Yes they are the same. You probably won't need it unless you have a visual inspection and the guy knows what he's looking for. If your car is running properly, it shouldn't need EGR to pass the emissions.
EDIT- course I'm from texas, and I have removed all emissions equipment from my car. ALL of it.
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