Environmental Economics

An Analysis of Alternative Policies for Attaining and Maintaining a Short-Term NO2 Standard, Executive Summary

This report is the executive summary of the results of an analysis of alternative policies for implementing short-term NO2 standards similar to those currently under consideration by EPA. Policy alternatives considered include an extension of current regulatory approaches to provide for control of stationary source emissions in state implementation plans (SIPs), adoption of emissions limitations regulations, and adoption of a marketable permit program as a substitute for emissions limitations regulations. The cost-effectiveness and the practical implementation problems of the alternative proposals are analyzed. In addition to comparing economic approaches to regulatory ones, the authors also compare economic approaches based on emissions charges to economic approaches based on marketable permits.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Incentives and Related Approaches
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Pollution Fees/Charges/Taxes
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Trading and Marketable Permits
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Stationary Source
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Anderson Jr., Robert J.
    Reid, Robert O.
    Seskin, Eugene P.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Chicago, United States
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Policy Evaluation
    Report Series:
    An Analysis of Alternative Policies for Attaining and Maintaining a Short-Term NO2 Standard
    Inventory Record #: EE-0270A
    List of all reports in the Series:
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Mathtech, Inc.Address: P.O. Box 2392
    City: Princeton State: NJ ZIP: 08540
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection AgencyAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    09/17/1979
    Number of Pages:
    11
    Comment: Co-funded with the Council on Environmental Quality and the Council of Economic Advisors
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