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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 023 : AIR POLLUTION CONTROL

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 579)
  • § 579. Vehicle emissions labeling program for new motor vehicles

    (a) The Secretary of Natural Resources, in consultation with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, shall establish, by rule, a vehicle emissions labeling program for new motor vehicles sold or leased in the State with a model year of 2010 or later. The rules adopted under this section shall require automobile manufacturers to install the labels.

    (b) Vehicle emissions labels under this program shall include the vehicle's emissions score. The label required by subsection (a) of this section and the vehicle score included in the label shall be consistent with the labels and information required by other states, including the California motor vehicle greenhouse gas and smog index label and any revisions thereto. A label that complies with the requirements of the California vehicle labeling program shall be deemed to meet the requirements of this section and the rules adopted thereunder for the content of labels.

    (c) The vehicle emissions label shall be affixed to the vehicle in a clearly visible location, as set forth by the Secretary of Natural Resources in rule.

    (d) On or after the effective date of the rules adopted under subsection (a) of this section, no new motor vehicle shall be sold or leased in the State unless a vehicle emissions label that meets the requirements of this section and the rules adopted thereunder is affixed to the vehicle except in the case of a trade of a new motor vehicle by a Vermont dealer, as that term is defined in 23 V.S.A. § 4(8), with a dealer from another state that does not have a similar labeling law, provided that the motor vehicle involved in the trade is sold within 30 days of the trade.

    (e) As used in this section, "motor vehicle" means all passenger cars, light duty trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 8,500 pounds or less, and medium duty passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of less than 10,000 pounds that are designed primarily for the transportation of persons. (Added 2007, No. 55, § 2, eff. May 29, 2007.)