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Main Title Case studies in the application of air quality modeling in environmental decision making : summary and recommendations /
Author Miller, Catherine G.
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Demerjian, Kenneth.
CORP Author John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/4-81-034; EPA-R-805558-01
Stock Number PB81-213233
OCLC Number 54674160
Additional Subjects Mathematical models ; National government ; Regulations ; Air pollution ; State government ; Air quality ; State of the art ; NTISEPAORD
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EKBD  EPA-600/4-81-034 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/12/2004
NTIS  PB81-213233 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 84 p. : charts ; 28 cm.
Eleven case studies of the application of air quality models were undertaken in order to examine the problems encountered when trying to use these models in making environmental policy decisions. The case studies of air pollution control decisions describe the decision process, the models used, the critiques of the models, and the participation by outside interest groups in the decision process. The studies include two cases of federal decisions, seven state decisions, one local decision, and a review of the evolution of modeling requirements in the Clean Air legislation. The time covered is from 1970 to the present and includes several cases for which a final decision has not yet been made. The results of this investigation show that indeed the well-known technical and political constraints exist but that unresolved policy issues, the management of the decision process and conflicting institutional and organizational interests also cause problems. Recommendations are made on how to improve the technical planning and management of the decision process so that the air quality models can become a better policy tool within the state-of-the-art, political and organizational constraints.
Project Officer: Kenneth Demerjian. "May 1981." "EPA-600/4-81-034." Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-15) John F. Kennedy School of Government