Accession Number : ADA261463


Title :   Prioritizing Pollution Prevention Projects Using the Displaced Ideal Model for the Allocation of Limited Funds


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : McPherson, Scott W ; Watts, Debra J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261463.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 165


Abstract : This research developed a model to prioritize pollution prevention projects for the distribution of limited financial resources. This model was designed for use at the major command (MAJCOM) level. Each MAJCOM is allowed to select the attributes believed to be most appropriate for evaluating pollution prevention projects. The system also allows the flexibility for MAJCOMs to weight the attributes in accordance with requirements. The model uses fuzzy logic and the Displaced Ideal Model (DIM) to prioritize projects that currently do not have an imminent compliance deadline, but are important due to potential noncompliance with future regulations. These projects also are important because their completion demonstrates a commitment to good management practices that make better use of resources and otherwise enhance the environment. The model uses the amount of information given by the data to integrate and compare qualitative and quantitative criteria. The prioritization includes considering factors such as total project cost, health and safety considerations, and political sensitivity. The model also can be used to prioritize projects that are currently out of compliance (Level I) or projects that must meet an established deadline before it lapses into noncompliance (Level II).


Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING , *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , *ALLOCATIONS , *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , *POLLUTION , *PREVENTION , MODELS , HEALTH , THESES , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , FUZZY LOGIC , REGULATIONS , RANKING , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , WEIGHTING FUNCTIONS , COSTS , DECISION THEORY , SAFETY


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE