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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

9VAC5-91-480. Emissions related repairs.

A. Emissions related repairs generally include only those adjustments to and maintenance and repair of the motor vehicle components and systems which are directly related to the reduction of exhaust and evaporative emissions necessary to comply with the applicable emissions standards. The expenditure for emissions related repairs does not include the inspection fee as specified in § 46.2-1182 of the Virginia Motor Vehicle Emissions Control Law or the expenses associated with the adjustments to and maintenance, replacement, and repair of emissions control equipment if the need for such adjustment, maintenance, or repair is due to obvious disconnection of, tampering with, or abuse to such emissions control equipment.

B. Repairs and maintenance including but not limited to the following systems may qualify as emissions related repairs insofar as the purpose is to reduce exhaust or evaporative emissions:

1. Air intake systems.

2. Ignition systems.

3. Electrical systems.

4. Fuel control systems.

5. Emissions control systems.

6. Basic engine systems.

7. Engine cooling systems for microprocessor based air and fuel control systems.

8. On-board diagnostic systems.

C. The cost of emissions related repairs may qualify for repair costs applicable toward the waiver cost threshold under 9VAC5-91-420 N 5 only if performed at a certified emissions repair facility. The repairs shall be performed by or under the supervision or approval of a certified emissions repair technician.

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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