SIP - ALASKA - 18 AAC 52.440
18 AAC 52.440. MONITORING OF CERTIFIED MECHANICS AND STATIONS.
(a) The implementing agency shall conduct routine performance reviews of certified mechanics and stations and shall send vehicles used for overt and covert performance reviews through a certified station to determine whether proper inspections and repairs are being performed. The implementing agency may
(1) perform other inspections, conduct quality control checks, and otherwise monitor mechanic and station performance; and
(2) contract for the analysis of data received from certified stations, and for other assistance.
(b) The implementing agency may direct its referee facility to
(1) alter a vehicle’s emissions control system for the purposes of creating an intentional emissions problem that should be readily identifiable by a certified mechanic or station during an overt or covert performance review of the mechanic or station;
(2) verify and document any alteration made under (1) of this subsection, including the status of the vehicle’s emissions control system and emissions levels, before the vehicle is taken to the certified station for the performance review; and
(3) determine the results of emissions repairs made on a documented vehicle at the certified station.
(c) After the overt or covert performance review, the implementing agency shall give the certified station a copy of the description of any alteration made by the referee facility under (b)(1) of this section.
(d) A certified station may not charge for an overt performance review conducted under this chapter.
(e) The owner, operator, or an employee of the station shall allow a representative of the implementing agency to
(1) have immediate access to the station during normal business hours;
(2) observe all activities related to I/M testing and repair of vehicles under this chapter; and
(3) have reasonable access to records, including certificates, invoices, work orders, VIRs, estimates, and other documents related to the I/M program.
(f) Except when a test or repair using the EIS is in progress, the owner or operator of a certified station, or a certified mechanic, shall provide immediate access to the EIS so that a representative of the implementing agency may perform any check, reprogramming, disk change, or other system-related inspection, modification, or service. If a test or repair is in progress, the owner, operator, or mechanic shall provide access to the EIS when the test or repair is completed, or within one hour of the request for access, whichever first occurs.
State effective: 1/01/00; EPA effective: 3/11/02