As mentioned under RIA Application, EIAs are obliged to mention one or several alternative options to the option chosen by an initiator. According to ACTAL guidelines, alternative options for ABRAs are investigated; the option involving the greates cost reduction ought to be selected, in principle. It is not known to what extent practice heeds theory.
Berden, Koen et al., 2010: Onderzoek naar de behoeften van gebruikers van integrale analyses voor beleid en wegeving. Rotterdam: ECORYS, http://www.actal.nl/file/9729/ (10 August 2010)
Radaelli, Claudio, 2010: Regulating Rule-Making via Impact Analysis, in Governance, 23, 1, 89-108.