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Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act

First Prospective Study - 1990 to 2010

On November 15, 1999, EPA issued the second in this series of reports, "The Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act, 1990 to 2010." This second study, the first of an ongoing series of prospective analyses, was also issued after a six-year process of study development and outside expert review. This first prospective study also finds that the benefits of the programs and standards required by the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments significantly exceed costs.

The report includes an Executive Summary which describes the study and its findings in more detail and nine technical appendices which provide in-depth documentation for each of the analytical components.

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FILE SIZE (KB) DESCRIPTION
SAB Closure Letter 3,072 SAB Peer Review Closure Letter
Full Report 9,951 Full Report: Title page, Executive Summary, Table of Contents, Tables, Figures, Main Report Text (Chapters 1-8), Appendices A-I
Main Body 1,183 Title page, Executive Summary, Table of Contents, Tables, Figures, Main Report Text (Chapters 1-8).
Appendix A 860 Appendix A: Emissions Analysis
Appendix B 731 Appendix B: Direct Costs
Appendix C 2,490 Appendix C: Air Quality Modeling
Appendix D 1,925 Appendix D: Human Health and Visibility Effects of Criteria Pollutants
Appendix E 1,748 Appendix E: Ecological Effects of Criteria Pollutants
Appendix F 255 Appendix F: Effects of Criteria Pollutants on Agriculture
Appendix G 1,255 Appendix G: Stratospheric Ozone Assessment
Appendix H 924 Appendix H: Valuation of Human Health and Welfare Effects of Criteria Pollutants
Appendix I 148 Appendix I: Implications for Future Research

 

 

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