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and provided that definitions within any subsequent rule or subdivision thereof, which are expressly made applicable to the rule or subdivision within which they appear, shall apply for purposes of such specific rule or subdivision thereof.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Act" means O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-9-40&amp;title=12&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">12-9-40</a> et seq., as amended, "The Georgia Motor Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance Act."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "ASM test" means an Acceleration Simulation Mode 2525/5015 exhaust emission test as defined in the I/M Test Manual. This test shall be conducted using a chassis dynamometer. The test procedure to be performed by certified inspectors shall be as specified in the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Calibration" means, in the case of the Georgia Analyzer System (GAS), the process of establishing or verifying that the response curve of the GAS bench using the applicable calibration gases. In the case of a dynamometer, "calibration" means the process of verifying that the horsepower absorbed are within tolerances using a coast down procedure. In the case of a fuel cap tester, "calibration" means the process of verifying that the measured pressure drop over time is between the upper and lower control limits.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Certificate" means the license issued by the Director to a person authorizing him or her to perform emission inspections in accordance with the requirements of the Act and this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "DLC" means the data link connector for a vehicle's on-board diagnostic system.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Dedicated data transmission line" means a unique communication line identifiable by a transmitted digital identification number which allows the Vehicle Information Database or (VID) to identify the Georgia Analyzer System (GAS) unit communicating with the VID.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC)" means that for vehicles equipped with on-board diagnostic (OBD) computer systems, a five digit code that is associated with a specific test of the OBD system.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Director" means the Director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Department of Natural Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "E-Certs" means Electronic Certificates of Emission Inspection that are pre-purchased for the purpose of performing an emission inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Emission Inspection" means all tests and inspections required by the Act, this Chapter, the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual, and the I/M Test Manual, including an exhaust emission test, a fuel cap test, a tampering inspection, and an on-board diagnostic system check where applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual" means the manual supplied to inspectors during their initial or biennial re-certification class, or as posted on the Georgia Clean Air Force website.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Emission Recall Compliance Check" means determining whether a recall campaign has been issued by the original equipment manufacturer of a vehicle, using the procedures specified in the I/M Test Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "E-VIN" means the Electronic Vehicle Identification Number embedded in the OBD computer system on 1996 and later model year vehicles.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "EPD" means the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Exhaust Emission Test" means the determination of the amount of specified gases in a vehicle's exhaust by use of the ASM test or the 2-speed idle test, as defined in the I/M Test Manual. The test procedures to be performed by certified inspectors shall be as specified in the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Fleet Vehicle" means a motor vehicle owned or leased by a person engaged in a commercial activity, utility service, or government service; or a motor vehicle offered for sale, rent, or lease at a business which is licensed to sell, rent, or lease motor vehicles.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Fuel Cap Test" means the determination of the ability of the fuel cap(s) to retain pressure, as defined in the I/M Test Manual. The test procedure to be performed by certified inspectors shall be as specified in the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Georgia Analyzer System" (GAS) means the test system which has been certified for use in performing emission inspections in Georgia in accordance with the Act and this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(t)">(t)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Gas Calibration" means the calibration of the Georgia Analyzer System by the use of a manufactured calibration gas.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(u)">(u)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Grandfathered Vehicle" means a vehicle manufactured outside of the United States and certified to meet foreign emission standards, but which has subsequently been legally imported into the United States and is subject to the provisions of this Chapter. Such vehicles are approved by EPD to comply with alternative tail pipe emission standards for that Model Year vehicle as specified in the I/M Test Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Gray Market Vehicle" means vehicles which are manufactured for use outside of, and imported into, the United States</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(w)">(w)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "GVWR" means the gross vehicle weight rating, i.e., the weight of the vehicle and contents when loaded to its maximum capacity, as established by the vehicle manufacturer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Hot Rod" means a vehicle in which the original engine has been replaced with an engine from another manufacturer, or with a different type of engine from the same manufacturer which was never installed in that model vehicle. For the purposes of this definition, a different type of engine will include engines with a different number of cylinders from any engine which was originally installed in that make of vehicle. It will not include engines of the same family, e.g., Chevrolet V8s of 283, 305, 327, 350 and 400 cubic inch displacement, nor will it include engines different from the original, but which were also installed in that make of vehicle, e.g., gasoline for diesel engine swaps in General Motors or Volkswagen vehicles, or V8 for V6 swaps where both engines were installed in that model vehicle by the manufacturer for retail sale.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(y)">(y)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Idle RPM" means for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, the manufacturer's recommended engine speed with the transmission in neutral or with the clutch disengaged. For vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, idle revolutions per minute (RPM) means the manufacturer's recommended engine speed with the transmission in neutral or park.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(z)">(z)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "I/M Test Manual" means the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Enhanced Inspection/Maintenance Test Equipment, Procedures and Specifications Manual - Phase V, August 31, 2016, unless an alternative is approved by the Division.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(aa)">(aa)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Inspector" means a person certified by the Director to perform emission inspections in accordance with the requirements of the Act and this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(bb)">(bb)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Kit Car" means a motor vehicle which does not utilize a chassis from a vehicle certified by the manufacturer to meet emission control standards or for which the original manufacturer's identification has been eliminated due to the replacement of the vehicle's body with one of a different make and/or style.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(cc)">(cc)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Light Duty Truck" means any motor vehicle with a GVWR of 8500 pounds or less which has a vehicle curb weight of 6,000 pounds or less and which has a basic vehicle frontal area of 45 square feet or less, which is: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(cc)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Designed primarily for purposes of transportation of property or is a derivation of such a vehicle, or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(cc)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Designed primarily for transportation of persons and has a capacity of more than 12 persons, or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(cc)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Available with special features enabling off-street or off-highway operation and use.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(dd)">(dd)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Light Duty Vehicle" means a passenger car or passenger car derivative, capable of seating 12 passengers or less.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(ee)">(ee)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Management Contractor" means the person, corporation or entity under contract to design and operate the data management system and to perform certain other functions for the State Inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(ff)">(ff)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)" means a light on the dashboard of newer vehicles that notifies the driver that an emission related fault has been detected and the vehicle should be repaired as soon as possible.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(gg)">(gg)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Newer Vehicles" means vehicles with a designated model year of 1996 and newer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(hh)">(hh)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Non-conforming Vehicle" means vehicles that were not built to standards set by the U.S. EPA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Older Vehicles" means vehicles with a designated model year of 1995 and older.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(jj)">(jj)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) System" means a computer system installed on 1996 or later model year vehicles as required by Section 202(m) of the Clean Air Act ( <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=7521&amp;title=42#" target="_newtab">42 U.S.C. 7521</a> ) which is designed to identify engine or primary emission control component problems which cause excess emissions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(kk)">(kk)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check" means the determination of readiness codes and diagnostic trouble codes stored within the memory of the on-board diagnostic system, as specified in the I/M Test Manual. The test procedure to be performed by certified inspectors shall be as specified in the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(ll)">(ll)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Primary Emission Control Component" means the catalytic converter, air injection system, exhaust gas recirculation system or other major component, as determined by the Director, which is installed on a vehicle primarily for the purpose of emission control.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(mm)">(mm)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Public Vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is not a fleet vehicle.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(nn)">(nn)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Recognized Repair Technician" means any person professionally engaged in vehicle repair, employed by an ongoing business whose purpose is vehicle repair or possessing a nationally recognized certification for vehicle emission related diagnosis and repair.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(oo)">(oo)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "State Inspection Program" means the program of vehicle emission inspections as required by the Act and this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(pp)">(pp)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Station Owner" means the individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, municipality, governmental agency, lessee, or other entity having control of the daily operation of an inspection station and having responsibility for the emission inspections.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(qq)">(qq)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Tampering Inspection" means the determination of whether the catalytic converter(s) as installed by the original manufacturer has been removed from the vehicle or modified. The test procedure to be performed by certified inspectors shall be as specified in the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(rr)">(rr)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Time Extension" means any time extension as defined in section "Extensions and Reciprocal Inspections." of these rules and issued by EPD, the Management Contractor or an authorized agent of EPD to the owner of a responsible motor vehicle certifying that such owner and vehicle have met the requirements in the Act and this Chapter for extending the time to comply with the emission inspection requirement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(ss)">(ss)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Vehicle" means a motor vehicle.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(tt)">(tt)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicle Information Database (VID) means the data collection and management system for Georgia's Enhanced Motor Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance Program (I/M Program) that contains current and historical program data. The VID is comprised of data collection tables, including the table of inspection records. The term "VID" is used to refer to the VID as a whole or to any part, e.g., Enforcement database, Audit database, Emission Inspections database, and Waiver database.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(uu)">(uu)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Waiver" means the official form issued by EPD, the Management Contractor or an authorized agent of EPD to the owner of a responsible motor vehicle certifying that such owner and vehicle have met the requirements in the Act and this Chapter for obtaining a waiver of the emission inspection requirement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.01(vv)">(vv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "2-speed idle (TSI) test" means an exhaust emission test as defined in the I/M Test Manual. The test procedure to be performed by certified inspectors shall be as specified in the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.02" name="391-3-20-.02" title="391-3-20-.02">Rule 391-3-20-.02 Covered Counties</a></h2> <P>The requirements of this Chapter apply to responsible motor vehicles in the following designated counties:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cherokee;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Clayton;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cobb;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Coweta;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> DeKalb;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Douglas;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fayette;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Forsyth;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fulton;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Gwinnett;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Henry;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Paulding; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.02(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rockdale.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.03" name="391-3-20-.03" title="391-3-20-.03">Rule 391-3-20-.03 Covered Vehicles; Exemptions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The requirements of this Chapter apply to the following classes of gasoline-powered responsible motor vehicles, as defined by the Act, registered or pending registration in covered counties: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All light duty vehicles 24 model years old and newer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All light duty trucks 24 model years old and newer with a gross vehicle weight rating of 8500 pounds or less.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The requirements of this Chapter also apply to the following vehicles in the classes listed above which are operated in covered counties: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicles which are owned and operated by a federal or state agency, municipality or other political subdivision in a covered county.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicles which are operated for 60 days or more per year on federal installations located in whole or in part in a covered county.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicles which are capable of being operated on both gasoline and any alternate fuel are covered by the inspection requirements, and shall be tested on gasoline.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> New vehicles are exempt from the emission inspection requirement until the inspection term three years following the model year of the vehicle.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> EPD may require that any vehicle registered or operated in the covered counties but which is claimed to be not subject to the requirements of the State Inspection Program, be presented for verification that the vehicle is not subject.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For vehicles which do not have the original engine, the model year of the chassis will be considered the model year of the vehicle.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For kit cars, the model of the vehicle shall be deemed to be the model year of the vehicle as established in the vehicle registration database maintained by the Georgia Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division or its successor agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provisions for grandfathered vehicles, i.e., gray market vehicles, kit cars, hot rods, and non-conforming vehicles. Owners of vehicles which qualify as gray market or non-conforming vehicles may request special inspection standards as described in Rule <a title="391-3-20-.05(2)" href="391-3-20-.05#391-3-20-.05(2)">391-3-20-.05(2)</a>. Such vehicles will be subject to the special inspection standards at subsequent inspections. Kit cars and hot rods which are newly registered in the covered counties after December 31, 1998, are not eligible for the special standards.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A vehicle which is otherwise subject to the provisions of this Chapter is exempt from inspection if it is driven less than 5,000 miles per year, is 10 model years old or older and the current primary registered owner is a person 65 years old or older.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.03(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No covered vehicle shall be registered in a covered county unless it has received a valid passing Certificate of Emission Inspection, a time extension or a waiver meeting all requirements of the Act and this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.04" name="391-3-20-.04" title="391-3-20-.04">Rule 391-3-20-.04 Emission Inspection Procedures</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to performing an emission inspection, the inspector shall determine whether the vehicle has leaking fluids, tires with cords exposed, is overheating, or is otherwise unsafe to inspect. The inspector shall not perform an emission inspection on any vehicle which is unsafe to inspect.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Inspectors shall perform a complete emission inspection on any covered vehicle presented for an inspection, in accordance with the requirements of the Act, this Chapter and the procedures specified in the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual, including the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For newer vehicles. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A tampering inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An OBD system check. On occasion, when activated by EPD, the Georgia Analyzer System will prompt the inspector at the conclusion of the OBD system check to perform the 2-speed idle test to collect exhaust emission data. The exhaust emission data will not be used to determine Pass/Fail results of the vehicle. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A fuel cap test. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For older vehicles. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A tampering inspection. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An exhaust emission test. The inspector shall perform an ASM test on all older vehicles unless otherwise provided in this Rule. The inspector shall perform a 2-speed idle test on all full-time all-wheel drive vehicles and all full-time four-wheel-drive vehicles. The inspector may perform a 2-speed idle test on vehicles equipped with traction control systems that cannot be disengaged or deactivated as identified in the EPD approved "Traction Control Chart". Inspectors shall not perform 2-speed idle tests on vehicles that have modified suspensions or are equipped with after-market tires or wheels that prevent the inspector from performing the ASM test.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A fuel cap test.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For grandfathered vehicles. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A tampering inspection. The inspector shall perform a tampering inspection only for those vehicles given grandfathered status by EPD that were originally equipped with a catalytic converter by the vehicle manufacturer or that have been subsequently equipped with a catalytic converter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An exhaust emission test. The inspector shall perform a 2-speed idle test on all vehicles that have been given grandfathered status by EPD.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A fuel cap test.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The station owner and inspector shall take all reasonable precautions to avoid damage to vehicles during the emission inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> EPD may require alternate procedures for certain types or classes of vehicles when it determines that such alternate procedures are necessary to safely and effectively inspect such vehicles.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.04(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Emission inspections may be performed on any vehicle when done "at motorist's request", for reasons such as performing a reciprocal inspection for a motorist to meet the emission inspection requirements in his or her state of residence, as allowed by the Georgia Analyzer System software. The inspection procedure to be performed by certified inspectors shall be as specified in the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.05" name="391-3-20-.05" title="391-3-20-.05">Rule 391-3-20-.05 Emission Standards</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An inspector shall not perform a tampering inspection, an exhaust emission test, a fuel cap test, or an OBD system check on a vehicle which: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> has a missing exhaust system, or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> is unsafe to inspect.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The inspector shall not issue a Certificate of Emission Inspection indicating an overall passing result for the emission inspection unless the inspector has inspected the vehicle in accordance with the requirements of the Act, this Chapter and the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual and the vehicle has passed the tampering inspection, the exhaust emission test, the fuel cap test, and the OBD system check where applicable. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The vehicle shall pass the tampering inspection if: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the catalytic converter(s) has not been removed or disconnected;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> no catalytic converter was installed by the original equipment manufacturer as determined from the vehicle emission control label;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> in the case of a vehicle which has been converted from a single exhaust system to a dual exhaust system and a catalytic converter(s) was part of the original single exhaust system configuration, a catalytic converter has been installed in each pipe of the dual exhaust system;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> in the case of a hot rod for which either the original vehicle or the replacement engine was equipped with a catalytic converter(s), a catalytic converter(s) has been installed; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a catalytic converter(s) installed by the original equipment manufacturer has been removed and replaced with another catalytic converter(s).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The vehicle shall pass the exhaust emission test if: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> in the case of a vehicle subject to a 2-speed idle test any simultaneous pair of values for hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide, in each mode, do not exceed the exhaust levels established in the I/M Test Manual, and the combined value for carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide is equal to or more than the minimum combined value established in the I/M Test Manual;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> in the case of a vehicle subject to an ASM exhaust emissions test any simultaneous set of values for hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxide, and carbon monoxide do not exceed those established in the I/M Test Manual, and the combined value for carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide is equal to or more than the minimum combined value established in the I/M Test Manual; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> in the case of a gray market vehicle, kit car, hot rod, or non-conforming vehicle that has been given grandfathered status by EPD under this Chapter, any simultaneous pair of values for hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide, in each mode of the 2-speed idle test, do not exceed the exhaust levels established in the I/M Test Manual for 1975 model year vehicles, or for the model year of the vehicle, and the combined value for carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide is equal to or more than the minimum combined value established in the I/M Test Manual.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The vehicle shall pass the fuel cap test if: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the vehicle's primary fuel cap and, when equipped, one secondary fuel cap, holds pressure in accordance with the standard established by the I/M Test Manual; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> where a vehicle has two or more fuel caps, each fuel cap is present.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The vehicles shall pass the OBD system check if: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the Georgia Analyzer System is able to communicate with the vehicle's OBD system;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the MIL illuminates with the ignition key in the "on" position and the engine not running, which is known as Key On Engine Off (KOEO);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the OBD system does not command the MIL to illuminate with the ignition key in the on position with the engine running;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> all nonexempt OBD system monitors, as specified in the I/M Test Manual, are set to "ready";</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the OBD system does not contain any fault codes which command the MIL to illuminate, as specified in the I/M Test Manual, indicating problems with the emissions control parameters monitored by the OBD system; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.05(2)(d)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the MIL does not illuminate with the ignition key in the "on" position and the engine running, which is known as Key On Engine Running (KOER).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.06" name="391-3-20-.06" title="391-3-20-.06">Rule 391-3-20-.06 Testing of Exhaust Emissions by Remote Sensing Technology or Other Means</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Covered vehicles are expected to meet emission standards at all times. EPD may use remote sensing technology or other methods established by the Director to identify covered vehicles that appear to be producing exhaust emissions in excess of the applicable emission standards. EPD may notify the owner of an identified vehicle to present his or her vehicle for an emission inspection under Rules <a title="391-3-20-.04" href="391-3-20-.04">391-3-20-.04</a> and <a title="391-3-20-.05" href="391-3-20-.05">391-3-20-.05</a>. An owner so notified by EPD must present his or her vehicle for an emission inspection within thirty (30) days. Vehicles which fail such inspection shall be required to be reinspected and pass such reinspection as required by Rule <a title="391-3-20-.15" href="391-3-20-.15">391-3-20-.15</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.07" name="391-3-20-.07" title="391-3-20-.07">Rule 391-3-20-.07 Inspection Equipment System Specifications</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Analyzer Systems Approval. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.07(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> EPD shall approve Georgia Analyzer Systems which meet all specifications established in the I/M Test Manual. Station owners may select from any Georgia Analyzer System approved by EPD. Station owners may apply for a Certificate of Authorization as a regular inspection station, which may inspect any covered vehicle, or a newer-vehicle-only inspection station, which may inspect only newer vehicles.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.07(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Regular inspection station owners shall acquire a Georgia Analyzer System which meets the OBD and ASM requirements of this Chapter and the I/M Test Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.07(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Newer-vehicle-only inspection station owners shall acquire a Georgia Analyzer System which meets the OBD and 2-speed idle requirements of this Chapter and the I/M Test Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.07(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fleet inspection station owners that inspect newer and older vehicles shall acquire a Georgia Analyzer System which meets the OBD and ASM requirements of this Chapter and the I/M Test Manual. Fleet inspection station owners that inspect only newer vehicles shall acquire a Georgia Analyzer System which meets the OBD and 2-speed idle requirements of this Chapter and the I/M Test Manual.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Analyzer Systems shall contain features to prevent tampering by unauthorized personnel, in accordance with the specifications contained in the I/M Test Manual. No unauthorized person shall override or circumvent or attempt to override or circumvent said anti-tampering features.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person shall modify or install parts in a Georgia Analyzer System unless such modification or installation of parts has been approved in writing by EPD.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Station owners shall acquire all available fuel cap adapters and the most recent Fuel Cap Testing Application Chart applicable to the adapters being used for those model year vehicles that are subject to this Chapter and are authorized to be inspected at that station.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.08" name="391-3-20-.08" title="391-3-20-.08">Rule 391-3-20-.08 Quality Control and Equipment Calibration Procedures</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All Georgia Analyzer Systems shall, at a minimum, be calibrated according to the procedures and schedules specified in the I/M Test Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person shall operate a Georgia Analyzer System for the purpose of performing an emissions inspection unless the Georgia Analyzer System: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.08(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> has passed all calibrations, audits, and leak checks as required in the I/M Test Manual;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.08(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> in the case of a Georgia Analyzer System that is not a mobile Georgia Analyzer System, is connected to the dedicated data transmission line as described in <a title="391-3-20-.09" href="391-3-20-.09">391-3-20-.09</a> (2)(i); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.08(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> in the case of a Georgia Analyzer System that is a mobile Georgia Analyzer System, is connected to the dedicated data transmission line within 72 hours of any inspection performed at a fleet or car dealer location and at all times when the mobile Georgia Analyzer System is located at the inspection station location identified on the Certificate of Authorization.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any station or Georgia Analyzer System that has not performed an inspection in more than 90 days, shall not resume performing inspections until the Management Contractor has been contacted and a passing audit has been performed by the Management Contractor on the station's Georgia Analyzer System(s).</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.09" name="391-3-20-.09" title="391-3-20-.09">Rule 391-3-20-.09 Inspection Station Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Classes of stations - There shall be three classes of inspection stations: regular inspection stations, newer-vehicle-only inspection stations, and fleet inspection stations. Regular inspection stations and newer-vehicle-only inspection stations shall be public inspection stations and may inspect no more than ten (10) vehicles per year which are owned incidental to the operation of the business. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Newer-Vehicle-Only Inspection Stations <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A newer-vehicle-only inspection station is only authorized to inspect newer vehicles.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The newer-vehicle-only inspection station owner shall post the vehicle model years the inspection station is authorized to inspect on the inspection station's State Emission Inspection Station sign. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Regular Inspection Stations <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(1)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A regular inspection station is authorized to inspect any vehicle subject to the State Inspection Program.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fleet Inspection Stations <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(1)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicle owners who operate a fleet vehicle may apply for a Certificate of Authorization under this Chapter to inspect their own fleet vehicles, but must meet certain additional requirements beyond those established for public regular or newer-vehicle-only inspection stations. Fleet inspection stations are only allowed to inspect fleet vehicles that they own or operate. No inspection of public vehicles is allowed by a fleet inspection station.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(1)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fleet inspection station owners may choose to inspect only "newer vehicles" or both "newer vehicles" and "older vehicles" depending on the composition of their fleet, and shall acquire the appropriate Georgia Analyzer System(s).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Requirements for Inspection Stations <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Persons wishing to obtain or renew a Certificate of Authorization to operate one or more inspection stations shall apply to EPD in a format established by EPD. One application must be submitted for each inspection station. Each application shall include all information required by the Director to determine that the proposed inspection station will meet the requirements of the Act and this Chapter and shall identify all persons having any ownership, financial and/or operational interest in the station. Additional information that may be requested includes, but is not limited to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Explicit permission of all persons having any financial or operational interest in the station, as named in the application, authorizing the director to conduct a background check, including criminal history, on the named individuals;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Facility purchase or lease agreement(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Analyzer System purchase or lease agreement(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof of a filed bond or a copy of accepted certificate of liability insurance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Copy of approved business license or application for same showing signature(s) of the business owner(s); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other documents as deemed necessary by EPD to determine all persons having any ownership, financial and/or operational interest in the inspection station.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A station owner shall obtain all permits and licenses necessary for the establishment of each inspection station. The station shall conform to all applicable federal, state and local code requirements including, but not limited to, planning and building codes, carbon monoxide levels, ventilation, safety, and fire regulations. All permits, licenses, leases, and/or other requirements for the station shall be maintained for the duration of the Certificate of Authorization. An update shall be filed with the Management Contractor, in a format approved by EPD, no later than the next business day for any change in the information in or submitted with the application and/or any change in the permits, licenses and/or other requirements for the station.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Mobile Georgia Analyzer Systems <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> EPD may approve a station owner to operate a mobile Georgia Analyzer System only at a fleet or car dealer location for the purpose of performing emission inspections only on fleet vehicles subject to the State Inspection Program that are owned or operated by that fleet or car dealer. A public inspection station owner with an approved mobile test system shall make all invoices submitted to fleet owners and/or car dealers for emission inspections using a mobile test system available to EPD or the Management Contractor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A station owner that has been approved to operate a mobile Georgia Analyzer System at a fleet or car dealer location shall comply with all requirements for mobile inspecting as established in these rules. A station owner that has been approved to operate a mobile Georgia Analyzer System shall provide the Management Contractor and EPD, if directed to do so by EPD, with advance notice of scheduled emission inspections of fleet or car dealer locations by 2 PM of the previous business day and shall update such notice as the schedule is changed. The station owner may delete locations from the schedule of fleet or car dealer locations after 2 PM of the previous business day, but may not add fleet or car dealer locations to the schedule. EPD may approve an alternate procedure that provides equivalent quality assurance in lieu of a submitted schedule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A public inspection station owner that has received an approval to operate a mobile Georgia Analyzer System shall not perform emission inspections on public vehicles at a location other than at the public inspection station location identified on the Certificate of Authorization.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director may suspend or revoke the station's Certificate of Authorization if the station owner fails to comply with the requirements of subparagraph (2)(c)</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Public inspection station owners shall provide an area adequate to allow four (4) vehicles per inspection lane to wait for an emissions inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A public inspection station owner shall display a sign approved by EPD that indicates that the facility is a State Emission Inspection Station and that shows the fee charged for performing the emission inspection. The station owner shall erect the sign in a location visible to the motoring public. All sign locations must meet State and local code requirements. Signs that are illegible, damaged or contain unapproved modifications shall be replaced with an approved sign.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Lanes at each inspection station must be of adequate length, width, and height to accommodate all normal-sized vehicles which are presented for inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A station owner shall provide adequate protection for the Georgia Analyzer System to allow it to operate within specifications in all weather conditions. Any component of the Georgia Analyzer System, which could affect the emission inspection results, shall not be subjected to temperatures outside the manufacturer's specifications. The air intakes on the ASM Georgia Analyzer System and the vehicle being inspected shall at all times during the inspection be exposed to the same ambient temperature, pressure and humidity conditions. The station owner shall maintain all Georgia Analyzer Systems in fully operational condition.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A public inspection station owner shall provide to its customers: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(h)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a public waiting area, which will allow the motorist to observe the emissions inspection of his or her vehicle;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(h)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a response to inquiries and complaints in person and over the telephone during business hours;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(h)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> EPD public information materials: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(h)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The current Repair Watch Public Report provided by EPD or the Management Contractor on repair facilities that have a documented history of emission related repairs on vehicles which have failed the emission inspection; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(h)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The program provided Motorist Rights Poster.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(h)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The station owner shall maintain such item(s) in legible condition and either posted or made available for motorists' uninhibited viewing.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A station owner shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> be responsible for all emission inspections conducted at the inspection station(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> be responsible for providing adequate oversight to ensure the station and station personnel comply with the requirements of the Act, this Chapter, and the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> obtain a secure static internet connection for each Georgia Analyzer System at the station to tie into the VID; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The secure static internet connection shall be maintained in working order to provide a connection(s) to the VID.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> transmit all vehicle inspection data and quality assurance data that is collected to the VID;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> ensure that the Georgia Analyzer System is connected to the secure static internet connection at all times, except in the case of a mobile or mobile capable Georgia Analyzer System operating offsite at a fleet or car dealer location which shall be connected to the data transmission line within 72 hours of any emission inspection; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Mobile capable Georgia Analyzer Systems shall have the Georgia Analyzer System connected at all times to a secure static internet connection while being used as a non-mobile Georgia Analyzer System. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> collect, store and submit to the Management Contractor all repair information forms for each reinspection performed at the inspection station;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> obtain and maintain in legible condition an EPD-approved "Traction Control Chart" at each Georgia Analyzer System capable of performing the ASM test;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> obtain and maintain in legible condition an EPD-approved "OBD DLC Location Chart" at each Georgia Analyzer System capable of performing OBD system checks; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> obtain and maintain at all times in legible condition a current copy of the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual, at each Georgia Analyzer System; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(i)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> obtain and maintain in good working order a portable external cooling fan to be used for the vehicle's radiator when inspectors conduct the ASM test. The cooling fan shall produce at least 3,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) measured at no less than one (1) foot from the fan blade or fan cage/grill.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The station owner shall pay a per-paid-inspection program administration fee. This fee will be collected through the sale of E-Certs or other method determined by the Director. This fee will cover the cost to administer the program, including: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(j)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the services of the Management Contractor,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(j)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the cost of EPD administration,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(j)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the cost to affected county tax offices of monitoring vehicle registrations, and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(j)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> any other costs allowed by the Act.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Liability Insurance <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(k)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Inspection station owners, except fleet inspection station owners, conducting inspections only on newer vehicles as defined in this Chapter shall provide proof of $100,000 bond or liability insurance for the period of the Certificate of Authorization.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(k)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Inspection station owners, except fleet inspection station owners, conducting inspections at all vehicles welcome stations as defined in this Chapter shall provide proof of a bond or garage owner's liability insurance, with a garage keeper's endorsement, or equivalent liability coverage in the form and amount satisfactory to the Director to ensure compensation for any damage to a vehicle during an inspection or adjustment caused by the negligence of the station or station personnel, for the period of the Certificate of Authorization.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(k)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Inspection station owners shall notify the Management Contractor no later than the next business day upon termination of or any change in insurance coverage.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hours of Operation <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(l)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Public inspection station owners shall post the inspection station hours of operation, including hours regularly closed for meals if applicable, on the inspection station's State Emissions Inspection Station sign. Inspection station owners shall provide emissions inspections at all times during the posted hours. Public inspection station owners may provide inspections by appointment only but shall notify the Management Contractor and indicate such on the station's State Emissions Inspection Station sign.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(l)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The station owner shall post a "Closed" sign over the station's State Emissions Inspection Station sign when the inspection station is closed and unstaffed during posted hours.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A public inspection station owner shall display the Certificate of Authorization issued to the inspection station pursuant to this Chapter at said inspection station in a convenient location visible to the public.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Whenever an inspector ceases employment with an inspection station, either through resignation, termination, or by other means, the station owner shall notify the Management Contractor, in a format approved by EPD, within three (3) business days of the inspector ceasing employment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No station owner, facility owner, station personnel, or facility personnel shall interfere with EPD or the Management Contractor when they are conducting an audit of the inspection station or Georgia Analyzer System(s), or when they are conducting an investigation of the emission inspection activities at a station or at any facility claiming or appearing to be an emission inspection station.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> During an audit of the inspection station or Georgia Analyzer System(s) by EPD or the Management Contractor, or during an investigation of the emission inspection activities at a station, the station owner shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(p)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> provide prompt access to the premises, at reasonable times, where inspections are performed and to the Georgia Analyzer System(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(p)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> provide prompt access to all station related documents and materials necessary to complete the audit or investigation; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(p)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> provide prompt assistance in operating and calibrating the Georgia Analyzer System(s) as necessary to facilitate the audit or investigation, or sign a release of liability that allows EPD or the Management Contractor to operate and calibrate the Georgia Analyzer System(s) during the audit or investigation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(2)(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The station owner shall maintain a current mailing address, telephone number and other contact information (e.g., an e-mail address) on file with EPD so that EPD may communicate with the owner on all matters regarding the station, including compliance and enforcement issues. The station owner may designate, in the station application or a written update thereto, another person to receive such communication from EPD. In that case, the station owner shall also provide that person's contact information, will be presumed to have received all communications from EPD to the person he or she has designated, and remains responsible for compliance with the requirements of the Act, this Chapter, the I/M Test Manual, and the Emissions Inspector Certification Training Program Manual.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Additional Requirements for Fleet Inspection Stations. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The administrative fee charged to fleet inspection stations shall be at least as much as the fee charged to public inspection stations. This fee may be increased to cover any additional cost of increased monitoring requirements for fleet inspection stations.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Quality Assurance for Fleet Vehicles. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> EPD or the Management Contractor may require fleet inspection stations and mobile inspection stations while on-site to re-inspect randomly selected fleet or car dealer vehicles to verify that emissions inspections are being performed properly.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.09(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> EPD may require fleet inspection stations and mobile inspection stations to install a video camera surveillance system on the Georgia Analyzer System to record all emissions inspections.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.10" name="391-3-20-.10" title="391-3-20-.10">Rule 391-3-20-.10 Certificates of Authorization</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director shall issue a Certificate of Authorization to the station owner if the station owner has demonstrated to EPD that the inspection station for which the application has been submitted meets all requirements of the Act, this Chapter and the I/M Test Manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Certificate of Authorization shall allow the station owner to operate an inspection station as described in its application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director may suspend or revoke a Certificate of Authorization as authorized by the Act.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.10(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unless suspended, revoked, or the station is closed-out, the Certificate of Authorization shall be valid for two years. A station owner may apply for renewal of the Certificate by submitting a complete application at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the existing Certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.10(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon the sale of an inspection station, or the discontinuation of emission inspections, the station owner named on the Certificate of Authorization shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.10(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> provide not less than five (5) days notice to the Management Contractor prior to the change in ownership or the discontinuation of emissions inspections;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.10(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> maintain the dedicated data transmission line(s) to the VID and electrical power to the Georgia Analyzer System until such time as the Management Contractor performs a close-out audit; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.10(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> make arrangements to provide a free reinspection to motorists which are eligible for a free reinspection under this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.10(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Certificate of Authorization is only valid for the owner and location for which it is issued. A Certificate of Authorization shall not be assigned, transferred, or used by any other person, business or entity, other than as shown on the Certificate of Authorization. A Certificate of Authorization shall not be assigned, transferred, or used at any location other than the location shown on the Certificate of Authorization. Upon a change in ownership of an inspection station, the new owner(s) must apply for and receive a new Certificate of Authorization prior to operating the station.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.10(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director may deny issuance or renewal of a Certificate of Authorization for cause including, but not limited to the compliance history of the inspection station, its inspectors, its employees and all persons having any ownership, financial and/or operational interest in the station.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.11" name="391-3-20-.11" title="391-3-20-.11">Rule 391-3-20-.11 Inspector Qualifications and Certification</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person shall perform an emission inspection, or any part of an emission inspection, or issue a Certificate of Emission Inspection, unless he or she: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> has submitted an Inspector Certification Application to EPD in a format established by EPD. The application shall include all information required by the Director to determine that the applicant meets the requirements of the Act and this Chapter. An update shall be filed with the Management Contractor, in a format approved by EPD, no later than the next business day for any change in the information in or submitted with the application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> has obtained the age of 18 prior to attending the inspector training class;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> has completed the appropriate EPD-approved training program for the type of inspection he or she will be performing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> has obtained training on the proper operation of inspection equipment from the manufacturer of the Georgia Analyzer System that will be used to perform the emission inspections;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> has passed a written and hands-on test of proficiency, and,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> holds a valid Certificate as a certified emission inspector issued by the Director.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The EPD-approved training program will include information on: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> air pollution, its causes and effects;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the purpose and functions of the State Inspection Program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> inspection regulations and procedures, including technical details and the rationale for their design;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> emission control devices, their functions, configuration, identification and inspection;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Analyzer System operation, calibration and maintenance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> quality control procedures and their purpose;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> public relations; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> safety and health issues related to inspections.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Inspectors must demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in proper inspection procedures. Inspectors must pass (with 80% correct answers) a written test on all aspects of the training. Inspectors must also pass a hands-on test by demonstrating that they can perform all parts of the inspection correctly.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director shall issue a Certificate and one Inspector picture ID card to inspectors who satisfactorily complete the EPD-approved training program and pass the written and hands-on tests. Certificates may be suspended or revoked at any time, after notice and offer of a hearing, for failure to conduct inspections properly or to otherwise comply with the Act or this Chapter. The Certificate shall authorize the inspector to inspect newer vehicles only, or shall authorize the inspector to inspect all vehicles. Inspectors who have been issued a Certificate to perform emission inspections on newer vehicles only shall not perform an emission inspection on older vehicles.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unless suspended, revoked or voluntarily surrendered, a Certificate issued by the Director is valid for two years. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An inspector may apply for renewal of the Certificate by submitting a complete application at least 30 calendar days prior to the expiration of his or her existing Certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director shall renew the Certificate upon the inspector successfully completing an EPD approved retraining program and passing the written test.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No inspector shall perform an emissions inspection unless he or she is wearing his or her EPD-issued Inspector picture ID card in a clearly visible location on his or her front upper body area. Replacement of a lost, missing, damaged or illegible ID card is the responsibility of the inspector at a cost of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) paid to the Management Contractor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No inspector shall hold, or attempt to fraudulently obtain two (2) or more valid Certificates. However, an inspector may apply for a Certificate to inspect all vehicles while holding a Certificate to inspect newer vehicles only.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Whenever an inspector, after applying for and receiving a Certificate, moves from the address listed in his or her application, the inspector shall notify the Management Contractor of his or her change of address no later than the next business day. The address in the application or as updated by the inspector shall serve as the address for any and all notice required by law.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person shall use a certified emission inspector's personal access code to perform any part of an emission inspection. No certified emission inspector shall use the personal access code of another certified emission inspector to perform any part of an emission inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An inspector shall not divulge or authorize the use of his or her personal access code by any other person(s). An inspector shall be held responsible for all inspections performed by any person using his or her personal access code.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Before an inspector may perform emissions inspections at a station, the Management Contractor must allow the inspector access to the test system(s) at the station. Inspectors must notify the Management Contractor at least three (3) business days before they begin employment at a given station, and no later than the next business day when they cease employment at a station.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.11(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director may deny issuance or renewal of a Certificate for cause, including, but not limited to, the inspector's compliance history.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.12" name="391-3-20-.12" title="391-3-20-.12">Rule 391-3-20-.12 Schedules for Emission Tests</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.12(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The inspection term shall be annual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.12(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All covered vehicles must have a current passing Certificate of Emission Inspection, time extension, or waiver to obtain a vehicle registration each year. A passing Certificate of Emission Inspection, time extension, or waiver shall be valid for no more than twelve (12) months and shall be used for no more than one registration renewal by the same owner, except as provided herein.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.12(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicles not subject to <a title="391-3-20-.18" href="391-3-20-.18">391-3-20-.18</a>, which are purchased or obtained by a resident of a covered county, must receive a passing Certificate of Emission Inspection, time extension, or waiver prior to being registered in a covered county. This inspection shall be performed within thirty (30) days of purchasing or obtaining the vehicle. Persons newly establishing residence in a covered county must receive a passing Certificate of Emission Inspection, time extension, or waiver for their covered vehicle(s) within thirty (30) days of establishing residence in the covered county.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.12(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For vehicles which are inspected under paragraph (3), if the vehicle's next registration renewal date is less than 12 months after the date of the passing Certificate of Emission Inspection, time extension, or waiver, that Certificate, time extension, or waiver shall be valid for the current registration and for the next registration renewal by the same owner.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.13" name="391-3-20-.13" title="391-3-20-.13">Rule 391-3-20-.13 Certificate of Emissions Inspection</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Inspectors shall provide the motorist or owner of a vehicle which has received an emission inspection a Certificate of Emission Inspection. The Certificate shall be in a form approved by EPD and printed by the Georgia Analyzer System such that the information on the Certificate is sharp, clear, legible, and suitable for copying. The Certificate shall include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the Vehicle Identification Number;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the license plate number and state;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the vehicle make and model year;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the inspection date and time;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the inspection type (initial, after-repairs reinspection);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the inspection fee;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> vehicle odometer reading;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> fuel type;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the inspection results for the exhaust emission test with engine RPM or on board diagnostic check, fuel cap test, and tampering inspection;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the applicable standards;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the pass or fail status for each test, and for the complete emission inspection;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the vehicle engine size and number of cylinders;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the inspection station's name, physical address, public access telephone number, and Certificate of Authorization number;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificate of Emission Inspection number:</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the inspector's Certificate number, name, and signature; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(1)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> any other information required by EPD.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the case of a vehicle that fails the emission inspection, in addition to the failing Certificate of Emission Inspection, the inspector shall provide to the vehicle owner: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> information on the possible availability of warranty emission system repairs and information provided by EPD or the Management Contractor on repairs which may be useful in repairing failed vehicles. Subject to the availability of this information supplied by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and revised test system software, EPD may modify or waive this requirement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a repair information form. This form, provided by EPD, the Management Contractor or the Georgia Analyzer System shall include a checklist of common repairs and spaces for the repair technician to insert: his or her name; the business name, address, and telephone number; and the cost of repairs; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the current Repair Watch Public Report provided by EPD or the Management Contractor on repair facilities that have a documented history of emission related repairs on vehicles which have failed the emission inspection.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.13(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Station owners shall purchase E-Certs from EPD or the Management Contractor at a price established by this Chapter. The method for fee collection and E-Cert distribution shall be as established by EPD.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.14" name="391-3-20-.14" title="391-3-20-.14">Rule 391-3-20-.14 Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.15" name="391-3-20-.15" title="391-3-20-.15">Rule 391-3-20-.15 Repairs and Retests</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.15(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Owners of vehicles which fail any portion of the emission inspection shall have necessary maintenance and repairs performed. Vehicles which are brought to an inspection station operated by the same owner as the station which performed the original inspection within 30 days of an inspection failure, will be given one reinspection at no additional charge. If any additional reinspections are required to pass the inspection requirement, another inspection fee shall be charged. This fee will cover one reinspection and, if required, one additional reinspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.15(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Owners of vehicles presented for reinspection shall present a completed repair information form. No reinspection, whether paid or unpaid, shall be performed unless the repair information form has been completed and submitted to the inspection station. The repair information form should be completed by the repair facility which repaired the vehicle or by the vehicle owner. The information from the form shall be entered into the VID by the inspector performing the reinspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.15(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repairs by the owner or other persons who are not recognized repair technicians are permitted; however, the cost of such repairs, except repairs to primary emission control components, shall not be counted toward a waiver for any 1980 or newer model year vehicle.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.15(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as noted, reinspections shall consist only of the failed portions of the previous inspection, i.e., exhaust, fuel cap, tampering, OBD, provided the previous inspection results are retrieved electronically by the Georgia Analyzer System. For an exhaust emission reinspection, the vehicle must pass the inspection for all required pollutants (HC, CO, NO<SUB>x</SUB>). For an OBD system reinspection, the vehicle must pass the complete OBD system check.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.15(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicles which pass the reinspection will receive a passing Certificate of Emission Inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.15(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A station owner that is not the owner of the inspection station which performed the previous initial inspection or paid after-repairs reinspection may perform a free after-repairs reinspection provided the free after-repairs reinspection is performed within 30 days of the previous inspection, and the previous inspection was a paid inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.15(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When the inspector is presented with a vehicle for a reinspection, the inspector shall verify that the vehicle being submitted for the reinspection matches the vehicle specified on the previous failing Certificate of Emission Inspection and on the repair information form.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.15(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No station owner or inspector shall charge the motorist or vehicle owner for an after-repairs reinspection, unless a new E-Cert is used and a new Certificate of Emission Inspection is issued containing a new number. The number of any previously issued Certificate of Emission Inspection shall be used only for a reinspection that is free of charge to the motorist or vehicle owner and only in accordance with the requirements of this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.16" name="391-3-20-.16" title="391-3-20-.16">Rule 391-3-20-.16 Extensions, Reciprocal Inspections</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.16(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Owners of vehicles which are temporarily stationed in a location which is outside the covered counties, and which cannot obtain a reciprocal inspection by another State's emission inspection program, or be easily brought to the covered counties for inspection may request an extension of time to comply. Each request for an extension shall include current proof that the vehicle and owner are stationed outside the covered counties, e.g., military orders, school registration or other documentation acceptable to EPD. Extensions may be granted for up to one year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.16(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicles stationed outside the covered counties may comply with the inspection requirement by passing a reciprocal emission inspection from an inspection program approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.16(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Extensions may be granted by EPD, the Management Contractor or an authorized agent of EPD.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.16(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Extensions are valid for no more than one inspection term and shall be used for no more than one registration renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.17" name="391-3-20-.17" title="391-3-20-.17">Rule 391-3-20-.17 Waivers</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicles which fail a reinspection despite expenditures over a set dollar amount on appropriate repairs and which have met certain other criteria may be granted a waiver from complying with the inspection requirements for that registration period. Expenditures must be reasonable costs as determined by the Director.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to obtain a waiver the following criteria must have been met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repair Costs: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An expenditure of at least $450 must have been made on qualifying repairs after the vehicle fails the initial inspection. The $450 level will be adjusted each year to reflect the change in the Consumer Price Index after 1989. A new level is effective at the start of each inspection term and will be determined by EPD in accordance with the requirements of 12-9-48(d)(2) of the Georgia Motor Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance Act. For vehicles which otherwise qualify for waivers based on a prior calendar inspection term, the waiver limit shall be that prior year's level of qualifying repairs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No cost for labor performed by a vehicle owner in the repair of his or her own vehicle shall be applied toward the repair waiver amount, except that a fleet owner may apply the actual cost of labor and parts, excluding any and all overhead costs, toward the waiver amount.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Receipts for these expenditures shall be submitted by the vehicle owner. Vehicle owners shall present the vehicle for which the waiver is requested to an authorized waiver inspection facility for verification of waiver eligibility. This verification shall include an inspection of the vehicle to confirm that reported repairs have been performed and to assess possible reasons for the vehicle's failure to meet the emission inspection requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Receipts for parts and labor expenditures being considered for a repair waiver shall be submitted on preprinted repair forms from a licensed business that performs emissions repairs to qualify. Repair forms shall adequately describe the vehicle by indicating, at a minimum, the VIN of the vehicle and shall also indicate date of service. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vehicles must have qualifying repair receipts that are dated not more than 30 days prior to the initial failing inspection for the current registration cycle;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repair receipts shall only be used to obtain a single waiver.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Qualifying repairs do not include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> repair or replacement of tampered emissions control equipment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> repairs performed by persons other than a recognized repair technician, except for repairs to primary emissions control components;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> repairs that are unrelated to emissions performance or are inappropriate for the type of test failure.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Motorists must utilize emission performance warranty coverage. If the vehicle is within the age and mileage limitations of the federal Clean Air Act warranty provisions contained in Section 207(b), the owner must present a written denial of warranty coverage from the manufacturer or authorized dealer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repairs shall have produced a reduction in emission of pollutants which failed during the previous initial inspection. Reinspection exhaust emission levels for pollutants which originally passed shall not exceed the relevant standards.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Waivers shall be issued by EPD, the Management Contractor or an authorized agent of EPD. Before issuing a waiver, the issuer shall verify that receipts for qualifying repairs equaling or exceeding the established waiver amount have been submitted and that the vehicle is otherwise qualified to receive a waiver.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.17(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Waivers are valid for no more than twelve (12) months and shall be used for no more than one registration.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.18" name="391-3-20-.18" title="391-3-20-.18">Rule 391-3-20-.18 Sale of Vehicles</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.18(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person shall sell any responsible motor vehicle, as defined by the Act, intended for highway use without a currently valid passing Certificate of Emission Inspection, as required under this Chapter, if the purchaser is required to register the vehicle in any covered county. Any person violating this Rule shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of $100 for a first offense, $500 for a second offense and $1000 for each subsequent offense. In the alternative, any person violating this Rule shall be liable for a civil penalty of up to $5000.00 per day.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.18(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A current valid passing Certificate of Emission Inspection is not required for any motor vehicle that might otherwise be subject to a pre-sale emission inspection, but is sold for salvage or for parts rather than for use as a motor vehicle on the streets and highways, provided that said vehicle is not in fact operated on the streets and highways, but is towed or hauled by some other vehicle. The purpose for which the vehicle is sold shall be indicated by the seller on the bill of sale.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.19" name="391-3-20-.19" title="391-3-20-.19">Rule 391-3-20-.19 Management Contractor</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.19(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director, on behalf of the Board of Natural Resources, may contract with any person, corporation or entity as necessary to implement and adequately enforce and ensure compliance with the State Inspection Program. The Department may contract for the design and operation of a centralized data system and other functions as determined by the Director.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.19(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Management Contractor will be responsible for designing and maintaining an inspection database that will include all vehicles subject to inspection in the covered counties. This database will include all inspection-related information required by the Act and this Chapter or by the management contract. Access to the information in this database shall be made available to EPD for oversight, data analysis and other purposes, and to the Georgia Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division or its successor agency for the purpose of determining compliance with the inspection requirement for vehicles which are to be registered. Data in this database may not be used for any other purpose unless specifically authorized by the Director.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.19(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Management Contractor, and its employees, shall not be engaged in, or have any financial interest in, the repair of motor vehicles, or in the operation of any emission inspection station. Financial interest in the repair of vehicles shall include the ownership or operation of repair facilities or the sale of motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.20" name="391-3-20-.20" title="391-3-20-.20">Rule 391-3-20-.20 Referee Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.20(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Should a vehicle owner question the emission inspection procedures, Georgia Analyzer System accuracy or validity of the inspection results, the owner may request that a referee inspection be performed on the vehicle, provided no repairs have been made on the vehicle since the inspection in question. The owner must request the referee inspection within fifteen (15) business days of the inspection in question.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.20(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Referee inspections shall be observed by EPD or the Management Contractor at a mutually agreed upon time at the inspection station where the inspection in question was performed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.20(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to any referee inspection, EPD or the Management Contractor will review all calibration records to ensure that the Georgia Analyzer System at the applicable station are meeting the appropriate specifications. EPD or the Management Contractor will then observe the referee inspection performed by station personnel to ensure that it is properly performed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.20(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the vehicle passes the referee test, the vehicle will be given a passing Certificate of Emission Inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.20(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> EPD may request that a referee inspection be performed on a vehicle at any reasonable time.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.21" name="391-3-20-.21" title="391-3-20-.21">Rule 391-3-20-.21 Inspection Fees</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.21(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The emission inspection fee shall be due from the motorist or vehicle owner when the vehicle starts the inspection process. Vehicles which are rejected prior to the start of the inspection process for being unsafe to inspect shall not be charged a fee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.21(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The emission inspection fee paid by the motorist or vehicle owner to the inspection station owner shall consist of the program administration fee plus a fee for performing the inspection. The emission inspection fee shall be established by the inspection station owner but shall be no less than $10.00 and no more than $25.00. The fee will cover an initial inspection, plus one free reinspection. Another reinspection fee will be charged for subsequent re-inspections; this fee will cover one reinspection and, if required, one additional reinspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.21(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program Administration Fees. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.21(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each inspection station owner shall remit to the Director a program administration fee of four dollars and two cents ($4.02) for each E-Cert purchased.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.21(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each owner of a fleet inspection station where EPD has required the installation and operation of a video camera surveillance system, shall remit to the Director a program administration fee of five dollars and two cents ($5.02) for each E-Cert purchased.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.22" name="391-3-20-.22" title="391-3-20-.22">Rule 391-3-20-.22 Enforcement</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.22(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The administration and enforcement of this Chapter shall be as prescribed in the Act and in compliance with the minimum applicable requirements as prescribed by the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act (O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-1&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-13-1</a>, <I>et seq.</I>, as amended).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.22(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Suspensions and Revocations. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.22(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Whenever a Certificate of Authorization has been suspended and that Certificate expires during the suspension period, the inspection station owner may not obtain a Certificate of Authorization until the term of the suspension has expired. Whenever a Certificate of Authorization has been revoked or surrendered as a result of enforcement action, the inspection station owner may not apply for a new Certificate of Authorization for a minimum of two years from the date of the revocation or surrender.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.22(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Whenever an inspector's Certificate has been suspended and that Certificate expires during the suspension period, the inspector may not obtain a Certificate until the term of the suspension has expired. Whenever an inspector's Certificate has been revoked or surrendered as a result of enforcement action, the inspector shall surrender his or her Inspector picture ID card and may not apply for a new Certificate for a minimum of two years from the date of the revocation or surrender.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-20-.22(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any inspection station whose Certificate of Authorization has been revoked or surrendered as a result of enforcement action will not be eligible for listing in the RepairWatch Public Report.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.23" name="391-3-20-.23" title="391-3-20-.23">Rule 391-3-20-.23 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.24" name="391-3-20-.24" title="391-3-20-.24">Rule 391-3-20-.24 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.25" name="391-3-20-.25" title="391-3-20-.25">Rule 391-3-20-.25 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.26" name="391-3-20-.26" title="391-3-20-.26">Rule 391-3-20-.26 Repealed</a></h2> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.01" name="391-3-20-.01" title="391-3-20-.01">Rule 391-3-20-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.02" name="391-3-20-.02" title="391-3-20-.02">Rule 391-3-20-.02 Covered Counties</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.03" name="391-3-20-.03" title="391-3-20-.03">Rule 391-3-20-.03 Covered Vehicles; Exemptions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.04" name="391-3-20-.04" title="391-3-20-.04">Rule 391-3-20-.04 Emission Inspection Procedures</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.05" name="391-3-20-.05" title="391-3-20-.05">Rule 391-3-20-.05 Emission Standards</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.06" name="391-3-20-.06" title="391-3-20-.06">Rule 391-3-20-.06 Testing of Exhaust Emissions by Remote Sensing Technology or Other Means</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.07" name="391-3-20-.07" title="391-3-20-.07">Rule 391-3-20-.07 Inspection Equipment System Specifications</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.08" name="391-3-20-.08" title="391-3-20-.08">Rule 391-3-20-.08 Quality Control and Equipment Calibration Procedures</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.09" name="391-3-20-.09" title="391-3-20-.09">Rule 391-3-20-.09 Inspection Station Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.10" name="391-3-20-.10" title="391-3-20-.10">Rule 391-3-20-.10 Certificates of Authorization</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.11" name="391-3-20-.11" title="391-3-20-.11">Rule 391-3-20-.11 Inspector Qualifications and Certification</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.12" name="391-3-20-.12" title="391-3-20-.12">Rule 391-3-20-.12 Schedules for Emission Tests</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.13" name="391-3-20-.13" title="391-3-20-.13">Rule 391-3-20-.13 Certificate of Emissions Inspection</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.14" name="391-3-20-.14" title="391-3-20-.14">Rule 391-3-20-.14 Reserved</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.15" name="391-3-20-.15" title="391-3-20-.15">Rule 391-3-20-.15 Repairs and Retests</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.16" name="391-3-20-.16" title="391-3-20-.16">Rule 391-3-20-.16 Extensions, Reciprocal Inspections</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.17" name="391-3-20-.17" title="391-3-20-.17">Rule 391-3-20-.17 Waivers</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.18" name="391-3-20-.18" title="391-3-20-.18">Rule 391-3-20-.18 Sale of Vehicles</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.19" name="391-3-20-.19" title="391-3-20-.19">Rule 391-3-20-.19 Management Contractor</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.20" name="391-3-20-.20" title="391-3-20-.20">Rule 391-3-20-.20 Referee Program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.21" name="391-3-20-.21" title="391-3-20-.21">Rule 391-3-20-.21 Inspection Fees</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.22" name="391-3-20-.22" title="391-3-20-.22">Rule 391-3-20-.22 Enforcement</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.23" name="391-3-20-.23" title="391-3-20-.23">Rule 391-3-20-.23 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.24" name="391-3-20-.24" title="391-3-20-.24">Rule 391-3-20-.24 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.25" name="391-3-20-.25" title="391-3-20-.25">Rule 391-3-20-.25 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-20-.26" name="391-3-20-.26" title="391-3-20-.26">Rule 391-3-20-.26 Repealed</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 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