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Main Title Fixed vs. Variable Environmental Standards
Author Pikul., Robert P. ;
CORP Author Mitre Corp., McLean, Va.
Year Published 1973
Report Number M73-53; EPA-68-01-1849; MITRE-2740;
Stock Number PB-221 878
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Standards ; Socioeconomic status ; Air pollution ; Regulation ; Economic analysis ; Impact ; Variability ; Inequalities ; Quality of life ; Air pollution standards ; ORM
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-221 878 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 44p
The established nature and enforcement of environmental standards will have a far reaching impact on future socio-economic-environmental characteristics of geographical areas, availability and cost of energy, revitalization of urban areas and overall quality of life. The purpose of the paper is to provide a frame of reference for discussion of fixed vs. variable standards and to generally explore some potential social and economic consequences of allowing variable standards. It is shown that effluent or emission standards particularly, exhibit both fixed as well as variable properties based on parameters such as time, geographical area and source category. Present variability in standards generally results from independent analyses of individual pollutants and individual source categories. The implications of variable standards are discussed within the context of the air pollution problem as a specific illustration.