Environmental Economics

Strategies for Dealing with Uncertainty in Individual Regulations, Volume IV of Research and Demonstration of Improved Methods for Carrying Out Benefit-Cost Analysis of Individual Regulations

The purpose of the series, of which this report is the fourth volume, is to develop improved methods for carrying out benefit-cost analyses of individual environmental regulations. The series focuses on the benefits of controlling toxic pollutants, rather than the costs, and uses case studies of individual pollutants as a means of integrating the theory and the empirical issues. This, the fourth volume of the series, concerns the strategies for dealing with uncertainties in the benefits of toxic regulations. It focuses on the use of decision-analytic methodologies to decide whether to collect additional information on control benefits. The first part of this volume (Part 9 of the series as a whole) overviews the scientific uncertainties in benefit estimation of toxic substances. This part proceeds by breaking down the assessment process in to simple components, evaluating the uncertainties in each step, and combining the uncertainties. The second part (Part 10) illustrates how uncertainties in risk assessment lead to increased expected costs of environmental regulation. The third part (Part 11) focuses on one means of acquiring information--obtaining information under Section 8(A) of the Toxic Substances Control Act.
The report contains the following parts:
PART 9: AN OVERVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC UNCERTAINTIES IN BENEFIT ESTIMATION

PART 10: THE VALUE OF IMPROVED EXPOSURE INFORMATION IN BENEFIT-COST ANALYSES OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES

PART 11: THE VALUE OF ACQUIRING INFORMATION UNDER SECTION 8(a) OF THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT: A DECISION-ANALYTIC APPROACH
See above under List of All Reports in the Series for links to the other volumes in this series.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    c. Land
    d. Chemicals
    c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRA
    c. Land - Superfund/CERCLA
    d. Chemicals - Toxic Substances
    Authors:
    Harrison Jr., David
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Provenzano, George
    Geographic Area:
    Massachusetts, United States
    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Report Series:
    Research and Demonstration of Improved Methods for Carrying Out Benefit-Cost Analysis of Individual Regulations
    Inventory Record #: EE-0269D
    List of all reports in the Series:
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Harvard University,
    John F. Kennedy School of Government,
    Energy and Environmental Policy Center
    Address:
    City: Cambridge State: Massachusetts ZIP: 02138
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and EvaluationAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    11/01/1984
    Number of Pages:
    277
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    R809702-01
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