Issue Date:  January 19, 2018
Volume 45 • Issue 2 • Pages 89—90
Title 10
Subtitle 16 HOUSING
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health proposes to:
(1) Repeal in their entirety Regulations .01—.27 under COMAR 10.16.01 Migratory Labor Camps; and
(2) Amend Regulation .01-1 under COMAR 10.16.02 Construction, Equipment, Sanitation, Operation, and Maintenance of Mobile Home Parks.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to repeal onerous and outdated regulations regarding migratory labor camps. The health and safety of the inhabitants of migratory labor camps can be ensured under the general authority of the Secretary of Health. Therefore, additional regulations are unnecessarily burdensome for both the Department as well as migratory labor camp operators.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
The proposed action has no economic impact.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through February 20, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
10.16.02 Construction, Equipment, Sanitation, Operation, and Maintenance of Mobile Home Parks
Authority: Health-General Article, §2-104, Annotated Code of Maryland
.01-1 Definitions.
   The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of [these regulations] this chapter:
   A.—F. (text unchanged)
   G. Mobile Home Park.
      (1) “Mobile home park”, referred to as park, means any area or plot of ground upon which two or more mobile homes occupied for dwelling purposes are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for the accommodation.
      (2) [Parks] “Mobile home park” does not include a park used to accommodate agriculture or migrant workers [only are exempt from these regulations. (See COMAR 10.16.01 for migratory labor camps.)].
   H.—M. (text unchanged)
Secretary of Health