This document was prepared to partially fulfill the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, Center for Environmental Health Services (CEHS) reporting obligations under U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies (USEPA) BEACH grant program, Federal Assistance Agreement Numbers CU-97606401-0, CU-976992-01 and CU-96667101-0.
Louisiana, along with all other states began implementing a Capacity Development Program for new systems in January 1999 and for existing water systems in October 2000. As required by EPA, this report must be submitted to show the progress the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) has made toward improving the technical, managerial, and financial capacity of public water systems in the state from July 2010 to July 2011.
The Following Reports include all the hours that have been entered as of the date shown on the report. This will be updated regularly but must be done manually so it may not reflect all hours that you have attended. Normally it takes about thirty days to receive the sign in sheets and several more weeks to get those hours posted. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) added a new dimension to federal/state drinking water legislation called Capacity Development. Water system capacity is the ability to plan for, achieve, and maintain compliance with applicable drinking water standards. To achieve this goal, the Capacity Development Program is made up of three components: technical, managerial, and financial.
A draft report describing how Louisiana has met its goals and objectives as stated in its Intended Use Plan and the Capitalization Grant Agreements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.
A revised Annual report submitted to EPA for the State Fiscal Year 2011, included in the application for the Federal Capitalization Grant Allotment depicting the intended uses of the funds.