Environmental Economics

Economic Analysis of Proposed Effluent Guidelines: Feedlots Industry

The purpose of the study is to analyze the economic impact which could result from the application of alternative effluent limitation guidelines and standards of performance. This study supplements the technical study supporting the issuance of proposed regulations. It supplements the technical study by estimating the broader economic effects which might result from the required application of various control methods and technologies. The study investigates the effect of alternative approaches in terms of product price increases, effects upon employment and the continued viability of affected plants, effects upon foreign trade, and other competitive effects.