BAR directs a portion of the Enhanced Area fleet to STAR certified stations. (Both licensed Test Only stations and licensed Test and Repair stations may qualify for STAR certification).
Currently, these directed vehicles fall under two categories:
The Profile is a statistical model used to identify vehicles more likely than others to fail a Smog Check inspection. Vehicles identified by the Profile must receive certification at a STAR station.
2% Random Sample. For program evaluation purposes, 2% of the vehicles in Enhanced Areas are randomly selected for certification at a STAR station.
This has nothing to do with you are the car / truck its just a computerize selection. Once selected the vehicle must go to a Test Only Station, Star or Referee Station.
Directed vehicles can only receive Smog Check certification from STAR Test Only or STAR Test and Repair stations.
Ordinary Repair Only and Test and Repair stations may perform the needed repairs but must refer the vehicle back to a STAR certified station for Smog Check certification.
When applicable, a directed vehicle may also be certified by a Referee facility.
This is by a appointment only.
A gross polluter is a vehicle with tailpipe emissions exceeding the gross polluter exhaust
emissions standards after the initial smog inspection on the EIS.
A vehicle identified as a gross polluter may only receive certification from a STAR Test Only station, a STAR Test and Repair station or, when applicable, a Referee facility.
With the exception of government agency vehicles and permanently registered fleet vehicles, gross polluting vehicles may be eligible for the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) or a repair cost waiver.
With the exception of government agency vehicles and permanently registered fleet vehicles; gross polluting vehicles may be eligible for the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) or a repair cost waiver.
A gross polluter government agency vehicle may NOT receive certification from a Test Only station, a Test and Repair station or a Referee facility.