The Department of Motor Vehicles will hold public workshops and hearings at the following location on the date and time specified:



Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 10:30 am
Washoe County Health Department
1001 E. 9th St. Bldg. C, Room #110
Reno, NV. 89512
Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 10:30 am
Community College of Southern Nevada
6375 W. Charleston, Bldg. D, Room #220
Las Vegas, NV. 89146


T021-06 - Text of Proposed Regulations (PDF)

The purpose of this Workshop/Hearing is to solicit comments from all interested persons regarding NAC 445B., LCB File No. T021-06 amendments to the Motor Vehicle Emission Control Program. Amendments are proposed for the following Nevada Administrative Codes:

  • NAC 445B.460: Includes reference to NV2000 exhaust gas analyzers and NV2000 diagnostic equipment needed to perform inspections pursuant to NAC 445B.580 and NAC 445B.5805.
  • NAC 445B.505: Includes reference to NV2000 exhaust gas analyzers and NV2000 diagnostic equipment approved lists and where approved list may be obtained.
  • NAC 445B.5052: Includes reference to NV2000 exhaust gas analyzers and NV2000 diagnostic equipment use at authorized stations and enrollment by the Department.
  • NAC 445B.5065: Adds requirement of 4 year warranty for exhaust gas analyzers if only one manufacturer of exhaust gas analyzers are approved for sale.
  • 445B.5075: Removes provisions for service calls, upgrades of software and hardware and administrative fine penalties for analyzer manufacturers.
  • 445B.580: Removes provisions for failing emission certificate sign off by approved inspector for vehicles only failing an emission test for a fuel cap. A motorist will be required to obtain a re-inspection test for the vehicle.
  • 445B.5805: includes additional criteria for a rejected emission test on vehicles equipped with a certified on-board diagnostic system (OBDII). 

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. 

Based on calendar year 2006 emission failure statistics, the proposed regulation amendment shall require approximately 3,000 more re-inspection tests for vehicles that fail the initial inspection for a fuel cap. There is an anticipated additional cost for motorists.

The proposed regulation amendments do not cause any additional financial impact to the emission testing industry.

There is no 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 do not overlap or duplicate that of any other state or local governmental agency. These regulations are 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 workshop/hearing or may address their comments, data, views, or arguments, in written form to:

Ivie Harper, Administrative Assistant III
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Compliance Enforcement Division
555 Wright Way, Carson City, NV 89711 

Written submission must be received by Department of Motor Vehicles on or before May 25, 2007. 

A copy of this notice and the regulations to be adopted and/or amended will be on file at the State Library, 100 Stewart Street, Carson City, Nevada, for inspection by members of the public during business hours. Additional copies of this notice and regulations to be adopted and/or amended will be available at each of the Department of Motor Vehicles listed, and at the main public libraries listed, for inspection and coping by members of the public during business hours. Copies of this notice and the proposed regulation 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 workshop/hearing has been posted at the locations listed on the attached page.

Dated: April 16, 2007

Department of Motor Vehicles Branch Offices
Office of the Director
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
1694 County Road
Minden, NV 89423
8250 West Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
305 Galletti Way
Reno NV 89512-3824
3920 East Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801
1399 American Pacific Dr.
Henderson, NV 89014  
178 Avenue F
Ely, NV 89301
2701 East Sahara
Las Vegas, NV 89104
973 W. Williams Street
Fallon, NV 89406
1085 Highway 95
Hawthorne, NV 89415
4110 Donovan Way
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
3030 South Needles Highway Suite 900
Laughlin, NV 89028
1137 S. Main St. # C-8
Tonopah, NV 89049
1780 E Basin Ave
Pahrump, NV 89060
3505 Construction Way
Winnemucca, NV 89445
330 N. Sandhill Rd. Ste. H
Mesquite, NV 89027
215 West Bridge Street 
Yerington, NV 89447
7170 N. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89131
810 E. Greg St.
Sparks, NV 89431 
Department of Motor Vehicles Website
  Legislative Council Bureau Website


Goldfield Public Library
Fourth & Crook Street
Goldfield, NV 89013
Pershing County Library
1125 Central Avenue
Lovelock, NV 89419  
Lincoln County Library
93 Main Street
Pioche, NV 89043
Storey County Library
95 South R Street
Virginia City, NV 89440
Eureka Branch Library
10190 Monroe Street
Eureka, NV 89316
Mineral County Library
1125 Central Ave.
Hawthorne, NV 89419
Battle Mountain Branch
625 Broad Street
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
Nevada State Library
100 North Stewart St.
Carson City, NV 89701
Nevada Tax Payers Association
501 S. Carson St. Suite #301
Carson City, NV 89701

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