EPA Science Inventory

REPORT TO CONGRESS ON BLACK CARBON

Citation:

REPORT TO CONGRESS ON BLACK CARBON.

Description:

The Report to Congress on Black Carbon describes domestic and international sources of black carbon emissions, and summarizes available scientific information on the climate effects of black carbon. Further, the Report evaluates available black carbon mitigation options and their potential for protecting climate, public health, and the environment. The EPA Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis has peer-reviewed the report.

Purpose/Objective:

In the October 2009 Interior Appropriations bill, Congress requested that EPA, in consultation with other Federal agencies, study the emissions and impacts of black carbon in the US and internationally. To fulfill this charge, EPA has conducted an intensive effort to compile, assess, and summarize available scientific information on the current and future impacts of black carbon, and to evaluate the effectiveness of available mitigation approaches and technologies for protecting climate, public health, and the environment.

URLs/Downloads:

REPORT TO CONGRESS ON BLACK CARBON

Report to Congress on Black Carbon Peer Review Report Link   (PDF,NA pp, 43 KB,  about PDF)

Report to Congress on Black Carbon Peer Review Charge Link   (PDF,NA pp, 43 KB,  about PDF)

Peer Review Plan   (PDF,NA pp, 34 KB,  about PDF)

Report to Congress on Black Carbon: External Peer Review Draft

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (ASSESSMENT DOCUMENT)
Start Date: 03/27/2012
Completion Date: 03/27/2012
Record Last Revised: 04/11/2012
Record Created: 12/20/2011
Record Released: 12/20/2011
OMB Category: Influential
Record ID: 240148

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF AIR AND RADIATION

OFFICE OF AIR QUALITY PLANNING AND STANDARDS

HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS DIVISION