||Economic analysis of effluent guidelines : paving and roofing materials (tars and asphalt).
Goodale, Richard F. ;
||Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Planning and Evaluation.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Planning and Evaluation,
||EPA 230/2-74/055; ADL-C-75928; EPA-68-01-1541
||PB-246 313 National Technical Information Service
Pavements, Asphalt ;
Roofing industry--Economic aspects ;
Effluent quality--Standards ;
Construction industry--Economic aspects
Water pollution ;
Economic impact ;
Water pollution standards ;
Cost estimates ;
Economic analysis ;
Water pollution economics ;
Industrial shutdowns ;
Best technology ;
SIC 2951 ;
SIC 2952 ;
SIC 3996 ;
Asphalt paving industry ;
Asphalt roofing industry ;
Asphalt flooring industry
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||ix, 79 pages : figures, tables ; 28 cm
An analysis of the economic impact of water effluent guidelines upon various asphalt and tar using industries was performed based on water treatment cost data supplied by the EPA. The asphalt using industries included paving, roofing and flooring. A methodology was developed to systematically judge the broader economic effects on these materials, resulting from the application of water effluent control, first by assessing the likelihood that treatment costs would be defrayed through price increases, and secondly, if price increases were not likely, the extent to which profits would be impacted and/or the likelihood that plant shutdowns would occur. Based on this approach and using the treatment costs supplied, it was concluded that a limited number of plant shutdowns would occur in the asphalt paving sector if best practicable technology standards were imposed on that industry.
"EPA 230/2-74/055." EPA contract no. 68-01-1541; EPA task order no. 28. Includes bibliographical references.