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Old 05-21-2004, 07:10 PM
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Hmmm Re: who says you must test?

Originally posted by Jim Dandy
The federal government sets the minimum standards and states can extend them. A state requiring emissions certifications above and beyond federal law does not infringe on the federal government's authority. Ask an attorney if you don't believe it.
Not if the vehicle was manufactured prior to emissions standards.
The vehicle we are talking about was exempted from emission testing when manufactured and imported, because there where no standards.
Consult the DOT and EPA on that fact.
EPA - DOT testing of diesels did not start until 1985, all earlier vehicles are totally exempt.
Consult a US attorney on the facts of these statements.
US Supreme Court has slapped California hard on this point.
It would cost several tens of trillion dollars to make all the old, classic and antique cars meet emissions.

I would bet that a bureaucrat looked at gas emission testing and assumed that diesel started at the same time, wrong thinking.
Consult a lawyer, you will win and do a big favor for all diesel owners in your state.
Have a great day.
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