24.351.224 ACCESSIBILITY TO STOCK SCALES
(1) All permanently installed stock scales must be provided with a landing or access to the scale, having a width at least equal to the width of the scale platform and a length of at least five feet from the scale platform enclosure. The landing must be level with the deck of the scale platform and be constructed of concrete.
(2) A pathway must be provided to the scale access such that the test vehicle will not become mired down and such that the test vehicle can be parked in a relatively level position, both horizontally and vertically. The pathway is required to have a width of from ten to twelve feet and a height clearance of at least fourteen feet. This pathway must be continuous to the scale access concrete. All gates in the pathway must be in good working order.
(3) Portable livestock scales must be located on level ground and be provided with a temporary landing or access to the scale, having a width at least equal to the width of the scale platform, having a length of at least five feet from the scale platform enclosure, be level with the deck of the scale platform, and be constructed of materials sufficient to support a test vehicle.
History: 30-12-202, MCA; IMP, 30-12-203, MCA; NEW, 1991 MAR p. 1486, Eff. 8/16/91; TRANS, from Commerce, 2005 MAR p. 445; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 1786, Eff. 9/7/12.