Environmental Economics

Economic Analysis of Proposed Effluent Guidelines: Leather Tanning and Finishing Industry

This report assesses the economic impacts of proposed effluent guidelines on the leather tanning and finishing industry. The analysis includes classification and description of types of firms and plants; financial profiles, investments and operating costs, and profits for selected model plants; evaluation of pricing mechanisms and price relationships and description of analytic procedures employed. The financial impact of proposed effluent treatment technology is assessed in terms of prices, industry returns, volume of production, employment, community impact, and international trade.