Cost Sharing as an Incentive to Attain the Objectives of Shoreline Protection. Final Report.
Cost Sharing as an Incentive to Attain the Objectives of
Shoreline Protection. Final Report.
Marshall, H. E.
NBSIR 73-294; December 1973.
Sponsor:Department of the Army, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: COM-74-10541/2
shore protection; government policies; cost analysis;
erosion control; national government; substitutes; local
This study attempts to provide the Army Corps of
Engineers (Corps) with an objective evaluation of
existing and alternative cost-sharing arrangements for
its shoreline protection program and to suggest
appropriate policy changes. The shoreline protection
program is examined in relation to the objective of
national economic development as well as the objective
of enhancement of environmental quality. Alternative
cost-sharing rules are evaluated with respect to
efficiency, equity, and administrative feasibility. The
incentive effects of cost sharing are emphasized.
Although the focus of this report is on cost sharing for
shoreline protection, the principles and techniques
employed are likely to be of general applicability in
evaluating cost sharing for any Federal-local program.