BUILD AMERICA, BUY AMERICA
The Build America, Buy America Act was enacted as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (H.R. 3684). The law requires iron, steel, construction materials and manufactured products used in federally funded infrastructure projects to be made in America. These domestic preference requirements became effective on May 14, 2022, and apply to borrowers of the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs).
The White House Office of Management and Budget Made in America Office issued Initial Implementation Guidance on Application of Buy America Preference in Federal Financial Assistance Programs for Infrastructure on April 18, 2022. The guidance allows federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, to proposed waivers of these requirements.
CIFA Comment Letters Impacting SRFs
Clean Water and Drinking Water SRFs
Di Minimis Components
CIFA Comment Letters on Other Waivers
Selected EPA Water Programs
Clean School Bus Program