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Committee NameManufactured Housing Concensus CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Housing and Urban Development
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number13874
Original Establishment Date12/27/2000Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*22
Current Charter Date10/6/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter10/6/2018Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Teresa
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameB
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Payne
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. 5401(a)(3)(a)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 402-5365
Effective Date Of Authority*12/27/2000Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Consensus Committee accomplishes its purpose by providing periodic (not less than once during each 2-year period) recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise and interpret:(1) the Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards, and(2) the Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcemnent Regulations
How is membership balanced?*The MHCC, by its authorizing legislation, Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (MHIA), is composed of 21 voting members and one non-voting Secretary’s Representative, all appointed by the Secretary. Additional membership requirements derived from the authorizing legislation are recounted below. The voting membership is allocated equally to three categories: (1) Producers (2) Users and, (3) General Interest and Public Officials. While the foregoing mathematically balances the interests on the Committee, the MHIA goes further by specifically requiring balance in participation and prohibiting dominance through the following provisions: (E) BALANCING OF INTERESTS- (i) IN GENERAL- In order to achieve a proper balance of interests on the consensus committee, the Secretary, in appointing the members of the consensus committee-- (I) shall ensure that all directly and materially affected interests have the opportunity for fair and equitable participation without dominance by any single interest and (II) may reject the appointment of any one or more individuals in order to ensure that there is not dominance by any single interest. (ii) DOMINANCE DEFINED- In this subparagraph, the term dominance means a position or exercise of dominant authority, leadership, or influence by reason of superior leverage, strength, or representation. MHIA goes even further. MHIA prohibits a significant financial interest by a portion of the MHCC membership and imposes ...a ban disallowing compensation from the manufactured housing industry during the period of, and during the 1-year following, the membership of the individual on the consensus committee. The foregoing statutory provision, in addition to Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) provisions and General Services Administration’s (GSA) implementing regulations provides a bedrock foundation for assuring that the MHCC is not only balanced in membership but also exhibits organization behavior that is consistent with the foregoing laws. HUD takes these matters seriously. It seeks nominees from a wide range of sources, randomly conduct audits to assure that the participation mandate is met, distributes the various interests among subcommittees and ensures that HUD-sourced MHCC resources are distributed and available to all interest categories and members.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*There were no committee meetings in 2017, because all logs items were addressed and voted on by the committee during the two 2016 full committee meetings. The committee functions under a 2-year review period. The committee will begin reviewing proposed changes submitted from the public for the 2018 - 2019 review period. The committee typically has at least one face-to-face meeting and several sub-committees and task force meetings during the review period.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The MHCC is mandated and established under the authority of Section 604(a) of the Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 5401 et seq.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are always open to the public; a requirement of the authorizing legislation.
Recommendation RemarksThere were no committee meetings in 2017, because all logs items were addressed and voted on by the committee during the two 2016 full committee meetings. There was also on-going support provided to the MHCC in preparation for a full face-to-face committee meeting scheduled for April 2018. The Administering Organization (AO) conducted outreach for new members; provided recommendations to HUD for appointments and re-appointments, reviewed, managed, and organized all documents that will be assigned to the full committee or subcommittees during the meeting in April 2018.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*16Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentLog 78 – 3280.304(a) Materials: Adjustment of moisture content requirements for exterior lumber. Log 80 - 3280.406 Air chamber test methods: Air chamber test methods for certification and qualification of formaldehyde emission levels.Log 87 - 3280.112 Hallways: Increasing hallway width.Log 88 - 3280.715 Circulating air systems: Air duct and connectors located within 3’-0” of the furnace discharge must be rated to withstand maximum discharge temperature of the equipment.Log 89 - 3282.8 (g) Recreational vehicles: RV definition change.Log 90 - 3285.2(c)(1)(ii) Variations to manufacturer installation instructions: Eliminate requirement for manufacturer’s approval of alternative installation instructions.Log 91 - 3280.603(b)(4)(ii) General requirements: Revise listing and certification requirements for heat tape. Log 92 - 3280.709(a) Installation of appliances: Delete requirement for appliance manufacturer instructions to be attached to the appliance.Log 93 - 3280.709(g) Installation of appliances and 3285.503(b) Optional appliances: Residential listing and certification requirements for fireplaces and fireplace stoves.Log 94 - 3280.707(a) Heat producing appliances: Revise listing and certification requirements for heat producing appliances. Log 95 – 3280.103 definitions: Ventilation definitions and testing requirements. Log 96 - 3280.2 Definitions: Develop Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards for homes under 320 square feet. Log 97 - 3280.707 Heat producing appliances: Permit use of non-fuel burning appliances. Log 98 - 3280-307 Resistance to elements and use: Require a water resistive barrier behind exterior wall coverings.Log 99 - 3282.8(g) Applicability: Recreational vehicle definition change. Log 100 – 3280.204 Kitchen Cabinet protection: Permit use of finish materials to be applied to range hood.Log 101 - 3280 .611(c) Vents and venting: Permit greater distances from fixture trap to vent.Log 102 - 3280.105 Exit facilities exterior doors: Exit door requirements for manufactured homes with an attached garage.Log 103 – 3280.808(k) Wiring methods and materials: Listing requirements for outdoor or under-chassis line-voltage wiring.Log 104 - 3285.5 Definitions and 3285.801 Exterior close-up: Peak cap and peak flip assembly.Log 105 - 3282.8(g) Recreational Vehicle definition: Include requirements for porches and roof overhangs in the definition of a recreational vehicle. Log 106 - 3282.362 Certification labels: IPIA to continuously provide manufacturers with a supply of certification labels. Log 107 - 3280.2 Definitions: Editorial modification to definition for certification labels.Log 108 - 3280.607 Plumbing fixtures: Include provisions for accessible shower or bath tub.Log 109 - 3280.210 Fire safety requirements: Mandatory requirements for residential sprinkler systems, carbon monoxide detectors, and interconnection of smoke alarms. Log 110 - 3280.211 Flood resistant construction: Add requirements for flood resistant construction of manufactured homes per section R322 of the International Residential Code. Log 111 - 3280.2 Definitions; 3280.105 Exit facilities, 3280.205 Fire blocking: Exit facilities for multifamily use construction.Log 112 - 3280.4(b) Incorporation by reference: Updating name and address of ARI to AHRI.Log 113 - 3280.4(b)(1) Incorporation by reference: Unitary Air-Conditioning & Air-Source Heat Pump Equipment Standard update. Log 114 - 3280.4(i)(20) Incorporation by reference: Gas-Fired Central Furnace Standard update. Log 115 - 3280.4(ff)(21) Incorporation by reference: Heating and Cooling Equipment Standard update. Log 116 - 3280.4(aa)(2) Incorporation by reference: National Fuel Gas Code updateLog 117 - 3280.4(aa)(5) Incorporation by reference: Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Systems updateLog 118 - 3280.4 Incorporation by reference and 3280.703 Minimum standards: Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances standard update. Log 119 - 3280.508(b) Heat loss, heat gain and cooling load calculations: Incorporation by Reference of ACCA Manual J and ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals update. Log 120 - 3280.508(b) Heat loss, heat gain and cooling load calculations: ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals update.Log 121 - 3280.508(d) Heat loss, heat gain and cooling load calculations: High efficiency heating and cooling equipment credit. Log 122 - 3280.511(a)(1) Comfort cooling certificate and information: Incorporation by Reference of ACCA Manual J and ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals update.Log 123 – 3280.511(a)(2) Comfort Cooling Certificate Alternative 2: Change reference to nominal air flow in CFM at 0.3 static pressure. Log 124 - 3280.714(a)(1)(ii) Appliances, cooling: Heat pump requirements deleted due to conflict with Federal Standards.Log 125 - 3280.714(a)(1)(iii) Appliances, cooling: Minimum COP requirement at various temperatures.Log 126 - 3280.715(a)(3)(ii) Circulating air systems: Units change for supply duct system. Log 127 - 3280.607(b)(3)(v) Tub and Shower compartments: Require instructions to be provided for field adjustment of mixing valves. Log 128 - 3280.211 Multi-unit Dwellings: Add new requirements for multi-unit dwellings. Log 129 - 3280.4 Incorporate by reference: Wood and wood product standards and references. Log 130 - 3280.105(a)(2)(i) Exit facilities; Exterior doors: Deletes requirements prohibiting exterior exit doors from being the same room or group of rooms. Log 131 - 3280.305(k)(2) Structural Design Requirements: Attic area requirements.Log 132 - 3285.2 Variations to Manufacturer Installation Instructions: Eliminates redundant approvals by the manufacturer and DAPIA.Log 133 - 3280.4 Referenced Standards: Utilization of components and materials not referenced.Log 134 - 3280.304(b)(1) Materials: Specification for Structural Steel Buildings Standard update. Log 135 - 3285.603 Water supply testing: Permits water supply piping to be tested in accordance with piping manufacturer’s instructions. Log 136 - 3286.205 (d) Prerequisites for installation license: Insurance coverage, surety bonds or irrevocable letter of credit. Log 137 - 3286.207 (d) Process for obtaining installation license: Proof of surety bond , insurance or irrevocable letter of credit.Log 138 - 3286.209 (8) (vi) Denial, suspension, or revocation of installation license: Failure to maintain surety bond or insurance or irrevocable letter of credit may result in suspension or revocation of an installers license. Log 139 - 3280.4 Reference Standard: Various reference standard updates. Log 140 - 3280.404, 3280.405 Requirement for Windows, Egress Windows, and Doors: Updates and revises requirements for standards and certification of windows, egress windows and exterior doors. Log 141 - 3286.409 Obtaining inspections: Failure to obtain inspections within 10 days does not invalidate sales contract. Log 142 - 3286.103 DAPIA-approved installation instructions: design and instructions to a purchaser or a lessee. Log 143 - 3280.711 Appliance instructions: A permanent Quick Response (QR) Code may be provided for an appliance in lieu of providing written operating instructions for the appliance.Log 144 - 3280.304 (b)(1) Materials: Fasteners standards update. Log 145 - 3280.5(i) Data plate: Adding “TSCA Title VI Compliant” to the manufacturer’s data plate for consistency with EPA ‘s Formaldehyde Standards.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*80.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*7.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentThe authorizing legislation specifies a process of proposal and counter-proposal that assures communication between the Department and the committee.Narrative Description*The MHCC provides periodic recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the Federal manufactured housing construction and safety standards, and interpret the procedural and enforcement regulations, including regulations specifying the permissible scope and conduct of monitoring.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-030488Regulatory Enforcement2018
 COM-031447Technical Structure and Design2018
 COM-032316Technical Systems2018


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-002033Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2017
 COM-002576Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2016
 COM-003865Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2015
 COM-004533Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2014
 COM-006283Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2013
 COM-006444Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2012
 COM-008039Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2011
 COM-008657Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2010
 COM-010430Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2009
 COM-010613Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2008
 COM-012336Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2007
 COM-012469Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2006
 COM-014152Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2005
 COM-014334Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2004
 COM-016096Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2003
 COM-016275Manufactured Housing Concensus Committee2002