Although tornadoes still run through it, Dorothy might not recognize today's Kansas. Today's corporate-run agriculture and Kansas' new manufacturing sectors make the once sleepy plains state's fabled past into little more than dust in the wind. However, the pioneering spirit that once founded the state remains. Kansas keeps regulations minimal so that entrepreneurs can get up and running.
In Kansas, smog or emission check facilities are common in states with tight air pollution controls. States like California and New York allow facilities that are not auto repair businesses to perform emission tests and issue official reports required for vehicle licensing and renewal. Emissions testing shops must hold special state licenses and in some cases, licensing agreements to operate their computer systems.