A Retrospective Study of EPA’s Air Toxics Program under the Revised Section 112 Requirements of the Clean Air Act

The US Environmental Protection Agency established standards limiting air toxics emissions from industrial plants under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. This paper analyzes the effects of the rules for five industries: petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals, printing and publishing, pulp and paper, and wood furniture, finding mixed results, and make recommendations for improving ex ante analysis of such regulations.

Working Paper by Arthur G. Fraas and Alexander Egorenkov — Oct. 20, 2015