Yes and yes. Any muffler shop or a neighbor with a welder should be able to do it.My son's Golf developed a crack in the exhaust piping right after the catalyst. He was talking about getting someone to weld it. Is that possible or permissible?
Relevance to the OP's question, considering their location is allegedly Damascus, Maryland?In other words....ANY Maine state automobile inspection station can and will set their own interpertation of the laws.