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RE: Financial Analysis


My colleagues who developed the Environmental Cost Accounting Methodology
(ECAM--a servicemark of Concurrent Technologies Corp.) have used guidance
from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) found in OMB Circular A-94.
The circular references real and nominal discount rates for 3-, 5-, 7- and
10- and 30-year periods.  ECAM typically uses a 15-yr period of analysis.
ECAM was developed by CTC in cooperation with Coopers & Lybrand (since
merged with Price Waterhouse I think) and is used by (at least part of) the
Department of Defense for environmental investment and project selection

Information on ECAM, including a downloadable manual and brochure, can be
found through http://www.ndcee.ctc.com/inframe.htm  Click on the ECAM item,
you'll then be prompted to register (for free) before getting to the
downloadable files.  

I hope this is helpful.

Rod Sobin

Rodney Sobin
Concurrent Technologies Corp.				tel. 814-269-6895
100 CTC Drive							fax
Johnstown, PA 15904-1935				http://www.ctc.com/

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	jsenn@thesigmagroup.com [SMTP:jsenn@thesigmagroup.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, February 23, 1999 10:10 AM
> To:	p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject:	Financial Analysis
> Dear P2 Techers,
> I have an odd question that may or may not be able to be answered on this
> list.
> Here goes:
> Are there EPA or Federal guidelines for a financial analysis reviewing
> alternate
> technologies?  What is the required time frame for the analysis and what
> is the
> discount rate to be used?
> I seem to remember a 20 year time frame and ?8% discount rate.  If
> possible,
> please site documentation.
> If I need to supply additional information, please contact me in private
> at
> jsenn@thesigmagroup.com.
> Thank you in advance,
> Jeff Senn
> Sigma Environmental Services, Inc.
> Oak Creek Wisconsin