Introduction to US EPA certification
EPA is the acronym for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its main task is to protect human health and the natural environment. EPA certification: It is a compulsory environmental certification in the United States.
EPA certification is mainly aimed at environmental certification of emission performance. The EPA tests the engine emissions of locomotives and confirms that it meets the minimum environmental protection standards based on the vehicle's performance and emissions values.
EPA is headquartered in Washington, with 10 local offices and dozens of laboratories. There are 18,000 employees across the United States. More than half of them are engineers, scientists, and policy analysts. Responsible for setting national standards for many environmental projects and monitoring the implementation and compliance of mandatory standards.
If the goods are sold and sold in 49 states other than California, you only need to apply for EPA verification; if the goods need to import and export to California, you need to apply for CARB verification.
Applicable product range
EPA certification products include: inspection and certification of diesel / gasoline engine equipment, retail car parts, gas, water treatment equipment, drinking water, pesticides, etc.
From January 1, 2006, the US EPA will implement new environmental protection regulations. Automobiles and motorcycles exported to the US must pass the EPA certification, obtain the EPA certificate and attach the logo before entering the US market.
Preparing for EPA certification
Preliminary work for EPA certification
· Apply for manufacturer code (need to cooperate with the manufacturer)
· Identify contacts
· Prepare product information (need to cooperate with the factory)
· Testing of small engines (requires factory cooperation)
· submit application
* Product information includes product technical information, contact person, gasoline engine model, serial number, etc. that need to be certified. If you need to keep it confidential, please indicate it as "trade secret".
1.Apply manufacturer code to EPA
2. Prepare product information and samples
3. Emission test in the laboratory to prove compliance with emission standards
4. The manufacturer cooperates with providing information, and we are responsible for preparing a complete certification application
5. Submit certification application and test data like EPA
6. EPA review data (During the review process, the EPA will decide whether additional information is needed and whether a verification test is required based on the information provided and test data.)
7. Pass the examination and issue the certificate (The EPA certificate is an annual certificate. The certificate expires on December 31 when the end of the year or a specific pattern is generated, and the specific date of expiry shall be the earlier one.