San Jose and Bay Area Opacity Testing consists of:
RPM Recording at idle and maximum governed speeds
The Snap-Acceleration test
Visual Inspection for visible signs of tampering
All 1991 or newer engines must not exceed 40% smoke opacity
All pre-1991 engines must not exceed 55% smoke opacity
Tests may be performed unannounced at:
ACHP weigh stations
A random roadside locations
PSIP for California and Bay Area Opacity Testing
A complementary program called the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) requires that all heavy duty trucks and buses plated in California that are more than four years old have tampering inspections and opacity testing yearly. Every vehicle must have two years of California or San Jose Opacity Testing records or be cited.
Citation for California and San Jose Opacity Testing Failure
Pre-1991 vehicles with opacities greater than 55% but less than 70% without citations in the last 12 months receive of notice of violation. Repairs must be made and a Demonstration of Correction form must be submitted within 45 days or a citation will be issued.
First Level Citation
$300 for pre-1991 engines with 70% or greater smoke and no citations in the past 12 months
$300 for 1991 and newer engines with 40% or greater smoke and no citations in the past 12 months
The penalty for both engine types increases to $800 if a Demonstration of Correction form is not submitted to the CARB within 45 days
Second Level Citation
Penalty for any further violations within 12 months is $1800.
Diamond Service is a Certified Bay Area Opacity Testing location and we can come to you. Call us at 408-263-7300 for an appointment.
Mitsubishi Fuso - Diamond Sales & Service | 1505 N. 4th St. San Jose, CA 95112 | 408-263-7300
Diamond Sales & Service Inc. sells, rents, and repairs commercial trucks in the San Jose, CA area. Voted Mitsubishi Fuso's West Coast Dealer of the Year in 2011, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding commercial truck sales, rentals, service and support.
Serving San Jose, CA area including Milpitas, Fremont, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Campbell, Cupertino, Alviso, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward, Union City, Fremont, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Fremont, Newark.