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Main Title Combined national and state-level health benefits for the cross-state air pollution rule and mercury and air toxics standards /
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air and Radiation.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Health and Environmental Impacts Division,
Year Published 2011
Report Number EPA-452/R-11-014
Stock Number PB2012-103670
OCLC Number 773935232
Subjects Air quality--Standards--United States. ; Mercury--Toxicology.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Mercury ; Electric power generators ; Power plants ; Air quality ; Emissions reduction ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Ozone ; Human health ; Regulations
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 452-R-11-014 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/26/2016
EKBD  EPA-452/R-11-014 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/30/2012
NTIS  PB2012-103670 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/11/2012
Collation 6 unnumbered pages ; 28 cm
This year EPA finalized two rulemakings requiring reductions of air pollutants from electric generators (EGUs)the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Starting in 2012, the CSAPR requires 28 states in the eastern half of the United States to substantially improve air quality by reducing power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) that cross state lines and contribute to fine particle pollution (PM2.5) and ground-level ozone (O3) in other states. MATS reduces emissions of toxic air pollutants including mercury (Hg), arsenic, chromium, and nickel as well as acid gases including hydrogen chloride (HCl) and hydrogen fluoride (HF) from new and existing coal- and oil-fired power plants across the U.S. starting as early as 2015. As a co-benefit, MATS also reduces SO2 and direct PM2.5 emissions and thereby reduces ambient PM2.5 concentrations. While these rules have separate and distinct goals, cover different geographic areas, and have different implementation timeframes, they are also similar in multiple respects: they affect overlapping sets of electricity producers; they were finalized within six months of each other; they will each substantially reduce exposure to air pollution and thereby improve human health and welfare; and a majority of the quantified benefits of each rule is attributable to reductions in PM2.5 resulting from SO2 emission reductions. Given the similarities between these rules, EPA estimated the national and state-level benefits of these rules combined, which will provide better understanding of their cumulative human health benefits.
"December 2011." Project Officer: David Risley. "EPA-452/R-11-014." Includes bibliographical references.