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Main Title Assessment of Compliance Costs Resulting from Implementation of the Proposed Great Lakes Water Quality Guidance.
Author Fenner, K. ; Podar, M. ; Snyder, B. ;
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., Falls Church, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Administrator for Water.
Publisher 16 Apr 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-C8-0066;
Stock Number PB93-154730
Additional Subjects Water pollution standards ; Standards compliance ; Cost analysis ; Great Lakes ; Waste disposal ; Sewage disposal ; Implementation ; Permits ; Study estimates ; Water pollution control ; Water pollution abatement ; Cost effectiveness ; Requirements ; Environmental monitoring ; Assessments ; Water quality criteria ; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination system ; Publicly owned treatment works
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NTIS  PB93-154730 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 225p
The primary purpose of the study was to develop an estimate of the incremental cost to direct dischargers resulting from the implementation of the proposed Great Lakes Water Quality Guidance (GLWQG). This estimate reflects the incremental cost of complying with permit requirements developed using the Implementation Procedures and water quality criteria proposed in the GLWQG versus permit requirements based on existing State water quality standards. Two secondary analyses were also performed, one to develop a preliminary estimate of the costs that would be incurred by indirect dischargers to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), and another to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the GLWQG. Finally, several sensitivity analyses were performed to evaluate the impact of several major assumptions on the estimated compliance costs. To estimate compliance costs, permit limitations and conditions based on existing State water quality standards were compared to water quality-based limitations and conditions based on the proposed GLWQG criteria and Implementation Procedures for a sample of plants. The control measures needed to comply with the proposed GLWQG-based effluent limitations were evaluated. Individual plant compliance costs were estimated for these control measures based on information on treatment technology and cost analyses available in the literature. An overall compliance cost was projected from the sample based on statistical methods.