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Phase II-- Large existing electric generating plants, Proposed Rule - Case Study Analysis for the Proposed Section 316(b) Phase II Existing Facilities Rule

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EPA-821-R-02-002; February 28, 2002

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Cover and Table of Contents (PDF) (15 pp, 57K)

Part A: Evaluation Methods

  • Part A: Evaluation Methods (PDF) (150 pp, 2.5MB)
    • Chapter A1: Ecological Risk Assessment Framework
    • Chapter A2: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Fish
    • Chapter A3: Aquatic Organisms Other than Fish that are Vulnerable to CWIS
    • Chapter A4: Direct and Indirect Effects of CWIS on Birds
    • Chapter A5: Methods Used to Evaluate I&E
    • Chapter A6: Fish Population Modeling and the § 316(b) Benefits Case Studies
    • Chapter A7: Entrainment Survival
    • Chapter A8: Characterization of CWIS Impacts by Water Body Type
    • Chapter A9: Economic Benefit Categories and Valuation Methods
    • Chapter A10: Estimating Benefits with a Random Utility Model (RUM)
    • Chapter A11: Habitat-Based Replacement Cost Method
    • Chapter A12: Threatened & Endangered Species Analysis Methods
    • Appendix A1

Part B: The Delaware Estuary Watershed Case Study

  • Part B: The Delaware Estuary Watershed Case Study (PDF) (143 pp, 3.3MB)
    • Chapter B1: Background
    • Chapter B2: Technical and Economic Descriptions of In Scope Facilities of the Delaware Estuary Transition Zone
    • Chapter B3: Evaluation of I&E Data
    • Chapter B4: Economic Value of I&E Losses Based on Benefits Transfer Techniques
    • Chapter B5: RUM Analysis
    • Chapter B6: Benefits Analysis for the Delaware Estuary
    • Chapter B7: Conclusions
    • Appendix B1: Survival Factors and Other Parameters Used by PSEG to Estimate I&E Losses at Salem
    • Appendix B2: Delaware Estuary Life History Parameter Values

Part C: The Ohio River Watershed Case Study

  • Part C: The Ohio River Watershed Case Study (PDF) (151 pp, 2.9MB)
    • Chapter C1: Background
    • Chapter C2: Technical & Economic Facility Descriptions
    • Chapter C3: Evaluation of I&E Data
    • Chapter C4: Value of Baseline I&E Losses from Selected Facilities on the Ohio River
    • Chapter C5: RUM Analysis
    • Chapter C6: Benefits Analysis for the Ohio River
    • Chapter C7: Conclusions
    • Appendix C1: Ohio River Fish Species Life History Parameter Values
    • Appendix C2: Species Groups for Ohio River
    • Appendix C3: Individual Facility Results for Annual Losses and Value of I&E at Nine Facilities on the Ohio River

Part D: The Tampa Bay Watershed Case Study

  • Part D: The Tampa Bay Watershed Case Study (PDF) (89 pp, 2MB)
    • Chapter D1: Background
    • Chapter D2: Technical Description of Case Study Facilities
    • Chapter D3: Evaluation of I&E Data
    • Chapter D4: Value of Baseline I&E Losses from Four Facilities on Tampa Bay
    • Chapter D5: RUM Analysis
    • Chapter D6: Benefits Analysis for Four Facilities on Tampa Bay
    • Chapter D7: Conclusions
    • Appendix D1: Life History Parameter Values Used to Evaluate I&E

Part E: San Francisco Bay/Delta Estuary Case Study

  • Part E: San Francisco Bay/Delta Estuary Case Study (PDF) (57 pp, 1.1MB)
    • Chapter E1: Background
    • Chapter E2: Technical Description of Facilities
    • Chapter E3: Evaluation of I&E Data
    • Chapter E4: Economic Value of I&E Losses Based on Benefits Transfer Techniques
    • Chapter E5: Societal Revealed Preference Approach for Valuing Special Status Fish Species
    • Chapter E6: Benefits Analysis
    • Chapter E7: Conclusions
    • Appendix E1: Life History Parameter Values Used to Evaluate I&E
    • Appendix E2: Valuing Water Uses Foregone
    • Appendix E3: Presentation of Population Estimates

Part F: Brayton Point Station Facility Case Study

  • Part F: Brayton Point Station Facility Case Study (PDF) (101 pp, 3.2MB)
    • Chapter F1: Introduction
    • Chapter F2: Technical Description of the Brayton Point Station
    • Chapter F3: Evaluation of I&E Data
    • Chapter F4: Value of I&E Losses at the Brayton Point Station Based on Benefits Transfer Techniques
    • Chapter F5: HRC Valuation of I&E Losses at Brayton Point Station
    • Chapter F6: Benefits Analysis for the Brayton Point Station
    • Chapter F7: Conclusions
    • Appendix F1: Life History Parameter Values Used to Evaluate I&E

Part G: Seabrook and Pilgrim Facilities Case Study

  • Part G: Seabrook and Pilgrim Facilities Case Study (PDF) (171 pp, 6.3MB)
    • Chapter G1: Background
    • Chapter G2: Technical and Economic Descriptions of the Seabrook and Pilgrim Facilities
    • Chapter G3: Evaluation of I&E Data
    • Chapter G4: Value of I&E Losses at the Seabrook and Pilgrim Facilities Based on Benefits Transfer Techniques
    • Chapter G5: HRC Valuation of I&E Losses at the Pilgrim Facility
    • Chapter G6: Benefits Analysis for the Seabrook and Pilgrim Facilities
    • Chapter G7: Conclusions
    • Appendix G1: Life History Parameter Values Used to Evaluate I&E

Part H: J.R. Whiting Facility Case Study

  • Part H: J.R. Whiting Facility Case Study (PDF) (71 pp, 1.6MB)
    • Chapter H1: Background
    • Chapter H2: Technical and Economic Descriptions of the J.R. Whiting Facility
    • Chapter H3: Evaluation of I&E Data
    • Chapter H4: Economic Value of I&E Losses Based on Benefits Transfer Techniques
    • Chapter H5: Streamlined HRC Valuation of I&E Losses at the J.R. Whiting Facility
    • Chapter H6: Benefits Analysis for the J.R. Whiting Facility
    • Chapter H7: Conclusions
    • Appendix H1: Life History Parameter Values Used to Evaluate I&E

Part I: Monroe Facility Case Study

  • Part I: Monroe Facility Case Study (PDF) (69 pp, 1.6MB)
    • Chapter I1: Background
    • Chapter I2: Technical Description of Monroe
    • Chapter I3: Evaluation of I&E Data
    • Chapter I4: Economic Value of I&E Losses Based on Benefits Transfer Techniques
    • Chapter I5: Streamlined HRC Valuation of I&E Losses at the Monroe Facility
    • Chapter I6: Benefits Analysis for the Monroe Facility(Step 8)
    • Chapter I7: Conclusions
    • Appendix I1: Monroe Life History Parameter Values

Glossary and References (PDF) (63 pp, 323K)


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