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The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pursuant to section 801 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EnPA), is proposing a rule which contains standards for the protection of the public from releases of radioactive materials stored or disposed of in the repository at the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada. This report, as required by Executive Order 12866, provides an assessment of the economic impacts of the proposed rule. As the Agency is hindered by the unavailability of necessary information to perform a rigorous quantitative economic assessment, this report provides background to the standards being proposed, a summary of the proposed standards, and a largely qualitative evaluation of the anticipated consequences.


United States Environmental Protection Agency Air and Radiation General Report # EPA 402-R-99-007. Corrected SuDocs call # EP 4.2:Y 9.