The key steps in
the emissions inspection procedure are as follows:
Preliminary inspection of the vehicle to
determine whether to accept the vehicle for testing or reject it, as approved
by the department and according to
C. If the vehicle is rejected, the results of such preliminary inspection shall
be provided to the customer.
Advise the customer of the ability of the emissions inspection station to
perform emissions related repairs including the availability of certified
emissions repair technicians and necessary equipment. If the vehicle failed the
test, inform the customer of their right to seek repairs elsewhere.
3. An agreement between the customer and the
emissions inspection station, oral or written, that an emissions inspection
will be performed and the requisite fee paid.
4. Determination of the type of emissions
test required, ASM or two-speed idle test, or OBD system test for OBD vehicles.
For certain OBD vehicles, the director may require an exhaust test (ASM or
two-speed idle) in addition to the OBD system test if he conducts appropriate
studies and determines that (i) the expected failure rate for exhaust testing
for these certain vehicles would be greater than 5.0%, (ii) additional
emissions reductions would be achieved, and (iii) the EPA acknowledges such
emissions reduction benefits.
The inspection of emissions control equipment and an evaluation for the
presence of visible smoke.
test of exhaust emissions levels, or the vehicle's on-board diagnostic system
if applicable, using a certified analyzer system.
7. The distribution of documents and
emissions inspection results. The emissions inspector shall sign each motor
vehicle emissions inspection report for each emissions inspection performed by
that inspector. The inspector's identification number or the inspector's
signature, or both, shall be an endorsement that all aspects of the emissions
inspection were performed by the inspector in accordance with this
8. Advise customers of
emissions inspection results, options for waiver if applicable, and the
obligation of the station to perform a free retest within 14 days for failed
vehicles and the conditions placed on the motorist in regard to free
9. Conduct free retest, if
necessary, within 14 days of a chargeable initial test.