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Hill Update from the Great Lakes Task Force
- Subject: Hill Update from the Great Lakes Task Force
- From: Rochelle_Sturtevant@levin.senate.gov (Rochelle Sturtevant)
- Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 11:49:02 -0700
- List-Name: GLIN-Announce
Potential House Committee action this week and floor action next week:
SPONSOR: Rep Bilbray
Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require States to
adopt water quality criteria for coastal recreation waters (including
Directs the Administrator to conduct studies for use in developing:
(1) a more complete list of potential health risks; and (2)
appropriate indicators and methods for detecting or predicting the
presence of pathogens in coastal recreational waters. Requires the
Administrator to issue revised water quality criteria for pathogens.
Directs the Administrator to publish performance criteria and methods
for monitoring coastal recreation waters. Requires public notification
of the likelihood of exceedances of water quality criteria.
Directs the Administrator to: (1) establish a national coastal
recreation water pollution occurrence database; (2) provide technical
assistance for development of assessment and monitoring procedures
for floatable materials in such waters; and (3) make ($7.5 million in)
grants to States and local governments to implement approved
monitoring and notification programs. Allows delegation of such
programs to local government authorities.
For more information contact:
Coordinator, Senate Great Lakes Task Force
459 Russell Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510
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