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Main Title Regulatory Impact Analysis of the final revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Langdon, Robin,
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 2015
Report Number EPA-452/R-15/007
Stock Number PB2016-100071
OCLC Number 929902143
Subjects Atmospheric ozone--Environmental aspects--United States ; Air quality management--Economic aspects--United States ; Atmospheric ozone--Standards--United States
Additional Subjects 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
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-452/R-15/007 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/23/2015
NTIS  PB2016-100071 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 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.