A large building (400 employees) on Plymouth Road. Their mission is to "reconcile the transportation sector with the environment by advancing clean fuels and technology, and promoting more livable communities."

Website: http://www.epa.gov/nvfel/

A high-security campus. Reinforced fencing around the perimeter. Concrete barriers in front of vehicle entrances are lowered after authentication. Cameras, lights, security guards.





The NVFEL houses a library; materials are shared with other libraries via an Interlibrary Loan request. The librarians respond to requests from EPA, other government agencies, and the public in the areas of transportation-related air emissions, fuels, and other pertinent subjects related to the automotive and engine manufacturing, and petroleum refining and distribution industries. The library's website is at: https://www.epa.gov/libraries/national-vehicle-and-fuel-emissions-laboratory-library-services.


This place is hella creepy. In the past couple of years, they have installed reinforced security fences, spotlights, and concrete roadblocks. Metal barriers raise out of the ground to block the entrance checkpoint. 

Requesting information

You can ask questions and request information via NVFEL's website at https://www.epa.gov/vehicle-and-fuel-emissions-testing/forms/contact-us-about-vehicle-and-fuel-emissions-testing or by email at otaq@epa.gov. If you are looking for a specific document, try the NVFEL Library (see above), or if you want to request agency records that are not available on the EPA website, you can submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. For more details, see http://www.epa.gov/foia/ . If you are interested in employment or internship opportunities at NVFEL, visit www.usajobs.gov for current openings.

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