Beach Watch Program
Entry ID: gomc_61

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Summary
Abstract: The Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH)
Program focuses on the following five areas to meet the goals of improving
public health and environmental protection for beach goers and providing the
public with information about the quality of their beach water:

-strengthening beach standards and testing
-providing faster laboratory test methods
-predicting pollution
-investing in health and methods research
-informing the public.

Type: Coastal

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency

Additional Information OR Comments: Contact the program for information
specific to Massachusetts beaches.
Related URL
Description: The following links to non-EPA sites do not imply any official EPA endorsement.
EPA does not accept any responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data or
products presented at those locations, or guarantee the validity of the
information provided.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.85   S: 42.24   E: -70.38   W: -73.51

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality See recommendations on quality control for microbiological analyses in the
USEPA microbiology methods manual, Part IV, C (Reference 18.2).
Access Constraints None noted.
Use Constraints Yes, contact EPA.
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Beach Watch Program, Water Science, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/beaches/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CHRISTOPHER A. HUSKEY
Phone: (617) 624-5757
Email: chris.huskey at mass.gov.dph, chris.a.huskey at state.ma.us
Contact Address:
250 Washington St
7th floor
City: Boston
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02108
Country: US
Distribution
Distribution Media: Various Online Data Transfer method
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (617) 624-5757
Email: chris.huskey at mass.gov.dph, chris.a.huskey at state.ma.us
Contact Address:
250 Washington St
7th floor
City: Boston
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02108
Country: US
Publications/References
-Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol. 11.01, American Society for Testing and
Materials, Philadelphia, PA 19103. 18.2
-Bordner, R., J.A. Winter and P.V. Scarpino (eds.), Microbiological Methods for
Monitoring the Environment, Water and Wastes, EPA-600/8-78-017. Office of
Research and Development, USEPA. 18.3
-Cabelli, V.J., A.P. Dufour, M.A. Levin, L.J. McCabe, and ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-28
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