Pursuant to Section 812 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA), EPA conducts periodic studies to assess benefits and costs of the EPA's regulatory actions under the Clean Air Act. EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) is now nearing completion of the analytical work for a second prospective study.OAR has requested that the Council review draft chapters from the integrated report, Second Section 812 Prospective Study of the Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act. OAR is requesting that the Council review (1) the data choices; (2) methodological choices for analyzing the data; and (3) the overall validity and utility of the estimated direct costs and benefits of changes in air quality conditions between the with-CAAA90 and without-CAAA90 scenarios.
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