ERIC Number: ED171497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Procedures Manual for Assessing the Socioeconomic Impact of the Construction and Operation of Coal Utilization Facilities in the Old West Region.
Booz Allen and Hamilton, Inc., Washington, DC.
To assure that development of coal utilization facilities in the sparsely populated Old West Region of Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming will proceed in an orderly manner with a minimum of socioeconomic disruption or fiscal inequality, impact studies must be prepared for each of the 100 potential sites to be affected. Categories to be included in each study are: sociological impacts, such as changes in population characteristics; economic impacts, including the creation of new employment and income; capital costs for infrastructure, housing, public facilities and commercial facilities; public operating costs for county, municipal and school functions; potential revenues to cover public capital and operating costs; cost/revenue analysis for public operations; and impacts on existing industry. Impacts are to be projected over approximately 30 years, covering the construction, steady-state operating and shut-down phases. This manual provides standardized procedures for those preparing impact analyses which will assure completeness and comparability of all reports. Sample data forms, tables, graphs, charts and formulae comprise a major portion of the manual. (NEC)
Descriptors: Community Development, Costs, Economic Development, Employment, Facilities, Financial Support, Government Role, Guides, Housing, Income, Industrialization, Natural Resources, Population Trends, Program Design, Quality of Life, Rural Development, Schools, Socioeconomic Influences
National Technical Information Service, PB 288164/AC, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (HC $11.75, MF $3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Old West Regional Commission, Billings, MT.
Authoring Institution: Booz Allen and Hamilton, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Coal Mining; Energy Development; Impact Studies