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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

PUBLIC LAW 95-128—OCT. 12, 1977

91 STAT. 1149

"(D) recommendations for such legislative, administrative, and other actions, as he deems appropriate,". MOBILE H O M E SAFETY

SEC. 902. (a) Section 604 of the Housing and Community Develop- 42 USC 5403. ment Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: " (h) The Secretary shall exclude from the coverage of this title any Construction structure which the manufacturer certifies, in a form prescribed by and safety standards the Secretary, to be: "(1) designed only for erection or installation on a site-built coverage, exclusion. permanent foundation; "(2) not designed to be moved once so erected or installed; "(3) designed and manufactured to comply with a nationally recognized model building code or an equivalent local code, or with a State or local modular building code recog;nized as generally equivalent to building codes for site-built housing, or with minimum property standards adopted by the Secretary pursuant 12 USC 1707. to title II of the National Housing Act; and " (4) to the manufacturer's knowledge is not intended to be used other than on a site-built permanent foundation.", 42 USC 5409. (b) Section 610(a) of such Act is amended— (1) by striking out "or" at the end of paragraph (4); (2) by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (5) and inserting in lieu thereof "; or"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(6) issue a certification pursuant to subsection (h) of section 604, if such person in the exercise of due care has reason to know that such certification is false or misleading in a material respect.". HOMEOWNERSHIP COUNSELING

SEC. 903. Section 106(a)(2) of the Housing and Urban Develop- 12 USC 1701x. ment Act of 1968 is amended by inserting the following immediately before the period at the end of the first sentence thereof: "and may provide such services for other owners of single family dwelling units insured under title II of the National Housing Act". PROTOTYPE COSTS

SEC. 904. (a) Beginning in calendar year 1979, the Secretary of Prototype Housing and Urban Development shall prepare and publish annually housing costs, prototype housing costs for one- to four-family dwelling units for each annual publication. housing market area in the United States, as determined by the Secre- 42 USC 3540. tary. Prototype housing costs for an area shall be determined on the basis of the Secretary's identification and estimate of reasonable construction and other costs (including reasonable allowances for the cost of land and site improvements) for that area of various types and sizes of new one- to four-family dwelling units designed for various segments of the housing market of the area, as determined by the Secretary. In determining prototype housing costs, the Secretary is authorized to take into account the need for durability required for economic maintenance of housing, the need for amenities suitable to