Impacts Of The SAMI Strategies: An Independent Analysis Of The Benefits And Economic Impacts.
This report was prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service, to provide an independent analysis of the impacts of control strategies of the Southern Appalachian Mountains Initiative (SAMI) based on state-of-the-art health effects quantification and valuation methods used by the federal government to evaluate air pollution strategies. Due to the consensus process under which it operated, the SAMI organization chose not to do a full analysis of benefits and costs, but to analyze a few socioeconomic topics. This report uses the air quality analysis and cost analysis conducted by the SAMI organization as inputs to this assessment. As such, we too are not able to present a full analysis of benefits and costs. The benefits reported below are associated with the costs to 10 key industries SAMI selected for analysis. Other analysis of air policies conducted by the federal government have included a broader set of functions associated with daily fluctuations in PM, as well as other pollutant impacts. The overall purpose of this report, however, is to augment the findings of the final SAMI report with an assessment of the benefits and distribution of economic impacts to businesses and households in the 8-state region.
This document is a summary of A.2002.4B (Competitiveness Analysis) and A.2002.4C (Benefits Analysis).
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|Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards|
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Economic Impact Assessment
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