Although new Canyon County emissions testing officially began in June, 2,000 vehicles that were due for emissions inspection that month still haven’t been tested.
Dept. of Environmental Quality Regional Airshed Manager Stephen Coe said 5,500 total vehicles were identified as requiring testing in June. Of those, 2,000 individuals received third and final notices this week for failing to get tested. He associates the number of untested cars with uncertainty towards the requirements.
“That was the first group of people in a brand new area that wasn’t used to the program,” said Coe.
In Ada County, 1,000 vehicles fail to get their cars tested each month, on average. If a motorist fails to complete the test within 35 days from the postage date of the notice, the Idaho Transportation Department will revoke the vehicle’s registration. The motorist must have the vehicle retested and obtain a passing test or approved waiver to re-register the vehicle.
According to the Idaho Vehicle Inspection Program website, there are currently 20 testing locations, operated by SysTech, throughout Canyon County and two in Kuna. Inspection sites can also be found online.