RTI International has received a $9.5 million contract from the US Environmental Protection Agency to develop economic analyses and models to support regulatory controls on major sources of air pollution.

The five-year contract was announced on Friday. RTI has worked with the EPA under a number of agreements over the past 35 years.

“Our analyses will provide the EPA with the information it needs to develop more effective, economically efficient air quality policies,” said Brian Murray, the RTI project director, in a statement. “In doing so, we help federal policy makers establish regulations that balance environmental and economic considerations.”

RTI is to assess benefits and costs of traditional and market-based approaches to pollution control and also analyze potential economic impact of proposed emission controls.

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