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Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
Board
Air Pollution Control Board
 
chapter
Regulations for the Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions in the Northern Virginia Area [9 VAC 5 ‑ 91]
Guidance Documents
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.
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.
Meetings See all meetings (7) relating to this chapter.

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)659-1941    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Military Surplus Motor Vehicle Exemption (Revision MQ)
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/28/2018.
Mobile Source Exemptions (Revision MP)
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/12/2015.
Program Coordinator (Rev. MO)
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/28/2013.
Clean Screen (Rev. MN)
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/15/2012.
Hybrid Vehicles (Rev. MM)
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/31/2008.
Replica Vehicles Amendments
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
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 06/29/2005.
Rev. MI - Technical Correction to Amendments to the Regulations for the Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions in the Northern Virginia Area
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/01/2002.
Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program (Revision MG) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/01/2002.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Reserved
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Fast-Track Stage withdrawn on 08/23/2007 prior to submitting for AG review.
Mobile Sources (Rev. I00) Proposed Stage withdrawn on 10/16/2001 before DPB completed its review.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
10/18/2019 Completed Retain As Is