EPA supports new emission law, ends testing in Brunswick Co.

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Emissions testing during vehicle inspections is likely to end in Brunswick County and 25 other North Carolina counties.

The law has been waiting on support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality says the EPA signed the proposed rule last week.

It could take up to five months before drivers see the changes because several more steps are required before the DMV can implement the new rule.

The push follows changes from 2015 that ended North Carolina emissions tests for cars less than three years old and with fewer than 70,000 miles.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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