Accession Number : ADA298529

Title :   The Environmental Cost Principle: Gone But Not Forgotten.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Robb, Jeffrey L.

PDF Url : ADA298529

Report Date : 30 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : This thesis has not focused on the myriad of environmental laws generating costs for government contractors. Compliance with such laws is not beyond the experience of government cost-reimbursement contracting. This thesis has not detailed the alternative to cost reimbursement; i.e., a contribution action against the United States for cleanup costs. Potential contribution action remains an issue when the contamination is related to the performance of a government contract. At the center of this analysis is the efficacy of the draft environmental cost principle. The draft cost principle forced the consideration of the many prickly issues that must someday be resolved. The draft cost principle is unlikely to return in present form. It may be gone, but it should not be forgotten. The environmental cost issues will resurface. Future attempts to address these issues will benefit from the careful consideration of the latest draft environmental cost principle. The core questions to be answered are what would be the impact of the cost principle on the treatment of various environmental costs, and whether such impact is for the good. (KAR) P. 138

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *CONTRACTORS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *COOPERATION, ENVIRONMENTS, CONTRACTS, THESES, COSTS, CONTAMINATION, REGULATIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE