Petersen says Cache County is close to implementing emissions testing

FILE PHOTO: David Etheridge II, a vehicle inspector at DEQ, is shown during a tailpipe emission Thursday, June 22, 2006, in Hillsboro, Ore.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  

When it comes to emissions testing, Cache County is about back to where it was last summer. The county council refused for a while to implement emissions control and many projects suggested by the public were reviewed.

Councilmember Craig Petersen, who is also on the Utah Division of Air Quality board, says now the council is back to the original proposed ordinance.

“That ordinance has been slightly re-written,” Petersen says. “So we talked a little bit about it and ways that we might want to still change it.

Petersen says the council could be moving quickly to initiate the new program.

“The ordinance will be on the agenda for the next meeting and it will be on for action this next time,” he continues. “Although I can’t guarantee it, I think it’s likely that the council will implement emissions testing at that time.”

Petersen says if that happens an emissions control program could be ready to go by the end of this year or early in 2014.

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