COMMERCIAL VESSEL SAFETY. ECONOMIC COSTS. APPENDIX A. ESTIMATION PROCEDURES FOR COSTS AND COST IMPACTS OF MARINE SAFETY REGULATIONS

The effort documented in this report provides methods and procedures for the U.S. Coast Guard's economic assessment of regulatory actions under the Commercial Vessel Safety Program. Three distinct tasks were undertaken: a survey of cost-benefit methodologies; development of a methodology and procedures for estimating the costs of regulatory actions; and an exercise of the procedures. The methodology survey involved a literature search of studies, reports, regulations and economic models. The direction of the survey was divided into two major parts. First, the determination of applicable procedures for estimating direct costs to industry and Government. Second, the determination of cost impacts as they are passed through the economy. The development of a methodology and procedures for assessing the costs and cost impacts of Coast Guard regulations involved the development of step-by-step procedures in a 'how to' manual format for regulations that effect: vessel design, vessel equipment, vessel staffing, vessel licensing, vessel inspection and vessel operating costs. The procedures describe, for each cost element, what to look for in developing costs, pitfalls to be avoided and sources for cost inputs. Input-output techniques, using the University of Maryland's INFORUM model, are used to trace the cost impacts of regulatory actions. Three exercises were carried out to test the manual procedures on current Coast Guard regulatory issues. The subjects of the exercises were: Example I: Proposed Tankerman Regulations; Example II: Double Hull Retrofit for Existing Tank Barges; Example III: Vessel Delays at the Hackensack River Portal Bridge. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-A098 314.
  • Corporate Authors:

    PRC Systems Sciences Company

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    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    United States Coast Guard

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  • Authors:
    • Crook, C A
    • Patterson, M L
    • Whittemore, WRJ
    • Hammond, C H
    • Boisvert, T S
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 175 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-1-81-APP-A
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-351-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2003 12:00AM