(1) Whenever the department finds that a deficient condition presents an imminent threat to public safety or welfare, it may immediately post a stop-work order in a conspicuous place on or near the conveyance and perform a "tag-out" and "lock-out" to deactivate the conveyance, pending satisfactory correction by the owner or lessee. The owner or lessee shall ensure the stop-work order is legibly maintained as posted by the department.
(2) Only after the department determines that the public safety threat has been sufficiently abated may it authorize removal of the stop-work order and reactivation of the conveyance.
(3) Only a department inspector may reverse the stop-work order imposed under this rule after personal reinspection of the conveyance.
(4) The owner or lessee may appeal a stop-work order by requesting an administrative hearing as authorized by 50-60-105, MCA.