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

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.


Issue Date:
2010-02
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/57146
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 42, Number 1
Page range:
57-68
Total Pages:
12
JEL Codes:
Q01; Q24; Q53; Q58




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