This article evaluates an implementation plan imposed in Cincinnati by the U.S.E.P.A. for control of automotive emissions, and compares this plan with one developed by the City of Cincinnati and the State of Ohio but rejected by the U.S.E.P.A. The primary difference in the plans is the means of reducing emissions, which involves automotive testing according to the Federal plan and traffic improvement according to the City-State plan. The calculated reduction in emissions is 43.1% by the Federal plan and 44.1% by the City-State plan. The Cincinnati-Ohio plan was rejected primarily on the basis that the bridges scheduled for construction were not well enough along on schedule to warrant their inclusion. This article questions whether the U.S.E.P.A. was justified in making this assumption, and also points out that it is very problematical whether the costs of the Federal plan are justified for the small improvement expected.

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 131-133

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  • Accession Number: 00095045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1975 12:00AM