Prioritizing Pollution Prevention Projects Using the Displaced Ideal Model for the Allocation of Limited Funds
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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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.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Environmental Health and Safety