Environmental Economics

Economic Analysis of Proposed Effluent Guidelines: Meat Packing Industry

The economic impacts of proposed effluent guidelines on livestock slaughtering and meat packing (slaughter and processing) plants are assessed. The analysis includes description and statistical compilations regarding the number, location, and characteristics of types of firms and plants; financial profiles, investments, operating costs and returns for industry segments analyzed; evaluation of product prices, pricing mechanisms and price relationships; description of analytical procedures employed; evaluation of costs of proposed effluent treatment technology; economic impacts resulting from imposition of effluent guidelines in terms of effects on prices, industry returns, volume of production, employment, community economies, and foreign trade.