Agency-Wide Economic Analysis Program (EAP)

This page last reviewed August 2, 2011

The Economic Analysis Program (EAP) is a protocol for economic analysis of regulations proposed by the boards, departments and offices of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA). Cal/EPA issued a policy document explaining the program in December, 1996. The EAP contains six elements that originate in the government Code or Cal/EPA policies. These elements may also apply at diferent points in the rule development process.

The Air Resources Board's Economics Program is charged with the implementation of the EAP. They work directly with the Cal/EPA boards, departments and offices to address issues that arise during economic impact analyses of regulations. Working directly with staff members, the Economics Program staff promotes consistent analytical approaches among the boards, departments and offices of Cal/EPA to meet the requirements of the Economic Analysis Program.

Economic Analysis Requirements for the Adoption of Administrative Regulations
(December 9, 1996)
This policy document discusses the legal background to the Economic Analysis Program and suggests some of the methodologies for the analyses.
Cal/EPA Economic Analysis Program Framework This document outlines the policy document. It is intended to serve as a basis for further discussion of the process and methodology.
Governor's Executive Order W-144-97
(January 10, 1997)
The Govenor's executive order sets guidelines on the sunset review of, the economic impact statements of and the peer review of current and proposed regulations.
SB 1082 Workshop
(December 17, 1996)
Summary memo of public comments on the SB 1082 Guidelines from the December 17, 1996 Public Workshop.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Economic Analysis Program, please contact Fereidun Feizollahi, at (916) 323-1509.