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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Jesse J.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:45:51Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:45:51Zen
dc.date.issued1993en
dc.identifier.otheretd-09122009-040534en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44774en
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on the Virginia Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act (the Act), the regulations promulgated thereunder and several questions arising from an examination of the Act and regulations. Specifically, the analysis examines the agricultural provisions within the regulations and asks whether the provisions are economically desirable, as well as legally enforceable. The provisions of the Act and the regulations constitute the major focus of Chapter One. Chapter One's discussion concludes with an analysis of the regulations’ main pollution prevention tool, the vegetative buffer strip, and a brief listing of various issues and controversies involving the Act and the regulations. Chapter Two introduces a linear programming model designed to determine the most cost-effective means of pollution control based on farmer profits under several regulatory scenarios. The results imply that the mandatory provisions of the regulation prevent farmers from achieving the desired level of pollution reduction in the least costly fashion. The takings issue, a major concern for all environmental legislation, forms the major focus of Chapter Three. This analysis considers the provisions of the Act and regulations within the historic context of the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, as well as the takings clause of the Virginia Constitution, and determines the legal validity of the provisions. Finally, Chapter Four presents several criticisms of the regulations as presently constituted. Suggestions for a more cost effective regulatory scheme conclude the analysis.en
dc.format.extentxi, 213 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 35160691en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1993.R5345.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectlawen
dc.subjectlinear programmingen
dc.subjectleast-costen
dc.subjecttakingsen
dc.subjectvegetative filter stripen
dc.subjectregulationen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1993.R5345en
dc.titleA legal and economic analysis of the Virginia Chesapeake Bay Preservation Acten
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economicsen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Applied Economicsen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09122009-040534/en
dc.date.sdate2009-09-12en
dc.date.rdate2009-09-12en
dc.date.adate2009-09-12en


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