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The Economics of Clean Air - Annual Report to the Congress of the United States (1972)

Paper Number: EE-0146

Document Date: 02/01/1972

Author(s):  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Subject Area(s):

Economic Analysis, Cost Analysis, Clean Air Act, Economic Impact

Keywords:  Economic Analysis, Cost Analysis, Clean Air Act, Economic Impact

Abstract: 

The fourth EPA report submitted under Section 312 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970, which requires an annual report on the prospective costs and impacts of governmental and private efforts to carry out the provisions of the Act. Cost estimates computed for the first time on a national level are given in the report for controlling major air pollutants from most but not all stationary and mobile source types. for mobile sources three pollutants are covered: Carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides. For stationary sources five pollutants are covered: particulates, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides. Three general classes of stationary sources are considered: Solid waste disposal (open burning and incineration), stationary fuel combustion (heating and power generation), and industrial processes. Mobile source types include light duty and heavy duty road vehicles only. Stationary source control costs are projected for the five fiscal years 1973-7. Mobile source control costs are given for the 1968-77 model years.

This paper is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.

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  • The Economics of Clean Air - Annual Report to The Congress of the United States - 1972 (PDF)(227 pp, 44 MB, 02/01/1972, EE-0146)
    The fourth EPA report submitted under Section 312 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970, which requires an annual report on the prospective costs and impacts of governmental and private efforts to carry out the provisions of the Act. Cost estimates computed for the first time on a national level are given in the report for controlling major air pollutants from most but not all stationary and mobile source types.