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Waterborne pathogens can contaminate water and sand at beaches and threaten human health. Under the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed limits on pathogens that states use to assess beach water quality.
Our July 2003 report on the status of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund program included, among other things, data on the program's appropriations and expenditures for fiscal years 1993 to 2002.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards over one-half if its budget, or about $4 billion, annually in grants. At the end of fiscal year 2002, EPA was providing funding to 4,100 grant recipients, with $245.