Analysis of Cost-Sharing Programs for Pollution Abatement of Municipal Wastewater. Final Report.
Analysis of Cost-Sharing Programs for Pollution
Abatement of Municipal Wastewater. Final Report.
Marshall, H. E.; Ruegg, R. T.
NBSIR 74-479; September 1974.
Sponsor:Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: COM-74-11769/8
sewage treatment; municipalities; cost sharing; waste
water; project planning; federal budgets; legislation;
institutional implications; financing; efficiency
The study evaluates existing cost-sharing programs for
wastewater pollution abatement as described in the
Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972;
describes alternative cost-sharing programs that provide
improvements in terms of national efficiency and equity
criteria as defined herein; and suggests related areas
for further research. Emphasis is on how Federal cost
sharing biases communities in favor of certain kinds of
techniques. The approach is to describe the current
costsharing programs for both plant and nonplant
techniques; to examine cost-sharing, legal, and other
institutional biases against certain techniques; to
analyze efficiency and equity effects of alternative
cost-sharing programs; and to describe the incentive
effects of cost sharing on nonfederal interests with
respect to their choices among abatement techniques.