North Carolina Mobile Sources regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Mobile Sources: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M): 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 02D.1001 to 02D.1005, General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 20-183.2 and N.C. Gen. Stat. 20-183.3, and N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.107A

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Inspection area/applicability: 15A NCAC 02D.1002, N.C. Gen. Stat. 20-183.2, and N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.107A

Inspection exemptions: 15A NCAC 02D.1002

Inspection network: N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.107A

Inspection tests: N.C. Gen. Stat. 20-183.3 and 15A NCAC 02D.1005

Smoking vehicles: N.C. Gen. Stat. 20-128.1

Heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards:

Engine standards: 15A NCAC 02D.1008


Oxygenated gasoline: 15A NCAC 02D.1301 to 02D.1305

Gasoline volatility: 40 CFR 80.27

Regulatory Agencies

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Air Quality

North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State v. Federal

Rules. North Carolina operates a decentralized vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in various areas of the state, with newer model vehicles required to meet federal on-board diagnostic (OBD) standards. The state is requiring heavy-duty diesel vehicles to meet the standards established by the California Air Resources Board and adhere to idling restrictions.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has provisions to implement an oxygenated gasoline program should it be necessary in order to attain or maintain compliance with the carbon monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Air Quality is the primary agency responsible for the administration ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State v. Federal
State Requirements

North Carolina Mobile Sources Resources

Type Title
Forms Stage II System Decommissioning Notification Form
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