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SIP - ALASKA - 18 AAC 52.520


(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

State effective: 1/01/00; EPA effective: 3/11/02

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