DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION CODES  
SKI AREA SAFETY – GENERAL RULES  
Filed with the secretary of state on December 10, 2020  
These rules take effect immediately upon filing with the secretary of state unless adopted  
under section 33, 44, or 45a(6) of the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306,  
MCL 24.233, 24.244, or 24.245a. Rules adopted under these sections become effective 7  
days after filing with the secretary of state.  
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory affairs  
by section 6 of the ski area safety act of 1962, 1962 PA 199, MCL 408.326, and Executive  
Reorganization Order Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2, 2003-1, 2008-4, and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501,  
445.2001, 445.2011, 445.2025, and 445.2030)  
R 408.65 of the Michigan Administrative Code is amended, as follows:  
R 408.65 Adoption of standards by reference.  
Rule 5. A person shall construct, install, and operate a ski lift as prescribed in ANSI  
standards B77.1-2017 entitled "American National Standard for Passenger Ropeways –  
Aerial Tramways, Aerial Lifts, Surface Lifts, Tows and Conveyors - Safety Standard,"  
which is adopted by reference in these rules. This standard may be purchased as an  
electronic download from the American National Standards Institute, Inc. at  
https://www.ansi.org for $200.00. The standard is available for inspection and purchase  
for $200.00 at the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, of Construction  
Codes, at 611 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan 48933, phone: (517) 241-9273.  
September 24, 2020