Assessing Compliance Burden from Implementation of CAAA Title V Permitting Rules and Regulations

EPA Grant Number: R824753
Title: Assessing Compliance Burden from Implementation of CAAA Title V Permitting Rules and Regulations
Investigators: Bozeman, Barry
Current Investigators: Bozeman, Barry , Kingsley, Gordon , DeHart-Davis, Leisha
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: October 1, 1995 through September 30, 1997
Project Amount: $240,000
RFA: Incentives and Impediments to Pollution Prevention (1995) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Sustainability , Pollution Prevention/Sustainable Development


The purposes of the project include: (1) developing an understanding and documenting the effects of Title V administrative compliance burdens on adoption of technology, and (2) in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Environmental Technology Consortium, developing and implementing guidelines for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Title V permitting and, in turn, enhancing the likelihood of technological innovation though use of the Synthetic Minor approach to compliance. The study will focus not only on Georgia but four other states, examining implementation data obtained from both state governments and industry. Using mailed questionnaires implemented in a panel survey design, as well as on-site case studies, information will be developed about companies' approaches to compliance with Title V, compliance burden and costs. The researchers will test hypotheses about determinants of those costs (and perceived benefits) and, through statistical modelling, will explain effects of Title V implementation on the choice to adopt innovative technology and other approaches to mitigating air emissions.

Publications and Presentations:

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Journal Articles:

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Supplemental Keywords:

Scientific Discipline, Geographic Area, Sustainable Industry/Business, cleaner production/pollution prevention, State, Social Science, Georgia (GA), case studies, permitting rules, cost benefit, Syntehtic Minor Approach, statistical modeling, Clean Air Act, Georgia Environmental Technology Consortium, compliance burden, regulations

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 1996
  • Final Report