19A NCAC 03D .0519      STATIONS

(a)  Licensed stations shall keep the area where vehicles are inspected and the area where inspection records are kept as required by G.S. 20-183.6A(b) free of spills, debris, hazardous materials or obstructions that inhibit proper inspection of vehicles or present a safety hazard for auditors or inspectors of the Division.  All vehicles shall remain in the inspection area during the entire inspection.

(b)  Stations with only a 25 foot lineal inspection lane shall not inspect trucks or other vehicles exceeding that length.

(c)  Stations with mechanical aimers shall not inspect vehicles with headlamps that were not manufactured to be aimed with this device.  These headlamps were manufactured to be aimed with photoelectric eyes, wall charts, computerized headlight test equipment, or on-board headlight aiming devices.

(d)  Stations not equipped with an emission analyzer shall not inspect vehicles which are 1996 or newer gasoline powered motor vehicles registered or based in counties designated as non-attainment for air quality standards by either the North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  However, they are permitted to perform the original safety equipment inspections on vehicles 1995 model year or older, diesel powered vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, and new vehicles.

(e)  Each station shall have equipment and tools for carrying out inspections, which include but are not limited to the following:

(1)           1 jack or lift with minimum capacity of 2 tons,

(2)           1 headlight tester, wall chart, or aiming kit adapters to fit all headlights,

(3)           1 workbench,

(4)           1 creeper,

(5)           1 tire tread depth gauge (calibrated in 32nds of an inch),

(6)           Emission Control System Application Manual (current edition),

(7)           1 Emission Analyzer with approved software or 1 Safety Inspection Analyzer with approved software,

(8)           1 Active telephone line with jack.

(f)  Each station inspecting only motorcycles shall have equipment and tools for carrying out inspections, which include but are not limited to the following:

(1)           1 jack or lift with minimum capacity of 2 tons,

(2)           1 headlight tester or aiming kit adapters to fit all headlights,

(3)           1 workbench,

(4)           1 tire tread depth gauge (calibrated in 32nds of an inch),

(5)           1 Safety Inspection Analyzer with approved software,

(6)           Active telephone line with jack.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-2; 20-39; 20-183.4;

Eff. October 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2010.