Emissions "sticker plan" receives unanimous vote

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> It’s referred to as a “sticker plan,” and members of the Cache County Council are hoping the Utah Air Quality Board will include the proposal as an alternative to a countywide vehicle emissions testing program.

The council voted unanimously Tuesday night in support of the plan, which was proposed by Council member Craig Peterson, who is also a member of the Air Quality Board. Peterson told his colleagues it is actually a variation of emissions testing.

“The DAQ has told us they recommended an emissions testing program. They’ve told us what it will do, and I think we’ve recognized that we either have to approve an emissions testing program or come up with a strategy that would result in an equivalent amount of a reduction in emissions.”

Details still have to be worked out but council members believe the plan will result in an equivalent amount of reduction in emissions. The program involves drivers displaying stickers on the rear of their vehicles indicating they are low emitters.

Those who drive without a sticker on red or yellow air days would be warned first and then fined on    subsequent violations. To obtain a sticker the vehicle must either be less than six years old or have passed a vehicle emissions test in the last 60 days.

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