USDA – Use of Materials Bulletins

Here is a partial list of Use of Materials Bulletins describing products and methods which are not included in the standard, but which have been found to be technically suitable for use in HUD programs. For a complete listing of UM Bulletins, See HUD Handbook 4950.1


Polystyrene Foam Insulation Board – No. UM-71a-93; Spray Applied Cellulosic Thermal Insulation – No. UM-80-79


Aluminum Fenestration Products – No. UM-39b-93; Plywood, Grademarking – No. UM-40c-90; Wood Flush Doors – No. UM-52a-75; Acrylic Plastic Sheets for Glazing – No. UM-58a-75; Wood Fenestration Products – No. UM-59b-93; Polycarbonate Plastic Sheets for Glazing – No. UM-67-75; PVC Plastic Fenestration Products – No. UM-85a-93; Exterior Insulated Steel Door Systems – No. UM-89-93; Solar Water Heater Systems – No. UM-100-93


Concrete Roofing Tile – No. UM-17e-74; Carpet – No. UM-44d-93; Textured Plywood Panel Siding – No. UM-64b-75; Factory-Applied Laminated Roofing Systems Based on Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene (CSPE) – No. UM-62a-72; Controlled Density Cellular Concrete Floor Fill – No. UM-65-73; Carpet Cushion – No. UM-72a-93


Power Driven, Mechanically Driven and Manually Driven Fasteners – No. UM-25d-73; Grademarking of Lumber – No. UM-38h-79; Labels of Independent Programs for Certifying Pressure-Treated Lumber and Plywood (PLUS 5 SUPPLEMENTS) – No. UM-48-67; Particleboard Interior Stair Treads – No. UM-70a-82; Plastic Bathtubs, Plastic Shower Stalls and Receptors, and Plastic Lavatories – No. UM-73a-84; Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) CPVC and Polybutylene (PB) Hot and Cold Water Distribution – No. UM-76-78; Cast Iron Sanitary Drainage System With Hubless Pipe and Fittings – No. UM-77a-80; Polyethylene (PE), Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Polybutylene (PB) Plastic Piping for Domestic Cold Water Service – No. UM-78-78; Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) and Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Drain, Waste and Vent Pipe and Fittings – No. UM-79a-82; Sealed Insulating Glass – No. UM-82a-93; Solid Fuel Type Room Heaters and Fireplace Stoves – No. UM-84-83