A detailed analysis is made of gasohol vehicle emissions and their potential impact on overall air quality. Control options for evaporative emissions are examined in great detail. The authors conclude that no major emission increases or decreases are foreseen as gasohol use increases. Any increases in ambient levels of ozone (primarily due to increased evaporative hydrocarbon emissions with gasohol) are likely to be very small and develop gradually over the next 5-7 years. If these increases do occur, they are likely to be of concern only to those few regions still out of compliance with ambient ozone standards. Emission control devices are improving, and emission control strategies need not call for the curtailment of gasohol sales. The evidence to date suggests that gasohol marketing can continue without endangering public health and welfare. Policy options are explored for eliminating regulatory uncertainty surrounding this issue. EPA is urged to clarify its position. An agenda for future research is outlined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Schwartz and Connolly, Incorporated

    1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006

    National Alcohol Fuels Commission

    412 First Street, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20003
  • Authors:
    • Schwartz, J H
    • Connolly, S J
    • Duckett, E J
    • Hoskins, A J
    • Kimball, K W
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00336703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NAFC-80-21
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM