Bill Aims To Boost BEACH Grants, Water Standards

Law360, New York (April 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., has proposed doubling grant funding and increasing water quality standards for local and state governments in coastal states working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ramp up pollution monitoring and notification systems for public beaches.

The Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act of 2009, introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, would reauthorize water quality monitoring and public notification grants awarded under the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act through 2013, increasing overall annual grant levels from the current...
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