Statement By Manufacturer
Certain statements by the manufacturer on the certificate of origin (MCO) will prove LEV compliance. Acceptable LEV language on the MCO includes any of these statements:
- This vehicle conforms to (or with) U.S. EPA and State of California regulations.
- This vehicle conforms to (or with) U.S. EPA regulations and is certified for sale in California.
- This vehicle has a California emission system.
- This vehicle meets/satisfies California emission standards.
- This vehicle is certified/legal for sale in California.
- This vehicle is certified/legal for sale in all 50 states.
Also acceptable is a similar statement by the manufacturer that clearly indicates the vehicle complies with California emission standards and/or the Oregon Low-Emission Vehicle requirement. Check of Under Hood Emission Label
If compliance cannot be proven by a statement from the manufacturer on the MCO, or there is no MCO because the vehicle has already been titled in another state, and there is no exemption
from LEV standards, then the under hood emission label may be checked in these cases:
- A licensed Oregon vehicle dealer with the vehicle in their stock may check the label and certify the vehicle complies.
- If the vehicle must be tested by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for emissions, DEQ may check the label and certify the vehicle complies. If the vehicle does not have to be tested by DEQ, DEQ will not check the vehicle for LEV compliance.
- DMV may check the label and certify the vehicle complies.
There is no additional fee for a LEV compliance check.