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ASTM WK66579

New Test Method for Standard Test Method for Determination of Mass Concentration of Particulate Matter from Light Duty Vehicles (Gravimetric Method)

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, the development of test methods, practices, guides, and terminology pertaining to sampling and analysis of atmospheres, interpretation of data, the standardization of recognized and practiced methods for measurement of atmospheric quality, and sponsoring of discussions among those active in the study of air quality.
The work of the Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having mutual interest.


Particulate, emissions, FTP, gravimetric, mg/mile.


Recently both the US EPA and California ARB adopted new PM emissions standards for light duty vehicles starting in model year 2017. As part of the implementation of these new standards EPA has made regulatory revisions to update the test methods. Various portions of this test method are located in different places in Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 40, Parts 86, 1065 & 1066. This standard will group this text into once location, improve wording and flow, and facilitate an Inter-Laboratory Study.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D22.03

Committee: D22

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

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Date Initiated: 01-11-2019

Technical Contact: Coleman Jones

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