15a ncac 02d .1002 Applicability
(a) Rules .1002 through .1006 of this Section are applicable to all light-duty gasoline vehicles for model years 1996 or more recent model years, excluding the current model year, and applies to all vehicles that are:
(1) required to be registered by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles in the counties identified in Paragraph (d) of this Rule;
(2) part of a fleet primarily operated within the counties identified in Paragraph (d) of this Rule; or
(3) operated on a federal installation located in a county identified in Paragraph (d) of this Rule and that meet the requirements of 40 CFR 51.356(a)(4); or
(4) otherwise required under G.S. 20-183.2(b)(5).
(b) The first day of a month that is 30 days after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approves the State Implementation Plan revision and the replacement of the Motor Vehicle Inspection and Law Enforcement System being certified by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, whichever occurs later, Rules .1002 through .1006 of this Section shall apply to 1996 or more recent model for motor vehicles under Paragraph (a) of this Rule, excluding the three most recent model years with less than 70,000 miles on their odometers.
(c) Rules .1002 through .1006 of this Section shall not apply to motorcycles, plug-in electric vehicles or fuel cell electric vehicles as specified in G.S. 20-183.2(b).
(d) The emission control standards of this Section shall become effective in the counties identified in G.S. 143-215.107A.
History Note: Authority G.S. 20-128.2(a); 20-183.2; 143-215.3(a)(1); 143-215.107(a)(3); 143-215.107(a)(6); 143-215.107(a)(7); 143-215.107A;
Eff. December 1, 1982;
Amended Eff. July 1, 1992; April 1, 1991;
Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 1993 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2014; August 1, 2002; July 1, 1994; July 1, 1993.