OAR Policy and Guidance Metarecord
Draft Economic Incentive Program Guidance
|Signed by: John S. Seitz
Signature Date: September 3, 1999
Air Quality Strategies and Standards Division (OAQPS) / Lydia Wegman
Policy & Guidance Memos,
| EPA Document Number:
51 FR 43813, 60 FR 39668, 60 FR 44290
Emission reduction credits
Hazardous air pollutants
Volatile organic compounds
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS)
open market trading
Clean Air Act
On September 3, 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released draft guidance for states that want to use economic incentive programs to improve air quality and visibility.
Economic incentive programs include a variety of measures designed to increase flexibility and efficiency, while maintaining accountability and enforceability of traditional air quality management programs.
EPA drafted the guidance to encourage cost-effective and innovative approaches to achieving air pollution goals.
The new guidance document outlines economic incentive programs that states may incorporate in their strategies for meeting air quality standards and visibility goals. (These strategies are known as state implementation plans, or SIPs.) The guidance provides advice on choosing an appropriate type of incentive program, what emission sources to include in that program and how to make a program successful.
This file contains the draft guidance.