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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

9VAC5-91-670. Inspection station owner requirements (effective during periods without a designated program coordinator).

A. The owner of an emissions inspection station shall enter into an agreement with a manufacturer or its authorized representative to provide the following services to the emissions inspection station at an initial fixed cost per analyzer system to be agreed upon by both parties.

1. Delivery, installation, calibration, and verification of the proper operating condition of an analyzer system which has been certified in writing by the department.

2. Training of all inspectors employed by the emissions inspection station at the time of installation in (i) the proper use, maintenance, and operation of the exhaust analyzer system, (ii) the step-by-step procedure for performing an emissions inspection and any evaporative emissions control system test or fuel filler cap pressure test required, and (iii) proper safety precautions for dynamometer use and exhaust and calibration gas ventilation procedures.

3. Annual updates, except those to be performed by department personnel, of the preexisting internal computer software of the analyzer as specified by the department including, but not limited to:

a. Changes to the emissions standards;

b. Changes to the listed vehicle codes;

c. Changes to the items in the printing system to correspond to changes in other requirements; and

d. Additions or changes to the emissions control equipment list.

B. Emissions inspection stations shall maintain their analyzer systems and dynamometer in good working condition such that they continue to meet certification requirements. Any further arrangements regarding service or maintenance are at the discretion of the emissions inspection station and the manufacturer or equipment vendor.

C. Repair or replacement of analyzer system components, other than for normal maintenance, must be performed by the analyzer system manufacturer or authorized agent.

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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