Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures Test
The Dallas campus conducted an unannounced test of its Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures on January 26, 2015. During the test, the fire alarms were activated in one building at a time and occupants were required to evacuate. The Campus Police then cleared each building to make sure they were empty. The emergency alert system was also tested, as well as the intercom feature of the campus telephone system. All alarms sounded as designed and there were only a few minor issues that arose during the test: two horns were found to be defective in one of the buildings and they were repaired; and a fire detector was missing from another building and it was replaced.
New state law affecting vehicle emissions
All vehicles that are operated in the north Texas, eleven county, nonattainment area for ozone, on more than 60 days each year, must be emissions tested and display an appropriate emissions sticker.
1 – If you are from a county or state that does not require emissions testing and you use our roadways more than 60 days each year, your vehicle must be emissions tested and display an appropriate emissions sticker.
2 – If your vehicle has out of state license plates on it and it was emissions tested in your home state, you are in compliance as long as your vehicle displays an appropriate emissions sticker from your home state. If your vehicle was emissions tested in your home state and you were not issued an emissions sticker, you must keep paperwork in your vehicle that documents the emissions test. If you change your registration to Texas you must then have an appropriate Texas emissions sticker.
3 – Brand new (not used) vehicles have a two-year exemption for emissions tests. So for example, if you bought a brand new vehicle in 2011, you are in compliance for emissions until your inspection sticker expires in 2013.
4 – Vehicles can be emissions tested at any valid emissions testing site if proof of insurance is presented. Out of state vehicles may display a Texas emissions sticker.