NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS FOR
THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

The Department of Motor Vehicles will hold Public Hearings at the following location on the date and time specified:

RENO

LAS VEGAS

 

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 Date: Thursday, December 1, 2005
Time: 1:15 PM Time: 1:15 PM
Location: Washoe County Library Location: Clark County Library
1125 12th Street Jewelbox Theater
  Sparks, NV 89431   1401 E. Flarmingo Rd.
      Las Vegas, NV 89119

The purpose of these workshops and hearings is to receive comments from all interested persons regarding amendments to Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445B.

LCB File No. R065-05

445B.460: Test Station: License required to operate; expiration of license; ratings; prohibited acts; location.

  • Revises scope of services allowed to be performed at Authorized Inspection Stations or Class 1 Fleet Stations

445B.465: Authorized station or authorized inspection station: Requirements for bond or deposit.

  • Revises bonding requirements, allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to bring action against a bond.

445B.468: Authorized station or authorized inspection station: Coverage of bond or deposit.

  • Revises bonding & deposit requirements for emission stations licensed after 10/1/05.

445B.469: Authorized station or authorized inspection station; Posting of signs and placards.

  • Provides clarification for posting of signs and placards.

445B.470: Test station: Display of licenses; availability of reference information.

  • Provides clarification for posting of licenses of stations and inspectors.

445B.471: Test station: Advertising; distribution of brochure to public by Department.

  • Revises & provides additional methods for the Department of Motor Vehicles to distribute informational pamphlets.

445B.472: Test station: Records of inspections and repairs; inspection of place of business; audit of exhaust gas analyzers.

  • Revises requirements for emission station hours open to inspection by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

445B.473: Test station: Notice of lost or stolen certificates of compliance.

  • Revises requirements for station operators to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles, should vehicle inspection reports (emission certificates) be wrongfully distributed or received. Also, requires station operators to maintain inventory of vehicle inspection reports.

445B.474: Test station: Failure to employ approved inspector.

  • Revises requirements for emission stations that fail to employ approved inspectors of the appropriate rating.

445B.475: Authorized station or Class 2 Fleet Station.

  • Deletes provision to allow Class 2 approved inspector the ability to sign off on a Class 1 approved inspector diagnostic, repair or service work.

445B.480: Test station; general duties

  • Clarifies regular business hours.

LCB File No. R066-05

445B.XXX: New section addressing issuance and usage of confidential access code.

445B.485: Prerequisites to licensing

  • Recognizes Automotive Service Excellence Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification as alternative to Nevada Class 2 training & testing.

445B.486: Examination of applicants for licensing.

  • Amends testing and training requirements.

445B.489: Grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of license

  • Provides Department to permanently revoke an approved inspector license for certain fraudulent acts & egregious conduct.

445B.497: Requirements for renewal of license.

  • Amends training requirements for inspectors and requires compliance with all applicable requirements for training and exams should inspector license be inactive, revoked or expired for one year or longer.

445B.498: Performance of emission inspection without license prohibited; expiration of license; license ratings.

  • Adds certified on-board diagnostic system to G license rating.

LCB File No. R067-05

445B.5075: Manufacturer of approved analyzer: Required services; administrative fine for violations.

  • Provides clarification for services provided by representatives of emission analyzer manufacturers. 

LCB File No. R068-05

445B.XXX: New section addressing emission requirements for vehicles currently not in test area of Nevada, but registered in test area of Nevada.

445B.579: Inspection of vehicle; Devices for emission control required.

  • Amends regulation to address entire exhaust gas recirculation system, not only the valve, and that all equipment required by this regulation must appear to be properly operating in accordance with vehicle manufacturer specifications.

445B.580: Inspection of vehicle: Procedure for certain vehicles with model year of 1995 or older and heavy-duty vehicles with model year of 1996 or newer.

  • Amends regulation to address entire exhaust gas recirculation system, not only the valve.

445B.581: Language clarification referring to new section one of this file.

445B.589: Testing of light-duty motor vehicles powered by diesel engines; Procedure; certificate of compliance; effect of failure.

  • Amends dynamometer load & speed specifications while testing vehicle for opacity.

  • Requires vehicles failing the tampering inspection phase or the opacity test to be retested. 

  • Allows sign off by approved inspector of failing diesel emission certificate for fuel cap replacement, providing all other test requirements have been met.

445B.5895: Provision of list of authorized stations.

  • Requires authorized station to provide list of Class 2 stations to operator of vehicle failing emission test if station does not perform emission repairs on that type of vehicle.

If no person who is directly affected by the proposed action appears to request time to make an oral presentation, the Department of Motor Vehicles may proceed immediately to act upon any written submissions. 

There is no economic effect of the regulation on the public, nor is there additional cost to the agency for enforcement of the proposed regulations.

The proposed amendment of regulations pertaining to Chapter 445B of the Nevada Administrative Code does not overlap or duplicate that of any other state or local governmental agency. This regulation is not required pursuant to federal law, nor does the federal government regulate similar activities.

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed action of the Department of Motor Vehicles may appear at the scheduled public hearings or may address their comments, data, views, or arguments, in written form to Kathy Rios, Management Services and Programs Division, 555 Wright Way, Carson City, NV 89711. Written submissions must be received on or before December 18th, 2005. 

A copy of this notice and the regulations to be amended will be on file at the Nevada State Library, 100 Stewart Street, Carson City, Nevada, for inspection by members of the public during normal business hours. Additional copies of the notice and regulations to be amended will be available at each office of the Department of Motor Vehicles listed, and at the main public libraries listed, for inspection and coping by members of the public during normal business hours. Copies of this notice and the proposed regulations will also be mailed to members of the public upon request. A reasonable fee may be charged for copies if it is deemed necessary.

Upon adoption of any regulation, the agency, if requested to do so by an interested person, either before adoption or within 30 days thereafter will issue a concise statement of the principal reasons for and against its adoption and incorporate therein its reason for overruling the consideration urged against its adoption.

This notice of hearings has been posted at the locations listed on the attached page.

Dated: October 25, 2005
 

THIS NOTICE OF THE SCHEDULED HEARINGS HAS BEEN POSTED IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:  
Department of Motor Vehicles Branch Offices
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
973 W. Williams Street
Fallon, NV 89406
8250 West Flamingo
Las Vegas, NV 89147
4021 West Carey
North Las Vegas, NV 89030  
3920 East Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801
400 Howerton Hill
Tonopah, NV 89049  
178 Avenue F
Ely, NV 89301
3505 Construction Way
Winnemucca, NV 89445  
215 West Bridge Street 
Yerington, NV 89447
1694 Country Road
Minden, NV 89423
3030 South Needles Highway Suite 900
Laughlin, NV 89028
305 Galletti Way
Reno NV 89512-3824  
1360 East Basin Road
Pahrump, NV 89048
1399 American Pacific Dr.
Henderson, NV 89014  
4110 Donovan Way
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
2701 East Sahara
Las Vegas, NV 89104
1085 Highway 95
Hawthorne, NV 89415
810 E. Greg St.
Sparks, NV 89431
330 N. Sandhill Rd. Ste. H
Mesquite, NV 89027
 

Libraries:  

Goldfield Public Library
Fourth & Crook Street
PO Box 430
Goldfield, Nevada 89013
Storey County Library
95 South R Street
PO Box 14
Virginia City, NV 89440
Lincoln County Library
93 Main Street
PO Box 330
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Pershing County Library
1125 Central Avenue
PO Box 781
Lovelock, Nevada 89419  
Eureka Branch Library
10190 Monroe Street
PO Box 293
Eureka, Nevada 89316
Battle Mountain Branch
625 Broadway Street
PO Box 141
Battle Mountain, NV 89820  

Nevada State Library
100 North Stewart St.
Carson City, NV 89701

  

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