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RECORD NUMBER: 6 OF 29
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Control of motor vehicle emissions, the U.S. experience|
|Author||Black, Frank M.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.|
|Publisher||Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory, Office of Research and Developoment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Subjects||Motor vehicles--Pollution control devices|
|Additional Subjects||Motor vehicles ; Exhaust emissions ; Air pollution control equipment ; Exhaust gases ; Crankcase fumes ; Fuel consumption ; Automobile exhaust ; Clean Air Act ; Historical aspects ; Automotive components|
|Collation||31 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|
An historical overview of the U.S. experience with controlling emissions from highway motor vehicles is presented. The evolution of new motor vehicle emissions certification practice, end-of-assembly-line inspection, in-use surveillance and recall, inspection and maintenance, and antitampering programs are discussed. The changes in motor vehicle designs and fuel formulations resulting from these practices are also described, along with associated changes in the characteristics of emissions. Future possible directions for further improvements are described as the U.S. Congress considers changes to the Clean Air Act requiring increasingly stringent new motor vehicle emission standards, changes in procedures for identification and repair of motor vehicles that have been tampered with or poorly maintained, and requirements for use of cleaner, more environmentally benign alternatives to conventional petroleum-based fuels.
"PB91-136911." Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-31).