Emission test notices join list of courtesies no longer provided by State of Illinois
on Friday, February 12, 2016
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), which enforces federal Clean Air Act compliance efforts in Illinois, used to send out warning notices to Illinois motor vehicle owners to remind them to submit their vehicles for re-testing. However, as part of Illinois’ crisis-related budget cuts, the notices stopped going out in December. Despite this, the Secretary of State's office has said that because many vehicle owners have come to depend on these notices, they believe this may pose an undue hardship on many of them. To that end, the Illinois Secretary of State’s office will NOT deny registrations for failure to meet emissions testing requirements until they have the opportunity to meet with IEPA and design and implement an effective alternative notification program that may involve both written and electronic reminders.