Environmental Economics

EPA's Economic Analyses and Regulatory Decision Making

The report presents the results of an assessment of perceptions about the use of economic analyses in regulatory decision making by EPA. EPA decision makers' perceptions about the use of economic analyses are compared with the perceptions of other EPA staff and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) personnel who are also involved in the regulatory decision making process. Four regulatory decision making processes were studied: 1) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter (PM10), 2) Effluent Guidelines for Organic Chemicals, 3) Proposed Asbestos Phase-down rule, and 4) Ethylene dibromide (EDB) suspension decision for grain. Twenty-three people were interviewed. The report presents the conclusions from these comparisons and recommendations for future research.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
    Environmental Media:
    f. Multimedia
    Authors:
    Blumenfeld, Karen
    Lynch, Teresa M.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0198
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Alliance Technologies CorporationAddress: 100 Europa Drive
    City: Chapel Hill State: NC ZIP: 27514
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency,
    Office of Policy Analysis,
    Economic Studies Branch
    Address:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    11/01/1989
    Number of Pages:
    32
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    68-W8-0038
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