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Great Lakes : EPA and states have made progress in implementing the BEACH Act, but additional actions could improve public health protection : report to congressional requesters.

Author: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2007]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Waterborne pathogens can contaminate water and sand at beaches and threaten human health. Under the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed limits on pathogens that states use to assess beach water quality. EPA can also provide grants to states to develop water quality monitoring and public notification programs. GAO was asked to assess (1)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Rules
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Government Accountability Office.
OCLC Number: 136949764
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed May 25, 2007).
"May 2007."
Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548.
"GAO-07-591."
Description: iii, 60 pages : digital, PDF file
Details: Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 5/25/07: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao & docid=f:d07591.pdf; current access available via PURL.
Other Titles: EPA and states have made progress in implementing the BEACH Act, but additional actions could improve public health protection
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Waterborne pathogens can contaminate water and sand at beaches and threaten human health. Under the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed limits on pathogens that states use to assess beach water quality. EPA can also provide grants to states to develop water quality monitoring and public notification programs. GAO was asked to assess (1) the extent to which EPA implemented the BEACH Act including how it allocated grants to the states, (2) the monitoring and notification programs developed by Great Lakes states, and (3) the effect of the BEACH Act on water quality monitoring and contamination at Great Lakes ...

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