Accession Number : ADA319361
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 : ADA319361
Report Date : 31 MAY 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 117
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.
Descriptors : *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *COST ANALYSIS, *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *WATER RECLAMATION, COMPUTATIONS, AUTOMATION, ENVIRONMENTS, DECISION MAKING, INVESTMENTS, PLANNING, WATER RESOURCES.
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE