Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 643
Air Conservation
Section 643.310

August 28, 2014


Commission to establish decentralized motor vehicle emissions inspection program, certain cities and counties, exceptions--selection of person to operate inspection facility or program, procedure, contract requirement--selection of contractors, minorities, motor vehicle dealers--storage of conventional gasoline in nonattainment area.

643.310. 1. The commission may, by rule, establish a decentralized motor vehicle emissions inspection program pursuant to sections 643.300 to 643.355 for any portion of a nonattainment area located within the area described in subsection 1 of section 643.305. The decentralized motor vehicle emissions inspection program shall be implemented and applied in the same manner throughout every portion of a nonattainment area located within the area described in subsection 1 of section 643.305. The commission shall ensure that, for each nonattainment area, the state implementation plan established pursuant to subsection 1 of section 643.305 incorporates and receives all applicable credits allowed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for emission reduction programs in other nonattainment areas of like designation in other states. The commission shall ensure that emission reduction amounts established pursuant to subsection 2 of section 643.305 shall be consistent with and not exceed the emissions reduction amounts required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for other nonattainment areas of like designation in other states. No motor vehicle emissions inspection program shall be required to comply with subsection 1 of section 643.305 unless the plan established thereunder takes full advantage of any changes in requirements or any agreements made or entered into by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and any entity or entities on behalf of a nonattainment area concerning compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards of the federal Clean Air Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Section 7401, et seq., and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

2. (1) The department, with the cooperation and approval of the commissioner of administration, shall select a person or persons to operate an inspection facility or inspection program pursuant to sections 643.300 to 643.355, under a bid procedure or under a negotiated process or a combination thereof based on criteria and expectations established by the department. This process may use either a licensing arrangement or contractual arrangement with the selected party or parties. The selection of persons to operate inspection facilities or inspection programs shall be exempt from the provisions of all site procurement laws. Each person who is authorized to operate a station pursuant to this section shall be capable of providing adequate and cost-effective service to customers.

(2) Service management, coordination and data processing may be provided by the department or by another person, including a contractor or licensee, based upon the most cost-effective proposal for service.

(3) A license or contract shall be for a period of up to seven years, consistent with the provisions of Article IV, Section 28 of the Missouri Constitution, and licenses or contracts shall be annually reviewed. A license or contract may be suspended or revoked if the licensee or contractor is not meeting the conditions of sections 643.300 to 643.355, all applicable rules, the license agreement or contract as determined by the department. A licensee or contractor found to have violated sections 643.300 to 643.355, applicable rules or the conditions of the license agreement or contract shall be in violation of section 643.151 and subject to the penalties provided thereunder.

3. The commission, the department of economic development and the office of administration shall, in cooperation with the minority business advocacy commission, select the contractor or contractors to provide an inspection program which satisfies the minimum requirements of this section in accordance with the requirements of section 37.014* and chapter 34. The commission, the office of administration and the department of economic development, in cooperation with the minority business advocacy commission, shall ensure adequate minority business participation in the selection of the contractor or contractors to provide an inspection program pursuant to this section. The commission, the office of administration and the department of economic development shall ensure adequate participation of Missouri businesses in the selection of the contractor or contractors to provide an inspection program pursuant to this section.

4. With approval of the commission and pursuant to rules adopted by the commission, an organization whose members are motor vehicle dealers or leasing companies may establish one or more additional emissions inspection facilities, which may be either mobile or stationary, to be used solely to inspect motor vehicles owned and held for sale or lease by the members of the organization. With approval of the commission and pursuant to rules adopted by the commission, any person operating a fleet of motor vehicles may establish one or more additional emissions inspection facilities, which may be either mobile or stationary, to be used solely to inspect motor vehicles owned or leased and operated by the person establishing the facility. The inspections performed in facilities established pursuant to this subsection shall be performed by a contractor selected by the commission pursuant to this section and the contractor performing such inspections shall be responsible solely to the department and shall satisfy all applicable requirements of sections 643.300 to 643.355.

5. If the governor applies to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to require federal reformulated gasoline in nonattainment areas, nothing in sections 643.300 to 643.355 shall prevent the storage of conventional gasoline in nonattainment areas which is intended for sale to agricultural, commercial or retail customers outside said nonattainment areas subject to reformulated gasoline.

(L. 1994 S.B. 590, A.L. 1998 S.B. 619, A.L. 1999 H.B. 603, et al. merged with S.B. 19, A.L. 2003 S.B. 54, A.L. 2006 S.B. 583)

Effective 9-01-07

*Reprinted due to statutory reference to section 33.752 changed to section 37.014 to comply with section 3.060.


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