N.J. Admin. Code § 16:53-8.15 - Exhaust system

(a) The exhaust system shall vent to the rear of the rear wheels. The exhaust system shall not discharge below or forward of any operable window.
(b) All parts of the exhaust system shall be securely installed entirely outside of the vehicle body. Flexible pipe or tubing is prohibited in the exhaust system.
(c) The engine shall be maintained in proper operating condition so as to prevent the discharge of excessive smoke or other air contaminants. Sedan-type autobuses shall meet the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection motor vehicle emission inspection standards applicable to the type of engine installed.
1. Each exhaust emission system shall be inspected utilizing equipment approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
2. Inspection of the exhaust emission system may be conducted by the operator, by a person designated by the operator, or by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission for the fee set forth in 16:53-10.1.
3. Each sedan-type autobus shall be inspected every six months by a person qualified to conduct emission testing. Self-inspection emission testing shall be completed within 20 days prior to self-inspection certification. Inspections performed by any person other than New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission personnel shall require a certification from the individual conducting such inspection indicating his or her qualifications to conduct such a test and the type of equipment used.
(d) No portion of the exhaust system shall be located in a manner that could result in the burning or damaging of electrical wiring, fuel system components, or any combustible part of the sedan-type autobus.
(e) Engine covers shall be properly sealed and shall not permit any engine compartment vapors to enter the passenger compartment.


N.J. Admin. Code § 16:53-8.15
Amended by R.1989 d.392, effective 7/17/1989.
See: 21 N.J.R. 1098(a), 21 N.J.R. 2051(b).
At (c) added 1.-4. regarding exhaust emission system inspections.
Amended by R.2002 d.295, effective 9/3/2002.
See: 34 N.J.R. 1327(b), 34 N.J.R. 3099(a).
Rewrote the section.
Amended by R.2008 d.49, effective 3/3/2008.
See: 39 N.J.R. 3889(a), 40 N.J.R. 1357(b).
In (c)2 and (c)3, substituted "Motor Vehicle Commission" for "Department of Transportation".

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