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Economic, Environmental, And Benefits Analysis Of The Proposed Metal Products & Machinery Rule.

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This document presents EPA's economic and environmental analysis supporting the proposed rule. The analysis considers 3 regulatory options.
Severe impacts on private facilities was measured using 2 financial indicators: after-tax cash flow and net present value. Moderate impacts were measures using 2 financial indicators: pre-tax return on assets and interest coverage ratio. Impacts on government-owned facilities (primarily transportation services) was measured using 2 tests: impacts on site-level cost of services, impacts on taxpayers, and impacts on government debt.

The benefits analysis considers 3 categories of benefits: human health, ecological, and economic productivity. Four methods for valuing benefits were used: wage-risk, travel cost, contingent valuation, and benefits transfer.

This proposed rule replaces the 1995 proposal (see W.95.12 and W.95.17) and combines the two phases designated in the 1995 proposal. It divides the industry into 2 main subcategories:(1) Metal-bearing (with or without oil and gas), including non-chromium anodizing, metal finishing job shops, printed wiring board, steel forming and finishing, and general metals; (2)Oil-bearing only, including shipbuilding dry docks, railroad line maintenance, and oily wastes.

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W.2000.25 A
EPA Office:
Office of Water
Office Suboffice:
Office of Science and Technology
Office Division:
Engineering and Analysis Division
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Document Type:
Benefit Analysis
Economic Impact Assessment
Small Business Impact Assessment
Abt Associates
Document Status:
Not Reported
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