Accession Number : ADA304128

Title :   Evaluation of Environmental Investments Procedures Manual - Interim: Cost Effectiveness and Incremental Cost Analyses,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Robinson, Ridgley ; Hansen, William ; Orth, Kenneth ; Franco, Samuel

PDF Url : ADA304128

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : This manual serves as a guide for conducting cost effectiveness and incremental cost analyses for the evaluation of alternative environmental restoration or mitigation plans. It presents a procedural framework for conducting the cost analyses and discusses how they fit into, and contribute to, the Corps planning process. The procedures included in this manual are based upon the conceptual framework of the U.S. Water Resources Council's Principles and Guidelines and comply with current Corps regulations and guidance on incremental cost analysis for environmental restoration or mitigation planning studies. Discussed in the manual are the conceptual underpinnings, practical procedures, and implications for decision making of cost effectiveness and incremental cost analyses. Also provided are instructions for accompanying automated computational procedures for conducting the analyses. These automated procedures will execute the otherwise time-consuming number-crunching, allowing planners more time to formulate and evaluate alternative plans and their outputs. (MM)

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, *WATER RECLAMATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA PROCESSING, AUTOMATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, FLOODS, COMPUTER FILES, WATER QUALITY, WATER RESOURCES, HABITATS, LAND USE, WILDLIFE, INSTRUCTION MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Ecology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE