Economic Impact Analysis Of Metal Can MACT Standards, Proposed.
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 proposed rule.
The estimated total amount cost for these facilities to comply with the proposed MACT standard is approximately $56.2 million. Due to the total annual cost of compliance, an economic impact model estimates that production of metal cans will decline by 392 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 0.4 percent in the general packaging market. The Agency estimates pre-tax earnings for the companies owing the facilities in the source category will decline by about 1.9 percent. In addtion, EPA concludes that the rule may potentially result in one to two premature plant closures. According to the Small Business Administration 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.
|Office of Air and Radiation|
|Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards|
|No division specified|
|Economic Impact Assessment|
|Research Triangle Institute|
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