SIP - ALASKA - 18 AAC 52.520
18 AAC 52.520. REQUIRED TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT.
(a) A certified station shall have available for use by its employees, the tools and test equipment necessary to conduct vehicle I/M tests, including at least one EIS certified under 18 AAC 52.420. If a vehicle manufacturer specifies that special tools or testing equipment must be used to perform certain repairs on certain vehicles, the station shall have that equipment, or its equivalent, available when those repairs are performed on those vehicles. The requirements of this subsection do not preclude specialty subcontracted repairs, with the customer’s consent.
(b) The owner or operator of a certified station shall keep on the premises a current copy of this chapter, the I/M program manual, updates to the manual, and all other documents required by the implementing agency, and shall make those documents available to the certified mechanics employed by the station. The owner or operator shall maintain a library of current emissions control repair manuals approved by the implementing agency (such as Motor Emission Control Manuals, Chilton Emission Control Manuals, Mitchell Emission Control Manuals, Mitchell Engine Performance Manuals, Mitchell Light Truck and Van Service Manuals, and Mitchell Passenger Car Service Manual (for 1989 only), or a computerized version of these manuals) for use with each imported and domestic passenger car or light-duty truck included in the I/M program.
(c) In addition to the requirements of (a) and (b) of this section, the owner or operator of a certified station shall have on site all tools and equipment necessary for emissions-related I/M tests and repairs, including, at a minimum, the equipment listed in this subsection for use by certified mechanics for each vehicle make and model that the station repairs. The owner or operator shall keep the equipment operational and well-maintained. The meters, gauges, and other equipment may be furnished either as separate items or as components of a complete system such as an engine analyzer. Equipment requirements include wrenches, socket sets, screwdrivers, thickness gauges, pliers, other tools necessary to perform tuneup-related repairs, and
(1) specifications for each EIS and other test equipment adopted by the implementing agency under 18 AAC 52.035(c)(3);
(2) a high impedance digital ohmmeter;
(3) a hand-held voltmeter;
(4) an engine tachometer;
(5) a hand-operated vacuum pump with pressure gauge;
(6) an ignition timing light;
(7) an engine compression test gauge;
(8) scan tools, supplemental analyzer provisions, or detailed reference materials sufficient to allow the extraction and interpretation of computer fault codes from any vehicle equipped with an exhaust oxygen sensor and malfunction indicator light;
(10) a current quick-reference emissions control systems applications guide, located on or near the EIS;
(11) a dual probe attachment for the EIS;
(12) a choke checker or equivalent instrument that produces sufficient heat and cold to satisfactorily check the operation of bulb-type intake air heaters;
(13) a propane enrichment carburetor adjustment kit;
(14) calibration gases approved under Part I, Section 6 of the program manual;
(15) a separate, dedicated telephone line connected to each EIS; and
(16) any other special tools or equipment mandated or recommended for use by each vehicle manufacturer for each vehicle the station repairs.
State effective: 1/01/00; EPA effective: 3/11/02