Environmental Economics

Impediments to Economic Efficiency: An Overview of TSCA, FIFRA and CERCLA

The purpose of this report is to identify the impediments to economic efficiency in rulemaking that are inherent in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). A series of informal interviews were conducted and government and private publications were reviewed by researchers to identify major impediments since little is known about costs and benefits of these programs. Program areas of the laws with the largest consequences are discussed. The report concludes that better information on risks reduced by the laws and the costs are needed before the efficiency of these statutes can be analyzed conclusively.

  • Keywords

    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Major Programs and Media
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
    Environmental Media:
    c. Land
    d. Chemicals
    c. Land - Superfund/CERCLA
    d. Chemicals - Toxic Substances
    d. Chemicals - Pesticides
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0073
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Environmental Law InstituteAddress: 1616 P Street NW Ste. 200
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20036
    Phone: Fax:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy and Resource ManagementAddress:
    City: State: ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
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    Date Linked: 08/25/2017