OMB Finalizes Cost Benefit Changes Likely To Bolster GHG, EJ Focus

November 9, 2023
The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has finalized the first major change to its cost benefit guide in two decades, including changes that would boost the estimated benefits of greenhouse gas rules and prod a new emphasis on the distributional effects of regulations on disadvantaged populations. The new “Circular A-4” which revises a 2003 policy with the same designation, largely retains proposed language earlier this year that included a lower initial discount rate used to reduce estimate future benefits...

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