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Statistical Methodology for Assigning Emissions to Industries in the United States: 1970 to 1990 (2001)

Paper Number: EE-0435

Document Date: 01/01/2001

Author(s):  Pasurka, Carl A., Forrest, Anne S., Lockhart, James, Jung, Charles

Subject Area(s):

Economic Analysis, Industrial Pollution Emissions,  Environmental Accounting

Keywords: Economic Analysis, Industrial Pollution Emissions,  Environmental Accounting

Abstract: 

This report presents the results of a study that develops a methodology to assign emissions to the manufacturing and nonmanufacturing industries that comprise the industrial sector of the EPA’s national emission estimates for 1970 to 1990. First, the methodology followed by the U.S. EPA to estimate national emissions of the six criteria air pollutants is described. Next, the procedures employed in this study to assign emissions to specific industries are discussed. Finally, the methodology is implemented and the emission estimates for each of the industries are presented in two spreadsheets. This is a technical report whose intended audience consists of individuals interested in developing environmental accounts.

Report available at EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications.

In a later report ("Statistical Methodology for Assigning Emissions to Industries in the United States, Revised Estimates: 1970 to 1997"), the U.S. EPA replaced this methodology and revised its estimates of emissions for 1970 to 1990.

This paper is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.

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    This report presents the results of a study that develops a methodology to assign emissions to the manufacturing and nonmanufacturing industries that comprise the industrial sector of the EPA’s national emission estimates for 1970 to 1990. First, the methodology followed by the U.S. EPA to estimate national emissions of the six criteria air pollutants is described. Next, the procedures employed in this study to assign emissions to specific industries are discussed