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This report serves 2 purposes:
  1. An update of a 1987 report entitled EPA's Use of Benefit-Cost Analysis 1981-1986, which updates a number of sections, adds summaries of some more recent Economic Analyses, and reviews other reviews of EPA Economic Analyses. Readers interested in this aspect will probably find the table of contents a convenient way to view the organization of the report.
  2. An introduction, survey, and overview of EPA's Regulatory Economic Analyses Inventory (REAI) database, which contains over 2,200 documents, some 400 of which are classified as Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs) or more recently as Economic Analyses (EAs), as well as many related reports and information. Most of these documents were prepared by EPA program offices in response to the analytic requirements of executive orders 12866 and 12291, which require information on the costs and benefits of proposed major federal initiatives to protect health, safety and the environment. Readers interested in an introduction to the REAI database will probably find the media listing of this report (this view closely approximates the topics shown in the Assessment Topic listing of REAI).
The report was prepared under a cooperative agreement between the Environmental Law Institute and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and funded by the EPA Office of Policy. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the USEPA.

Use the "Quick Links" in the upper right to browse this report; the links denote how records will be sorted, though the individual records are consistently displayed regardless of sorting. Additionally, a search box appears at the top of each sorting page. There are also a number of other browsable reports available on this Website.

by Robert C. Anderson and Paul Kobrin, Resource Consulting Associates

June 2000

Prepared under EPA Cooperative Agreement CR822795-01 with the Office of Economy and Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. 20460 by the
Environmental Law Institute
1616 P Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

EPA Project Officer Alan Carlin
Office of Economy and Environment, Office of Policy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. 20460

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