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Economic Impact Analysis Of Metal Can MACT Standards: Final Report.

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Pursuant to Section 112 of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) to control emissions released from Metal Can Manufacturing. This report analyzes the economic impacts of the rule.
The estimated total annual cost for these facilities to comply with the proposed MACT standard is approximtely $58.7 million. Due to the total annual cost of compliance, an economic impact model estimates that production of metal cans will decline by 410 million cans, or 0.3 percent. The estimated price change due to the regulation ranges from 0.2 percent in the beverage can market to 0.5 percent in the general packaging market. The Agency estimates pre-tax earnings for the companies owning the facilities in this source category will decline by about 2 percent. In addition, EPA concludes that the rule may potentially result in one to two premature plant closures. According to the Small Business Administrtion size standards, thirteen companies owing facilities in this source category are considered small. Based on the results from the screening and market analysis, EPA certifies that there will not be significant impacts on a substantial number of small entities.

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2003
A.2003.19 A
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Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office Suboffice:
Office of Innovative Strategies and Economics
Office Division:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
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Document Type:
Economic Impact Assessment
Contractors:
RTI International
Document Status:
Final
Pages:
84

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