SIP - ALASKA - 18 AAC 52.525
18 AAC 52.525. REMOTE STATION OPERATION.
The implementing agency may not certify a mobile I/M test station under this chapter, but may permit I/M tests to be performed at locations not normally used as I/M stations. The implementing agency may issue a remote I/M station certification to an I/M station seeking remote operation capability. A remote station shall be certified if
(1) the station provides only I/M tests, with no repairs performed at the remote site;
(2) the operator currently operates a certified station at a permanent location;
(3) written notice is provided to the implementing agency at least two working days before any I/M tests are performed at the remote location; notice under this paragraph must include the date, beginning and ending times of operation, location of the remote operation, the mechanic’s name and certification number, and the serial number of the EIS;
(4) the facility where remote operations are to be performed meets the applicable requirements of 18 AAC 52.500 and is open for inspection by the implementing agency when I/M tests are being performed;
(5) certificates are displayed as required in 18 AAC 52.510 and kept separate from those issued to any other station;
(6) all records and files are maintained at the permanent station designated in the application;
(7) field inspectors are granted access to perform overt and covert performance reviews at the remote station, including a review of work orders, VIR records, repair estimates, other I/M documentation, and an inventory of all certificates of inspection issued at the station; if an employee is not available to provide access, the station shall provide the records as soon as the activity that the employee is engaged in is completed, or within one hour, whichever occurs first;
(8) the manufacturer of the EIS has reviewed the proposed operations and has certified to the implementing agency that the system will perform within design specifications for that system under the type of operation proposed at the remote station, including provisions for overnight storage, minimizing temperature fluctuations between storage and operating environments, transportation procedures, and electrical supply;
(9) the manufacturer continues to warrant the EIS; and
(10) the I/M station meets applicable requirements of this chapter whenever I/M tests are performed by a certified mechanic at the remote station, including the requirements regarding a dedicated phone line for the EIS, certified mechanics, tools, equipment and reference materials.
State effective: 1/01/00; EPA effective: 3/11/02