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The Effluent Charge System in the Federal Republic of Germany
This study is designed to describe the FRG effluent charge law and the political and legal background that permitted such a law to be enacted there. We also evaluate the impact of that law, although our assessment is necessarily tentative in view of the short experience with the law there to date. The study then analyzes the economic and legal implications of enacting and effluent charge law in the United States. We consider the advantages and disadvantages of state vs. federal enactment, the constitutional objections that might be raised to such a law, and how it might be related to and coordinated with existing pollution control laws in the United States.
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Pollution Fees/Charges/TaxesEnvironmental Media:
b. Water - SurfaceAuthors:
Brown, Jr., Gardner M.
Johnson, Ralph M.EPA Project Officer/ Manager:Geographic Area:Study Purpose:
- Participating Organizations
Washington, University of Address:
City: Seattle State: WA ZIP: 98105
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Office of Policy Analysis Address:
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
- Report Details
FinalDate: 07/01/1985Number of Pages: 73EPA #: EPA-230-07-85-011
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