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11.14.08.00.htm 11.14.08.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 14 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION ― VEHICLE INSPECTIONS Chapter 08 Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Authority: Environment Article, §1-101, 1-404, 2-101―2-103, and 2-301―2-303; Transportation Article, §12-104(b) 23-202(a) and 23-207; Annotated Code of Maryland
11.14.08.01.htm 11.14.08.01. 01 Scope and Applicability.. A. Scope. The Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program requires all subject vehicles to be inspected biennially as scheduled by the Motor Vehicle Administration.B. Applicability.. 1) Unless exempt under Regulation .04 of this chapter, a vehicle is subject to the provisions of this chapter if it is:a) Titled and registered within the emissions inspection area;. b) Owned or leased by a federal, State, or local government, and assigned a
11.14.08.02.htm 11.14.08.02. 02 Incorporation by Reference.. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference:. A. Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C §7521, §7541, and §7545, January 3, 2006, as amended;. B. 40 CFR §85.1902(d) July 1, 2005, as amended;. C. 40 CFR §85.2207, July 1, 2007, as amended;. D. 40 CFR §85.2222, July 1, 2007, as amended;. E. 40 CFR §85.2231, July 1, 2007, as amended; and. F. 40 CFR Part 51, Subpart S, July 1, 2007, as amended..
11.14.08.03.htm 11.14.08.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Administration" means the Motor Vehicle Administration of the Maryland Department of Transportation.2) "ASE" means the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.. 3) "Audit" means a periodic quality assurance check, performed by the Administration or the Department, on equipment and personnel regulated under this chapter.
11.14.08.04.htm 11.14.08.04. 04 Exemptions.. A. The vehicles in §B of this regulation are exempt from the provisions of this chapter.. B. Exempt vehicles include the following vehicles:. 1) Before October 1, 2012, a qualified hybrid vehicle;. 2) A zero-emission vehicle;. 3) A fire or rescue apparatus or ambulance, owned or leased by a state or local government, by a rescue squad, or by a volunteer fire or ambulance company, registered as an emergency vehicle as defined in Transportation Artic
11.14.08.05.htm 11.14.08.05. 05 Schedule of the Program.. A. The owner of a nonexempt vehicle shall present the vehicle for a biennial inspection as scheduled by the Administration.B. Schedule for Vehicle Inspection.. 1) The Administration shall assign each vehicle required to be inspected a date of scheduled inspection for each inspection cycle, and shall send a notice to the vehicle owner approximately 8 weeks before the assigned date.2) A vehicle owner shall present the vehicle for a scheduled inspection aft
11.14.08.06.htm 11.14.08.06. 06 Certificates.. A. General Requirements.. 1) During each inspection cycle, a vehicle inspected under this chapter shall be issued a certificate that indicates the inspection status of the vehicle for the inspection cycle.2) Except for a waiver certificate, which may only be issued by the contractor or the Administration, a certificate may be issued by the contractor, a fleet inspection station, or the Administration.3) For a vehicle inspected at a vehicle emissions
11.14.08.07.htm 11.14.08.07. 07 Extensions.. A. The Administration may grant a time extension for a vehicle owner to comply with the requirements of this chapter. An extension may be granted only if the Administration determines that the vehicle owner has made good faith efforts to have the vehicle inspected or repaired and circumstances have developed which are beyond the reasonable control of the vehicle owner. An extension shall be of the shortest duration possible, as determined by the Administration.
11.14.08.08.htm 11.14.08.08. 08 Enforcement.. A. The requirements of this chapter relating to vehicle inspection shall be enforced by the Administration through the use of administrative sanctions in the form of:1) Suspension of vehicle registration;. 2) Denial of vehicle registration renewal; or. 3) Confiscation of the vehicle registration plates.. B. If the vehicle is not issued a pass certificate, a waiver certificate, or an extension on or before the date of scheduled inspection or, if applica
11.14.08.09.htm 11.14.08.09. 09 Test Standards.. A. Idle Exhaust Emissions Test.. 1) A vehicle shall fail if sample dilution occurs.. 2) Hydrocarbon (HC) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions may not exceed the following values:. a) Table 2. Gross vehicle weight greater than 8,500 pounds but less than or equal to 10,000 pounds.. Vehicle Model Year. HC (parts per million). CO (percent). i). 1977. 580. 7.00. ii). 1978. 550. 6.70. iii). 1979. 470. 5.00. b) Table 3. Gross vehicle weight greater than 10,000 pounds:.
11.14.08.10.htm 11.14.08.10. 10 General Requirements for Inspection and Preparation for Inspection.. A. Emissions Related Recall. An inspector shall reject from inspection a vehicle which has not had repairs performed as required by an emissions-related recall notice, as specified in Regulation .05D of this chapter.B. Vehicle Preparation.. 1) Before vehicle inspection, the inspector shall visually check the vehicle for a condition which has potential to cause injury, damage the inspectio
11.14.08.11.htm 11.14.08.11. 11 Test Equipment and Test Procedures.. A. Idle Exhaust Emissions Test.. 1) Test Equipment. Idle exhaust emission test equipment shall be approved by the Administration and the Department.2) Test Procedures.. a) The inspector shall fail the vehicle if sample dilution occurs.. b) Except as provided in §A(2)a) of this regulation, the inspector shall conduct the idle exhaust emissions test in accordance with the procedures specified in 40 CFR Part 51,B. Catalytic Converter Ch
11.14.08.12.htm 11.14.08.12. 12 Failed Vehicle and Reinspection Procedures.. A. Failed Vehicle. The inspector shall refer the operator of a failed vehicle to the vehicle emissions inspection program customer service representative for further information.B. Reinspection.. 1) The inspector shall reject from reinspection a vehicle:. a) For which the documentation required in Regulation .05E(2) of this chapter is not provided; or. b) Which had failed with an on-board diagnostics fault code related to the
11.14.08.13.htm 11.14.08.13. 13 Quality Assurance and Maintenance.. A. The Contractor shall develop, maintain, and modify as required by the Administration and the Department a comprehensive quality assurance and maintenance plan for vehicle emissions inspection stations and fleet inspection stations complying with the provisions of this chapter, and shall implement the quality assurance plan after approval of the plan by the Administration and the Department.
11.14.08.14.htm 11.14.08.14. 14 Vehicle Emissions Inspection Station.. A. General Requirements.. 1) The contractor shall operate each vehicle emissions inspection station with contractor personnel, with overall supervision by the Administration and the Department.2) The contractor shall make available to the Administration or the Department, as required, vehicle emissions inspection station equipment and personnel to perform quality assurance checks, program evaluation functions, and referee inspections.
11.14.08.15.htm 11.14.08.15. 15 Inspector Training and Performance Review.. A. Inspector Training.. 1) The contractor shall develop, maintain, and modify, as required by the Administration and the Department, an inspector training program to include both classroom and hands-on training, with provisions for initial and periodic in-service training.2) The contractor shall use the training program after the program has been approved by the Administration and the Department.3) The contractor shall p
11.14.08.16.htm 11.14.08.16. 16 Vehicle Data for Vehicle Repair Assistance.. A. The contractor shall issue a report containing information on test results of a vehicle which has failed an emissions inspection to an individual seeking to have repairs performed on the vehicle.B. The contractor shall:. 1) Make the report available electronically to vehicle owners, certified emissions repair facilities, and master certified emissions technicians; and2) Provide read-only, convenient, and standardized access..
11.14.08.17.htm 11.14.08.17. 17 Master Certified Emissions Technician.. A. Initial Application and Certification.. 1) To qualify for certification, an individual shall:. a) Successfully complete an orientation course approved by the Department;. b) Demonstrate 5 years of full-time employment experience as an automotive technician performing emissions-related repairs on on-road vehicles not powered by diesel fuel or electricity, except that an individual with 2 full years of full-time educati
11.14.08.18.htm 11.14.08.18. 18 Certified Emissions Repair Facility.. A. Initial Application and Certification.. 1) To qualify for certification, a person shall:. a) Submit an application to the Department;. b) Maintain a repair facility capable of making emissions-related adjustments and repairs;. c) Possess all required equipment as listed in §D of this regulation;. d) Pass an audit as defined in §G of this regulation; and. e) Employ all required personnel as listed in §E of this regulation..
11.14.08.19.htm 11.14.08.19. 19 On-Highway Emissions Test.. A. General Requirements.. 1) For on-highway emissions tests, the Contractor shall measure vehicle exhaust emissions of hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and oxides of nitrogen emissions.2) The contractor shall conduct testing in each jurisdiction in the inspection area at least once each year, or as directed by the Administration and the Department, and shall test at least 0.5 percent of the affected vehicles in each jurisdiction.
11.14.08.20.htm 11.14.08.20. 20 Fleet Inspection Station.. A. Initial Application and Licensure.. 1) A fleet inspection station license authorizes the licensee to inspect those vehicles that are part of the fleet designated by the licensee.2) A person seeking licensure of an establishment as a fleet inspection station shall apply on forms provided by the Department.3) To qualify for licensure, an establishment shall comply with the following requirements:.
11.14.08.9999.htm 11.14.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 17, 1981 (8:16 Md. R. 1366). Regulations .03B, .05―09, .11―16 amended effective September 26, 1983 (10:19 Md. R. 1691). Regulations .03B, .08C, D, .09C, .15, and .16 amended effective December 5, 1983 (10:24 Md. R. 2190). Regulations .02, .03, .05, .06, .08, .15, and .16 amended as an emergency provision effective January 25, 1989 (16:3 Md. R. 337) (Emergency provisions are temporary and not printed in COMAR)Regulations .01―16 repeal
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