§ 51.02 – Should I consider template sampling plans if I am a small system and want to sample?

(a)    You do not have to consider template sampling plans.  You may continue using ready-to-use sampling plans while you continue operate no more than 30 vehicles operated in maximum service for all modes combined.

(b)   It is likely to be in your interest to consider template sampling plans. 

(c)    If the sample size requirement is considerably smaller for template sampling plans than for ready-to-use sampling plans, the benefit is likely to be much greater than your cost from considering template sampling plans.