Accession Number : ADA281856

Title :   Uncle Sam Goes to Market: Federal Agency Disposal of Emission Reduction Credits Under the Federal Property Management Regulations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Rafferty, Vincent J., Jr

Report Date : 30 JAN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : With the realignment and closure of Federal facilities, especially Department of Defense installations, Federal agencies have been presented with a unique opportunity: the chance to create and dispose of air emission reduction credits (ERCs). This situation and current commitments by the Congress and EPA to expand the use of market based pollution control programs have generated interest in certain circles as to whether and how Federal agencies can dispose of ERCs and similar pollution rights and allowances. This paper will discuss ERCs, why the disposal of ERCs by Federal agencies is a pressing issue, and how Federal agencies can dispose of ERCs under existing Federal property laws and regulations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *AIR POLLUTION, *EMISSION CONTROL, FACILITIES, CLOSURES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, REGULATIONS, ECONOMICS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Government and Political Science
      Air Pollution and Control
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE