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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 22-317



Industrialized Housing; Adoption of 2018 Codes

[52 Pa.B. 1280]
[Saturday, February 26, 2022]

 The Department of Community and Economic Development (Department), under section 5 of the Industrialized Housing Act (act) (35 P.S. § 1651.5), is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations to interpret and make specific provisions of the act to assure the health, safety and welfare of the people of this Commonwealth by requiring safe and sanitary industrialized housing. This includes provisions imposing requirements reasonably consistent with recognized and accepted model codes to provide parity with conventional housing constructed under the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act (35 P.S. §§ 7210.101—7210.1103).

 In accordance with 12 Pa. Code § 145.41 (relating to adoption of standards), the Department will adopt the following codes as approved by the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council Final Report dated April 29, 2021, and published at 52 Pa.B. 971 (February 12, 2022) by the Department of Labor and Industry.

 See Final Report at

 The 2018 International Building Code (with modifications)

 The 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (with modifications)

 The 2018 International Fire Code (without modification)

 The 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (without modification)

 The 2018 International Mechanical Code (without modification)

 The 2018 International Plumbing Code (without modification)

 The 2018 International Residential Code (with modifications)/2017 National Electrical Code

 The act of April 25, 2011 (P.L. 1, No. 1) remains unchanged and automatic fire sprinklers are not required in one-family and two-family dwellings.

 Section 145.42 of 12 Pa. Code (relating to alternate standards) remains unchanged.

Effective Date

 New industrialized housing entering the first stage of production on Monday, August 15, 2022, must be designed, constructed and certified to the applicable 2018 codes and 2017 National Electrical Code.

 Industrialized housing constructed to the previous codes, certified with the PA Insignia of Certification, and not yet sold, remain exempt under the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code.

 For questions, contact Michael Moglia, Director, Housing Standards Division, Office of Community Enhancement, Department of Community and Economic Development, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 4th Floor, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 720-7416,

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-317. Filed for public inspection February 25, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]

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