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Briefing Date:03/15/2006
Topic:State and Federal Standards for Mobile Source Emissions

THE NATIONAL ACADMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
Committee on State Practices in Setting Mobile Source Emissions Standards

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Congressional Briefings
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
370 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 3:00 p.m.
and
2318 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 4:00 p.m.

on

State and Federal Standards for Mobile Source Emissions

Requested by Congress in P.L. 108-7, this reports looks at the practices and procedures by which states develop separate emissions standards. It assesses the scientific and technical procedures used by states to develop or adopt different emissions standards and compares those policies and practices with those used by the Environmental Protection Agency. The report also considers the factors that caused states to move toward more stringent emissions standards and the impacts of those standards on various factors, including emissions, compliance costs, energy consumption, air quality, and human health. As part of this work, the report considers the effects of California’s experience in setting separate emissions standards and the effects of California’s standards on federal emissions standards.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 16, 2006 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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