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Interim Report for the Study of Incentives to Reduce Emissions from In-use Automobiles
The principal efforts in this project were devoted to defining and analyzing alternative approaches to controlling in-use automobile emissions. Policies designed primarily to modify driving habils or reduce total automobile emissions are excluded. The central focus of the project is on in-use emissions. The report is organized as follows:
- Section I is an introduction.
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Pollution Fees/Charges/Taxes
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Liability
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Subsidies
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Voluntary ProgramsEnvironmental Media:
a. Air - Mobile SourceAuthors:EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Smith, Jr., WillardGeographic Area: United StatesStudy Purpose: Policy EvaluationReport Series: Economic Incentives to Reduce Emissions from In-use Automobiles
List of all reports in the Series:
- Participating Organizations
TCS Management Group Address: 210 25th Avenue North
City: Nashville State: TN ZIP: 37203
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Planning and Evaluation, Economic Analysis Division Address:
City: State: ZIP:
- Report Details
DraftDate: 11/19/1979Number of Pages: 190Grant/Contract #: 68-01-5796
- How to Obtain Report
Section II begins with a discussion of the translation of air quality goals into emissions regulation, followed by a description of the regulatory approach which historically has been adoptied by Congress and the Agency.
Section III elaborates on the need for programs to induce production and maintenance of automobile emissions controls. It describes the special properties of economic incentives and the theoretical advantages of emissions charges over the current regulatory approaches.
Section IV presents a shopping list and description of incentives, each one judged against several criteria.
Section V presents suggested incentive systems.
Appendix A is an economic evaluation of emissions charges and standards.
Appendix B concerns the measurement of automobile emissions.