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The Effectiveness of EPA's Regulatory Enforcement: The Case of Industrial Effluent Standards
This study evaluates the effect of EPA water pollution standard enforcement on pollution in the pulp and paper industry. In particular, it analyzes the effect of plant inspections, and their associated enforement actions, on three responses by pulp and paper companies:
- Reductions in their levels of biological oxygen demand discharges
Increases in the rates of compliance with the limitations in the permits
Decreases in the rates of non-reporting of discharge levels int eh Discharge Monitoring Reports.
A later version dated December, 1989, is also available in hard copy form only; a copy can be obtained from the NCEE Librarian.
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 - Enforcement and MonitoringEnvironmental Media:
b. Water - SurfaceAuthors:
Magat, Wesley A.
Viscusi, W. KipEPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Carlin, AlanGeographic Area: United StatesStudy Purpose: Empirical Application, Policy EvaluationReport Series: Economic Efficiency of Enforcement
List of all reports in the Series:
- Participating Organizations
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business Address:
City: State: ZIP:
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation Address:
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
- Report Details
FinalDate: 10/01/1987Number of Pages: 45Grant/Contract #: CR811902-01 with Duke University;
CR813602-01 with Northwestern University
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