|Regulatory Impact Analysis of the final revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone.
|Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Atmospheric ozone--Environmental aspects--United States ;
Air quality management--Economic aspects--United States ;
Atmospheric ozone--Standards--United States
Ground level ozone ;
Air quality standards ;
Public welfare ;
Air pollutants ;
health considerations ;
Economic factors ;
Policies implementation ;
Regulatory impact analysis ;
Clean air act ;
National Ambient Air Quality Standards
|Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
|Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown.
|1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
In setting primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), the EPA's responsibility under the law is to establish standards that protect public health and welfare. The Clean Air Act (the Act) requires the EPA, for each criteria pollutant, to set a standard that protects public health with “an adequate margin of safety and public welfare from “any known or anticipated adverse effects. As interpreted by the Agency and the courts, the Act requires the EPA to base the decision for the primary standard on health considerations only; economic factors cannot be considered. The prohibition against considering cost in the setting of the primary air quality standards does not mean that costs, benefits or other economic considerations are unimportant. The Agency believes that consideration of costs and benefits is an essential decision-making tool for the efficient implementation of these standards. The impacts of costs, benefits, and efficiency are considered by the States when they make decisions regarding what timelines, strategies, and policies are appropriate for their circumstances.
EPA Project Officer: Robin Langdon. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-452/R-15/007." PB2016-100071.