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Main Title Nutrient Reduction Cost Effectiveness Analysis, 1996 Update.
Author Edwards, R. E. ; Stoe, T. W. ;
CORP Author Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg. ;Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher Mar 1998
Year Published 1998
Report Number PUBLICATION-195; EPA-ME96239;
Stock Number PB2006-107682
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Cost effectiveness ; Nutrients ; Water quality ; Monitoring ; System requirements ; Models ; Nonpoint sources ; Point sources ; Watersheds ; Nutrient loads ; Pennsylvania ; Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) ; Chesapeake Bay ; Data model worksheets ; CEA model operation ; MS-Access ; MS-Excel ; Potomac River
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NTIS  PB2006-107682 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/20/2006
Collation 38p
Under the terms of the 1992 Chesapeake Bay Agreement, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Pa. DEP) is responsible for developing and implementing tributary-specific strategies to achieve certain nutrient reduction goals by the year 2000. In April of 1993, Pa. DEP contracted with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) to develop a strategy for the Susquehanna River Basin in Pennsylvania. SRBC analyzed options to determine the least costly means for achieving a 40 percent reduction in the controllable load of nutrients reaching the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna River. SRBC then produced the report, Nutrient Reduction Cost- Effectiveness Analyses Component 2, Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Ongoing efforts by the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) in recalibrating the watershed model and recent discharge data collected by Pa. DEP on point source loads indicated a need for a reevaluation and refinement of the work completed in 1995. The Pa. DEP requested SRBC to reanalyze the cost/benefit strategy utilizing an optimization solver program that uses a mix of nonpoint best management practices (BMPs) and point source retrofits to test different scenarios in the Susquehanna and Potomac River drainages in Pennsylvania.