S. 997 (103rd): Beaches Environmental Assessment, Closure, and Health Act of 1993

Introduced:
May 20, 1993 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Frank Lautenberg
Senator from New Jersey
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 20, 1993
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
S. 1277 (102nd) was a previous version of this bill.

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Last Action: Jun 12, 1991

S. 1950 (104th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 12, 1996

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 20, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 20, 1993
Referred to Committee May 20, 1993
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Act of 1972 to improve the quality of coastal recreation waters, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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5/20/1993--Introduced.
Beaches Environmental Assessment, Closure, and Health Act of 1993 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue water quality criteria for pathogens in coastal recreation waters.
Requires States to adopt consistent water quality standards.
Requires the Administrator to publish regulations specifying methods to be used by States to monitor coastal recreation waters, during periods of use by the public, for compliance with standards.
Requires notification of local governments and the public of water quality standards violations.
Requires the Administrator to:
(1) issue guidance on uniform assessment and monitoring procedures for floatable materials in coastal recreation waters; and
(2) specify the conditions under which the presence of floatable materials constitutes a threat to public health and safety.
Requires an ongoing study and report to the Congress on developing better indicators for detecting harmful bacteria and viruses in coastal recreation waters.
Authorizes the Administrator to make grants to States to fulfill requirements under this Act. Authorizes appropriations.

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