Environmental Economics

An Economic Assessment of the Benefits of the Final Effluent Limitations Guidelines for Iron and Steel Manufacturers

The report consists of an Executive Summary and three volumes, as follows:

    1. Introduction
    2. Allocating Shares of Estimates of the Aggregate Benefits of Water Pollution Control to the Iron and Steel Effluent Guidelines
    3. The Benefits of Water Quality Improvements in Three Case Study Stream Segments
The economic benefit analysis pursued two lines of investigation. Both relied on the existing economic and other professional literature. The first line of investigation involved detailed analyses of the benefits derived from projected water quality improvements in the three case study stream segments (portions of the Monongahela, Mahoning, and Black Rivers in Pennsylvania and Ohio). These case studies are found in Volume 3. The second approach involved allocating shares of the aggregate benefits of water pollution control to the best practicable technology and best available technology effluent limitation guidelines for iron and steel manufacturers. This approach is found in Volume 2.
  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
    Raucher, Robert
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    Empirical Application
    Inventory Record #: EE-0332
  • Participating Organizations

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    Public Interest Economics CenterAddress:
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    Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Office of Policy Analysis, Economic Analysis DivisionAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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  • Report Details
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    Comment: Also in RERM as Reference # W.82.6 and ID#TS00003662
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