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Comments on EPA’s Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses

In September 2008, EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics released a new draft of its Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses. In the past, that document has not only been a key resource for EPA’s consideration of regulatory costs and benefits, but it has also influenced the analytical processes used by state agencies and other federal agencies.

Policy Integrity submitted comments on the draft guidelines to support positive changes made in the new draft and suggest additional improvements. Because these guidelines will be used in the development of most forthcoming environmental regulations, they will have a profound impact on the shape of many programs in the future.