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EPA's Use of Benefit-Cost Analysis

This report discusses the contribution that benefit-cost analysis made to EPA's regulatory process during the period 1981-1986 and examines the limitations of benefit-cost analysis as well. It analyzes the various statutory provisions that affect EPA's use of these analyses in regulatory decision making. Finally, it describes how EPA was working to improve its benefit-cost analysises in the future. As with other NCEE on-line reports, it can be viewed by using its original table of contents, or by media, geographic area, tell me about, or index views. Please feel free to contact us with any comments.

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by Economic Studies Branch
Office of Policy Analysis
Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

August 1987

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. 20460

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