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American Iron and Steel - What is this requirement and how do I comply?

The congressionally mandated American Iron and Steel (AIS) provision applies to Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) assistance recipients, and requires them to use iron and steel products that are produced in the United States. This requirement applies to projects for the construction, alteration, maintenance or repair of a public water system or wastewater treatment works. The AIS provision is a permanent requirement for all CWSRF projects. While the requirement is not yet permanent for DWSRF projects, it is in effect through at least Federal Fiscal Year 2017.

New Consolidated Application for DEFA’s Water and Wastewater Loans

DEFA’s Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) is offering a new user-friendly consolidated loan application. In the past, separate applications for each type of project within the WPCLF and WSRLA were required, sometimes resulting in multiple separate applications and some confusion about what information and which application was needed.

New Consolidated Application for DEFA’s Water and Wastewater Loans

In 2017, DEFA’s Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) will offer a new user-friendly consolidated loan application.

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WPCLF CSO Discount Project Nominations, Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant Nominations, WRSLA Project Nominations , U.S. EPA's 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards Program and RFPs for FY 2017 Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants

Tips On Getting a Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) Loan

Getting a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program (WPCLF) or from the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) can go faster by understanding the who, what, when and how of the loan application process.

DEFA’s Program Management Plans (PMPs)

Ohio’s State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs are the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) and the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA). Each has a program year — the WPCLF cycle is January 1 – December 31, while the WSRLA cycle is the state fiscal year, July 1 – June 30. Each program receives an annual capitalization grant from U.S. EPA. One of the conditions of the grant funding is that Ohio EPA produce a Program Management Plan (PMP) for each program.

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