EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

BenMAP Model Review

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Holly Stallworth
202-564-2073
stallworth.holly@epa.gov
Responsible Committee/Panel:Ad Hoc Panel Being Formed

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BACKGROUND
EPA has relied on its Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program (BenMAP) to estimate the changes in adverse health effects resulting from the changes in ambient concentrations of pollutants, typically ozone, particulate matter and sulfur dioxide. Results have been used by EPA; state, tribal, and local governments; and independent researchers to understand the burden of ambient air concentrations to the population and to evaluate the health benefits of policies that would reduce air pollution. EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) has requested a peer review of the model from the SAB.