EPA Finalizes Two New Waivers for Build America, Buy America Requirements

Last Friday (9/2), EPA announced the approval of two programmatic waivers from the requirements under the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA). The first, an Adjustment Period Waiver for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF), exempts SRF projects that submitted engineering plans and specifications to a state agency before May 14, 2022 – the day BABA went into effect. The second waiver is a temporary public interest waiver for selected water infrastructure and water resources protection programs under EPA’s Office of Water. Both can found on EPA’s ‘Approved BABA Waivers’ page. ASDWA provided support for both waivers when they were initially proposed,