The NYVIP (New York Vehicle Inspection Program) began in December 2004 in all 53 counties of Upstate New York, and by May 2005 it was expanded to include the NYMA (New York Metropolitan Area).NYVIP now serves 10 million vehicles per year Statewide, which are being inspected by 40,000 technicians in 10,000 inspection stations.
Federal Law, the Clean Air Act of 1990, requires a complete check of the Onboard Diagnostic (OBD) system that drives the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). Repairing vehicles identified as failing by the OBD test will help reduce air pollution in our state.
Federal Law also requires that New York implement a system of registration based enforcement This means that any vehicle subject to emissions inspection must have been properly inspected within the past 12 months in order to have the vehicle registration renewed. Registration based enforcement will be phased into the statewide program during 2007.
NYVIP combines the annual safety inspection, emissions control device tampering check, and an (onboard diagnostic) OBDII scan for all 1996 and newer model year light duty vehicles (8,500 lbs. GVW and under). Vehicles that are up to two model years old continue to receive the Safety only inspection. Inspection stations conduct all inspections on the NYVIP Units, are connected to the NYVIP network and receive maintenance services. NYVIP offer’s training and re-certification for inspectors wishing to perform the mandatory emissions inspections.
For inspection stations, the automated PC-based NYVIP Unit control’s the entire inspection process, from verifying the license of the inspector and station, to prompting inspectors through inspections and printing results, and managing the inventory and issuance of stickers (through a barcode identifier). During each inspection, the station PC communicates real-time with SGS Testcom’s information management system, which is connected to the DMV mainframe registration database.
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SGS Testcom operates this web site under provisions of a contract with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV). The information on this web site has been reviewed by the NYSDMV, but the web site is the property and responsibility of SGS Testcom.