10.20.040: GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE BEAR RIVER BOARD OF HEALTH:
   A.   Vehicles registered in Cache County that are not exempt from the program 1 will be inspected on the following schedule:
      1.   Gasoline and natural gas powered vehicles model year 1969 and newer: No emissions inspection will be required for gasoline and natural gas powered vehicles that are six (6) model years and newer as of January 1 of any given year. An emissions inspection will be required every other year for vehicles that are seven (7) model years and older as of January 1 of any given year. Emissions testing on odd numbered years for vehicles with odd numbered model years and on even numbered years for vehicles with even numbered model years. No emissions inspection for vehicles model year 1968 and older.
      2.   Diesel powered vehicles model year 1998 and newer: No emissions inspection will be required for diesel powered vehicles that are six (6) model years and newer as of January 1 of any given year. An emissions inspection will be required every other year for vehicles that are seven (7) model years and older as of January 1 of any given year. Emissions testing on odd numbered years for vehicles with odd numbered model years and on even numbered years for vehicles with even numbered model years.
Diesel powered vehicles 2007 and newer will be tested using OBD technology. Diesel powered vehicles 1998 - 2006 will have a visual inspection to verify that proper emissions control devices are in place. Diesel powered vehicles 1997 and older are subject to the Bear River Health Department smoking vehicle program. (Ord. 2013-04, 3-12-2013, eff. 3-27-2013)
      3.   Effective January 1, 2021, vehicles registered in Cache County, that are not exempt from inspection requirements, will be inspected on the following schedule:
         a.   All gasoline and non-diesel based alternative fuel powered vehicles, including bi-fuel vehicles, model year 1996 and newer, with a GVWR eight thousand five hundred (8,500) pounds or less will be subject to inspection. All gasoline and non-diesel based alternative fuel powered vehicles, including bi-fuel vehicles, model year 2008 and newer, with a GVWR greater than eight thousand five hundred (8,500) pounds and less than fourteen thousand one (14,001) pounds will be subject to inspection.
         b.   All diesel and diesel based alternative fuel powered vehicles model year 1998 and newer, with a GVWR less than fourteen thousand one (14,001) pounds will be subject to inspection.
         c.   No emissions inspection will be required for any vehicle that is less than six (6) years old on January 1 based on the age of the vehicle as determined by the model year identified by the manufacturer.
         d.   Emissions inspections will be required in odd-numbered years for a vehicle with an odd-numbered model year. Emissions inspections will be required in even-numbered years for a vehicle with an even-numbered model year. (Ord. 2018-15, 12-11-2018)
   B.   A maximum fee for inspection shall be set by the Board and approved by the Council. Part of this fee will be retained by the entity which performs the test and part may be remitted to the Board as reimbursement for administering the program. The intent of the Council is that this fee be as low as possible, while still maintaining the financial viability of the program.
   C.   If a vehicle fails an emissions inspection, a waiver may be granted that will allow the vehicle to be registered that year. In order to qualify for a waiver, the vehicle owner/operator must spend a minimum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) on emissions related repairs and meet any other requirements established by the Board. A waiver will be issued once during the lifetime of the vehicle. Any changes to the minimum required repair expenditure to qualify for the waiver shall be approved by the Council.
   D.   Emission inspections in Cache County will be conducted by private firms. The Board shall establish criteria to be used to identify how many and which firms are allowed to conduct inspections and the training that is required for certification. (Ord. 2013-04, 3-12-2013, eff. 3-27-2013)
      1.   Effective January 1, 2021, emission inspections in Cache County will be conducted by private firms, or by utilizing remote OBD technology. The Board shall establish criteria to ensure that testing is performed in accordance with State and Federal requirements. (Ord. 2018-15, 12-11-2018)
   E.   To fund the administration of the emissions inspection and maintenance program and other air quality improvement programs, the Council authorizes an air pollution control fee to be assessed upon every motorized vehicle registered in Cache County at the time of registration as provided by section 41-1a-1223, Utah Code Annotated, 1953, as amended.
      1.   The fee is set at three dollars ($3.00) for each vehicle registration within the County under section 41-1a-215, Utah Code Annotated, 1953, as amended and at two dollars twenty five cents ($2.25) for each vehicle registration within the County for a six (6) month registration period under section 41-1a-215.5, Utah Code Annotated, 1953, as amended.
      2.   Motor vehicles that are exempt from the registration fee, and commercial vehicles with an apportioned registration shall be exempt from this fee as per section 41-1a-1223, Utah Code Annotated, 1953, as amended.
      3.   The fee shall be assessed beginning January 1, 2014. (Ord. 2013-04, 3-12-2013, eff. 3-27-2013)

 

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1. UCA § 41-6a-1642(3).