Prior to performing an inspection, the inspection mechanic shall:

(1)           Have all occupants leave the vehicle.

(2)           Require the operator to produce the current registration card to the vehicle.

(3)           Print or write legibly, use a ball point pen, and list the license plate number, serial number, mileage, number of cylinders, make, year and other required information for the vehicle on the Receipt and Statement (Form No. SI-15) if the inspection is performed by the safety equipment inspection mechanic.  If the vehicle does not have a license plate, "none" shall be indicated.  If inspected for a dealership, the dealer sticker number shall be indicated.

(4)           Enter all information if the inspection is performed by the safety equipment exhaust emission inspection mechanic as requested by the analyzer.  All vehicle identification numbers entered into the NCAS-90 analyzer shall be entered through a "one-dimensional" (ID) bar-code scanner capable of reading vehicle identification numbers and information printed on vehicle registration cards.  A station's failure to maintain an operating bar-code scanner shall result in DMV suspending a station's inspection operations until the station has a properly functioning bar-code scanner.  In the event the vehicle identification number is not readable by the bar-code scanner or is not printed on the registration card, the station shall enter the information by scanning the public vehicle identification number through the vehicle windshield or off of the driver side door or door post.  If the vehicle identification number cannot be scanned through any of the methods listed in this rule, it may be manually entered by entering the vehicle identification number correctly twice through manual keyboard entry.  Stations must achieve a match rate to the registration data base of 95% or greater.  Failure to maintain a 95% match rate for more than three months of a calendar year shall result in a Type II penalty.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-2; 20-39; 20-183.2; 20-183.6A;

Eff. October 1, 1994;

Codifier determined that agency did not meet criteria for temporary rule Eff. September 24, 1997;

Temporary Amendment Eff. November 1, 1997;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1998.