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Federal Requirements

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.

Build America, Buy America

Build America, Buy America (BABA) is a larger and more extensive version of American Iron and Steel (AIS). It expected that the EPA will implement BABA in much the same way as AIS– with similar waivers and reporting requirements.
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.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

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.