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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

9VAC5-91-570. Expiration, reinstatement, renewal and requalification.

A. Upon expiration, suspension, or revocation of the certification, the emissions repair technician shall no longer be authorized to perform emissions related repairs and have them apply toward emissions inspection waivers as described in 9VAC5-91-420 M.

B. Certification of an emissions repair technician is required as a result of revocation or expiration of the certification.

C. The director shall reinstate certification of an emissions repair technician at the end of a suspension period upon notification by the emissions repair technician that the suspension period has ended.

D. Requalification may be required at any time by the department based on the results of monitoring of the performance of the emissions repair technician or based on changes in applicable vehicle emissions control or repair technology. Failure to requalify within three months of notification shall result in expiration of the emissions repair technician certification.

E. The department will endeavor to notify technicians prior to the expiration of their certification. However, it is the responsibility of the emissions repair technician to maintain a current certification.

F. Upon expiration or notification of revocation or suspension, the technician shall surrender to the department all certification documents issued by the department.

G. Requalification requirements for all emissions repair technicians.

1. When necessary to update the technical qualifications of emissions repair technicians, or when technician performance monitoring indicates a need for additional training or other action, holders of emissions repair technician certifications shall be required to requalify.

2. Emissions repair technicians shall be required to requalify within 90 days from the date of written notification by the department. Notice of this requirement shall be mailed, by postal or electronic delivery, to the address of record as maintained by the department. The notice shall inform the person of the necessity of requalification and the nature of such skills, systems, and procedures requiring the training for the continued performance as an emissions repair technician. The notice shall give the name and location of training sources approved or accredited for purposes of retraining, the necessity of requalification by a certain date, and the nature and evidence of documentation to be filed with the department evidencing such requalification.

Statutory Authority

§ 46.2-1180 of the Code of Virginia; § 182 of the Clean Air Act; 40 CFR Part 51, Subpart S.

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; Volume 29, Issue 24, eff. August 28, 2013.

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