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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
1/20/2021

9VAC5-91-742. Eligibility requirements for financial assistance.

A. In order to qualify for financial assistance, a person shall meet the following requirements, as applicable:

1. Be the registered owner of an eligible vehicle for which all appropriate registration fees for the vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles have been paid.

2. Have a household income that is less than or equal to 133% of the federal Poverty Guidelines, as published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services; and

3. Spend a minimum copayment of one hundred dollars on emissions-related repairs at a certified vehicle emissions repair facility. Money spent to correct tampered emissions control systems or to make a vehicle test ready shall not be included in the copayment. Repairs shall meet the requirements of 9VAC5-91-741 B.

B. In order to qualify for financial assistance, a vehicle shall be an affected motor vehicle that:

1. Is subject to the provisions of § 46.2-1177 of the Code of Virginia;

2. Can be driven under its own power to the emissions repair facility;

3. Is currently registered or is operated primarily in the program area;

4. Has a current and valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection as provided in §§ 46.2-1157 and 46.2-1158 of the Code of Virginia; and

5. Has been issued a notice of violation under 9VAC5-91-750 B.

C. The owners of the following vehicles are not eligible for financial assistance:

1. A vehicle undergoing a transfer of ownership.

2. A vehicle being initially registered in Virginia.

3. A nonconforming vehicle.

4. A vehicle powered exclusively by a clean special fuel.

5. A vehicle owned or operated by a fleet.

6. A vehicle registered to a nonprofit organization.

7. A vehicle owned or leased by a commercial entity.

8. A vehicle owned or leased by a government entity.

9. A vehicle registered as an antique vehicle.

10. A vehicle that is unable to complete a motor vehicle emissions inspection according to 9VAC5-91-410 through 9VAC5-91-490.

Statutory Authority

§§ 46.2-1178.1, 46.2-1178.2 and 46.2-1180 of the Code of Virginia; § 182 of the federal Clean Air Act; 40 CFR Part 51, Subpart S.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 21, Issue 19, eff. June 29, 2005.

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