Vehicle Inspection/Maintenance Program

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACRONYMS 

COMMONLY USED TERMS

OVERVIEW

1

SECTION 1:  INTRODUCTION

1

 

1.1 BACKGROUND                                                       

1

 

1.2 PUBLIC NOTICE

2

SECTION 2:  LOW ENHANCED I/M PERFORMANCE STANDARD

3

SECTION 3:  NETWORK TYPE AND PROGRAM EVALUATION

6

 

3.1 NETWORK TYPE                                                           

6

 

3.2 PROGRAM EVALUATION

6

SECTION 4:  ADEQUATE TOOLS AND RESOURCES

7

 

4.1 ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

7

 

4.2 PERSONNEL/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

7

 

4.3 EQUIPMENT

10

SECTION 5:  TEST FREQUENCY AND CONVENIENCE 

11

 

5.1 TEST FREQUENCY

11

 

5.2 CONVENIENCE

11

SECTION 6: VEHICLE COVERAGE

12

SECTION 7: TEST PROCEDURES, STANDARDS, AND TEST EQUIPMENT

13

 

7.1 TEST PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS

13

 

7.2 TEST EQUIPMENT

13

SECTION 8:  QUALITY CONTROL (QC) 

14

 

8.1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

14

 

8.2 EQUIPMENT

14

 

8.3 DOCUMENTATION

14

SECTION 9:  WAIVERS AND COMPLIANCE VIA DIAGNOSTIC INSPECTION 

15

SECTION 10: MOTORIST COMPLIANCE ENFORCEMENT

16

 

10.1 COMPLIANCE

16

 

10.2 ENFORCEMENT

16

 

10.3 PENALTIES

16

SECTION 11: MOTORIST COMPLIANCE ENFORCEMENT PRORAM OVERSIGHT

18

 

11.1 ENFORCEMENT OVERSIGHT/QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA)

18

 

11.2 ENFORCEMENT OVERSIGHT/QUALITY CONTROL (QC)

18

 

11.3 COMPUTERIZED TESTING

19

SECTION 12: QUALITY ASSURANCE

20

 

12.1 SUMMARY

20

 

12.2 PERFORMANCE AUDITS

20

 

12.3 RECORD AUDITS

22

 

12.4 EQUIPMENTS AUDITS

22

 

12.5 AUDITOR TRAINING AND PROFICIENCY

23

SECTION 13: ENFORCEMENT AGAINST INSPECTION STATIONS & INSPECTORS

24

 

 13.1 SUMMARY

24

 

 13.2 IMPOSITION OF PENALTIES

24

 

 13.3 LEGAL AUTHORITY

24

SECTION 14: DATA COLLECTION 

26

SECTION 15: DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORTING

28

 

15.1 SUMMARY

28

 

15.2 TEST DATA REPORT

28

 

15.3 QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) REPORT

29

 

15.4 QUALITY CONTROL (QC) REPORT

30

 

15.5 ENFORCEMENT REPORT

30

 

15.6 BIENNIAL REPORT

31

SECTION 16: INSPECTOR TRAINING AND LICENSING OR CERTIFICATION 

32

 

16.1 TRAINING

32

 

16.2 LICENSING

32

 

16.3 TESTING

33

SECTION 17: PUBLIC INFORMATION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

34

 

17.1 PUBLIC AWARENESS

34

 

17.2 CONSUMER PROTECTION PROVISIONS

34

SECTION 18: IMPROVING REPAIR EFFECTIVENESS

36

 

18.1 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

36

 

18.2 PERFORMANCE MONITORING

36

 

18.3 REPAIR TECHNICIAN TRAINING

36

SECTION 19: COMPLIANCE WITH RECALL NOTICES

37

SECTION 20: ON-ROAD TESTING 

38

 

20.1 COVERAGE

38

 

20.2 PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

38

 

20.3 ENFORCEMENT

38

SECTION 21: STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (SIP) SUBMISSIONS

39

APPENDICES

A:  ACT NO. 584, LOUISIANA LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSION 2004 

B.  LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTES: 

 

CHAPTER 30   

 

CHAPTER 32    

 

CHAPTER 47    

 

CHAPTER 49   

C:  LEGAL NOTIFICATION, PUBLIC HEARING PROCEEDINGS

D:  LOW ENHANCED I/M PERFORMANCE STANDARD MODELING

E:  2007 PROGRAM MODELING DEMONSTRATION

F:  LOUISIANA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE TITLE 55:PART III: 

 

CHAPTER 7  

 

CHAPTER 8

G:  LOUISIANA STATE POLICE/TOWING AND RECOVERY UNIT/MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION SECTION STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES, LSP/LDEQ INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT

H:  BUDGET PLAN AND PERSONNEL RESOURCES

I:   INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LDEQ AND THE DPS 

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality 602 N. Fifth Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Call or e-mail a hotline · Office Address/Phone listing · Locate a DEQ employee
Call 1-866-896-LDEQ or e-mail our Customer Service Center with questions or comments