Nevada Exempts Restored Vehicles from Emissions Inspection

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has approved a petition to exempt restored vehicles from emissions inspection and maintenance programs. Vehicles that may qualify for the exemption include "classic rods" (20 years old or older), "classic cars" (25 years old or older), "street rods" (Pre-1948) and "old timers" (40 years old or older). Qualifying vehicles are required to have specialty license tags, be driven less than 2,500 miles a year and must pass an initial emissions inspection before they are eligible for the exemption. SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Kersting commented, "We support state regulatory actions that acknowledge the relatively minimal impact of specific older vehicles on air quality. Such vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are generally well-maintained and infrequently operated."