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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Guidance on use of remote sensing for evaluation of I/M program performance /|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Transportation and Air Quality. Certification and Compliance Division,|
|Publisher||United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation and Air Quality,|
|Subjects||Vehicles--Motors--Inspection--United States--Evaluation. ; Vehicles--Motors--Inspection--Remote sensing. ; Vehicles--Motors--Exhaust gas--Measurement. ; Vehicles--Motors--Testing--Equipment. ; Air quality--Remote sensing. ; Detectors.|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution control ; Motor vehicles ; Vehicle inspection ; Remote sensing ; Vehicle maintenance ; Exhaust emission ; Air pollution equipment ; Air quality ; US EPA ; Regulations ; Performance evaluation ; Clean Air Act of 1970|
|Collation||1 online resource ( pages) : illustrations (some color)|
This document is intended to provide guidance for performing I/M program evaluations using a Remote Sensing Device (RSD). The next section is a background regarding EPA regulation of state I/M programs and a history of methods used to evaluate these programs. Section 3 describes different approaches to evaluate I/M programs, using roadside pullover data or independent remote sensing measurements. Section 4 summarizes equipment specifications and measurement procedures, while Section 5 outlines important design parameters for the collection and analysis of RSD program evaluation data. Section 5 also discusses quality control issues that should be considered in an evaluation. Section 6 describes in detail three alternative methods to perform short-term evaluations of the I/M programs using remote sensing data and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each. The three methods are the Step Change, the Comprehensive, and the Reference analysis methods. How in-program data can be used to evaluate the long-term, cumulative effect of I/M programs is covered in a separate document.
Title from PDF title screen (viewed on April 15, 2015). "EPA420-B-04-010." "July 2004." Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55).