EPA Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (COUNCIL)

Benzene Reductions in Houston 1990-2020 - Section 812 Air Toxics Health Benefits Case Study

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Holly Stallworth
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stallworth.holly@epa.gov
Responsible Committee/Panel:Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis Augmented for Review of the Benzene Air Toxics Health Benefits Case Study
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BACKGROUND
EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) has requested Council review of a case study entitled “Section 812 Prospective Study of the Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act: Air Toxics Case Study – Health Benefits of Benzene Reductions in Houston, 1990-2020.” This case study presents a methodology for assessing the benefits of reducing benzene levels in the Houston, Texas, area over 30 years. OAR conducted this case study as part of the second prospective study on the costs and benefits of the Clean Air Act programs being developed by EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR).