Test Restrictions for Smog-Directed-Vehicles
Directed Vehicles - Before conducting an inspection, stations not authorized to certify directed vehicles must check the DMV registration documents (when available) for a STAR station directed designation.
If the vehicle is directed, the station/inspector shall inform the motorist of this
certification restriction. Directed vehicles can only receive certification from a STAR certified Test Only station, a STAR certified Test and Repair station, or BAR Referee station.
Gross Polluters - Vehicles found to exceed the gross polluter emission standards (identified gross polluters) are also restricted to certification from a STAR certified Test-Only station, a STAR certified Test and Repair station, or BAR Referee station. Stations not authorized to certify identified gross polluters shall inform the motorist of this certification restriction. Since the gross polluting vehicle certification restriction does not apply to government fleet vehicles, any station may inspect government fleet vehicles.
Note: When attempting to inspect a directed vehicle or an identified gross polluter at a station that is not authorized to certify directed vehicles or identified gross polluters, the EIS or OIS will prohibit the inspection, provided VID communication occurs. If VID communication does not occur, stations not authorized to certify directed vehicles or identified gross polluters must inform the customer that the vehicle could be directed or an identified gross polluter and, if so, a certificate issued by their station may be invalid.
When repairing directed vehicles or identified gross polluters, Test and Repair stations may use the
EIS or OIS pre-inspection mode to verify repairs.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) for Trucks and Motor Homes
When testing trucks and motor homes, the EIS or OIS will prompt the inspector to enter the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). Check the vehicle information label for the GVWR (label is typically found on driver door jamb).
Note: Some labels list multiple “as equipped” GVWRs. In these cases, use the GVWR that corresponds to the vehicle as originally equipped by the vehicle manufacturer; e.g., Ford label on a Crown bus. If the GVWR cannot be determined, enter “NONE” and follow the EIS or OIS prompts to select a GVWR based on weight classification.
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