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