N.J. Admin. Code § 7:27B-5.2 - General instructions for all tests

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) An inspector, conducting an emissions test on a gasoline-fueled motor vehicle pursuant to any provision of this subchapter, including, but not limited to, 7:27B-5.3 through 5.8, shall perform the test in accordance with the following general procedures:
1. Test the vehicle in as-received condition without making any repairs immediately prior to testing;
2. Prior to testing, turn off all vehicle accessories, including, but not limited to, air conditioning, heating, defroster, radio and lights; and
3. Prior to testing, ensure that the motor vehicle emission testing equipment is calibrated in accordance with the manufacturer's requirements.
(b) Equipment to be used in conducting an emissions test on a gasoline-fueled motor vehicle in accordance with 7:27-15.5 shall satisfy all specifications and standards for motor vehicle testing equipment as set forth at 7:27B-5.8.
(c) An inspector conducting a motor vehicle emissions test on a gasoline-fueled motor vehicle as set forth in this subchapter shall use only motor vehicle testing equipment that has been approved by the Department prior to its use in the test. Approval by the Department is based on the following criteria:
1. The equipment conforms to the requirements set forth at 7:27B-5.8;
2. The equipment hardware and software comply with the data collection and transfer protocols in use throughout New Jersey's motor vehicle inspection programs;
3. The equipment maintains compatibility with other test equipment used concurrently during the motor vehicle inspection process with which it is required to interface; and
4. The equipment is complete in that it includes all options and accessories necessary for performing each emissions inspection test procedure for which it was designed and it is to be used.
(d) The Department maintains a list of approved equipment for specific test procedures. The Department shall periodically review and evaluate equipment offered by manufacturers of motor vehicle testing equipment of which it is aware or has been made aware and update this list. A copy of this list can be obtained from:

Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Mobile Sources

401 East State Street

Mail Code 401-03G

PO Box 420

Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:27B-5.2
Amended by 48 N.J.R. 2049(a), effective 10/3/2016

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