Data Exchange Description
Under the BEACH Act (Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act), grant recipients are required to submit beach monitoring data to U.S. EPA. The Beach Monitoring data exchange allows for the reporting of beach monitoring, station location, and sample and result data to EPA’s STORET Data Warehouse through the Water Quality Exchange (WQX).
To report notification data, see the Beach Notification data exchange.
Beach Monitoring data may be submitted using the Water Quality Exchange (WQX). Partners generate an XML file from their local water quality data management system that maps to the WQX schema and WQX domain value lists.