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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 91. Regulations for the Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions in the Northern Virginia Area

9VAC5-91-120. Export and import of motor vehicles.

A. The catalyst and fuel filler inlet restrictor may be removed from, installed or reinstalled on used motor vehicles scheduled for shipment to or from a foreign country provided that:

1. The export or import of the motor vehicle meets the provisions of subsection B of this section; and

2. The removal of the emissions control equipment does not take place prior to 10 days before the vehicle is turned over to the port authorities and the reinstallation of the emissions control equipment takes place within 10 days after receipt of the vehicle by the motor vehicle owner from the port authorities in the United States if such equipment is required for the vehicle configuration.

B. To be exempted under the provisions of subsection A of this section, the motor vehicle must:

1. Be exported or imported under a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved catalyst control program;

2. Be exported or imported under a Department of Defense privately owned vehicle import control program; or

3. Be entered through U.S. Customs under cash bond and formal entry procedures, (19 CFR Part 12—Special classes of merchandise) and be modified to bring it into conformity with applicable federal motor vehicle emission standards (40 CFR Part 86—Control of air pollution from new motor vehicle engines: Certification and test procedures).

C. Nonconforming vehicles may be granted an exemption from the emissions inspection requirement upon (i) submittal and subsequent verification, at the department's discretion, of nonconformity documentation, or (ii) department observation of the vehicle that verifies its status as a nonconforming vehicle.

Statutory Authority

§ 46.2-1180 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 5, eff. January 24, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 20, eff. October 1, 2002.

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