This chapter of the Administrative Code includes materials that are incorporated by reference. The text of the referenced materials is not included in the rules contained in this chapter. Information regarding the date or applicable version of the material, as well as its availability, can be found in paragraphs (C) and (D) of this rule.
(A) The state highway patrol shall annually inspect every bus as defined in section 4513.50 of the Revised Code. The state highway patrol shall have the proper tools, equipment and trained personnel to inspect all lighting devices, brake components, steering components, suspension systems, tires, wheels, axles, frame components, exhaust systems, window glass, windshield wipers, mirrors, emergency exits, emergency exit markings, seats, floors, storage areas, fire extinguishers, emergency safety reflectors, and any other equipment, component or record as required by this chapter. The office of licensing and commercial standards, motor carrier enforcement unit shall conduct all annual inspections unless otherwise assigned by the superintendent of the highway patrol.
(B) The superintendent of the state highway patrol shall designate sites at which safety inspections may be conducted and may authorize inspectors to enter in or upon the property of any bus owner or operator to conduct safety inspections.
(C) The materials incorporated by reference in this chapter are available as follows:
(1) Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), may be obtained from the "Department of Transportation-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT-NHTSA), 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, West Building, Washington DC 20590," or from the "U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 N. Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20401," or accessed at http://www.ecfr.gov
(2) Federal motor carrier safety regulations (FMCSR), as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) may be obtained from the "U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 N. Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20401" or accessed at http://www.ecfr.gov
(3) "North American Standard Out of Service Criteria" may be obtained from the "Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), 6303 Ivy Lane, Suite 310, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770-6319, Telephone 301-830-6143, FAX 301-830-6144" or at http://www.cvsa.org
(D) Except as otherwise provided, the versions of all federal regulations and other texts incorporated by reference in this chapter of the Administrative Code are as listed in this paragraph, and if such incorporated material is subject to change, the date of the version referenced is provided. If incorporated material is amended, such changes are not incorporated within this chapter of the Administrative Code unless this rule has been amended to specify the dates:
(20) "North American Standard Out of Service Criteria," published April 1, 2016, by "Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)."
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/14/2016 and 10/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4513.52
Rule Amplifies: 4513.52
Prior Effective Dates: 02/16/01, 06/18/04, 06/22/06, 04/28/11