RESOLUTION NO. R98-1105
A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DIVISION OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL OF THE METROPOLITAN HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ENDING THE ANNUAL AUTOMOBILE EMISSIONS INSPECTION PROGRAM.
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government, as required by the State of Tennessee and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, has conducted automobile emissions inspections for over ten years in an effort to reduce air pollution in the area of the Metropolitan Government; and
WHEREAS, air quality within the area of the Metropolitan Government has improved dramatically as a result of standards adopted by the Metropolitan Government and improved pollution control devices on automobiles; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government has demonstrated that it has attained compliance with air pollution goals set forth when the auto emissions inspection program was adopted; and
WHEREAS, it may now be feasible to remove this required inspection which would benefit the citizens of the Metropolitan Government.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting the division of Air Pollution Control of the Metropolitan Health Department to conduct a feasibility study to determine if it is appropriate to discontinue the automobile inspections program of the Metropolitan Government.
SECTION 2. That the division of Air Pollution Control is further requested to inform The Metropolitan Council of the feasibility and/or the actions taken in compliance with the request contained in Section 1 hereof, not later than sixty (60) days after the adoption of this Resolution.
SECTION 3. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to the director of the division of Air Pollution Control and to the director of the Health Department.
SECTION 4. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: John Aaron Holt