TTN/Economics & Cost Analysis Support
OAQPS Economic Analysis Resource Document
| As described in Section 2 of this document,
OAQPS has the authority to undertake the following regulatory actions:
In the case of NAAQS, OAQPS sets limits on ambient concentrations of six criteria pollutants, allowing the States to determine how best to achieve these standards. For NESHAPs, NSPS, and emissions standards for mobile sources, OAQPS places limits on the quantity of releases of pollutants into the atmosphere. Although the specific focus of these rulemakings may differ, the ultimate objective is the same. As a result, the benefits of all OAQPS regulations can be described as a function of reductions in human health and environmental impacts caused by exposure of humans and the environment to ambient concentrations of air pollutants. The purpose of this section is to describe a framework for estimating these benefits.