Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 34 “Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance Program”


250-RICR-120-05-34 ACTIVE RULE

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Title 250 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 120 Air Resources
Subchapter 05 Air Pollution Control
Part 34 Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 34 “Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance Program”
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 01/05/2009 to 12/31/2018

Regulation Authority :

Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Rhode Island General Law 31−47.1 and EPA 40 CFR part 51

Purpose and Reason :

The proposed regulations will align the testing standards for the Rhode Island vehicle inspection program with the EPA standards for on-board diagnostics (OBD) inspections for model year (MY) 2001 and newer vehicles. Additionally, the regulations are being modified to also require that the vehicle's malfunction indicator light functionality be checked visually as well as electronically through the OBD computer, as required in the EPA standards. Additional modifications are also proposed that are for administrative and clarification purposes only.

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