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HUD/OH RIN: 2502-AJ33 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Exemption of Recreational Vehicles From Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards and Procedural and Enforcement Regulations (FR-5877) 
Abstract:

This final rule would modify the current exemption for recreational vehicles in the Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations.  Under the current exemption, questions have arisen regarding whether park model recreational vehicles are regulated by HUD's manufactured home program. These park models are being produced with patio roofs, screened in porches, and other extensions that exceed the 400 square foot maximum exemption in the current regulations. Additionally, some of these models are being marketed as suitable for year round living. HUD’s final rule would permit recreational vehicle manufactures to certify that a unit is exempted from HUD’s regulations. Specifically, HUD’s rule would define a recreational vehicle as a factory build vehicular structure, not certified as a manufactured home, designed only for recreational use and not as a primary residence or for permanent occupancy, and built and certified in accordance with either the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1192-2015, Standard for Recreational Vehicles, or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A119.5-15, Recreational Park Trailer Standard. In addition, to provide consumers notice regarding the manufacturing standards used to construct the unit, HUD’s rule would require that units claiming the exemption display a notice that identifies the standards used to construct the unit and states that the unit is designed only for recreational use, and not as a primary residence or permanent dwelling.

 
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 3282.15   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5401 et seq.    42 U.S.C. 3535(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/09/2016  81 FR 6806   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/11/2016 
Final Action  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Richard Mendlen
Structural Engineer, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Office of Housing
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Housing
451 Seventh Street SW.,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone:202 708-6423