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RULE §23.56 Waiver for Low Volume Emissions Inspection Stations

Published: 2015

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(a) This waiver allows a public inspection station
to perform limited state required vehicle emissions testing on 1996
and newer model year vehicles using department approved onboard diagnostic
(OBDII) testing equipment. Government and fleet inspection stations
do not require this waiver. The low volume waiver is not available
to vehicle inspection stations in Travis, Williamson, or El Paso counties.

(b) Limitations of low volume waiver.
  (1) This low volume waiver does not authorize a vehicle
inspection station to conduct an emissions inspection on a vehicle
which is model year 1995 or older.
  (2) Each month, the vehicle inspection station is allocated
150 emission tests. After the monthly test allocation of the vehicle
inspection station has been used, no more inspections will be allowed
until the next month. In the event that the station performs less
than 150 emission tests, the remaining number will carry over to the
next month. The annual waiver limit number will be automatically reset
each January with no carry over from the previous year.
(c) Applications for low volume waiver must be submitted
in a manner prescribed by the department.

Source Note: The provisions of this §23.56 adopted to be effective March 13, 2013, 38 TexReg 1701; amended to be effective March 1, 2015, 40 TexReg 261