Environmental Economics

The Importance of State and Plant Characteristics in Determining the Environmental Compliance Costs of Chemical Manufacturing Plants: Evidence from the Pace Survey, 1979-1990 [Summary]

This is a summary of a dissertation (EE-0316B) which links the U.S. Census Bureau's Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures (PACE) data on a plant-by-plant basis with the data in the Census Bureau's Longitudinal Research Database (LRD) to examine the determinants of environmental compliance costs for chemical manufacturing plans (SIC Code 28) in the United States from 1979 through 1990. It was motivated by the observation that the common belief that some states are more stringent than others in their efforts to protect environmental quality from industrial polltion is accompanied by the persistent concern that industry will avoid those stringent states. These concerns are based on the assumption that interstate differences in environmental regulatory stringency are large enough to affect firms' location decisions.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Methodology
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    b. Water
    c. Land
    c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRA
    Authors:
    Post, Ellen S.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Pasurka, Carl
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development
    Report Series:
    The Importance of State and Plant Characteristics in Determining the Environmental Compliance Costs of Chemical Manufacturing Plants
    Inventory Record #: EE-0316A
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  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Maryland, University of, Department of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsAddress:
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    Funding Organization:
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Economy and Environment DivisionAddress:
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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    10/01/1994
    Number of Pages:
    45
    Comment:
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