By Nancy Leighton
Baby boomers born in the late 1940s are turning 65 old or will soon do so. Some of these senior citizens will be eligible for an exemption from the emissions inspection on their motor vehicle. In order to get the emissions wavier, certain requirements must be met: the owner of the vehicle must be 65 or older, the vehicle must be ten model years old or older, and the vehicle must be driven less than 5,000 miles a year. This applies to gasoline-powered cars of all types and light-duty trucks.
The waivers are granted by Georgia’s Clean Air Force. There are five full-time service centers in the Atlanta metro area. The closest one to southeast Atlanta is in Executive Park in Dekalb County, in the Briarcliff Road/North Druid Hills Road neighborhood, at 17 Executive Park Drive, Suite 510. From here drive north on Moreland Avenue and then continue north on Briarcliff about four miles to Sharidan Road. Turn left on Sharidan and then quickly turn right on the first street to Executive Park Drive. Building 17 is about a quarter of a mile on the left (or west side) of the parkway. The building sign says Motlick and Associates on it. On the inside of the building take the elevators on the right to the fifth floor. Turn left off the elevator and then right into a small hallway. 510 is a small room on the left.
Other full-time Clean Air Force service centers are located at the Executive Center in Clayton County, Chastain Center Business Park in Cobb County, Camp Creek Business Center on the west side of Atlanta in Fulton County, and Peachtree Office Center in Gwinnett County. There are also several centers that have part-time hours. For more information see HYPERLINK “http://www.CleanAirForce.com” www.CleanAirForce.com on line or call 800-449-2471.