Chapter 2. Definitions of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 13. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 2.
The definitions contained in this chapter govern the
construction of this part, unless the context otherwise requires.
"Approved" means conforming to the requirements, and
obtaining the approval, of the Department of Housing and Community
Development of the State of California.
"Building component" means any subsystem, subassembly, or
other system designed for use in, or as part of, a structure, which
may include structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and fire
protection systems and other systems affecting health and safety.
However, "building component" does not include appliances or
equipment, such as heaters, stoves, refrigerators, or air
conditioners, which have been listed and labeled by an approved
testing and listing agency.
"Building system" means plans, specifications, and
documentation for a system of manufactured building, or for a type or
a system of building components, which may include structural,
electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection systems and
other systems affecting health and safety, including variations which
are submitted as part of the building system.
"Building standard" means building standard as defined in
"Department" means the Department of Housing and Community
Development of the State of California.
"Design approval agency" is a private organization meeting
the requirements of department regulations to perform evaluation of
factory-built housing plans and specifications.
"Dwelling unit" means one or more habitable rooms which are
occupied or which are intended or designed to be occupied by one
family with facilities for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.
"Factory-built housing" means a residential building,
dwelling unit, or an individual dwelling room or combination of rooms
thereof, or building component, assembly, or system manufactured in
such a manner that all concealed parts or processes of manufacture
cannot be inspected before installation at the building site without
disassembly, damage, or destruction of the part, including units
designed for use as part of an institution for resident or patient
care, that is either wholly manufactured or is in substantial part
manufactured at an offsite location to be wholly or partially
assembled onsite in accordance with building standards published in
the California Building Standards Code and other regulations adopted
by the commission pursuant to Section 19990. Factory-built housing
does not include a mobilehome, as defined in Section 18008, a
recreational vehicle, as defined in Section 18010.5, or a commercial
modular, as defined in Section 18012.5.
"First user" means the person, firm, or corporation who
initially installs factory-built housing within this state. A person
who subsequently purchases a building which wholly or partially
consists of factory-built housing is not a first user within the
meaning of this definition.
"Installation" means the assembly of factory-built housing
on site and the process of affixing factory-built housing to land, a
foundation, footings or an existing building.
"Local enforcement agency" means the city, county, or city
and county in which factory-built housing is installed.
"Local inspection agency" means the building department of
a city, county, or city and county, which has been certified by the
department, and which has assumed responsibility for inspection of
in-plant construction as provided by Section 19991.1.
"Manufacture" is the process of making, fabricating,
constructing, forming, or assembling a product from raw, unfinished,
or semifinished materials.
"Quality assurance agency" means a private organization
meeting the requirements specified in regulations of the department
to perform in-plant inspections of the construction of factory-built
"Residential building" means any structure designed for
dwelling occupancy, containing one or more dwelling units and
structures accessory thereto.
"Site" is the entire tract, subdivision or parcel of land on
which factory-built housing is installed.