2008 National Emissions Inventory: Review, Analysis and Highlights

The overarching purpose of this report is to present analysis of the 2008 National Emissions Inventory (NEI) and comparison to previous years of inventory data, with a primary focus on the last full NEI - the 2005 NEI. This report describes the national and regional patterns of criteria air pollutants (CAP)/hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emission distributions in the 2008 NEI and which sources contribute to these releases. It does not assess nor predict the absolute risks to human health and ecosystems that may be associated with the presence of any of these specific air pollutants, but rather focuses on the intensity of emission releases that may pose elevated risks. Pollutants of greatest interest include not only those that contribute to ozone and particle pollution, but also HAPs that are predicted by the 2005 National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) to be the most harmful to human health. To facilitate a more concise document, the report includes just 27 pollutants. Eight of these 27 pollutants are either CAPs or precursors to CAPs, and the remaining 19 are HAPs. Criteria for selection is discussed.

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    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
    Research Triangle Park, NC  United States  27709
  • Authors:
    • Rao, Venkatesh
    • Tooly, Lee
    • Drukenbrod, Josh
  • Publication Date: 2013-5


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 78p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01485378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-454/R-13-005
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2013 2:11PM