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HANDBOOK ON THE BENEFITS, COSTS, AND IMPACTS OF LAND CLEANUP AND REUSE

Citation:

Office of Policy and Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. HANDBOOK ON THE BENEFITS, COSTS, AND IMPACTS OF LAND CLEANUP AND REUSE . U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2011.

Impact/Purpose:

Provide useful discussion on estimating social benefits, costs and impacts of land cleanup and reuse programs to economic analysts at the federal, regional, state and local levels.

Description:

Summarizes the theoretical and empirical literature addressing benefit-cost and impact assessment of the land cleanup and reuse scenario. When possible, recommendations are provided for conducting economic analysis of land cleanup and reuse sites and programs. The knowledge base for estimating the benefits, costs and impacts of land cleanup and reuse is still in its formative stages. Thus, another purpose of the Handbook is to provide a window into recent research and raise and clarify important questions that remain in the literature. The information provided in the Handbook, when used in conjunction with the EPA’s Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analysis, should allow analysts to more fully characterize the net benefits and impacts of EPA policies and programs targeting land cleanup and reuse.

URLs/Downloads:

Land Handbook

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/HANDBOOK)
Product Published Date: 10/21/2011
Record Last Revised: 12/07/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 161219

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF POLICY

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

RESEARCH AND PROGRAM SUPPORT DIVISION