SIP - ALASKA - 18 AAC 52.020
18 AAC 52.020. CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS.
(a) A certificate of inspection required under this chapter may be issued only by the implementing agency, its referee facility, or a station certified under 18 AAC 52.415.
(b) A motorist described in 18 AAC 52.005(b) (1) or (b) (2) shall obtain and renew a certificate of inspection as required by 18 AAC 52.005(c) (2). A motorist described in 18 AAC 52.005(b)(3) shall obtain and renew a certificate as required by 18 AAC 52.005(c) (3). A motorist described in 18 AAC-52.005(b) (4) shall obtain and renew a certificate as required by 18 AAC 52.005(c) (4).
(c) A person, including a person in military service, who temporarily resides in this state for more than 30 days and who owns or leases a vehicle that is principally located or operated in an I/M area, shall obtain a certificate of inspection for that vehicle, even if the vehicle is not required to be registered in this state under AS 28.10.011. A temporary resident shall obtain the certificate of inspection within 30 days after the vehicle enters this state and is principally located or operated in an I/M area..
(d) A motorist described in 18 AAC 52.005(b) shall
(1) keep a paper certificate of inspection in a vehicle that has passed an I/M test or received a waiver from an implementing agency under 18 AAC 52.025(c) that
(A) is printed by the EIS or the implementing agency and validated in a manner prescribed by the implementing agency;
(B) states that the vehicle
(i) has passed an I/M test and is signed by the certified I/M mechanic who inspected the vehicle; or
(ii) has been determined to be eligible for a waiver and is signed by an authorized representative of the implementing agency; and
(C) bears the statement above the signature of the mechanic or the authorized representative of the implementing agency that false statements, representations, or certification may be punishable by law; and
(2) keep affixed to the lower left corner of the front windshield
(A) a certificate of inspection windshield sticker for a vehicle that has passed an I/M test; the sticker must be affixed by the certificate mechanic who inspected the vehicle; or
(e) The implementing agency shall sell the windshield sticker part of the certificate of inspection to a certified station in lots of 25. Each sticker must contain a unique serial number, and the implementing agency shall record the serial numbers of each sticker sold to a station. The sticker must comply with the requirements of 18 AAC 52.025, be approved by the department, and be pre-printed using materials, color, and patterns that minimize the risk of forgery. The design of the sticker and any change to the design must be approved by the department. If the design or color of a certificate of inspection is changed, the implementing agency shall permit a certified station to exchange any unused certificates for new certificates at no charge, or the implementing agency shall refund to the certified station the fee paid for the replaced certificates.
(f) If the department administers an I/M program under 18 AAC 52.030, it will charge a $20 fee for a certificate of inspection. If a department-administered I/M program, such as a program described in 18 AAC 52.005(h) , is associated with an I/M program administered by an implementing agency, the department will charge the same fee as that charged by the implementing agency if that fee is lower than the fee set in this subsection. Nothing in this subsection prohibits an implementing agency other than the department from imposing a higher or lower fee.
(g) If a part of a certificate of inspection that has been issued is lost, destroyed, or mutilated,
(B) a waiver or exemption windshield sticker for a vehicle for which the implementing agency requires a sticker to be displayed under 18 AAC 52.025(c) ; the sticker must be affixed by the implementing agency or the designee of the implementing agency.
(1) a replacement paper part of the certificate may be issued to the motorist after that person furnishes satisfactory proof of the loss, destruction, or mutilation; and
(2) a replacement windshield sticker may be issued to the motorist if both the original issued paper part and the windshield sticker can be accounted for to the satisfaction of the implementing agency; the replacement sticker must be traceable to the original certificate issued.
(h) If, after obtaining a replacement part of a certificate of inspection under (g) of this section, the person finds the lost original part of the certificate of inspection, that person shall return the original to the implementing agency.
(i) If the department administers an I/M program under 18 AAC 52.030, it will charge a $20 fee for either or both parts of a replacement certificate.
(j) If registration of a vehicle is refused under AS 28.10.041 because the certificate of inspection for the vehicle is inadequate either because of an act or omission of a certified mechanic or station or because of a problem with the EIS, the station shall retest the vehicle at no charge and issue another certificate if the vehicle passes the I/M test. If registration of a vehicle is refused because the certificate is inadequate because of an act or omission of the motorist, the motorist shall obtain another certificate and pay the appropriate fee. If a second certificate is issued under this subsection, the station shall collect the original parts of the certificate, invalidate the certificate and note the reason for its replacement, and return each part of the certificate, including the windshield sticker, to the implementing agency for a refund of the cost of the certificate.
(k) A motor vehicle dealer may use a certificate of inspection that was issued within the previous 12 months to register a used motor vehicle under AS 28.01.011 if the
(1) dealer registers the vehicle in the purchaser's name; and
(2) both parts of the certificate were issued while the vehicle was held in the dealer's inventory for sale.
(l) If a certificate of inspection was used under (k) of this section to register a used vehicle, that certificate may not be used again to register the vehicle or to renew the vehicle registration.
(m) A certificate of inspection is an "emissions inspection and maintenance certificate" or an "emissions inspection certificate" for the purposes of the transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle under AS 28.10.271 (d).
State effective: 1/01/00 ; EPA effective: 3/11/02