Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–1110. Self-service exhaust emissions testing pilot program.

(a) Within 120 days after October 8, 2016, the Department of Motor Vehicles ("Department") shall establish a pilot program to provide for the use of one or more self-service kiosks to test motor vehicles for exhaust emissions.

(b) At a minimum, each kiosk shall allow:

(1) An individual to test a motor vehicle to determine whether the vehicle complies with the exhaust emissions standards established under this subchapter and regulations issued pursuant to this subchapter; and

(2) For testing 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, on a first-come, first-served basis; provided, that the Department may periodically close a kiosk for necessary maintenance.

(c) The Department shall establish the specifications for the kiosks, the types of motor vehicles that are eligible for self-service exhaust emissions testing, the location of the kiosks, and the cost per test; provided, that the cost per test shall not exceed the cost per test of an exhaust emissions test conducted at a non-self-service inspection station.

(d) The Department may enter into contracts with one or more vendors for the equipment, operation, and maintenance necessary to conduct the pilot program.

(e) On or before March 30, 2018, the Department shall submit a written report to the Council that evaluates the pilot program's operations, including the number of vehicles inspected, a description of issues that arose during the reporting period, and a study of the impact of the pilot program on the number of vehicles inspected and wait times at non-self-service inspection stations.