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Phase II—Large existing electric generating plants, Economic and Benefits Analysis for the Proposed Section 316(b) Phase II Existing Facilities Rule

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EPA-821-R-02-001; February 2002

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Download the complete Economic and Benefits Analysis for the Proposed Section 316(b) Phase II Existing Facilities Rule (PDF) (253 pp, 2.5MB).

Part A: Background Information

  • Chapter A1 Introduction and Overview
  • Chapter A2 Need for the Regulation
  • Chapter A3 Profile of the Electric Power Industry

Part B: Costs and Economic Impacts

  • Chapter B1 Summary of Compliance Costs
  • Chapter B2 Cost Impact Analysis
  • Chapter B3 Electricity Market Model Analysis
  • Chapter B4 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
  • Chapter B5 UMRA Analysis
  • Chapter B6 Other Administrative Requirements
  • Chapter B7 Alternative Options - Costs and Economic Impacts
  • Chapter B8 Alternative Options - Electricity Market Model Analysis

Part C: National Benefits

  • Chapter C1 Case Study Introduction
  • Chapter C2 Summary of Case Study Results
  • Chapter C3 National Extrapolation of Baseline Loses
  • Chapter C4 Benefits

Part D: National Benefit-Cost Analysis

  • Chapter D1 Comparison of National Costs and Benefits

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