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OAQPS Economic Analysis Resource Document

1.0 Intro

    This document provides guidance on the preparation of economic analyses (EAs) in the Innovative Strategies and Economics Group (ISEG) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS).  It is written for analysts who conduct these analyses and for other parties seeking information on their purpose, analytical requirements, and recommended methods.  The current document updates its predecessor, “Analytical Methods Manual” (January 1985).  The update reflects changes since 1985 in statutory and administrative requirements for EAs, regulatory procedures at EPA, and methodological developments relevant to EAs of environmental regulations.  Notable among these changes is the issuance of Executive Order (EO) 12866—Regulatory Planning and Review, which establishes the foundation for performing EAs of Federal regulations.

1 President Clinton issued EO 12866 on September 30, 1993.  EO 12866 is similar in purpose to, and supersedes, EO 12291 issued by President Reagan in 1981.  Key differences between these EOs are highlighted in Section 2 of this document.

1 Introduction

 1.0 Intro

 1.1 Regulatory Context

 1.2 Different Levels of
   Economic Analysis
   in OAQPS

 1.3 Scope of This

 1.4 Organization of
   This Document

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