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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:50 PM
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EPA/DOT Compliance?

I saw this over on the LRX board, would this mean that with those releases and compliance you could register each in whatever state you wished or wuold there still be state laws for emissions, safety, etc to deal with?

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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:54 PM
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I believe this just applies with the Federal standards, and not the state. Most likely, by being EPA and DOT compliant, it will also be State compliant, but would still have to go through the state emissions testings and possibly an examination by somebody to verify the non-standard application.


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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:58 PM
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I thought to have an engine be EPA compliant it had to be tested?
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Old April 18th, 2006, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Hippert
I thought to have an engine be EPA compliant it had to be tested?
Not the case, they will test anything, but you are the one paying 1500 for each test. They are also testing the standard for the model year, so a truck in good shape seems likely to pass. At least someone is going about it the right way.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 03:07 PM
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What if your state has no emissions testing or inspections?
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