Environmental Economics

A Cost Evaluation of Alternative Air Quality Control Strategies

A computer simulation is employed to evaluate three alternative particulate air pollution control strategies, utilizing St. Louis as a model region, with the following objectives: 1) quantification of cost savings of two least--cost strategies based on alternative linear programming formulations - an air pollution emissions least- cost (ELC) strategy an ambient air quality least-cost (ALC) strategy, and comparison of these strategies with currently-used strategies, 2) evaluation of certain variables in the least-cost strategies, 3) cost impact on region of meeting increasingly stringent air quality standards, 4) comparison of marginal costs and benefits of control at the primary standard.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Major Programs and Media
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Incentives and Related Approaches
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Atkinson, Scott E.
    Lewis, Donald H.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Missouri, St. Louis
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0242
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Washington Environmental Research CenterAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Washington Environmental Research CenterAddress:
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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    01/01/1974
    Number of Pages:
    67
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    NTIS #:
    EPA-600/5-74-003
    PB245129
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