Accession Number : ADA319365

Title :   Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Environmental Planning: Nine EASY Steps.

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

Personal Author(s) : Orth, Kenneth D.

PDF Url : ADA319365

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : 'Cost Effectiveness for Environmental Planning: Nine EASY Steps' was developed to help Corps planners conduct cost effectiveness and incremental cost analyses in planning for environmental restoration and mitigation. It presents step-by-step instructions about how to conduct the analyses, using an example to illustrate their application to a planning problem. Questions and answers based on recent field-level review and experience in environmental planning are also included. The U.S. Water Resource Council's Principles and Guidelines (1983; called the 'P&G') provide the instructions and rules for Federal water resource planning. The P&G require that, in developing alternative plans, Federal planners should 'include only increments that provide net NED National Economic Development benefits FOR FLOOD DAMAGE REDUCTION, NAVIGATION, AND OTHER TRADITIONAL BENEFIT CATEGORIES... Increments that do not provide net NED benefits may be included.. .if they are cost effective.' Corps of Engineers guidance reflects this directive, and requires an incremental cost analysis for recommended environmental restoration and mitigation plans.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *COST ANALYSIS, *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, *WATER RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENTS, DAMAGE, ECONOMICS, REDUCTION, NAVIGATION, GUIDANCE, FLOODS, BENEFITS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE