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Main Title Bacterial water quality standards for recreational waters, freshwater and marine waters : status report.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA 823-R-03-008; PB2003106901
Stock Number PB2003-106901
OCLC Number 64566269
Subjects Beaches--United States. ; Water quality--Government policy--United States. ; Water quality management--United States ; Water--Pollution--Law and legislation--United States
Additional Subjects Bacteria ; Water quality standards ; Sea water ; Fresh water ; United States ; Microorganisms ; Water pollution effects ; Pathogens ; Regional analysis ; Environmental health ; Public health ; Exposure ; Monitoring ; Outdoor recreation ; Beach program ; Clean Water Act of 2000
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  Internet only Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/21/2004
NTIS  PB2003-106901 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 32 pages : digital, PDF file
In 1997, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established the Beaches Environmental Assessment, and Coastal and Health (BEACH) Program. The goal of the BEACH program is to reduce risks to human health caused by exposure to pathogens in recreational waters. Surveys and ongoing scientific studies continue to document the presence of, or the potential for, disease-carrying bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens present in local beach water, primarily from sewage and stormwater runoff. Humans can be exposed to pathogens in recreational waters through ingestion, inhalation, and body contact. The BEACH Program focuses on the following five areas to improve public health and environmental protection programs for beach goers, and to provide the public with information about the quality of their beach water: strengthening beach standards and testing; providing faster laboratory test methods; predicting pollution; investing in health and methods research, and informing the public. The Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act of 2000 authorized EPA to award grants for development and implementation of programs to notify the public of the potential exposure to disease-causing microorganisms in coastal recreation waters.
Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 7, 2006). "June 2003." "EPA 823-R-03-008."