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Main Title Comparison of Parameter and Exhaust Testing Approaches for a Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Program in Michigan
Author Midurski, Theodore P. ; Sellars, Frederick ;
CORP Author GCA Corporation, GCA/Technology DivisionBedford, MA.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-905/2-79-005; GCA-TR-79-70-G; EPA-68-02-2887;
Stock Number PB80-165020
Additional Subjects Motor vehicles ; Exhaust emissions ; Performance tests ; Inspection ; Maintenance ; Technology assessment ; Cost analysis ; Michigan ;
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NTIS  PB80-165020 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 150 p.
The Michigan Department of State Highways and Transportation is in the process of developing a motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance (I/M) program for implementation in various nonattainment areas of the State. To date, the effort has focused on identifying and assessing the various program alternatives available that satisfy the objectives of I/M. A primary issue at this point concerns whether the program should use the emissions measurement concept, or a concept involving parameter inspection. Assessments of the specific requirements related to implementing I/M in Michigan, including a first level assessment of alternative program approaches, have been developed as part of this initial planning. Based on these initial assessments, the need for a more detailed assessment of the parameter inspection concept was identified. These detailed analyses of issues related to the parameter inspection concept were performed. These analyses considered the emissions reduction potential, costs, consumer and repair industry impacts, and administration requirements of four parameter inspection concepts. The results of these analyses are reported here.