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What Explains the Incidence of the Use of a Common Sediment Control on Lots with Houses Under Construction?

  • Templeton, Scott R.
  • Sessions, William T.
  • Haselbach, Liv M.
  • Campbell, Wallace A.
  • Hayes, John C.
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    To analyze compliance with one aspect of the regulation of stormwater discharge, we estimate a random-utility model of the probability that a builder uses a silt fence to control sediments on a lot with a house under construction in an urbanizing county of South Carolina. The probability increases if the builder is responsible to the subdivision’s developer or if a homeowners association exists. The probability also increases as the cost to install a silt fence decreases or the number of houses under construction per built house in a subdivision increases. The results can help county officials target inspection to improve compliance.

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    Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 01 (February)

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:57146
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