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Main Title Great Lakes Beach sanitary survey user manual {electronic resource}
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water.
Year Published 2008
Report Number EPA/823/B-06/001
Stock Number PB2008-112244
Subjects Beaches--Health aspects--Great Lakes (North America) ; Bathing beaches--Health aspects--Great Lakes (North America) ; Beach closures--Great Lakes (North America) ; Water--Pollution--Great Lakes (North America)
Additional Subjects Water pollution sampling ; Bacteria ; Lakes ; Beaches ; User manuals ; Pollution sources ; Grantees ; Beach sanitary survey tools ; Great Lakes
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2008-112244 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation {81} : digital, PDF file
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed this Beach Sanitary Survey Tool as part of the 2004 Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (GLRC) to provide beach managers with a technically sound and consistent approach to identify pollutant sources and share information. The GLRC is a wide-ranging, cooperative effort to design and implement a strategy for the restoration, protection, and sustainable use of the Great Lakes. It was created by presidential executive order in May 2004. The Executive Order recognized the Great Lakes as a national treasure and created a federal Great Lakes Interagency Task Force (GLITF) to improve federal coordination in addressing Great Lakes issues. EPA is the lead agency responsible for coordinating and implementing the GLRC. In December 2005 EPA selected eight near-term prioritized actions in the Great Lakes Strategy for implementation. One of these actions is the development of a standardized approach to help beach managers identify sources of contamination at beaches. The tool will help beach managers collect and share pollutant data for watershed assessments, use the data in predictive models, and take action to remediate bacterial pollutant sources to reduce public exposure to fecal bacterial contamination while swimming at the beach.
"EPA-823-B-06-001." "May 2008." Title taken from title screen (viewed June 9, 2008). Includes bibliographical references.