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Authority, purpose, and scope.

(1) This chapter is authorized by RCW 43.22.340 through 43.22.445. The law requires that any alteration to a manufactured home be approved by the department. A manufactured home with an approved alteration requires an alteration insignia. Alteration insignia can be purchased from us.
(2) The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), manufactured housing standards division, has given us the authority to act as a manufactured home production Inspection Primary Inspection Agency (IPIA) and enforce 24 C.F.R. 3280. As an IPIA:
(a) We are required to inspect every manufactured home built in Washington state sometime during production;
(b) We are authorized to audit the quality control program and the performance of quality control inspectors of manufactured home factories located in Washington state;
(c) We are authorized to supply a HUD label to the manufacturer following our inspection and approval of the manufactured home and the manufacturer's quality control program; and
(d) We are authorized to remove HUD labels according to the guidelines stated in the IPIA inspector's manual.
Note:
A copy of our IPIA approval letter is on file at the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. WSR 96-21-146, ยง 296-150M-0010, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]
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