Environmental Economics

Economic Analysis of Effluent Guidelines for the Asbestos Industry: Executive Summary

This is an analysis of the potential economic impact on the asbestos products manufacturing industry due to the implementation of the effluent limitations standards formulated in compliance with the 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments. The study supplements an EPA technical "Development Document" issued in conjunction with the promulgation of guidelines and standards for point sources within this category by estimating the broader economic effects (including product price increases, continued viability of affected plants, employment, industry growth and foreign trade) of the required application of certain of these control technologies.

  • Keywords

    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Economic Impacts
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
    Igwe, Basil U.N.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0337
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Arthur D. Little, Inc.Address: Acorn Park
    City: Cambridge State: MA ZIP: 02140
    Phone: Fax:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Planning and EvaluationAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
  • Report Details
    Number of Pages:
    Comment: Also available in RERM as reference #W.74.1 and ID# TS00003986
    EPA #:
    NTIS #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    68-01-1541, Task No. 4
  • How to Obtain Report

    Not available from EERM
    Other Ways to Obtain the Report:
    You may be able to obtain this report by contacting the National Technical Information Service (NTIS):
    By phone: 1-800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000;
    By mail: NTIS, Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161;
    By World Wide Web: [http://www.ntis.gov].
    You will need the following NTIS report #: PB-238268