WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at meetings this month in Washington D.C. will attempt to persuade the National Research Council (NRC) and AAA Motor Clubs that the use of onboard vehicle diagnostic systems (OBD-II) as an Inspections/Maintenance (I/M) emissions-test method makes sense. Sources tell Ward’s that it will be an uphill fight for the EPA considering the recent NRC study finding that “The current data set for evaluating the effectiveness of OBDII for I/M ...

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