11.14.01.16

.16 Safety Equipment Repair Orders.

A. The vehicle owner or his agent shall present the No. 3, 4, and 5 copies of the safety equipment repair order to an authorized inspection station. The registered inspection mechanic shall inspect as set forth in the Vehicle Inspection Handbook, or as directed by the Division, only those defects indicated on the repair order to determine if the defects have been corrected and meet or exceed established safety standards. Inspection mechanics who are presented with a fictitious safety equipment repair order as defined in Regulation .01B(13) of this chapter, shall complete an inspection of only those defects indicated on the fictitious safety equipment repair order in accordance with established procedures and in a manner identical to an actual repair order. If the defects have been corrected and meet or exceed established safety standards, the registered inspection mechanic shall certify the safety equipment repair order using the method prescribed for inspection certificates contained in Regulation .15A(3)—(5) of this chapter, in the space provided and copies shall be distributed as follows:

(1) Number 3 (inspection station/police department) copy — retained and filed as required by Regulation .11 of this chapter;

(2) Number 4 (owner/agent) copy — returned to the vehicle owner or the owner's agent for his records; and

(3) Number 5 (State Police compliance copy) — returned to the vehicle owner or the owner's agent to be forwarded to the Division.

B. Important instructions for the vehicle owner and authorized inspection station are on the reverse sides of the owner's and inspection station copies.

C. If a notice of suspension is presented for certification, the procedures set forth in §A of this regulation will apply and the copies shall be distributed as follows:

(1) Letter (white) copy — returned to vehicle owner/agent to be forwarded to the Division;

(2) Yellow (inspection station/police department) copy — retained on file as required by §A(1) of this regulation; and

(3) Goldenrod (owner/agent) copy — returned to vehicle owner/agent.

D. A dump service registration vehicle registered under COMAR 11.15.27 that receives a safety equipment repair order for an inaccurate lift axle air/weight ratio shall be inspected during normal business hours by:

(1) A Maryland manufacturer;

(2) A Maryland second-stage manufacturer;

(3) An authorized dealer; or

(4) A State-operated weight facility.

E. A vehicle owner or the vehicle owner's agent receiving a safety equipment repair order under COMAR 11.15.27.08C shall present for certification the No. 3, 4, and 5 copies of the safety equipment repair order to:

(1) A Maryland manufacturer;

(2) A Maryland second-stage manufacturer;

(3) An authorized dealer; or

(4) A State-operated weight facility.

F. A diesel vehicle as defined in COMAR 11.21.02.01 that receives a safety equipment repair order for violating emissions standards under COMAR 11.21.02.06 shall be inspected during normal operating hours by:

(1) A Maryland emissions inspector; or

(2) A diesel emissions retester in Maryland as prescribed in COMAR 11.21.02.08.

G. A vehicle owner or owner's agent receiving a safety equipment repair order under COMAR 11.21.02 shall present for certification copies 3, 4, and 5 of the safety equipment repair order to a:

(1) Maryland emissions inspector; or

(2) A diesel emissions retester in Maryland as prescribed in COMAR 11.21.02.08.