Proposed SIP Revision
Proposed Amendments to theNew Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles'
Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Rules
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the New
Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles (NJDMV) will jointly hold a public
hearing on July 9, 2001. The purpose of this hearing is to take
comment on the NJDMV's proposed rule at N.J.A.C. 13:20 and the proposed revision
to the New Jersey State Implementation Plan (SIP) reflecting the emission-related
provisions of the NJDMV's proposed rules. The NJDMV's rule proposal and notice
of this hearing appeared in the New Jersey Register on June 4, 2001.
The NJDMV's proposal:
The NJDMV is proposing new rules and amendments to its existing rules pertaining
to the State's enhanced I/M program. The NJDMV's rule proposal makes numerous
changes to the current I/M program design. These changes range from
administrative changes and changes related solely to the safety portion of
the State's inspection program to changes that could impact the emission
reduction potential of the I/M program. For those changes that could potentially
impact the emission reductions gained through the enhanced I/M program, the
State is proposing a companion SIP revision document, explaining these changes
and their impact in greater detail. Specifically, the companion SIP document
discusses the following NJDMV proposed changes that could impact the air
quality benefits associated with the enhanced I/M program:
a provision that stipulates that if leasing companies and out-of-state new
motor vehicle dealerships inspect a new motor vehicle's safety and emission
control devices to insure that they conform to the specifications established
by the manufacturer and contained in the pre-delivery checklist, the vehicle
can be issued a temporary inspection decal. This decal allows the motorist
to present the vehicle at the exit end of any CIF and be issued a two year
an allowance for any motor vehicle that passes an on-road inspection within
the two-month period prior to its regularly scheduled biennial inspection
to use the on-road inspection result in lieu of the complete biennial inspection,
so long as the tests performed on-road are the same tests that would be performed
on the vehicle as part of the biennial inspection process;
an exemption from dynamometer testing for any motor vehicle "with a chassis
height that has been modified so as to make its operation on a dynamometer
either impractical or hazardous, as will be determined in the discretion
of the Director [of the NJDMV]"; and,
None of the proposed amendments to the NJDMV's rules will significantly impact
the emission reduction potential of the enhanced I/M program. As such, no
remodeling of the emission reduction benefits of the program for SIP purposes
The proposed non-emission-related amendments to the NJDMV's proposed rules
are not discussed in the companion SIP revision document and are not considered
part of the SIP revision. However, the July 9, 2001 hearing will take comments
on all aspects of the NJDMV's proposed rulemaking, including those that do
not rise to the level of a SIP revision.
Written and/or oral testimony will be received at the public hearing that will be held on Monday, July 9, 2001 at 1:30 pm, First Floor
Public Hearing Room, Department of Environmental Protection, 401 E. State
Street, Trenton, New Jersey. Written comments relevant to the NJDMV's
proposal and the proposed revisions to the New Jersey SIP may be submitted
until close of business Friday, July 13, 2001 to Lino F. Pereira, Acting
Director, Division of Motor Vehicles, Attention: Legal Staff, 225 East State
Street, P.O. Box 162, Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0162.
| Proposed SIP Revision
|| Zip file containing all files below.
| Proposed SIP Revision
|| Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program for the State of New Jersey:
Amendments to the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles' Enhanced Inspection
and Maintenance (I/M) Rules: Proposed SIP Revision, June 9, 2001.
| Appendix I
|| NJDMV Proposed Amendments to its Rules Governing the Implementation and Operation
of the Enhanced I/M Program.
| Appendix II
|| Analysis of Repair Costs.
| Appendix III
|| Public Participation.