EPA Sends BIL Implementation Letter to Governors and D.C. Mayor

On Thursday, December 2nd,  EPA Administrator Regan sent a letter (a sample letter is below) to the Governors of the 55 states and territories and the Mayor of the District of Columbia with his priorities and commitments for implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). This letter includes the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 allocation of BIL water infrastructure funding through the State Revolving Funds (SRFs) – it’s a significant amount of money. The state-by-state breakdown is a total of all FY22 water infrstructure funding, and is not broken down by the different intended uses (traditional SRFs, lead service line replacements, treatment for emerging contaminants, disadvantaged communities, etc.) of this federal funding. Those breakdowns are expected to be released by EPA next week. ASDWA’s summary of this bill can be found here.

Going forward, EPA is planning multiple engagements with the water sector on BIL implementation. Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox has committed to ongoing stakeholder outreach as all in the water sector will need to work together on the planning, engineering and construction of the significant number of water projects thht will result from the BIL funding.

Governors’ BIL Letter – Sample