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.
Sobotka and Company, IncorporatedStamford, CT USA
Office of the Secretary of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
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- Publication Date: 1974-11-18
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Air quality management; Benefit cost analysis; Economic analysis; Exhaust gases; Federal government; Nitric oxide; Nitrogen oxides; Policy; Pollutants; Standards; State government; Vehicle power plants
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines; Emission rates; Government policies
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Policy; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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