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Main Title The effects of environmental regulations on cement production and expansion in EPA Region V /
Author Szabo, M. F. ; Patel, Vijay ; Gerstle, Richard
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Patel, Vijay.
Gerstle, Richard.
CORP Author PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Div. of Stationary Source Enforcement.
Publisher PEDCo Environmental,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 905/5-79-001; EPA-68-01-4147
Stock Number PB80-205297
OCLC Number 07078052
Subjects Cement plants--Environmental aspects ; Cement plants--Economic aspects ; Environmental law--Economic aspects
Additional Subjects Regulations ; Production ; Cements ; Supply(Economics) ; Economic impact ; Return on investment ; Industrial plants ; Shortages ; Fixed investment ; Prices ; Cost analysis ; Production capacity ; Environmental protection ; Great Lakes Region(United States) ; Industrial development
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 905-5-79-001 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB80-205297 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [108] leaves in various foliations ; 28 cm
The report presents the results of a study to evaluate the effect of environmental regulations on present production and future expansion capabilities of the 24 active cement plants in U.S. EPA Region V. This study was done in response to allegations that environmental regulations are a significant factor in the present Midwest cement shortage. The results of a survey of these 24 plants show that environmental regulations are not significantly affecting overall cement production in Region V. However, retirement of 13 percent of present cement capacity in Region V without replacement, from 1975 to 1978, has probably aggravated the shortage situation. Environmental regulations are apparently a major factor in the reluctance of cement companies to expand capacities. This situation may change in the near future as rising cement prices improve the return on investment from plant expansion, and as acquisitions of smaller cement companies by larger corporations increase the financial capability to expand.
Contract no. 68-01-4147. Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Stationary Source Enforcement.