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Great Lakes [electronic resource]: EPA and States Have Made Progress in Implementing the BEACH Act, But Additional Actions Could Improve Public Health Protection : Report to Congressional Requesters

United States. Government Accountability Office
Format
EBook; Book; Government Document; Online
Published
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2007]
Language
English
Variant Title
Great Lakes : Environmental Protection Agency and states have made progress in implementing the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act, but additional actions could improve public health protection
EPA and states have made progress in implementing the BEACH Act, but additional actions could improve public health protection
Great Lakes beaches
SuDoc Number
GA 1.13:GAO-07-591
Summary
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 ...
Description
iii, 60 p. : digital, PDF file.
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.
Notes
  • Title from title screen (viewed on 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."
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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