Vehicle emissions testing schedule in Canyon County and Kuna may be shorter than 24 months
Although vehicle emissions testing in Canyon County and Kuna is required every two years, some vehicles that were first tested in the second half of 2010 may be required to obtain their second biannual emissions test before 24 months have passed, said the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
The program requires vehicles with even-numbered registrations to be tested in even-numbered years and those with odd-numbered registrations in odd-numbered years.
“Because the program began in June 2010, all vehicles with even-numbered registrations were required to be tested in a compressed seven-month period by the end of the year. In 2012, we have a full year for testing and are spreading out the testing notifications over 12 months,” explained DEQ Air Quality Administrator Martin Bauer.
“This could result in some people having to have their vehicles tested in a shorter time frame this one instance only, but still within the two years required in the statute,” Bauer said. “In future years, the renewal will be at the same time every other year.”
A six-month extension can be obtained this year if necessary.
Drivers in Canyon County and Kuna can find out the date their vehicles are scheduled to be tested by visiting the Idaho Vehicle Inspection Program website and entering their license plate number under the “Test Due Date” option or by calling 1-866-623-8378 (toll-free).