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S 1622

Title: Beach Act of 2017
Author: Sen. Robert Menendez (DEM-NJ)

...The bill establishes requirements with respect to: (1) using rapid testing methods to detect unsafe levels of pathogens or pathogen indicators in such coastal recreation waters, and (2) notifying governmental agencies when pathogens exceed water quality standards. Those methods must provide testing results within four hours of receiving a sample. The applicable state or local government must communicate the presence of any pathogens within two hours of receipt of a water quality sample.</p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must assess state and local compliance with coastal recreation water quality monitoring and notification legal requirements and grant conditions. The bill limits federal share of grants to non-compliant state or local governments. The Government ...

Introduced in Senate 07/24/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 07/24/2017

Bill Text
08/05/2017 - S 1622 (Introduced+in+Senate)
07/24/2017 - S 1622 (Reported+in+House)
07/24/2017 - S 1622 (Introduced+in+Senate)

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    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
    () - U.S. Senate

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