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|Main Title||Estimation of national economic benefits using the national water pollution control assessment model to evaluate regulatory options for concentrated animal feeding operations [electronic resource].|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Publisher||United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,|
|Subjects||Water--Pollution--United States--Prevention--Cost effectiveness ; Animal feeding--Environmental aspects--Government policy--United States|
|Additional Subjects||Water quality ; Water pollution ; Pollution regulations ; Economic benefits ; Surface water ; Clean Water Act ; Estimates ; Animal feeding operations ; Concentrated animal feeding operations(CAFOs) ; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System(NPDES) ; Feedlots|
One goal of the Clean Water Act (CWA) is to improve water quality conditions of the nations waters to attain 'fishable and swimmable' status nationwide. In support of this goal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program regulations and the effluent limitation guidelines (ELGs) for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Changes to the NPDES regulations affect which animal feeding operations (AFOs) are considered CAFOs and are therefore subject to the NPDES permit program. Changes to the ELG determine what technology-based requirements apply to CAFOs. RTI applied the National Water Pollution Control Assessment Model (NWPCAM) to estimate national economic benefits to surface water quality resulting from implementation of new regulations for CAFOs (including revision of NPDES permit regulations and the ELGs for CAFOs). NWPCAM is a national-scale water quality model for simulating the water quality and economic benefits that result from various water pollution control policies.
Title from title screen (viewed Aug. 9, 2011). "December 2002." "EPA-821-R-03-009." Includes bibliographical references.