||Final regulatory impact analysis (RIA) for the SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Health and Environmental Impact Division, Air Benefit-Cost Group,
Air quality--Standards--United States ;
Atmospheric sulfur dioxide--Measurement--Standards--United States ;
Atmospheric sulfur dioxide--Standards--United States ;
Sulfur dioxide--Environmental aspects ;
Environmental impact analysis--Law and legislation--United States
United States--Act to Amend the Clean Air Act to Provide for Attainment and Maintenance of Health Protective National Ambient Air Quality Standards, and for Other Purposes ;
Air pollution control ;
Sulfur dioxide ;
Nonattaintment areas ;
Health effects ;
Regulatory impact analysis (RIA) ;
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
||Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
||Received from HQ
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|| pages : illustrations, charts, maps ; 28 cm
This Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) provides illustrative estimates of the incremental costs and monetized human health benefits of attaining a revised short-term Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) within the current monitoring network of 488 SO2 monitors. Because this analysis only considers counties with an SO2 monitor, the possibility exists that there may be many more potential nonattainment areas than have been analyzed in this RIA. This RIA chiefly serves two purposes. First, it provides the public with an estimate of the costs and benefits of attaining a new SO2 NAAQS. Second, it fulfills the requirements of Executive Order 12866 and the guidelines of OMB Circular A-4. These documents present guidelines for EPA to assess the benefits and costs of the selected regulatory option, as well as one less stringent and one more stringent option. The RIA analyzes the new short-term SO2 NAAQS of 75 parts per billion (ppb), based on the 3-year average of the 99th percentile of 1-hour daily maximum concentrations. This RIA also analyzes alternative primary standards of 50 and 100 ppb.
Cover title. "EPA 452-R-10-012." "June 2010." Project Officer: Kathy Kaufman. Includes bibliographical references.