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Document Title/Subject:
Economic Incentive Programs: Improving Air Quality With Economic Incentive Programs: Final Guidance Fact Sheet
Related Documents:
Signed by: John S. Seitz

Signature Date: January 19, 2001

Contact:
Eric L. Crump
919-541-4719

Filename(s):
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t1/fact_sheets/eipfact.pdf
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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:

Federal Register:
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
ECONOMICS
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Keywords:
Carbon monoxide
Emission reduction credits
ERCs
Hazardous air pollutants
HAPs
Incentives
Nitrogen oxides
Ozone
Particulate matter
Stakeholder involvement
Sulfur oxides
Volatile organic compounds
VOCs
Emissions trading
emission fees
Terms:
Air quality
Clean Air Act
CAA
Environmental justice
Reinvention
Abstract:
On January 19, 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final 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. 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. The guidance also includes a framework for designing EIPs to address environmental equity and disproportionate impacts on communities of concern. This file contains the text of the final guidance.

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