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Guidelines for Performing Regulatory Impact Analysis (1983/1991)

Paper Number: EE-0228A

Document Date: 03/01/1991

Author(s):  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Economic Analysis and Research Branch

Subject Area(s):

Guidelines, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Economic Impact Analysis, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Distribution, Equity

Keywords:  Economic Analysis, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Economic Impact Analysis, Regulatory Impact Analysis

Abstract: 

These 1983 guidelines as modified in 1991 provide guidance for preparing EPA Regulatory Impact Analyses including benefit-cost analyses. These guidelines have been superseded by the Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses issued in 2000 (see EE-0568). These earlier 1983/1991 guidelines include four appendices and one supplement in addition to the main document. The four appendices are on benefits analysis, cost analysis, choice of discount rate, and economic impacts analysis. A fifth appendix containing hypothetical case studies is listed as a separate report under the Series listing above.

This paper is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.

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  • Guidelines for Performing Regulatory Impact Analysis (PDF)(91 pp, 459 K, 03/01/1991, EE-0228A)
    These 1983 guidelines as modified in 1991 provide guidance for preparing EPA Regulatory Impact Analyses including benefit-cost analyses. These guidelines have been superseded by the Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses issued in 2000 (see series listing above for link). These earlier 1983/1991 guidelines include four appendices and one supplement in addition to the main document. The four appendices are on benefits analysis, cost analysis, choice of discount rate, and economic impacts.