Regional Emissions Enforcement Program
The Regional Emissions Enforcement Program (REEP) was developed to help partnering agencies identify and remove high-emitting vehicles with expired, fraudulent, and improper state emissions inspections from Texas roadways. REEP activities include:
Conducting covert operations on vehicle emissions inspection stations to identify and prosecute inspectors performing improper inspections
Identifying and prosecuting those who counterfeit or improperly issue temporary tags
Investigating and pursuing civil litigation against car dealers selling improperly inspected vehicles
On-road emissions enforcement of vehicles traveling in our region
The North Central Texas Council of Governments coordinates with county judges, justice courts, district attorneys, sheriffs, constables, local police departments, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to administer REEP.
The performance of REEP is tracked through the Regional Emissions Enforcement Program Database. Law enforcement officers participating in the program can enter citations issued for registration certificate violations, smoking vehicle violations, truck lane restrictions, and anti-idling restrictions. Entering citations into this database provides officers access to citations written across jurisdictional boundaries.
For more information about database access, please visit the NCTCOG Emission Database.
NCTCOG staff facilitates quarterly meetings with local law enforcement taskforces to address current issues of combating improper and fraudulent inspections and registrations.
Our Regional Emissions Enforcement Program was awarded a 2010 Clean Air Excellence Award by the Environmental Protection Agency for assisting local law enforcement agencies with reducing the number of fraudulent and illegal emissions inspections activities.
+ Program Partners
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Texas Attorney General’s Office
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Texas Department of Public Safety
+ County Program Contacts
Sergeant Brett Jennings
Lieutenant Richard Delgado
Lieutenant Troy Fuller
Commander Monty Gage