File #: RS2021-1251    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 1/4/2022 Final action: 1/4/2022
Title: A Resolution to repeal Resolution No. RS2018-1171 related to the vehicle inspection program.
Sponsors: Kevin Rhoten, Freddie OConnell, Dave Rosenberg, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Larry Hagar, Erin Evans, Russ Bradford, Delishia Porterfield, Thom Druffel, Sean Parker, Sharon Hurt, Joy Styles, Steve Glover (resigned 3/1/2022), Robert Swope, Bob Nash, John Rutherford, Courtney Johnston, Ginny Welsch, Angie Henderson, Russ Pulley, Zach Young, Brandon Taylor, Kyonzte Toombs, Emily Benedict, Zulfat Suara
Attachments: 1. RS2021-1251 Amendment No.pdf, 2. Late Amendment - RS2021-1251 - Rhoten v.pdf
A Resolution to repeal Resolution No. RS2018-1171 related to the vehicle inspection program.
WHEREAS, in April 2018, the Tennessee General Assembly adopted legislation amending Tenn. Code Ann. ? 68-201-119 to eliminate vehicle emissions testing programs in Tennessee upon the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and
WHEREAS, on May 15, 2018, and in accordance with state law, the Metropolitan Council adopted Resolution No. RS2018-1171 to authorize the continuation of the Metropolitan Government's inspection and maintenance program; and
WHEREAS, currently, the Metropolitan Government contracts with private vendors to implement the vehicle inspection program. Each contract contains a provision that the contract may be terminated by Metro upon 30 days written notice to the vendor; and
WHEREAS, on August 17, 2021, the EPA approved a revision to the state's air quality plan that triggered the elimination of vehicle emissions testing programs, as required by Tenn. Code Ann. ? 68-201-119. The EPA has determined that the removal of vehicle emissions testing in Tennessee is consistent with the federal Clean Air Act and all applicable regulations. A technical analysis by the EPA concluded that middle Tennessee will continue to comply with all National Ambient Air Quality Standards once the vehicle emissions testing is removed from Tennessee's air quality plan. The vehicle emissions testing programs in Hamilton, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson County will end on January 14, 2022; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council now desires to end the mandatory vehicle emissions testing program, as authorized under state law.
Section 1. That Resolution No. RS2018-1171, which authorized the Metropolitan Government's continuance of its vehicle inspection, is hereby repealed in its entirety. The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and D...

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