SIP Revision: Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance, October 24, 2001
On October 24, 2001, the TCEQ adopted a revision to the Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program of the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the ozone nonattainment areas of Dallas–Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria. This page provides information on this SIP revision.
About the Revision
EPA Approval Date: 11/14/2001 ( 66 FR 57264)
Key Changes: This SIP revision incorporates the following rules related to the implementation of the state’s Motor Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) program:
- requires all high-volume vehicle emissions test stations in the Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) program areas to offer both acceleration simulation mode (ASM-2) testing and on-board diagnostics (OBD) testing to the public;
- requires all vehicle emissions test stations in the El Paso (ELP) program area to offer both two-speed idle (TSI) testing and OBD testing to the public;
- adjusts the administrative portion of the test fees remitted to the state;
- increases fees for the ELP area should the county opt into the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program (LIRAP) created by House Bill 2134, 77th Legislature, 2001;
- requires a test-on-resale component established by House Bill 2134;
- incorporates the TSI and ASM-2 specifications into one equipment specification document with an amended date;
- sets new equipment requirements and specifications regarding OBD equipment;
- deletes the section related to waivers and extensions and creates a new section to establish an early participation incentive program.
SIP Narrative and Appendices
Associated Rule Change
For more information please visit the TCEQ's Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program Web page.
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