EVALUATION OF KEY ISSUES CONCERNING AUTOMOTIVE EMISSION ABATEMENT

A series of reports and appendices on key issues in automotive emission abatement is presented in this single reference. Four completed reports are included, three dealing with various aspects of CO abatement and one analyzing the statutory abatement program utilizing marginal cost/benefit analysis. It has been concluded from measurements of carboxyhemoglobin in blood donors that CO abatement to the statutory level is probably not necessary. Moreover, it has been shown that the statutory standards have a net loss of $13 billion annually, that there are zero net benefits for the 1975 standards and a $1 billion net benefits for a set of standards slightly more relaxed than the 1975 standards. Two uncompleted reports are also presented, one dealing with the catalyst induced sulfuric acid mist issue and the other with the abatement requirements necessary to achieve the oxidant standard in rural and urban areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Economics and Science Planning, Incorporated

    Ring Building, 1200 18th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    National Science Foundation

    Division of Policy Research and Analysis, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Publication Date: 1977-8-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 127 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/PRA-7521384/1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-STP75-21384
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM