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Project Status: complete

Title: Economic analysis of the proposed 1994 state implementation plan conducted prior to its consideration by the California Air Resources Board.

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Moss, Steve J

Contractor: Regional Economic Models, Inc.

Contract Number: 94-314


Research Program Area: Economic Analysis

Topic Areas: Impacts


Abstract:

This report examines the economic implications of a package of proposed measures to reduce ambient atmospheric ozone contained in the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) draft 1994 State Implementation Plan (SIP). The proposed measures addressed emissions from mobile sources and consumer products regulated by CARB, and stationary measures regulated by local air quality management districts. The analysis focused on the most significant measures in reducing emissions or in creating potential costs. The report relies on existing analytic data-principally derived from CARB and individual air districts-several spreadsheet models and the Regional Economic Models, Inc. impact model to estimate the economic consequences from implementing the draft SIP measures. Through this examination it was determined that the draft SIP would have modest economic impacts on the California economy, but could significantly affect particular economic segments, such as the transportation sector. Particular policies that were determined to have substantial impacts-such as regulations related to mobile source emissions-were ultimately modified by CARB to reduce their adverse impacts.


 

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