On April 23, 2020, EPN members presented testimony on the “Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses” during a public meeting of the Science Advisory Board Economic Guidelines Review Panel. EPA relies on the guidelines when evaluating the economic consequences of its regulations and policies on important subjects such as uncertainty, timing, and valuation of costs and benefits to ensure a safe environment and healthy economy. Because of their prominence and importance to agency analyses, it is critical that the guidelines reflect the most current peer-reviewed and established practices in the economics profession and that the document itself be peer reviewed.
Read the oral testimony of Roy Gamse, former EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Planning and Evaluation and Acting Assistant Administrator for Planning and Management.
Read the written testimony of Karl Hausker, former Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Policy.