Environmental Economics

Control Strategy Evaluation Using Models

Three strategies for attaining the same air quality standard for the St. Louis airshed are investigated and compared using computer modeling techniques. A least-cost strategy obtained with a linear programming model is found to offer substantial cost savings over a set of emission standards applied uniformly, without regard to a plant's location within the airshed, its contribution to air quality violations, or its costs of control. A strategy based on the rollback assumption was found to attain the target air quality standard, but with some overcontrol and substantial added costs for control of sulfur dioxide.

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    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Major Programs and Media
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Methodology
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Mobile Source
    a. Air - Stationary Source
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Lewis, Donald H.
    Plotkin, Steven E.
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    Empirical Application, Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0346
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    Environmental ProtectionAgency, Office of Research and Monitoring, Implementation Research Division, Standards Research BranchAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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