Health & Safety Code Section 382.302
Inspection and Maintenance Program
(a)A participating county whose early action plan contains provisions for a motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program and has been found adequate by the commission may formally request the commission to adopt motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program requirements for the county. The request must be made by a resolution adopted by the governing body of the participating county and the governing body of the most populous municipality in the county.
(b)After approving a request made under Subsection (a), the commission by resolution may request the Public Safety Commission to establish motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program requirements for the participating county under Subchapter F (Commission to Establish Program), Chapter 548 (Inspection of Vehicles), Transportation Code, in accordance with this section and rules adopted under this section. The motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program requirements for the participating county may include exhaust emissions testing, emissions control devices and systems inspections, or other testing methods that meet or exceed United States Environmental Protection Agency requirements, and a remote sensing component as provided by Section 382.204 (Remote Sensing Program Component). The motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program requirements adopted for the participating county may apply to all or to a defined subset of vehicles described by Section 382.203 (Vehicles Subject to Program; Exemptions).
(c)The commission may assess a fee for a vehicle inspection performed in accordance with a program established under this section. The fee must be in an amount reasonably necessary to recover the costs of developing, administering, evaluating, and enforcing the participating county’s motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program. An appropriate part of the fee as determined by commission rule may be retained by the station owner, contractor, or operator to recover the cost of performing the inspection and provide for a reasonable margin of profit.
(d)The incentives for voluntary participation established under Section 382.216 (Incentives for Voluntary Participation in Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Program) shall be made available to a participating county.
(e)A participating county may participate in the program established under Section 382.209 (Low-income Vehicle Repair Assistance, Retrofit, and Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Program).
Section 382.302 — Inspection and Maintenance Program,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.382.htm#382.302 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).