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OR Rep. Calls for Independent Review of DEQ Emissions Program.

The Oregonian recently reported that state representative Jerry Krummel has said he plans to recommend that the House Audit Committee require the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to earmark up to $300,000 in funding in its next budget to finance an independent review of its vehicle emissions testing program following testimony delivered earlier this week raising questions about the effectiveness of the program.

According to the newspaper, local university professor Gary Adams testified before both the Audit and Environment Committees of the Oregon House of Representatives that in an attempt to acquire an emissions testing certificate for a recently obtained used car, the vehicle failed a total of six tests at an inspection station in northern Portland but subsequently passed testing at stations in both Clackamas and Sherwood, prompting him to request DEQ inspection records dating back to 1999.

"While failure rates should be the same from station to station, I found that they varied by 15 to 30 percent," said Adams. "I also found significant differences not just between stations but various lanes at particular stations."

The paper noted that both inspection station operators and DEQ representatives repudiated Adams' claims.

(OREGONIAN: 4/27)
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Title Annotation:Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Publication:Mobile Emissions Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U9OR
Date:Apr 29, 2005
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