||Economic Analysis of Effluent Guidelines: Grain Processing Segment of the Grain Mills Industry.
Unger, Samuel G. ;
Woolverton., Michael W. ;
||Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc., Manhattan, Kans.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Planning and Evaluation.
||118; EPA-68-01-1533; EPA-230/2-74-014;
Economic impacts, Food processing ;
Water pollution economics ;
Wet mills ;
Flour mills ;
Water pollution abatement ;
Water pollution standards ;
Cost estimates ;
Dry mills ;
SIC 2041 ;
SIC 2044 ;
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The economic impacts of proposed effluent limitation guidelines on four sub-industries of the grain milling industry are assessed: corn wet milling, corn dry milling, rice milling and bulgur (wheat) processing. The analysis includes classification and description of types of firms and plants, financial profiles of selected model plants, and prices and pricing practices within each subindustry studied. The financial impacts of water pollution control costs on model plants were assessed using discounted cash flow analysis and industry-wide impacts were projected. Grain milling wastewaters are generally amenable to biological treatment systems. Consequently, many milling plants can and have tied into municipal treatment systems. All rice mills (Parboiled only), bulgur processors and most corn dry mills discharge into municipal systems. Industry-wide impacts should therefore be minimal.