Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulations for the Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions in the Northern Virginia Area [9 VAC 5 ‑ 91]
|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|
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.
|Name / Title:||Karen Collins|
1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
|Telephone:||(804)698-4337 FAX: (804)698-4510 TDD: ()-|