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23.16.1931    INSPECTION AND SEIZURE

(1) The department has the right during the licensee's normal business hours to inspect an AARS or CTVS, or any VGM. Such right of inspection includes immediate access to each AARS, CTVS, or VGM and unlimited inspection of all VGM parts. The department may immediately seize and remove any AARS, CTVS, or VGM or device that violates state law or these rules.

(2) Given reasonable cause, the department may remove an AARS, CTVS, or VGM or parts from a VGM for laboratory testing and analysis.

(3) The department may seal any AARS, CTVS, or VGM left on the licensee's premises pending the department's investigation. Breaking or removing the department's seal will subject the licensee to seizure of the entire AARS, CTVS, or VGM and suspension or revocation of any permit or license issued by the department.


History: 23-5-115, 23-5-602, 23-5-621, MCA; IMP, 23-5-113, 23-5-602, 23-5-603, 23-5-608, 23-5-611, 23-5-613, 23-5-621, MCA; EMERG, NEW, 1985 MAR p. 1623, Eff. 11/1/85; TRANS, from Dept. of Revenue, Ch. 154, L. 1987, Eff. 3/22/87; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 1972, Eff. 10/30/87; TRANS, from Dept. of Commerce, Ch. 642, L. 1989, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 828, Eff. 4/27/90; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1281, Eff. 7/15/05; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 1681, Eff. 1/1/12; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1958, Eff. 10/6/18.

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