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Document Title/Subject:
Draft Economic Incentive Program Guidance
Related Documents:
Signed by: John S. Seitz

Signature Date: September 3, 1999

Contact:
Nancy Mayer
Eric Crump

Filename(s):
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t1/memoranda/eip9-2.pdf

URL(s):



Regulatory Authority:
Title 1
Division/Director:
Air Quality Strategies and Standards Division (OAQPS) / Lydia Wegman
Submitted By:
crump.eric
OGC Contact:
Howard Hoffman
OGC Phone#:
(202)564-5582
Internet Contact:
Jeff Clark
Document Type:
Policy & Guidance Memos,
EPA Document Number:
EPA-452/D-99-001
Federal Register:
Supersedes:
51 FR 43813, 60 FR 39668, 60 FR 44290
Subject Category:
AIR
ECONOMICS
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Keywords:
Carbon monoxide
Emission reduction credits
Hazardous air pollutants
Nitrogen oxides
Ozone
Particulate matter
Sulfur oxides
Volatile organic compounds
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS)
open market trading
Terms:
Air quality
Clean Air Act
CAA
Environmental justice
Abstract:
On September 3, 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released draft guidance for states that want to use economic incentive programs to improve air quality and visibility.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This file contains the draft guidance.

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