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Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rulemaking Process

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  • Cost and Benefit Consideration ANPRM pre-publication (PDF)(9 pp, 623 K, June 7, 2018, EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107; FRL-XXXX])
    This is the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for standardizing terminology and specificity provided in each law regarding the nature and scope of the cost and benefit considerations when setting pollution standards.