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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-1927



Proposed Revision to the State Implementation Plan for the Enhanced Vehicle Emissions Inspection/Maintenance Program

[31 Pa.B. 6002]

   The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is seeking comments on a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Enhanced Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program to demonstrate the need for an extension to January 1, 2003, to include onboard diagnostics (OBD) testing in its program.

   States must demonstrate to the United States Environmental Protection Agency that an extension is necessary to allow for successful implementation of OBD testing. This SIP revision describes the legal, technical, regulatory and operational constraints which has led the Commonwealth to seek an extension.

   The Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation will hold three public hearings as follows:

Tuesday, November 27, 2001
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Department of Environmental Protection
Southwest Regional Office
Waterfront Room A
400 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA

Wednesday, November 28, 2001
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Department of Transportation
Riverfront Office Center
Transportation University Room 411
1101 South Front Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA

Thursday, November 29, 2001
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Pennsylvania Emissions Team
414 Commerce Drive
Suite 175
Fort Washington, PA

   The proposed SIP revision is available on the I/M program website at or from the following contact.

   Persons wishing to present testimony at the hearings should contact Cindy Cashman, PennDOT Vehicle Inspection Division, Riverfront Office Center 3rd Floor, 1101 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104, phone (717) 783-5841 to preregister to present testimony. Persons who do not preregister to testify will be permitted to testify after the testimony of preregistered witnesses. Each witness should limit oral testimony to 10 minutes and submit three written copies of the testimony at the hearing if possible. Any organization or association wishing to present testimony should designate one witness to present testimony on its behalf.

   Written comments should be sent to Cindy Cashman, Vehicle Inspection Division, 3rd Floor, Riverfront Office Center, 1101 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104 or to no later than close of business on November 30, 2001.

   Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearings and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceeding, should contact Cindy Cashman at the previous address or telephone number, or for TDD users, the AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984, to discuss how the Department of Transportation can best accommodate their needs. When using the AT&T Relay Service number, the caller must also indicate that the caller desires to contact Cindy Cashman.



[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-1927. Filed for public inspection October 26, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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