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§ 175.25. Inspection area.

 (a)  General. The following requirements apply to inspection areas:

   (1)  Except as provided in subsection (b)(1)(iii) and (3), the inspection area shall be entirely within a sound, enclosed building; shall be in good repair; and shall be kept in good condition.

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   (2)  An anticipated alteration or change affecting the condition or size of the inspection area shall be reported to the inspection station supervisor at once.

   (3)  The floor shall be of a hard surface and in sound condition. Dirt floors will not be approved.

   (4)  The floor of the inspection area shall be level. No more than 1% slope from front to rear or side to side is acceptable.

   (5)  The inspection area shall be free from obstructions, including shelves, work benches, partitions, displays, machinery and stairways. If the inspection area or any part is located outside the building, the area shall also be kept clear of snow or other substances which would curtail or interfere with inspections.

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   (6)  Hoists and lifts are permitted in the inspection area if a thorough and proper inspection can be performed.

 (b)  Minimum requirements. The following minimum dimensions apply to inspection areas:

   (1)  Commonwealth, fleet and general inspection stations:

     (i)   Twelve feet wide by 22 feet long, if the station uses an approved headlight aimer or tester.

     (ii)   Twelve feet wide by 43 feet long, if the station uses an approved headlight aiming screen.

     (iii)   A motor carrier vehicle may be inspected either as single unit or in combination if, in the case of a station meets the requirements of subparagraph (i), the inspection area has an additional unobstructed length of 42 feet or, in the case of a station meets the requirements of subparagraph (ii), an additional unobstructed length of 21 feet.

   (2)  Motorcycle inspection stations:

     (i)   Ten feet wide by 18 feet long, if the station uses an approved headlight tester.

     (ii)   Ten feet wide by 32 feet long, if the station uses an approved headlight aiming screen.

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   (3)  Trailer inspection stations: 12 feet wide by 55 feet long.

 (c)  Inspections conducted in inspection area. An inspection shall be conducted entirely within the inspection area with the exception of the road test.

Source

   The provisions of this §  175.25 adopted December 2, 1977, effective February 1, 1978, 7 Pa.B. 3499; amended December 8, 1979, effective December 9, 1979, 8 Pa.B. 3495; amended July 9, 1982, effective July 10, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2181; amended October 29, 1982, effective October 30, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 3859; readopted December 2, 1988, effective December 3, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 5362. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (77482) to (77483).

Cross References

   This section cited in 67 Pa. Code §  175.31 (relating to fleet inspection stations).




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