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H.R.2601: Beach Act of 2013

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Sponsor Frank Pallone, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 28, 2013
Latest Major Action July 1, 2013
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Bill Summary

Beach Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to specify, in performance criteria for monitoring and assessing coastal recreation waters adjacent to beaches or similar points of interest (waters), available protocols for monitoring that are most likely to detect pathogenic contamination.

Authorizes states or local governments, in carrying out coastal recreation water quality monitoring and notification programs, to develop and implement a coastal recreation waters pollution source identification and tracking program for such waters that are used by the public and that are not meeting applicable water quality standards for pathogens and pathogen indicators.

Authorizes appropriations for grants to states and local governments for developing and implementing monitoring and notification programs for FY2014-FY2018.

Authorizes appropriations to carry...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
June 28, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.