EPA Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (COUNCIL)

Ecological Effects Review for the Second Prospective Clean Air Act Amendments Section 812 Benefit-Cost Report

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Stephanie Sanzone
202-564-2067
sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov
Responsible Committee/Panel:Ecological Effects Subcommittee Augmented for Review of the Second Section 812 Prospective Study
A list of members can be found in the final report included in the Advisory Activity linked to this panel or committee.

BACKGROUND.

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EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) has developed draft documents assessing ecological effects as part of OAR's Second Prospective Analysis of the benefits and costs of the Clean Air Act. OAR has asked the Council to review draft technical documents pertaining to ecological effects associated with air quality scenarios developed using the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model for seven emissions scenarios.

OAR has requested that the Council's Ecological Effects Subcommittee review the data choices, methodological choices for analyzing the data, and the overall validity and utility of the estimated changes in ecological effects from air pollution across the different scenarios.

Agency Review Document(s):

PDF for Chapter 4. Agricultural and Forest Productivity Benefits of the CAAA, From Benefits Analyses to Support the Second Section 812 Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Clean Air Act (excerpt dated February 22, 2010). (PDF, 54 pp., 825,859 bytes)

PDF for Effects of Air Pollutants on Ecological Resources: Literature Review and Case Studies (draft dated February 2010). (PDF, 175 pp., 3,854,428 bytes)