Accession Number:

ADA361748

Title:

Expeditious Method for Estimating Cleanup Costs at Department of Defense Installations in Korea

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to develop and test a method that can be used to expeditiously estimate costs of hazardous waste site remediation at US DoD installations in Korea allowing decision-makers to formulate remediation strategy. This objective was addressed through answering the following questions 1 What cost and time constraints do the decision-makers have in developing remediation cost estimates 2 What degree of accuracy do the decision-makers require in cost estimates 3 What estimating models are available for determining costs of remediation activities 4 Have models been used to estimate remediation activities costs at Korean installations and 5 Of the models elicited in question 3, which met the needs of decision-makers as defined in questions 1 and 2 This research resulted in selection of the Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements system as a model for use in obtaining expeditious site specific costs. A regression model was developed for use in obtaining a rough estimate of an entire installations remediation costs. These models can be applied to our Korean installations to rapidly provide decision-makers with cost estimates that can be used for formulating a remediation strategy that meets mission requirements while responding to evolving domestic and international conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE