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EPA Records Schedule 498

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 01/31/2010

Title: Emission Factors Program (EFP) Test Records

Program: Air

Applicability: National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL)

Function: 108-025-01-01-02 - Manage Mobile Air Pollution Sources

NARA Disposal Authority:

This schedule authorizes the disposition of the record copy in any media (media neutral), excluding any records already in electronic form. Records designated for permanent retention must be transferred to the National Archives in accordance with NARA standards at the time of transfer.


The Emission Factors Program (EFP) is an ongoing program in which EPA tests emissions of privately-owned vehicles. Results are used for the development of the MOBILE model for estimating in-use emission factors for highway vehicles. Consists of "packets", one per vehicle, containing: (1) vehicle and owner identifying information, procurement agreement, owner survey results; (2) vehicle inspection record; (3) raw data in the form of strip-chart recordings and printouts from test instrumentation; and (4) processed data as computer printouts of all emission test results. Data is added to the Ann Arbor In-Use Test Data System (IUTD) which is scheduled separately.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


The Ann Arbor In-Use Test Data System (IUTD) is scheduled as EPA 493.

Specific legal citations include:

Reasons for Disposition:

The disposition instructions have been rewritten as media neutral to allow for maintaining the record copy in EPA's electronic recordkeeping system. The retention has not changed.

Item b for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/22/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.


Office of Air and Radiation, Emission Inventory Group

Related Schedules:

EPA 493

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 06/25/1993

EPA Approval: 07/18/2007

NARA Approval: 11/23/2009

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