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Main Title PROJECT Model: Evaluates the Value of Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEP) (Version 1.2) (for Microcomputers).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Enforcement.
Publisher Sep 96
Year Published 1996
Stock Number PB96-503800
Additional Subjects Software ; Models-simulation ; Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Pollution regulations ; Law enforcement ; Liabilities ; Costs ; Violations ; Fines(Charges) ; Penalties ; Payments ; Pollution control ; Pollution abatement ; Remedial action ; Government policies ; Diskettes ; PROJECT computer model ; Supplemental environmental projects ; Settlements ; Potentially responsible parties
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB96-503800 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/19/1996
Collation 1 diskette
PROJECT was developed to assist EPA's enforcement program in its penalty assessment responsibilities. The PROJECT Model evaluates the after-tax, net present value of supplemental environmental project (SEP). Violators propose SEPs to mitigate their penalty liability. SEP's are appearing with increasing frequency in enforcement negotiations. In addition, SEPs allow the Agency to effect some extra environmental improvement. This model allows personnel without any background in accounting or corporate finance to determine the real cost of a SEP to a defendant for settlement purposes. It prompts the user for costs, dates and certain interest and tax rates. It then calculates the actual cost of a SEP to a defendant by reducing the cost of the project to reflect its tax consequences and net-present value. Projected users of this model are the citizen environmental groups, attorneys representing defendants in enforcement actions, and corporate officials with environmental responsibilities. The software will allow them to easily evaluate proposed SEPs in the same way the EPA evaluates them. This provides clearer communication among parties involved in compliance issues.