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Main Title BEN: A Model to Calculate the Economic Benefit of Noncompliance. User's Manual.
CORP Author Industrial Economics, Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Enforcement.
Publisher 1 Oct 92
Year Published 1992
Stock Number PB92-230358
Additional Subjects Pollution abatement ; Computerized simulation ; Benefit cost analysis ; Penalties ; Standards compliance ; Economic analysis ; Pollution regulations ; Superfund ; Mitigation ; Violations ; Law enforcement ; User manuals(Computer programs) ; Documentation ; BEN model ; Settlements
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-230358 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/01/1993
Collation 168p
The Agency developed the BEN computer model to calculate the economic benefit a violator derives from delaying or avoiding compliance with environmental statutes. In general, the Agency uses the BEN computer model to assist its own staff in developing settlement penalty figures. While the primary purpose of the BEN model is to calculate the economic benefit of noncompliance, the model may also be used to calculate the after tax net present value of a pollution prevention or mitigation project and to calculate 'cash outs' in Superfund cases. The document, the BEN User's Manual, contains all the formulas that make up the BEN computer model and is freely available to the public upon request.