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Main Title Social decision-making for high consequence, low probability occurrences /
CORP Author National Planning Association.
Publisher U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/5-78-121; EPA-68-01-3228
Stock Number PB-292 735
OCLC Number 04815992
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Environmental policy--United States--Decision making. ; Environmental policy--Decision making.
Additional Subjects Decision making ; Risk ; Pesticides ; Radioactive wastes ; Waste disposal ; Economic impact ; Environments ; Benefit cost analysis ; Legislation ; National government ; Administrative law ; Sociology ; Public opinion ; Probability theory ; Chlordan ; Heptachlor ; Technology assessment ; Insecticides ; Regulations ; Pollution ; Risk benefit analysis ; Environmental issues ; Environmental Protection Agency
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-78-121 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/24/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-5-78-121 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/23/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/5-78-121 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/02/2003
NTIS  PB-292 735 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 217 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Part I reviews the two main classes of criteria proposed for social decisions: (1) market mechanisms and cost-benefit analysis and (2) the approaches of Rawls and Buchanan to arrive at a social consensus. The authors propose an eight element criteria for evaluating a social decision process capable of application in judicial, legislative, academic, and managerial situations. Parts II and III are case studies of different decision procedures. The former inspects the administrative law procedure using the U.S. EPA chlordane/heptachlor suspension hearings for example. The legal procedure is concluded to be a forward-looking decision process in an effort to increase social acceptability of the outcome. The latter examines the disjointed decision procedure concerning the disposal of nuclear waste. In both cases the eight criteria proposed in Part I nevertheless provide a useful tool for evaluating the process.
"October 1978." "Contract no. 68-01-3228." "Project Officer John Jaksch,Criteria and Assessment Branch." Includes bibliographical references.