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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

9VAC5-91-650. Design goals.

A. The analyzer system shall be designed for maximum operational simplicity with a minimum number of operational decisions required by the emissions inspector in the performance of a complete emissions analysis including exhaust tests, other emissions-related electronic or mechanical tests, or a combination of such tests.

B. The analyzer system shall be unaffected by ambient conditions in a typical emissions inspection station environment and its use shall be primarily for compliance inspection purposes. It shall be capable of providing emissions characteristics, independent of the inspection function, which can be used for vehicle diagnostic work as well.

C. The analyzer system shall be of a design which can perform both ASM and OBD testing using an analyzer certified under 9VAC5-91-680 with the addition of a dynamometer.

D. The analyzer shall be readily upgradable, without replacing the existing central processing unit, to incorporate on-board diagnostic (OBD) testing equipment and additional electronic vehicle identification equipment such as video and audio processes.

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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