Environmental Economics

The Economic Benefits of the Proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines for the Organic Chemicals and Plastics and Synthetic Fibers Industries: Executive Summary

This economic benefits analysis of the then proposed effluent limitations guidelines for the organic chemicals and plastics and synthetic fibers industries consists of in-depth analyses of two case study stream areas, the Kanawha River in West Virginia and the Houston Ship Channel/Upper Galveston Bay in Texas. The benefits assessments are separated into recreation and other nonhealth-related benefits (which include quantified and monetized estimates of recreation, commerical fishing, and intrinsic/nonuse benefits), and health benefits (which are quantified to the extent feasible but not assigned dollar values).

  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
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    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Policy Evaluation
    Report Series:
    Benefit-cost Analyses of the Final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for the Organic Chemicals, Plastics, and Synthetic Fibers Industry
    Inventory Record #: EE-0342
    List of all reports in the Series:
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy and Resource Management, Office of Policy Analysis, Benefits StaffAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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    Comment: Also entered in RERM as reference # W.83.7B and ID# IR00003D72
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