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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

9VAC5-91-260. Emissions inspection station permits, categories.

A. A permit shall be issued to a qualified applicant in the following categories, as determined by the department.

1. Emissions inspection station.

2. Fleet emissions inspection station meeting the requirements of 9VAC5-91-370.

3. Sensitive mission vehicle emissions fleet inspection station.

B. In accordance with § 46.2-1180 A 5 of the Code of Virginia, the director may issue special permits for the operation of emissions inspections facilities in geographic areas which have been determined by the department, based on the number of available emissions inspection facilities or lanes relative to vehicle population density, to be inadequately covered. Such stations may have special permit conditions which restrict their operational hours, geographic location, data connection, quality control or other processes in order to effectively address the need and the intent of the Virginia Motor Vehicle Emissions Control Law.

C. A permit shall be valid only for the emissions inspection station and operator, owner or lessee to which it is issued and shall not be valid for any other emissions inspection station nor any other operator, owner or lessee.

D. A permit shall be valid for time periods determined by the department, not to exceed three years from the end of the month in which the permit or permit renewal was issued.

E. Upon expiration of the permit, the emissions inspection station shall no longer be authorized to perform inspections.

F. A permit shall expire whenever the owner voluntarily discontinues the operation of an emissions inspection station. Remaining emissions inspection materials shall be returned to the department immediately.

G. A permit shall expire and documents or data media related to emissions inspections, reinspections, waivers and audits shall become the property of the department when the owner of record abandons the place of business and cannot be located.

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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