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BAR gets emergency regulations approval for Consumer Assistance Program

Adopted regulations increase state’s contribution toward emissions-related repairs from a maximum of $500 to $1,200

Sacramento, Calif.—On Monday, the Office of Administrative Law approved and filed with the Secretary of State the Bureau of Automotive Repair’s emergency regulations updating the Consumer Assistance Program.

The adopted regulations amend California Code of Regulations sections 3394.3, 3394.4, and 3394.6 by:

  • Increasing the state’s contribution toward emissions-related repairs from a maximum of $500 to $1,200.
  • Modifying the consumer copay from the total cost of testing and diagnosis of the emissions-related failure to a minimum of 20 percent of the total cost of diagnosis and repair of the emissions-related failure.
  • Allowing participation in CAP of a vehicle with vehicle registration expired up to 365 days.
  • Eliminating eligibility requirements pertaining to prior registration lapses.

For more information about this action, visit BAR’s Regulatory Actions page at www.bar.ca.gov.

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