Environmental Economics

Statistical Methodology for Assigning Emissions to Industries in the United States, Revised Estimates: 1970 To 1997

This report develops a methodology to assign emissions of criteria air pollutants to the twenty two-digit standard industrial classification (SIC) code industries of the manufacturing sector for the years from 1970 to 1997. The methodology employed to assign process and fuel combustion emissions to specific industries is described and the emission estimates are listed in an appendix and the accompanying spreadsheet (SIC7097.WK3). This report develops procedures to estimate the emissions of categories of processes and fuel combustion emissions that are not available (“NA”) in National Air Pollutant Emissions Trends Update: 1970-1997. As a result, there are cases in which the estimates of emissions used in this report are higher than the official estimates in National Air Pollutant Emissions Trends Update: 1970-1997. The Office of Air and Radiation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not endorse the emission estimates for the “NA” categories. Hence, the emission estimates in this report do not supersede the official estimates in National Air Pollutant Emissions Trends Update: 1970-1997.
This is a technical report whose intended audience consists of individuals interested in developing environmental accounts.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    8. Other Analyses and Reports
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Mobile Source
    a. Air - Stationary Source
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Pasurka, Carl
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Pasurka, Carl
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation, Data Development
    Report Series:
    Statistical Methodology for Assigning Emissions to Industries in the United States
    Inventory Record #: EE-0435A
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  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, National Center for Environmental Economics, Benefits Assessment and Methods Development DivisionAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    01/01/2001
    Number of Pages:
    127
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    EPA-240-R-01-003
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