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67 Pa. Code § 175.21. Appointment.

§ 175.21. Appointment.

 (a)  Authority. For the purpose of establishing a system of official inspection stations, the Bureau will issue a certificate of appointment to a privately owned facility within this Commonwealth that complies with the requirements of the Vehicle Code and this title. An official inspection station is authorized to inspect vehicles and issue official certificates of inspection. See 75 Pa.C.S. §  4721 (relating to appointment of official inspection stations).

 (b)  Certificate of appointment. The certificate of appointment will be issued only when the Bureau is satisfied that the station is properly equipped and has certified personnel to make inspections and adjustments. Only those stations fulfilling Department requirements and complying with this chapter will be issued a certificate of appointment. Prior involvement with a suspended inspection station may be sufficient cause to deny appointment. The certificate of appointment at all times shall be conspicuously displayed at the place for which it is issued. See 75 Pa.C.S. §  4722 (relating to certificate of appointment).

 (c)  Certificate not assignable. A certificate of appointment shall be valid only for the person in whose name it is issued and for transaction of business at the place designated therein. A certificate of appointment shall not be assignable to another person or location.

 (d)  Valid certificate required. No person shall in any manner represent a place as an official inspection station unless the station is operating under a valid certificate of appointment issued by the Bureau.

 (e)  Inspection stations with common access. No certificate of appointment may be issued for operation by an official inspection station on the premises of another official inspection station which utilizes the same access. This prohibition does not apply if the inspection stations have separate internal accesses, though sharing common external access.

 (f)  Suspended inspection stations. No certificate of appointment shall be issued for operation of an official safety inspection station on the premises of an official safety inspection station which has been suspended, if the owner of the suspended station continues to conduct any type of business which utilizes the same access. This prohibition shall not apply if the station and the other business each have a separate internal access, though sharing a common external access.

 (g)  Cancellation of appointments. A certificate of appointment previously issued for a station which does not comply with the restrictions contained in subsection (e) or (f) will be cancelled April 28, 1983.


   The provisions of this §  175.21 adopted December 2, 1977, effective February 1, 1978, 7 Pa.B. 3499; amended July 9, 1982, effective July 10, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2181; amended October 29, 1982, effective October 30, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 3859; amended June 1, 1984, effective June 2, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 1874; readopted December 2, 1988, effective December 3, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 5362. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (90273) to (90274).

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