Environmental Systems Science: Chapter 11 - Economics and feasibility assessments

Elsevier, Environmental Systems Science, Theory and Practical Applications, 2021, Pages 509-542
Daniel A. Vallero

This chapter introduces techniques for assessing economics and feasibility to complement the technical and scientific rigor in environmental systems science. This includes attention to project planning and communicating decisions and working with stakeholders and emission reduction and prevention strategies, including fuel-related and air toxics strategies. The chapter discusses the role of governance and the types of calculations needed to implement air quality programs, especially those mandated under air quality statutes, e.g., the Clean Air Act and its amendments. This includes the contemporaneous period determination for severe/marginal/moderate ozone nonattainment areas and attainment portions of the ozone transport region.