Environmental Legislation

  • Report

    Report

    Fixing Superfund: The Effect of the Proposed Superfund Reform Act of 1994 on Transaction Costs

    This report focuses on the possible effect of the proposed Superfund Reform Act of 1994 on transaction costs -- costs resulting not from cleanup but from assigning liability for cleanup among the various parties.

    Jan 1, 1994

  • Testimony

    Testimony

    RAND Research on Superfund Transaction Costs: A Summary of Findings to Date

    This publication contains the written statement of Lloyd S. Dixon submitted on November 4, 1993 to the Subcommittee on Superfund, Recycling, and Solid Waste of the United States Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

    Jan 1, 1993

  • Report

    Report

    Private-Sector Cleanup Expenditures and Transaction Costs at 18 Superfund Sites

    This report will be of interest to those evaluating Superfund's liability-based approach to cleaning up the thousands of abandoned or inactive sites across the United States that are contaminated with hazardous substances.

    Jan 1, 1993

  • Report

    Report

    Superfund and Transaction Costs: The Experiences of Insurers and Very Large Industrial Firms

    Congress enacted the Superfund program in 1980 to clean up the nation's worst inactive hazardous-waste sites. Superfund uses a liability-based approach intended to help government tap private-sector resources to finance and conduct cleanups.

    Jan 1, 1992

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Superfund: The Private-Sector Experience

    This research brief examines the extent of the involvement of private parties with Superfund site cleanup.

    Jan 1, 1992

  • Report

    Report

    Understanding Superfund: A Progress Report

    The Superfund program is intended to handle emergencies arising from the release of hazardous wastes, to provide long-term cleanup for a limited number of sites, and to encourage more responsible disposal of hazardous wastes in the future.

    Jan 1, 1989

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Understanding Superfund

    This research brief describes a study that sought to determine the effects of Superfund’s liability-based system and its administrative procedures on the program’s pace and cost and on the nature of the remedies selected.

    Jan 1, 1989

  • Report

    Report

    Superfund Remedial Program Improvement Options: Evaluation Design

    Describes a proposed research design to evaluate certain changes developed by the Environmental Protection Agency for operating and managing the Superfund remedial program to clean up uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.

    Jan 1, 1986

  • Report

    Report

    History, Structure, and Institutional Overview of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982

    The author summarizes the key features of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA); describes the siting process for a waste repository and recent implementation history, including accomplishment of major milestones to date; ...

    Jan 1, 1986

  • Report

    Report

    Defining the goals of the Superfund program

    Hazardous waste management has become an increasingly important public policy issue, requiring, among other things, that appropriate and acceptable levels of risk be determined. Since governmental response to the problem has been slow, research aimed...

    Jan 1, 1986

  • Report

    Report

    Nuclear waste disposal: can government cope?

    With the passage of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, the policy debate surrounding nuclear waste management shifted from broad issues of problem definition to the question of "how" to implement the provisions of the Act. Among the more important...

    Jan 1, 1983

  • Journal Article
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    Content

    Craig A. Bond

    Quality Assurance (QA) Manager, Forces and Resources Policy Center (FRP), National Security Research Division (NSRD); Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics, University of California, Davis; M.S. in economics, Colorado State University; B.A. in economics, Frostburg State University

  • Content

    Content

    David Catt

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in civil engineering, University of Kansas

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    Content

    Debra Knopman

    Principal Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering, Johns Hopkins University; M.S. in civil engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A. in chemistry, Wellesley College

  • Content

    Content

    Maria McCollester

    Associate Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, Boston College; M.P.A. in public administration, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in political science, Indiana University of PA; B.A. in history, Indiana University of PA