92.203 Application for certification.§ 92.203 Application for certification.
(a) For each engine family that complies with all applicable standards and requirements, the manufacturer or remanufacturer must submit to the Administrator a completed application for a certificate of conformity.
(b) The application must be approved and signed by the authorized representative of the manufacturer or remanufacturer.
(c) The application will be updated and corrected by amendment as provided for in § 92.210 to accurately reflect the manufacturer's or remanufacturer's production.
(d) Required content. Each application must include the following information:
(1)(i) A description of the basic engine design including, but not limited to, the engine family specifications, the provisions of which are contained in § 92.204;
(ii)(A) For freshly manufactured locomotives, a description of the basic locomotive design;
(B) For freshly manufactured engines for use in remanufactured locomotives, a description of the locomotive designs in which the engines are to be used;
(C) For remanufactured locomotives, a description of the basic locomotive designs to which the remanufacture system will be applied;
(iii) A list of distinguishable configurations to be included in the engine family;
(2) An explanation of how the emission control system operates, including detailed descriptions of:
(i) All emission control system components;
(ii) Injection or ignition timing for each notch (i.e., degrees before or after top-dead-center), and any functional dependence of such timing on other operational parameters (e.g., engine coolant temperature);
(iii) Each auxiliary emission control device (AECD); and
(iv) All fuel system components to be installed on any production or test locomotive(s) or engine(s);
(3) A description of the test locomotive or engine;
(4) Special or alternate test procedures, if applicable;
(5) A description of the operating cycle and the period of operation necessary to accumulate service hours on the test locomotive or engine and stabilize emission levels;
(6) A description of all adjustable operating parameters (including, but not limited to, injection timing and fuel rate), including the following:
(i) The nominal or recommended setting and the associated production tolerances;
(ii) The intended adjustable range, and the physically adjustable range;
(iii) The limits or stops used to limit adjustable ranges;
(iv) Production tolerances of the limits or stops used to establish each physically adjustable range; and
(v) Information relating to why the physical limits or stops used to establish the physically adjustable range of each parameter, or any other means used to inhibit adjustment, are the most effective means possible of preventing adjustment of parameters to settings outside the manufacturer's or remanufacturer's specified adjustable ranges on in-use engines;
(7) For families participating in the averaging, banking, and trading program, the information specified in subpart D of this part;
(8) Projected U.S. production information for each configuration;
(9) A description of the test equipment and fuel proposed to be used;
(10) All test data obtained by the manufacturer or remanufacturer on each test engine or locomotive;
(11) The intended useful life period for the engine family, in accordance with § 92.9(a);
(12) The intended deterioration factors for the engine family, in accordance with § 92.9(b)(2);
(13) An unconditional statement certifying that all locomotives and engines included the engine family comply with all requirements of this part and the Clean Air Act.
(e) At the Administrator's request, the manufacturer or remanufacturer must supply such additional information as may be required to evaluate the application.
(f)(1) If the manufacturer or remanufacturer, submits some or all of the information specified in paragraph (d) of this section in advance of its full application for certification, the Administrator shall review the information and make the determinations required in § 92.208(d) within 90 days of the manufacturer's or remanufacturer's submittal.
(2) The 90-day decision period is exclusive of any elapsed time during which EPA is waiting for additional information requested from a manufacturer or remanufacturer regarding an adjustable parameter (the 90-day period resumes upon receipt of the manufacturer's or remanufacturer's response). For example, if EPA requests additional information 30 days after the manufacturer or remanufacturer submits information under paragraph (f)(1) of this section, then the Administrator would make a determination within 60 days of the receipt of the requested information from the manufacturer or remanufacturer.
(g)(1) The Administrator may modify the information submission requirements of paragraph (d) of this section, provided that all of the information specified therein is maintained by the manufacturer or remanufacturer as required by § 92.215, and amended, updated, or corrected as necessary.
(2) For the purposes of this paragraph (g), § 92.215 includes all information specified in paragraph (d) of this section whether or not such information is actually submitted to the Administrator for any particular model year.
(3) The Administrator may review a manufacturer's or remanufacturer's records at any time. At the Administrator's discretion, this review may take place either at the manufacturer's or remanufacturer's facility or at another facility designated by the Administrator.[63 FR 18998, Apr. 16, 1998, as amended at 70 FR 40455, July 13, 2005]