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Main Title Monitoring groundwater quality : economic framework and principles /
Author Crouch, Robert L. ; Crouch, Robert Lowell, ; Eckert, Ross D. ; Rugg., Donald D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Eckert, Ross D.,
Rugg, Donald D.,
CORP Author General Electric Co., Santa Barbara, Calif. TEMPO.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/4-76-045; 68-01-0759; GE75TMP-71; EPA-68-01-0759
Stock Number PB-260 919
OCLC Number 02628565
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Economics ; Groundwater--Pollution--United States ; Water rights--United States ; Water, Underground--Pollution--United States
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Water quality management ; Monitoring ; Law enforcement ; Water rights ; Legislation ; Water pollution ; Benefit cost analysis ; Hydrogeology ; Law(Jurisprudence) ; Optimization ; Specifications ; Cost analysis ; Water pollution sampling ; Water pollution standards
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-4-76-045 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/02/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-76-045 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/4-76-045 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/29/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-4-76-045 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-260 919 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 97 pages : illustrations, graphs ; 28 cm.
The report discusses the economic considerations in selecting an optimal groundwater quality monitoring system. Section I argues that poor specification of the property rights in groundwater is a major cause of excessive pollution. Section II examines groundwater adjudication and legislation and notes that government intervention through the authority of PL 92-500 will take the form of government-established and -enforced groundwater quality standards. Section III discusses the overall costs and benefits to society involved in groundwater quality monitoring. Section IV discusses monitoring needs for establishment of quality standards and their enforcement, and develops a cost-benefit framework for the analysis of groundwater quality monitoring. Section V examines an alternative regulatory approach based on 'waste relocation rights' for property owners. These rights would protect property owners' groundwater from pollution by others through specifying allowable pollutant levels. They would be transferable in the marketplace (like mineral rights) and enforcement of them would be carried out in the courts.
Prepared by General Electric Company, TEMPO, Center for Advanced Studies, Santa Barbara, Calif., under contract no. 68-01-0759. Includes appendix. Includes bibliographical references (pages 94-96). Item 431-I-24.