POLICY GUIDELINES FOR AUTOMOBILE EMISSIONS CONTROL: A REVIEW OF THE STUDY ON AIR QUALITY AND AUTOMOBILE EMISSION CONTROL BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

The level and timing of the current NOX standards are questionable. Both should probably be relaxed. The cost savings from doing so are substantial. A single national standard for automobile emissions is unjustified. A preferable policy would allow two or even more standards depending on the severity of the problem. Local implementation modeled on the State Implementation Plans for stationary sources seems preferable to national auto emission regulations. Ambient air quality standards are set at the Federal level. These standards can be achieved in the least costly manner by taking advantage of the potential trade-offs between automobile emissions, auto use limitations and control of emissions from stationary sources. These trade-offs can only be made if local conditions are considered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sobotka and Company, Incorporated

    Stamford, CT  USA 

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-18

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-PS-50219
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM