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2018 Milestone Benefits Assessment Of BART Reductions In 9 Western States.
The Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) is considering emission reduction milestones for reducing SO2 emissions from large industrial sources over the next 20 years. The WRAP is also considering a backstop cap-and-trade program that would go into effect if the emission milestones are not achieved. This report summarizes EPA's analysis of the economic benefits of the 2018 milestone reduction of emissions from sources in the 9-State area. Benefits were quantified/monetized for reductions in particulate matter (PM) resulting in improved health and improved Class I visibility. PM will be reduced from implementation of Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) for controling SO2 emissions.
|Office of Air and Radiation|
|Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards|
|No division specified|
|Koman, Trish; Hubbell, Bryan; Fox, Tyler|
|Pechan-Avant; Abt Associates|