Environmental Economics

Cost-Effectiveness Framework for Minimizing Total Cost of EPA Regulations

This Phase I study developed a methodology for applying marginal cost-effectiveness to analyze alternative pollution control mechanisms and levels of abatement and pilot tested the methodology in two industries. The methodology involves seven steps:


    1. Perform population analysis
    2. Perform entity analysis
    3. Identify elements of the database
    4. Compute treatment system cost and abatement table
    5. Compute marginal cost-effectiveness ratios
    6. Analyze marginal cost-effectiveness ratios
    7. Aggregate entities.

Two case studies were done: Coal fired power plants and the textile industry.
  • Keywords

    Subject:
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Major Programs and Media
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Methodology
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    b. Water
    a. Air - Stationary Source
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    b. Water - Surface
    Authors:
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
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    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0129
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc.
    ICF Incorporated
    J. Watson Noah Associates, Inc.
    Battelle Memorial Institute
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Planning and EvaluationAddress:
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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    01/01/1979
    Number of Pages:
    86
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    68-02-2672
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