||Economic benefits of effluent limitation guidelines for the offshore oil and gas facilities : final report /
||RCG/Hagler, Bailly and Co., Inc., Boulder, CO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Administrator for Water.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Offshore gas industry--Environmental aspects. ;
Offshore oil industry--Environmental aspects.
Offshore drilling ;
Water pollution economics ;
Water pollution effects ;
Risk assessment ;
Public health ;
Economic impact ;
Water pollution abatement ;
Food chains ;
Marine biology ;
Gas production ;
Economic analysis ;
Water pollution standards ;
Oil recovery ;
Path of pollutants ;
Waste water ;
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||169 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report provides an overview of the benefits analysis of the effluent limitation guidelines for offshore oil and gas facilities. Regulatory options were evaluated for two wastestreams: (1) drilling fluids (muds) and cuttings; and (2) produced water. The analysis focuses on the human health-related benefits of the regulatory options considered. These health risk reduction benefits are associated with reduced human exposure to various carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic contaminants, including lead, by way of consumption of shrimp and recreationally caught finfish from the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the health-risk reduction benefits analysis is based upon a previous report (RCG/Hagler, Bailly, January 1991), developed in support of the proposed rulemaking. Recreational, commercial, and nonuse benefits have not been estimated for these regulations, due to data limitations and the difficulty of estimating these values for effluent controls in the open-water marine environment.
Cover title: Economic benefits of final effluent limitation guidelines and standards for the offshore oil and gas industry. "Prepared under contract: 68-C8-0084." Includes bibliographical reference. "EPA 821-R-93-001"--Cover. Microfiche.