Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Assessment of Benzo(a)pyrene Air Emissions In the Great Lakes Region.
CORP Author Great Lakes Commission, Ann Arbor, MI.; Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Office of Air and Radiation.
Year Published 2007
Stock Number PB2015-104685
Additional Subjects Benzopyrene ; Air pollution control ; Air emissions ; Great Lakes Region ; Toxic substances ; Environmental impacts ; Human health effects ; Wildlife health ; Water pollutants ; Sediments ; Benzo(a)pyrene ; Toxic air emissions inventory ; Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2015-104685 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 39p
Benzo(a)pyrene is a persistent toxic substance whose presence in the environment is of concern due to impacts on wildlife and human health. The eight U.S Great Lakes states and the Canadian province of Ontario have been collaborating on a regional toxic air emissions inventory for the past 15 years. Following the publication of the 2002 inventory, these states and province conducted a specific assessment of the benzo(a)pyrene emissions within the inventory, including the coverage of sources, estimation methods, available emission factors, errors and inconsistencies. Updates were made to the data to produce a regional inventory with greater accuracy, consistency and comprehensiveness. This report details the emissions inventory assessment process, presents the revisions to the 2002 regional benzo(a)pyrene emissions inventory, and offers recommendations for further correcting gaps in the emissions estimation for a variety of emission sources.