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 - Energy Policy

  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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