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Author Dinan, Terry, author.

Title Factors affecting the relative success of EPA's NOx cap-and-trade program.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Congressional Budget Office, [1998]

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 Axe Federal Documents Online  Y 10.2:N 66    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 34 pages) : illustration, map.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series CBO paper
CBO papers.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 16, 2014).
"June 1998."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Access APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE.
Summary The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that requires 22 eastern states and the District of Columbia to reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), the principal component of smog. The aim of that rule--sometimes referred to as the Ozone Transport Rule-is to help areas meet the Clean Air Act's National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone in a cost-effective way. Wind patterns frequently carry ozone and its precursor chemicals (including NOx) long distances, a process called ozone transport. Thus, reductions in NOx emissions throughout the multistate region could help reduce ozone concentrations in many counties and metropolitan areas that violate the standard. EPA estimates that the proposed Ozone Transport Rule will cost sources of NOx emissions approximately $1.8 billion a year. The electric power industry is expected to bear 75 percent of that cost and other stationary sources the remaining 25 percent. The estimated cost to the electric power industry assumes that the required cuts in NOx emissions are made through a regionwide program in which states distribute emission allowances to sources Of NOx emissions, and those sources can buy, sell, or trade the allowances among themselves. The total number of allowances is subject to a limit, or cap. States decide whether to participate in the program and also select the NOx sources they want to include in it.
Subject United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
United States. Environmental Protection Agency. (OCoLC)fst00534882
Nitrogen oxides -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Emissions trading -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Air quality management -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Electric utilities -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Economics and Cost Analysis.
Air Pollution and Control.
Environmental Health and Safety.
Emission.
Cost effectiveness.
Cost estimates.
Nitrogen oxides.
Environmental protection.
Federal budgets.
Ground level.
Industries.
Chemicals.
Precursors.
Wind.
Costs.
Stationary.
Transport.
Patterns.
Electric power.
Ozone.
Concentration(chemistry)
Urban areas.
District of columbia.
Smog.
Air quality management -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00802547
Electric utilities -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst00906015
Emissions trading -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00908773
Nitrogen oxides -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst01038112
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Indexed Term EPA(ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY)
CBO(CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE)
Added Author Tawil, Natalie, author.
United States. Congressional Budget Office, issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Dinan, Terry. Factors affecting the relative success of EPA's NOx cap-and-trade program (OCoLC)39343236
Standard No. DTICE ADA347248
Gpo Item No. 1005-C (online)
Sudoc No. Y 10.2:N 66

 
    
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