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STATE ACID RAIN RESEARCH AND SCREENING SYSTEM - VERSION 1.0 USER'S MANUAL
Bogart, C., S. Epstein, K. Piper, AND A. Taylor. STATE ACID RAIN RESEARCH AND SCREENING SYSTEM - VERSION 1.0 USER'S MANUAL. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-94/017 (NTIS PB94-152550), 1994.
The report is a user's manual that describes Version 1.0 of EPA's STate Acid Rain Research and Screening System (STARRSS), developed to assist utility regulatory commissions in reviewing utility acid rain compliance plans. It is a screening tool that is based on scenario analysis and risk management techniques. Designed to run on a personal computer, STARRSS focuses on the comprehensive analysis of many compliance strategies. Of particular interest is how these strategies are affected by uncertainty and market volatility. Therefore, as a screening system, STARRSS is designed for breadth rather than depth. STARRSS was developed to identify compliance strategies that deserve further, more detailed analysis. The system offers users three capabilities: the ability to research or verify the costs and operating impacts for compliance options at affected generating units; the ability to evaluate and compare the costs and risks associated with specific compliance strategies; and the ability to develop, evaluate, and compare suggested compliance strategies that are generated by an optimization process.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION
ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH