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EPA proposes to remove collectible cars from Phoenix, Tucson smog program

Release Date: 12/14/2006
Contact Information: Wendy Chavez, 415/947-4248

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EPA proposes to remove collectible cars from Phoenix, Tucson smog program

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to remove collectible vehicles from the Phoenix vehicle emissions inspection program, and collectible vehicles and motorcycles from the Tucson vehicle emissions inspection program. The exemptions will become effective after a 30-day public comment period and publication of a final rule. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality studied the effect of exempting motorcycles, collectible vehicles, and vehicles 25 model years old and older from the current emission testing program, and showed that these exemptions would not interfere with meeting health-based standards for ozone and carbon monoxide. There are approximately 3,800 collectible vehicles in Maricopa County and about 1,400 collectible vehicles and 6,240 motorcycles in Pima County. Arizona’s state and local agencies run a number of innovative programs that have reduced ozone and carbon monoxide pollution, including a nationally recognized vehicle emissions inspection program, a cleaner burning gasoline program, pollution reduction measures for commercial and industrial sources, and wood-burning restrictions.

For more information: http://www.epa.gov/region09/air/az/vei/index.html