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Cost Analysis of Proposed National Regulation of Coal Combustion Residuals from the Electric Generating Industry

Product ID:1022296
Date Published:17-Nov-2010
Sector Name:Environment
Document Type:Technical Results
Price:No Charge

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This analysis quantifies the potential cost to the coal-fired electric generation industry from EPA's proposed rule on the disposal of coal combustion residuals. It includes an assessment of the incremental compliance costs of the Subtitle C proposed regulatory option. Costs for this analysis were developed at the individual generating unit and plant level and aggregated to develop a national industry cost estimate. The analytical model used to estimate the costs utilizes a Monte Carlo framework to account for parameter uncertainty in input cost components and uncertainty in disposal decision by individual coal-fired plants. The total incremental cost to the industry over a 20-year period for the proposed Subtitle C option is estimated between $54.66 billion and $76.84 billion present value (at a discount rate of seven percent). This estimate represents only the incremental cost due to Subtitle C regulation over baseline costs and does not include disposal site construction and operation costs.
2010 Program 49   Coal Combustion Products - Environmental Issues
  • Coal combustion residuals
  • Subtitle C
  • Disposal regulation
  • Compliance cost

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