Part 600 Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Exhaust Emissions of Motor Vehicles
Part 610 Fuel Economy Retrofit Devices

Terms Used In CFR > Title 40 > Chapter I > Subchapter Q

  • Adjudication: means the formal procedure for reviewing and evaluating the investigation report and the accompanying evidentiary record and for determining whether to accept the recommended findings and any recommendations for administrative actions resulting from the investigation. See 14 CFR 1275.101
  • Adjusted configuration: means the test configuration after adjustment of engine calibrations to the retrofit specifications, but excluding retrofit hardware installation. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Agency: means each of the executive agencies and military departments (as defined in 5 U. See 31 CFR 215.2
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: means the formal procedure initiated at the request of the Respondent for review of a determination resulting from the adjudication and for affirming, overturning, or modifying it. See 14 CFR 1275.101
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Automobile: means any four-wheeled vehicle propelled by fuel which is manufactured primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways (except any vehicle operated exclusively on a rail or rails), and which is rated at 6,000 lbs. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Awardee institution: means any public or private entity or organization (including a Federal, State, or local agency) that is a party to a NASA contract, grant, cooperative agreement, Space Act agreement, or to any other transaction with NASA, whose purpose includes the conduct of research. See 14 CFR 1275.101
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • City Fuel Economy Test: means the test procedures specified in 40 CFR part 86, except as those procedures are modified in these protocols. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Configuration: means the mechanical arrangement, calibration and condition of a test automobile, with particular respect to carburetion, ignition timing, and emission control systems. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • device: means :

    (i) Any component, equipment, or other device (except a flow measuring instrument or other driving aid, or lubricant or lubricant additive) which is designed to be installed in or on an automobile as an addition to, as a replacement for, or through alteration or modification of, any original component, or other devices; or

    (ii) Any fuel additive which is to be added to the fuel supply of an automobile by means other than fuel dispenser pumps; and

    (iii) Which any manufacturer, dealer, or distributor of such device represents will provide higher fuel economy than would have resulted with the automobile as originally equipped, as determined under rules of the Administrator. See 40 CFR 610.11

  • Device integrity: means the durability of a device and effect of its malfunction on vehicle safety or other parts of the vehicle system. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Durability fleet: means a fleet of automobiles operated for mileage accumulation used to assess deterioration effects associated with the retrofit device. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • extended maturity: refer to periods after the original maturity dates of the bonds during which owners may retain them and continue to earn interest. See 31 CFR 351.3
  • Fabrication: means making up data or results and recording or reporting them. See 14 CFR 1275.101
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Falsification: means manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record. See 14 CFR 1275.101
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Fuel economy: means the average number of miles traveled by an automobile per gallon of gasoline (or equivalent amount of other fuel) consumed, as determined by the Administrator in accordance with procedures established under subpart D or F. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Highway Fuel Economy Test: means the test procedure described in §600. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Inquiry: means the assessment of whether an allegation of research misconduct has substance and warrants an investigation. See 14 CFR 1275.101
  • Investigation: means the formal development of a factual record and the examination of that record leading to recommended findings on whether research misconduct has occurred, and if the recommended findings are that such conduct has occurred, to include recommendations on appropriate administrative actions. See 14 CFR 1275.101
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Manufacturer: means a person or company which is engaged in the business of producing or assembling, and which has primary control over the design specifications, of a retrofit device for which a fuel economy improvement claim is made. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • mpg: means miles per gallon. See 40 CFR 600.003
  • NASA research: means research wholly or partially funded or supported by NASA involving an awardee institution or a NASA installation. See 14 CFR 1275.101
  • Operator: means any person who installs, services or maintains a retrofit device in an automobile or who operates an automobile with a retrofit device installed. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • original maturity: refers to the initial maturity period of a bond prior to any extensions of maturity. See 31 CFR 351.3
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Plagiarism: means the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit. See 14 CFR 1275.101
  • Preconditioning: means the operation of an automobile through one (1) EPA Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule, described in 40 CFR part 86. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Preliminary analysis: means the engineering analysis performed by EPA prior to testing prescribed by the Administrator based on data and information submitted by a manufacturer or available from other sources. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • program: means the sequence of analyses and tests prescribed by the Administrator as described in §610. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Retrofit: means the addition of a new item, modification or removal of an existing item of equipment beyond that of regular maintenance, on an automobile after its initial manufacture. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Retrofitted configuration: means the test configuration after adjustment of engine calibrations to the retrofit specifications and after all retrofit hardware has been installed. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Secretary: means Secretary of the Treasury or his designee. See 31 CFR 215.2
  • State: means a State, territory, possession, or commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. See 31 CFR 215.2
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Test data: means any information which is a quantitative measure of any aspect of the behavior of a retrofit device. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Testing agent: means any person who develops test data on a retrofit device. See 40 CFR 610.11
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • your: refers to a SLGS program user or a potential SLGS program user. See 31 CFR 344.1
  • Zero device-miles: means the period of time between retrofit installation and the accumulation of 100 miles of automobile operation after installation. See 40 CFR 610.11