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Main Title Economics of Proposed Regulation R73-5 on Leaf Burning and a Benefit-Cost Analysis of an Alternative Approach Based on Population Size.
Author Kohn., Robert E. ;
CORP Author Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville.;Illinois Inst. for Environmental Quality, Chicago.
Year Published 1976
Report Number IIEQ-10.046; IIEQ-76-27;
Stock Number PB-264 631
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Combustion ; Leaves(Botany) ; Regulations ; Decision making ; State government ; Counties ; Municipalities ; Policies ; Benefit cost analysis ; Economic factors ; Hypotheses ; Populations ; Community relations ; Leaf burning ; Controversies ; Prohibiting
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-264 631 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 54p
The burning of leaves is a significant source of air pollution. Whether leaf burning in Illinois should be regulated at the state, county, or municipal level of government is a subject of controversy. While an economic case can be made for State regulation, there are also economic considerations favoring local control. In either case, an economically efficient policy on leaf burning would ban burning in those communities where the benefits of such a ban exceed the costs and allow burning of leaves where the opposite is true.