Hamilton County Emissions Testing Centers To Close July 2-4

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

All auto emissions testing centers in Hamilton County and Chattanooga will be closed on July 2 and July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. All stations will resume testing on July 5 at their regular scheduled hours.

“Planning ahead helps keep waiting to a minimum,” said Stuart Say, program manager for the Tennessee Vehicle Inspection program administrated by Envirotest Systems. “It’s a good idea to take vehicles on Wednesdays and Thursdays when testing volume is usually light and to avoid testing in the final days of the month.”

Envirotest, a provider of vehicle emissions testing and inspection, has a contract with the state of Tennessee to test automobiles for the improvement of air quality in Hamilton County as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to meet the Clean Air Act.

“Auto emissions testing has proven effective in helping Tennessee improve its air quality,” Mr. Say said.

Normal hours of operation and testing center locations for Hamilton County are:

* 5206 Austin Road in Hixson and 720 Eastgate Loop in Chattanooga are open Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
* 1620 Riverfront Parkway and 7460 Bonnyshire Drive in Chattanooga are normally open Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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