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Definitions, reporting methodologies, and contacts for FY 07 Program Activity Measures (PAMs) Subobjective: Safe Swimming

 


SS-1 (a,b) [related to SS-2 in FY 06]

Measure:
Number of States, Territories, and authorized Tribes that have adopted current pathogen criteria for non-coastal recreational waters (i.e. waters not covered by the BEACH Act).

Type: Indicator

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OST Division: Standards and Health Protection

Definition/How to Report:
This is a cumulative measure that applies to all states, territories, and tribes with inland waters (i.e., excluding marine and Great Lakes recreational waters) designated for primary contact recreation not covered by the BEACH Act To be counted a State, Territory, or Tribe must have adopted the current pathogen or pathogen indicator criteria of enterococci or E. coli criteria, both geometric mean and upper percentile value, for all of its inland waters and received EPA approval.

For the baseline, regional Water Quality Standards Coordinators identified these States/Territories/Tribes as already having adopted the current pathogen or pathogen indicator criteria of enterococci or E. coli as of December 2004.

The 2004 Baseline is 22 States/Territories and 18 Tribes:
Region 1- ME, NH, VT, CT
Region 2- NJ
Region 3- VA, DE, MD
Region 4- KY, TN
Region 5- IN, MI, Fond du Lac, Mole Lake
Region 6- Pueblos of: Acoma, Isleta, Nambe, Picuris, Pojoaque, San Juan, Santa Clara
Region 7- KS, NE, IA
Region 8- CO, Fort Peck Tribes
Region 9- AZ, HI, Guam, CNMI, White Mountain Apache, Hualapai, Hoopa
Region 10- ID, OR, Colville, Spokane, Umatilla, Warm Springs, Kalispel

Contact:
Greg Stapleton, OST, (stapleton.gregory@epa.gov), (202) 566-1028

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SS-2 [related to SS-3 in FY 06]

Measure:
Number, and national percent, of CSO permits with schedules in place in permits or other enforceable mechanisms to implement approved Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs). (cumulative)

Type: Target

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OWM Division: Water Permits

Definition/How to Report:
Report both universe and the target or actual number. Enter regional percent in the "Comments" field. HQ will calculate national percentage.

The measure counts permits (not communities).

"Schedule in place" would occur when the schedule from an approved plan is incorporated into an enforceable mechanism such as a permit, consent decree, or judicial order.
     FY07 Target: 65%     FY08 Target: 75%

Contacts:
(GPRA) Lynn Stabenfeldt, OWM, (stabenfeldt.lynn@epa.gov), (202) 564-0602
(CSO) Mohammed Billah, OWM, (billah.mohammed@epa.gov), (202) 564-2228

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SS-3 [related to SS-4 in FY 06]

Measure: Number of States that have adopted the Voluntary Management Guidelines for on-site sewage management. (cumulative)

Type: Indicator

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OWM Division: Water Permits

Definition/How to Report: (n/a)

Contact:
Sylvia Bell, OWM, (bell.sylvia@epa.gov), 202-564-0624

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SS-4 [related to SS-5 in FY 06]

Measure:
Percent of all Tier I (significant) public beaches that are monitored and managed under the BEACH Act program.

Type: Target

Who Reports in ACS: Regions

Responsible OST Division: Standards and Health Protection

Definition/How to Report:
This is an annual measure. "Significant public beaches" are defined as the beaches that coastal and Great Lakes states and territories identify as Tier 1. These are the beaches that have the highest risk. States and territories must identify their Tier 1 beaches as part of their BEACH Act grant application.

The percent of Tier 1 beaches monitored by states and territories are identified in their grant applications. Regions should use this information to report to HQ the percent of tier 1 beaches monitored.

To compute the target, Regions should start with 100% for every state and territory that has received a BEACH Act implementation grant. If a state or territory does not monitor a Tier 1 beach, the Region should determine if there is a good reason for not monitoring this beach, such as the BEACH Act funds are insufficient to monitor that beach and other Tier 1 beaches. No state or territory should monitor a Tier 2 or Tier 3 beach until it monitors all Tier 1 beaches.

The national baseline for this measure is zero because there was no implementation of the BEACH Act using implementation grants in 2002.

Contact:
Beth LeaMond, OST, (leamond.beth@epa.gov), (202) 566-0444

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