Georgia's Clean Air Force

Viewing Area Requirements | May 24, 2011
Message: 51764 Anaylzers: 1076
Delivered by Georgia's Clean Air Force (GCAF)


All certified emission inspection stations must provide a safe viewing area where motorists can safely view the entire emission test as it is being performed. This area must be covered or enclosed, allowing motorists to remain dry in inclement weather.

If you are unable to designate a safe viewing area, a closed-circuit television (CCTV) may be installed to provide a clear view of the entire emission test. The viewing monitor must be placed in a safe area that is covered or enclosed and easily accessible for customer viewing.

It is the inspector’s responsibility to inform motorists that an area is available for viewing their emission test.

Failure to comply with the viewing area requirements may result in EPD enforcement action.  

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