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Main Title Cost Analysis for a Decentralized Emissions Inspection/Maintenance Program for Massachusetts, Technical Report.
CORP Author Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Inc., Bethesda, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA. Region I.
Year Published 1978
Report Number 9075-006-004-TR; EPA-68-02-2544; EPA/901/9-78/008;
Stock Number PB-291 981
Additional Subjects Motor vehicles ; Exhaust emissions ; Inspection ; Massachusetts ; Cost analysis ; Maintenance ; Motor vehicle engines ; Air pollution ; Motor vehicle inspection ; Motor vehicle inspection stations ; Life cycle costs
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-291 981 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 114p
This report presents a costs analysis of a decentralized vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance (I/N) program for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The analysis was performed on a life-cycle costs basis and considered the effects of inflation, growth in the vehicle fleet and labor rate escalation on the costs of the program. Elements which are specifically addressed include necessary modifications to the current inspection to accommodate I/M, incremental capital and operating costs which would be incurred by the state and private garages with the addition of I/M to the current safety inspection, impacts of I/M on the vehicle inspection fee, and changes required to upgrade the current safety inspection to meet Federal VIU standards, and the impact of these changes on the inspection fee.