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Spokane’s Motor Vehicle I/M Program Addressing Environmental Justice While Reducing Tailpipe Emissions August 10, 2004.

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1 Spokane’s Motor Vehicle I/M Program Addressing Environmental Justice While Reducing Tailpipe Emissions August 10, 2004

2 The Problem Auto Emissions Repairs Expensive Low-Income Disproportionately Affected –Drive Older Cars –Limited Funds For Repair/Upkeep –Vehicles More Prone to Failure $150 Waiver Limit Discourages Repairs

3 Program Partners Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs Washington Department of Ecology ~ 20 Local Certified Repair Shops

4 Program Steps Vehicle Fails Emissions Test Program Brochure Provided to All Owners of Failed Vehicles SNAP Pre-Qualifies as Low Income & Refers Clients to Approved Repair Shops Motor Vehicle Repaired & Re-Tested Shops Invoice SNAP for Repairs

5 Program Details Up to $100 for Emissions System Diagnosis Up to $400 for Repairs State Agency Authorizes Repairs in Excess of $300 State Agency Referees Disputes Over Repairs & Their Cost

6 Program Funding SEPs Through Two Large Civil Settlements With Major Industrial Facilities The Future??? –A “Challenge Grant” to be Matched Through Solicitations of Spokane Area Companies –Beyond???

7 Determining Emissions Credit The Problem –How to translate emission test results from individual motor vehicle repairs into mass emissions reduced? –Before & After Tests Results Yield Pollutant Concentration Data –Actual Emissions Reduced Depend on Subsequent Use of the Motor Vehicle

8 Determining Emissions Credit Source: Calif Smog Check II Evaluation, I/M Review Committee Report, 6/19/00, Appendix D Tables. Emissions Improvement by Model Year Assumption: All Motor Vehicles in the Same Model Year Achieve the Same Average Emission Reduction

9 Program Statistics

10 For More Information... Eric Skelton, Director Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority 1101 W. College Ave., Suite 403 Spokane, WA (509) x 121


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