Environmental Economics

Benefits and Costs of Location Restrictions on RCRA Land Disposal Facilities

The major purpose of the present study is to develop a methodology to assess how siting regulations of various types affect the risks and costs of HWL disposal. Another purpose is to use this methodology to evaluate two types of regulations. The first one concerns restrictions on the location of HWLs in relation to urbanized areas. The second type of regulation concerns restrictions on haul distance. The present study 1) develops a general methodology for the evaluation of siting regulations, 2) develops illustrative baseline costs and risks associated with HWLs, which are used in the application of the methodology, and 3) provides two examples of the methodology.

  • Keywords

    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Methodology
    Environmental Media:
    c. Land
    c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRA
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    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0211
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    RCF, Inc.Address: 104 South Michigan Avenue
    City: Chicago State: IL ZIP: 60603
    Phone: (312) 726-1541 Fax:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and EvaluationAddress: 401 M Street, S.W. PM-220
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
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