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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-1219


Specifications for Visual-Inspection/Maintenance Check Equipment

[33 Pa.B. 2948]

   To integrate the Visual-Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) check into the I/M program, the Department of Transportation (Department), Bureau of Motor Vehicles, under 75 Pa.C.S. §§ 4351, 4701, 4706, 4707 and 4721, intends to amend 67 Pa. Code (relating to transportation) to provide equipment specifications to be used for visual testing in this Commonwealth's enhanced vehicle emissions inspection program.

   Final technical specifications for any qualifying party that wishes to provide ''stand alone'' visual testing equipment for use in this Commonwealth's visual testing program have been developed and are available from the Department.

   All visual-I/M check equipment must be certified by the Department to be in compliance with these specifications. Manufacturers should submit a written request for certification to the Department by September 2, 2003. Manufacturers must supply the Department (or make available to the Department) the equipment with the PAS software loaded, any user documentation for certification and any other information necessary for certification requested by the Department. Manufacturers may not deliver/upgrade any equipment to any certified emissions test stations without written confirmation of certification from the Department.

   Questions concerning the specifications should be directed to Peter Gertz, Vehicle Inspection Divisions, 3rd Floor, Riverfront Office Center, 1101 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-1219. Filed for public inspection June 20, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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