Economic Instruments for Pollution Control and Prevention: a brief overview
United States Experience with Economic Incentives for Pollution Control
Background and Overview
Introduces the idea of economic incentives and what sets this regulatory approach apart from traditional regulation. Also includes a brief background on economic theory.
Reasons for Economic Incentives
Describes the main advantages associated with economic incentives: flexibility, encouragement of technological innovation, improved relationships between public and private sector, substantial cost savings, and effectiveness in dealing with non-point emissions sources.
Types of Economic Incentives
Details the major categories of economic incentives in use today: charges, fees, or taxes; marketable permits, deposit-refund systems, subsidies, voluntary actions and recognition programs, and permit and regulatory incentives. Provides examples of each type.
Developing and Implementing Economic Incentives
Provides general guidelines for developing and implementing economic incentives. Provides links to more detailed guidance, depending on type of incentive.
Provides examples of where economic incentives can be implemented in various P2 management areas.
Where To Go for P2 Help
Organizations and experts who can provide more specific information and assistance.
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Hub Last Updated: 4/3/2013