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Main Title EPA audits of state and local inspection/maintenance programs.
Author Lorang, P. A. ; Armstrong, J. A. ; Cabaniss, J. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cabaniss, J. M., Jr.
Armstrong, J. A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Emission Control Technology Div.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-AA-TSS-I/M-85-09
Stock Number PB87-103412
OCLC Number 173449212
Subjects Vehicle Emission Standards. ; Motor Vehicle Inspection.
Additional Subjects Maintenance ; Inspection ; Motor vehicles ; Exhaust emissions ; State government ; Local government ; Air pollution ; Air quality ; Federal test procedure ; Automobile exhaust
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA AA-TSS-I/M-85-09 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 12/27/2011
NTIS  PB87-103412 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16 p. : tables.
Many State and local agencies have implemented vehicle emissions I/M programs in the last few years. EPA began to audit these programs in federal fiscal year 1984. Results of the I/M audits indicate that (1) enforcement is a problem in some programs with sticker based enforcement; (2) low reported failure rates are a problem in many decentralized programs, especially government programs; (3) high waiver rates are a problem in some programs, both centralized, and decentralized; (4) analyzer quality assurance ranges from excellent in centralized, contractor programs to marginal in decentralized programs with manual analyzers and in some centralized government run programs; (5) data analyses are not being effectively used in most programs to monitor and improve program performance and the performance of individual inspection stations; (6) the quality of I/M repairs is a problem, to some extent, in every program audited. EPA believes that the resolution of these problems generally rests with each State/local I/M program developing an overall I/M quality assurance program to ensure that problems are identified and resolved in a timely manner.