Accession Number:

ADA263243

Title:

The Socioeconomic Impact of Regulation of Hazardous Waste

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept. Jul 1989-Dec 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL WEAPONS SCIENCE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The socioeconomic impact of regulations such as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act RCRA on the hazardous waste business is discussed. The legal requirements of RCRA are adequately reflected in several appropriate Army and local regulations. The hazardous waste industry has grown from a total of 5.8 billion and eleven segments in 1977 to a projected 74.9 billion in twelve segments in 1993. It is projected that if this growth rate remains the same, the total sales will reach 121.2 billion in the year 2000. This growth rate is predominantly regulation-driven. It is clear that the current emphasis in court rulings is on individual liability, which creates a frightening environment for the individual worker and manager. This publication was written as a part of the requirements of a course entitled Economic Impact of Regulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE