Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Proposed Effluent Limitation Guidelines and Standards for the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry.
This cost-effectiveness (CE) report analyzes the cost-effectiveness of the alternative regulatory options for drilling fluids, drill cuttings, and produced water. These options include effluent limitations guidelines and standards based on Best Available control Technology economically achievable (BAT) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), that are being considered under authority of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended. EPA has identified several pollution control options, each with different levels of pollution abatement and compliance cost. This report is primarily concerned with the total annualized cost incurred by the offshore oil and gas industry in complying with the regulations. This report does not address the removal of conventional pollutants (oil and grease, BOD and TSS).
|Office of Water|
|Office of Water Regulations and Standards|
|Analysis and Evaluation Division|
|Eastern Research Group, Inc.|