Environmental Economics

Retrospective Economic Analysis of EPA Automobile Emissions Control Regulations: 1970-1981

The report contains a retrospective economic analyses for EPA's automobile emissions control regulations. The primary objective was to gain a better understanding of the actual costs and economic impacts imposed by these regulations in order to assist Interagency Regulatory Liaison Group members in assessments of the economic impacts of future regulations and to explain any significant differences between projected and actual effects. The secondary objective was to determine if there were any lessons to be learned which could result in improved methods for conducting future regulatory impact analyses.
Three regulations selected for study were the following, although only the last one is reported in this report:

    Occupations Safety and Health Administration--Acrylonitirile Standard
    Food Safety and Quality Service--Nitrite-in-Bacon Regulation
    Environmental Protection Agency--Automoble Emissions Standard.
This report examines official projections and estimates made by the Federal Government concerning the cost response of industry to and the costs to consumers of Federal automobile exhaust emission standards. The study first assesses the accuracy of official projections concerning industry's response to mobile source emissions control regulations. The major portion of the study examines estimates made of the costs to consumers of these regulations.
  • Keywords

    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
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    a. Air
    a. Air - Mobile Source
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    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0274
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    Date Linked: 08/25/2017