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PDFWAC 173-422-020


Unless a different meaning is clearly indicated by context, the following definitions will apply:
(1) "Appropriate repair" means the diagnosis of the cause(s) of an emission test failure and/or the repair of one or more of these causes. An appropriate repair should reduce at least one emission test reading or diagnose and/or repair an emission problem identified by the on-board diagnostic (OBD) system.
(2) "Certificate of acceptance" means an official form, issued by someone authorized by the department, which certifies that the following conditions have been met:
(a) The vehicle failed an emission inspection; and
(b) The vehicle failed a reinspection; and
(c) All primary emission control components installed by the vehicle manufacturer, or its appropriate replacement, are installed and operative; and
(d) The recipient has provided original receipts listing and providing the cost of each appropriate repair performed by an authorized emission specialist between the initial and last inspection; and
(e) The total cost of the appropriate repairs must equal or exceed:
Pre-1981 vehicles
1981 and newer
(3) "Certificate of compliance" means an official form, issued by someone authorized by the department, which certifies that the recipient's vehicle on inspection complied with applicable emission inspection standards.
(4) "Authorized emission specialist" means an individual who has been issued a certificate of instruction by the department as authorized in RCW 70.120.020 (2)(a) and has maintained the certification by meeting requirements of WAC 173-422-190(2).
(5) "Dealer" means a motor vehicle dealer, as defined in chapter 46.70 RCW as amended, that is licensed pursuant to chapter 46.70 RCW.
(6) "Department" means the department of ecology.
(7) "Emission contributing area" means a land area within whose boundaries are registered motor vehicles that contribute significantly to the violation of motor vehicle related air quality standards in a noncompliance area.
(8) "Fleet" means a group of fifteen or more motor vehicles owned or leased concurrently by one owner assigned a fleet identifier code by the department of licensing.
(9) "Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)" means the manufacturer stated gross vehicle weight rating.
(10) "Motor vehicle" means any self-propelled vehicle required to be licensed pursuant to chapter 46.16 RCW.
(11) "Noncompliance area" means a land area within whose boundaries any air quality standard for any air contaminant from the emissions of motor vehicles will probably be exceeded.
(12) "PPM" means parts per million by volume.
(13) "Primary emission control components" means the components of the vehicle installed by the manufacturer for the purpose of reducing emissions or its replacement or modification which is acceptable to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. These components are, but are not limited to, the catalytic converter or thermal reactor, the air injection system components, the thermostatic air cleaner, the exhaust gas recirculation system components, the evaporative emission system components including the gas cap, the positive crankcase ventilation system components and the electronic control unit components that control the air/fuel mixture and/or ignition timing including all related sensors.
The primary emission control components of a vehicle with a different engine than the engine originally installed shall be an Environmental Protection Agency certified engine/emission control combination for that vehicle or its newer model.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.120.120. WSR 02-12-072 (Order 02-04), § 173-422-020, filed 6/3/02, effective 7/4/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.120 RCW. WSR 95-06-068 (Order 93-35), § 173-422-020, filed 2/28/95, effective 3/31/95; WSR 94-05-039 (Order 93-10), § 173-422-020, filed 2/8/94, effective 3/11/94; WSR 93-10-062 (Order 91-46), § 173-422-020, filed 5/3/93, effective 6/3/93; WSR 90-06-062, § 173-422-020, filed 3/6/90, effective 4/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.120.120, 43.21A.080, 70.94.331 and 70.94.141(1). WSR 83-23-115 (Order DE 83-31), § 173-422-020, filed 11/23/83, effective 1/2/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.120.120. WSR 80-03-070 (Order DE 79-35), § 173-422-020, filed 2/28/80.]
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