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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

9VAC5-91-220. General provisions.

Permitting and Operation of Emissions Inspection Stations

A. The director shall issue, suspend, revoke or deny permits and establish procedures and other instructions for the operation of emissions inspection stations.

B. An emissions inspection station permit is valid only for the facility and owner identified on the permit and is not transferable to any other owner or facility. No facility shall be represented as an emissions inspection station unless the owner holds a valid permit issued by the director.

C. Transfer or sale of business, or changes in partnership, name or location shall require notification to the department and shall require a new permit. The emissions inspection station permit holder shall inform the department of any transfer or sale of the business or change in the name of the station, ownership, partnership, or name of lessee or operator within 10 days of such change.

D. All documents, permits, data media and other inspection related materials shall revert to the ownership of the department if the emissions inspection station is abandoned or if the emissions inspection business is discontinued by the permit holder.

E. Emissions inspection stations shall inspect all subject vehicles, which they are required by permit to inspect, in a timely manner and without prior repair or adjustment except to remedy conditions for which the vehicle is rejected from testing under the provisions of 9VAC5-91-420 C.

F. All emissions inspections, including retests, except for aborted tests, shall be conducted in their entirety according to the emission standards and test components contained in Parts III (9VAC5-91-160 et seq.), VI (9VAC5-91-410 et seq.) and XIV (9VAC5-91-790 et seq.) of this chapter.

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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