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Main Title Regulatory impact analysis for the final clean air visibility rule, or, The guidelines for best available retrofit technology (BART) determinations under the regional haze regulations.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chappell, Linda M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Air and Radiation. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Emissions, Monitoring, and Analysis Div. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Clean Air Markets Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation, Air Quality Strategies and Standards Division, Emission, Monitoring, and Analysis Division, and Clean Air Markets Division,
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA-452/R-05-004
Stock Number PB2005-108912
OCLC Number 60803471
Additional Subjects Retrofitting ; Air pollution control ; Economic analysis ; Cost benefit analysis ; Industrial plants ; Emissions control ; Best available technology ; Cement plants ; Refineries ; BART(Best available retrofit technology) ; Best available retrofit technology ; Regional haze rule ; CAVR(Clean Air Visibility Rule) ; Social costs ; Social benefits
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-452/R-05-004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/06/2005
NTIS  PB2005-108912 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., charts, maps.
EPA has estimated the benefits and costs of the Clean Air Visibility Rule or BART rule and finds that the rule results in estimated annual net benefits ranging from $1.9 to $12.0 billion in 2015. These alternate net benefit estimates reflect differing assumptions about State actions that may result from BART guidelines and different social discount rates of 3 and 7 percent used to estimate the social benefits and costs of the rule. In 2015, the total annual quantified benefits range from $2.2 to $14.3 billion and the annual social costs range from $300 million to $2.9 billion depending on the scenario analyzed and the social discount ratebenefits outweigh social costs in all scenarios analyzed. Visibility benefits in the Class I areas in the southeastern and southwestern United States, a subset of expected visibility benefits expected from the rule, range from $80 million to $420 million per year for the scenarios analyzed. Estimates do not include the value of benefits or costs that we cannot monetize. Upon consideration of the uncertainties and limitations in the analysis, it remains clear that the benefits of the Clean Air Visibility Rule are substantial and far outweigh the costs.
Project Officer: Linda M. Chappell. "June 2005." "EPA-452/R-05-004." Includes bibliographical references. Final report. Printed from Web site. $b Research Triangle Park, NC : $c Library Services Office, $d 2005. $e 30 cm.