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Main Title Analysis of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of remote sensing devices /
Author Austin, Thomas C. ; DiGenova, F. J. ; Carlson, T. R.
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Author Title of a Work
DiGenova, Francis J.
Carlson, Thomas R.
CORP Author Sierra Research, Inc., Sacramento, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Office of Mobile Sources.
Publisher Sierra Research, Inc.,
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA 420-R-94-004; EPA-68-C1-0079
Stock Number PB95-128815
Subjects Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas--California--Remote sensing ; Combustion gases--Remote sensing ; Air--Pollution--California--Remote sensing ; Automobiles--California--Pollution control devices ; Automobiles--California--Exhaust gas--Remote sensing
Additional Subjects Motor vehicles ; Remote sensing ; Exhaust emissions ; Air pollution control ; Air pollution sampling ; Inspection ; Maintenance ; Effectiveness ; Cost effectiveness ; Study estimates ; Scenarios ; Performance evaluation ; Concentration(Composition)
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NTIS  PB95-128815 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 51, A-5, B-12 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Estimates have been developed for the cost and effectiveness of using remote sensing devices (RSDs) to facilitate the identification and repair of vehicles with high emissions. These estimates have been compared to cost and effectiveness projections for conventional vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs requiring inspections on a scheduled basis at fixed locations. Estimates of decentralized I/M program effectiveness and all cost estimates are based on data and methodologies previously collected by the California I/M Review Committee. As a supplement to a conventional I/M program, limited use of RSDs in conjunction with roadside pullovers of high-emission vehicles is projected to provide additional emission reductions at a favorable ratio of cost to effectiveness. However, widespread use of RDSs to screen vehicles for more comprehensive testing or to replace a conventional I/M program decreases the emission reductions that would otherwise be achieved.
Cover title. "May 18, 1994." Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-51). "EPA 420-R-94-004." Microfiche.