parcel, or subdivision of land including a mobile home park.

"IPIA" is a manufactured home production Inspection Primary Inspection Agency approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The department of labor and industries is the IPIA for Washington state.

"Local enforcement agency" is an agency of city or county government with power to enforce local regulations governing the building site and installation of a manufactured home.

"Manufactured home" is a single-family dwelling built according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act, which is a national, preemptive building code. A manufactured home also:

Includes plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems;
Is built on a permanent chassis; and
Can be transported in one or more sections with each section at least eight feet wide and forty feet long when transported; or when installed on the site is three hundred twenty square feet or greater (see RCW 46.04.302).
Note:
Total square feet is based on exterior dimensions measured after installation using the longest horizontal projections. Dimensions may not include bay windows but may include projections containing interior space such as cabinets and expandable rooms.
Exception: A structure that meets the requirements of a manufactured home as set out in 24 CFR 3282.7(u), except the size requirements is considered a manufactured home, if the manufacturer files with the secretary of HUD a certificate noted in CFR 3282.13.

"Mobile home" is a factory-built dwelling built prior to June 15, 1976, to standards other than the HUD Code, and acceptable under applicable state codes in effect at the time of construction or introduction of the home into the state. Mobile homes have not been built since the introduction of the HUD Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act. For the purposes of this chapter references to manufactured homes include mobile homes.

"Park site" is the installation location of a manufactured home within a residential area for manufactured homes.

"Structural alteration-custom design" is a design that can only be used once.

"Structural alteration-master design" is a design plan that can be used more than once. The master plan expires when there is a code change applicable to the design.

"System" is part of a manufactured home designed to serve a particular function such as structural, plumbing, mechanical, or electrical functions.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.480. 99-13-010, 296-150M-0020, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. 98-14-078, 296-150M-0020, filed 6/30/98, effective 7/31/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. 96-21-146, 296-150M-0020, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-13-010, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99)

WAC 296-150M-0140
Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction?

When altering a manufactured home, an applicant may apply for the use of alternate materials, alternate design and methods of construction different from the requirements of this chapter by filing a written request with the department.

(1) Responsibilities of applicant. The applicant must submit in writing the following information and sign and date the request.

(a) The applicant's name, address and phone number;

(b) The specific requirement or requirements from which the alternate material, alternate design or method of construction is requested;

(c) ((Adequate)) Justification that the requirements of this chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction;

(d) How the use of alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction will achieve the same result as the requirement and any specific alternative measures to be taken to show the alternate provides the same level of protection to life, safety and health as the requirements.

The department has a form that you may use for your request. Contact the department at the address shown in the definition section.

(2) Responsibilities of the department. The department will provide a written response to the applicant within thirty days of receipt of the written request. The written response will state the acceptance or denial of the request, including the reasons for the department's decision. At a minimum the department will base its decision based on:

(a) The applicant's request as described in subsection (1) of this section;

(b) Research into the request;

(c) Expert advice.

(3) Applicant's response to denials. The applicant may appeal the department's decision by following the procedure in WAC 296-150M-0100.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.480. 99-13-010, 296-150M-0140, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-13-010, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99)

WAC 296-150M-0306
What codes are used when altering a manufactured (mobile) home?

Alterations to a manufactured (mobile) home must be in compliance with the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, ((Part)) 24((,)) CFR Part 3280, as adopted by the Secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the amendments to that federal standard adopted in this WAC chapter. The department will accept the following provisions, which supersede the applicable requirements in 24 CFR Part 3280.

(1) ((The department will accept)) Tested equivalent air conditioning/heat pump components that have been tested and listed for use with a particular furnace by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.

(2) ((The department will accept)) Pellet stoves for installation that have been listed by a department approved testing laboratory. For a current list of approved laboratories, contact any department field office or the department at the address shown in WAC 296-150M-0020.


Note: The replacement of exterior siding is an alteration and requires the approval of the department and an alteration insignia.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.480. 99-13-010, 296-150M-0306, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. 98-14-078, 296-150M-0306, filed 6/30/98, effective 7/31/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-12-080, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99)

WAC 296-150M-3000
Manufactured home fees.


WAC 296-150M-3000 MANUFACTURED HOME FEES
INITIAL FILING FEE $28.00
DESIGN PLAN FEES:
STRUCTURAL ALTERATION-MASTER DESIGN (CODE CYCLE) $112.75
STRUCTURAL ALTERATION - ONE YEAR DESIGN $78.75
RENEWAL FEE $33.75
((RESUBMITAL)) RESUBMITTAL FEE $56.25
ADDENDUM (Approval expires on the same date as original plan.) $56.25
DEPARTMENT INSPECTION FEES:
INSPECTION (Per hour*) $56.25
OTHER REQUIRED INSPECTIONS (Per hour*) $56.25
ALL REINSPECTIONS (Per hour*) $56.25
INSIGNIA FEES:
ALTERATION $28.00
REISSUED - LOST/DAMAGED $16.50
IPIA
DEPARTMENT AUDIT FEES
REGULARLY SCHEDULED IPIA AUDIT:
First inspection on each section (one time only) $25.75
Second and succeeding inspections of unlabelled sections (Per hour*) $56.25
OTHER ((OPIA)) IPIA FEES:
Red tag removal during a regularly scheduled IPIA audit (Per hour* separate from other fees) $56.25
Red tag removal at a time other than a regularly scheduled IPIA audit (Per hour* plus travel time* and
mileage**) $56.25
Increased frequency surveillance (Per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
Attendance at manufacturers training classes (Per hour* only) $56.25
Subpart "I" investigations (Per hour* plus travel time* and mileage** $56.25
Alterations to a labelled unit (Per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
IPIA Issues/Responses (Per hour* Plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
Monthly surveillance during a regularly scheduled IPIA audit (Per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
Monthly surveillance at a time other than a regularly scheduled IPIA audit (Per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
Plant certifications, recertifications and addenda updates (Per hour* plus travel time* and mileage per each inspector) $56.25
Response to HBT Audit during a regularly scheduled IPIA audit (Per hour*) $56.25
Response to HBT Audit at a time other than a regularly scheduled IPIA audit (Per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
Alternative construction (AC) letter inspections at placement site (Per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
Replacement of HUD labels (Per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
OTHER FEES:
FIELD TECHNICAL SERVICE (Per hour plus travel time* and mileage**) $56.25
PUBLICATION PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF RCWs AND WACs (One free copy per year) $10.75
NOTE: Local jurisdictions may have other fees that apply.
* Minimum charge of 1 hour; time spent greater than 1 hour is charged in 1/2 hour increments.
** Per state guidelines.
*** Actual charges incurred.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.22, 18.27, 70.87 and 19.28 RCW. 99-12-080, 296-150M-3000, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 18.27 and 43.22 RCW. 98-12-041, 296-150M-3000, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.030, 18.27.070, [18.27.]075, 43.22.350, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]434 and [43.22.]480(2). 97-11-053, 296-150M-3000, filed 5/20/97, effective 6/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. 96-21-146, 296-150M-3000, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]

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