FG 324 (Low-Emission Vehicle Certification Board) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

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  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   10
Organizational Note

The Low-Emission Vehicle Certification Board was established by the Clean Air Amendments of 1970 (P.L. 91-604). The Board certified vehicles, determined by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to be low-emission vehicles under the Clean Air Amendments, for purchase by the Federal government as substitute vehicles. This certification related to a vehicle's safety, performance, serviceability, and other characteristics. The Board consisted of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (who served as Chair), the Secretary of Transportation, the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Administrator of General Services, and two persons appointed by the President.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, press releases, and personnel actions. Primary correspondents include the President, Daniel T. Kingsley, Tom Jones, and Noble Melencamp. The topic of the documents is appointments to the Board. Corresponding oversized attachments have been processed and integrated into the files.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 324 generally to determine the source of the materials. Items designated Executive are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests.

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