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Title: EIA's role in the analysis of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and the development of the National Allowance Database

Throughout 1990 the Energy Information Administration (EIA) provided continuous data and analytic support to Congress during its deliberations on Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAA). Congress requested the Energy Information Administration (EIA) to review and analyze the sections that would affect electric utilities, specifically those relating to acid deposition (Title IV). By providing knowledgeable and impartial analysis, EIA clarified the likely effects of the various legislative proposals and helped Congress finalize the amendments. Even though the CAA is now law, EIA's efforts have not ended. During the analysis of the various proposals, EIA and EPA created a National Allowance Database (NAD). Now, under an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a new version of the NAD is being developed to facilitate the implementation of the acid deposition provisions of the CAA. This article describes the analyses undertaken, points out where EIA's efforts led to improved understanding of the likely impacts of the CAA, and outlines EIA's continued efforts to assist EPA in the implementation of the amendments. 6 tabs.
Authors:
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  1. (Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6042634
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Government Information Quarterly; (United States); Journal Volume: 10:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ACID RAIN; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; CLEAN AIR ACTS; DATA COMPILATION; INFORMATION NEEDS; STATISTICAL DATA; US ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; DATA; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INFORMATION; LAWS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; POLLUTION LAWS; RAIN; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS 293000* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation