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Changes Announced For MD Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

July 31st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan has announced changes to Maryland's Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program that he says will save residents more than $2 million a year. Hogan described the changes as common sense. They include extending initial inspections for new vehicles by one year. The Hogan administration says numerous advancements in vehicle technology over the years have allowed for streamlined inspection regulations. The administration says new vehicles still will have to complete the initial inspection within three years. Now, new vehicle owners must complete the initial test within two years. Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles told WBAL that the new regulations balance protecting the environment and customer convenience…


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