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Main Title Cost-effectiveness analysis of proposed effluent limitations guidelines for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry : final report.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Engineering and Analysis Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water,
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA 821-R-95-015
Stock Number PB95-219903
OCLC Number 33152653
Subjects Drug factories--Cost effectiveness--United States ; Drug factories--Economic aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Drug industry ; Industrial waste treatment ; Water pollution control ; Cost analysis ; Pollution regulations ; Water pollution abatement ; Point sources ; Water pollution economics ; Water pollution standards ; Treatment technology ; BAT(Best Available Technology)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 821/R-95-015 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/29/1995
EJBD  EPA/821-R-95-015 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/22/1996
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA/821-R-95-015 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB95-219903 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
This analysis is submitted in support of the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry. The report analyzes the cost-effectiveness of 11 regulatory options organized into four regulatory groupings. This document compares the total annualized cost incurred for each of the regulatory options within each grouping to the corresponding effectiveness of that option in reducing the discharge of pollutants. The effectiveness measure used is pounds of pollutant removed weighted by an estimate of the relative toxicity of the pollutant. The rationale for this measure, referred to as 'pound equivalents (PE) removed,' is described later in this document. Section Two discusses the cost-effectiveness methodology used and identifies the pollutants included in the analysis, presenting their toxic weighting factors and removal efficiencies. Section Three presents the results of the analysis. In Section Four, the cost-effectiveness values are compared to cost-effectiveness values for other promulgated rules. Appendices present data on pollutants, pollutant removals, annualized costs, and other, more detailed information.
"Office of Water"--Cover. "February 1995." "EPA 821-R-95-015"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.