A break at the evap would effect emissions. The fuel (HC) evaporates into the atmosphere. Gluing it is a legitimate repair, we went round and round with California over repairing thermo vacuum switches back in the day. These guys do not understand how it works and are tagging anything out of the ordinary. I had to hold my tongue in the ADEQ class. The person giving the class didn't understand the systems and gave incorrect theory and operation of many systems. If it's that bad at the top you can only imagine the rank and file guys. There is no education or experience requirement to get you testing license other then ADEQ's classes and test.