Environmental Economics

Economic Assessment of Proposed Toxic Pollutant Effluent Standards for Manufacturers and Formulators of Aldrin/Dieldrin, DDT, Endrin and Toxaphene

This is an assessment of the economic impact of proposed toxic pollutant effluent standards for the manufacturers and formulators of Aldrin-Dieldrin, DDT, Endrin, and Toxaphene under Section 307(a) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and was performed based on abatement cost data supplied by EPA. The study supplements the technical prepared by the Midwest Research Institute supporting the issuance of the proposed regulations by estimating the broader economic effects which might result from the required application of various control methods and technologies. This study investigates the effect of alternative approaches in terms of product price increases, effects upon employment and the continued viability of affected plants, effects upon foreign trade and other competitive effects.

  • 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
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0338
  • 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.76.1 and ID# TS0000399E.
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