Emissions Inpections fees lowering over 25 percent for more than a million Arizona drivers

PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced that they will be reducing Vehicle Emissions Inspection fees more than 25 percent for over a million motorists.

Starting July 1, 2014, inspection fees for Phoenix metropolitan area residents who have 1981 and newer cars or light duty trucks will be reduced from $27.50 to $20, according to an ADEQ press release.

In addition, ADEQ will institute a Gas Cap Distribution Program in Maricopa and Pima Counties which will provide vehicle owners with new gas caps when their vehicle fails inspection due to a faulty gas cap, according to the release.

This program will reduce waiting lines and provide an environmental benefit by reducing emissions from gasoline evaporation from faulty caps, the release says.

Director of ADEQ Henry Darwin highlighted the changes as prime examples of ADEQ responding to the Legislature’s demand for more efficient state agencies. 

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