Reference No. W-2002-014

Dear California Motorist:

The State Air Resources Board (ARB) is studying the emissions performance of consumer-owned vehicles in order to gain valuable information on how vehicles create smog and other harmful pollutants. As part of this project, the ARB has contracted with the Bevilacqua-Knight, Inc. (BKI) to procure vehicles for this study. This letter is being provided to confirm BKI's legitimacy as a State contractor for the ARB for this project.

Your vehicle was selected as a possible candidate for this important program. If your vehicle is selected, the ARB will conduct emissions testing at our Haagen-Smit Laboratory in El Monte, California. This testing will in no way harm your vehicle or invalidate your vehicle's emissions warranty. All testing and necessary repairs will be performed by professional automotive engineers and technicians under ARB's direction and at no charge to you. Although you have been selected as a possible candidate for this project, please be advised that only a limited number of vehicles will be procured for the test project.

All of us in California will benefit from the results of these tests by reducing air pollution and improving the performance and durability of vehicles sold in California. You may be assured that the ARB is only interested in testing your vehicle. No enforcement action will be taken against you if your vehicle fails to meet the emissions standards. For more information please check our web site at

If you have any questions, you may call the ARB's In-Use Vehicle Testing Section at (626) 575-6725 or the Program Assistance Office, toll free, at 1-800-242-4450. Thank you for your consideration in participating in this vital program.



Allen Lyons, Chief
Mobile Source Operations Division

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