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Air Pollution Control Board


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Regulations for the Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions in the Northern Virginia Area [9 VAC 5 ‑ 91]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes a motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program including requirements for biennial inspections, fees, waivers and certification of repair technicians and facilities.
State Authority Sections 46.2-1176 - 46.2-1187.3 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Clean Air Act, Section 182

40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 51, subpart S
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To ensure that owners maintain their motor vehicles in compliance with emissions standards by requiring a periodic emissions inspection for the vehicles.

To prohibit emissions which would (i) contribute to nonattainment of any air quality standard or interference with maintenance of any standard or (ii) adversely impact public health and/or welfare.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen Collins 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: karen.collins@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4337    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Mobile Source Exemptions (Revision MP)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/12/2015.
Program Coordinator (Rev. MO)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/28/2013.
Clean Screen (Rev. MN)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/15/2012.
Hybrid Vehicles (Rev. MM)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/31/2008.
Replica Vehicles Amendments
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/12/2007.
Remote Sensing (Rev. MJ and MK) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/29/2005.
Rev. MI - Technical Correction to Amendments to the Regulations for the Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions in the Northern Virginia Area
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/1/2002.
Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program (Revision MG) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/1/2002.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Reserved
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Fast-Track Stage withdrawn on 8/23/2007 before submission to the Registrar.
Mobile Sources (Rev. I00) Proposed Stage withdrawn on 10/16/2001 before DPB completed its review.