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Main Title Environmental investments : the cost of a clean environment : report of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to the Congress of the United States /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation. ;Environmental Law Inst., Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-230-11-90-083
Stock Number PB91-153783
OCLC Number 23131636
Subjects Environmental protection
Additional Subjects Cost analysis ; Investments ; Pollution control ; United States ; Cost estimates ; Periodic variations ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Hazardous materials ; Protection ; Ground water ; Surface waters ; Improvement ; Cost effectiveness ; Law(Jurisprudence) ; Regulations ; Radioactive wastes ; Cost comparison ; Western Europe ; Land pollution ; Chemicals
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA 230-11-90-083 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/02/2013
EIAD  EPA/230/11-90/083-084 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 03/08/1991
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-11-90-083 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/10/2014
EJBD  EPA 230-11-90-083 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/01/2009
EJDD  EPA-230-11-90-083 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 09/25/1998
EKBD  EPA-230/11-90-083 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/02/2001
EKCD  EPA-230-11-90-083 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/01/2018
ELDM  HC79.E5E68 1990 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 06/26/1992 DISPERSAL
ERAD  EPA 230/11-90-083 2 copies Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/28/2012
NTIS  PB91-153783 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : charts ; 28 cm
The report to Congress estimates comprehensively the direct costs of pollution control activities in the United States. Estimates of annual pollution control costs over the years 1972-2000 for various levels of the public sector, as well as for the private sector are presented. Cost estimates are given for five categories of environmental media (air, water, land, chemicals, multi-media) and basic types of costs (capital, operating, annualized). Distinctions are made among the costs of existing regulations, new regulations, and full implementation of existing laws, regulations, and programs for which attainment of environmental goals was not achieved by 1987. The estimates are also used to provide some comparisons with several Western European nations and to make a number of other cost comparisons that may prove important over the next several years. Trends in environmental quality, the 'output' of environmental pollution control expenditures, are also presented. In the current report, several points stand out: first, spending on environmental problems is rising; second, the allocation of resources between environmental media is changing; and third, the costs of pollution control are rising at a time when unmet environmental needs are still quite large.
"Policy, Planning, and Evaluation"--Cover. "November 1990"--Cover. "EPA-230-11-90-083"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.