There are several federally required processes and documents for a loan through of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Contact your project
officer for questions about federal requirements and project submittals.
American Iron and Steel
The American Iron and Steel provision requires loan recipients to use iron and steel products that are produced in the United States for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public water system or treatment works.
Requirements and waivers
EPA requires the Owner to demonstrate products and items covered under the AIS regulations are in conformance. Owners can demonstrate conformance using either Step Certification or Final Manufacturer Certification methods.
Step Certification: Requires each handler (supplier, fabricator, manufacturer, processor etc) of the iron and steel products in certifies that their step in the process was domestically performed. Each time a step in the manufacturing process takes place, the manufacturer delivers its work along with a certification of its origin.
Final Manufacturers Certification: Requires the final manufacturer that delivers the iron or steel product to the worksite, vendor, or contractor may provide a certification asserting that all manufacturing processes occurred in the United States.
Five Minimum Requirements for Information to include in an AIS Certification:
Name of Manufacturer (Note: Should appear in the text of the letter and be on the company letter head.)
The location of the manufacturing facility where the product or process took place (not its headquarters)
A description of the product or item being delivered
A named project / location that the product was delivered to
A signature by a manufacturer's responsible party
Example of Manufacturer Certification
There are two types of of waivers national waivers that are available for any project to use and project specific waivers.
Project Specific Waivers
National Waivers (Two most typically used linked below).
Public Interest Waiver: Applying AIS would be inconsistent with the public interest.
Availability Waiver: Iron and Steel products are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality.
Expense Waiver: Inclusion of Iron and Steel products produced in the United States will increase the cost of the overall project by more than twenty five percent. No example issued
Items and products covered under AIS include, but are not limited to the following:
Lined or unlined pipes or fittings
Pipe clamps and restraints
Reinforced precast concrete
Benches (Iron and Steel)
Cast Iron and Steel Hinged Hatches (Square and Rectangular)
Cast Iron and Steel Riser Rings
Catch Basin Inlet
Construction Covers and Frames
Curb and Corner Guards
Detectable Warning Plates
Downspout Shoes (Including Boot, Inlet)
Drainage Gates, Frames and Curb Inlets
Manhole Covers (Including Rings, Frames and Risers)
Valve Boxes (Including Covers and Risers)
The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts apply to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works. Davis-Bacon Act and Related Act contractors and subcontractors must pay their laborers and mechanics employed under the contract no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work on similar projects in the area.
The good-faith efforts are required methods to ensure that all DBEs have the opportunity to compete for procurements funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.