President Signs Consolidated Appropriations Act

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the President signed into law H.R. 2471, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022,” which provides full-year funding through September 30, 2022 for projects and activities of the Federal Government, as well as supplemental appropriations for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for Ukraine activities. The law includes authorizations and extensions on a wide variety of Government programs and activities.

The law provides $113,000,000 in Public Water System Supervision Grants, $1,000,000 above the level from FY2021. Of the funds provided, $10,000,000 is to further support Primacy Agencies in addressing PF AS and other contaminants of emerging concern as they carry out their Public Water System Supervision programs.

The law provides $9.56 billion for the EPA, a $323 million increase from fiscal year 2021. This includes a $224 million increase, totaling $3.57 billion, for EPA’s core science and environmental program work; $587 million, an increase of $45 million, for programs to help with the restoration of nationally significant bodies of water; and a $38 million increase, totaling $4.35 billion, for State and Tribal Assistance Grants.  Passage of this law means the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is fully funded.